7 Top Dog Friendly Pubs in Newcastle

Newcastle is a city that’s full of vibrant pubs and bars, but did you know that it also has a growing dog pubs scene? Dog friendly pubs in Newcastle are getting easier and easier to find. The fact is, the region is hugely popular with dog lovers, which means demand to bring in pet friendly pubs and drinking establishments has been growing steadily for a while.

The Best Pubs in Newcastle where Dogs are Welcome

Whether you’re taking a break from exploring the city galleries and cultural attractions, or if you’re looking for somewhere quiet to sit a spell on the back of an adventure along Hadrian’s Wall, these are some of the best pubs in the Tyne region where dogs are welcome. These might be Newcastle pubs that allow dogs into the bar, or they might even permit you to bring your pets all the way into the restaurant.

Some pubs in the region offer fantastic chances for you to kick back and relax after visiting some of the best dog walks in Newcastle across the town and city reaches, as well as through parkland and country lanes. You might even find dog friendly pubs that have treats and water dishes set up ready to go, too! Other times, you might simply find that there are furnishings that dogs are genuinely allowed on – a great change of pace for them!

Don’t worry, as we’ll fill you in on everything you can expect in our guide to the 7 best dog-friendly pub locations in Newcastle below. Whether you just want to take a load off or fancy treating your pets to something a bit different, pause for a break at any of the following pubs.

From Newcastle city centre out towards Gateshead and Whitley Bay, you are always sure to find a fantastic array of eateries and drinking spots where you can take your dogs to relax and unwind with you all the same. These are pubs that take dogs as well as which offer fantastic menus and drink selections.

Our Top 7 Choices

Find below 7 of the best pet friendly pubs in Newcastle.

1. The Cumberland Arms, Ouseburn

Looking for a genuine pub experience that’s just as known for its dog friendliness as it is its music? This notable drinking spot is not only great for pups, it’s also been named one of the best live music locations in the area.With regular changes to local ales and ciders, this is a wonderful dog friendly pub grub spot where you can sample a tipple while taking a break from walks across Ouseburn. The views of the region are truly wonderful out here, too.

2. The Red Kite, Winlaton Mill

This superb pub and restaurant happily welcomes pets, with a sizable pub garden for you and your four legged friend to take some time out to sit in and enjoy. It’s based close to the Derwent, meaning it’s likely to be a great bolthole for any dog walkers tired and ready for some home cooked food. This is a local marvel, with menus brimming with traditional favourites, and with the majority of the food made from scratch. Dogs love it!

3. Brandling Villa, South Gosforth

The Brandling Villa is an immensely popular pub and burger venue, offering a cheeky sense of humour in their menus and going all out on the dog friendliness. Even the main page of their website lets you take a tour of the pub from a dog’s eye view! This pub has been up and running since the late 00s, making it one of the longest-standing modern eateries in the area. Take a look at their menus online and don’t be afraid to bring the pets in, either.

4. The Keel Row, Whitley Bay

Up near Whitley Bay in Seaton Delaval is the Keel Row, a fantastic pub and restaurant location that welcomes pets all year round. A great location to eat and drink in if you are a few miles out of Newcastle itself, this is actually a venue that’s won awards for its dog friendliness. It was once named the ‘Dog Friendliest Pub’ in the North East! Therefore, it’d be a crying shame if we didn’t include it in this list. Take a look at their wide array of menus and cocktails online, too.

5. Causey Arch Inn, Newcastle

The Causey Arch Inn is a fun, traditional family pub spot that’s close to the heart of Newcastle, surrounded by wonderful greenery and ideal for dog lovers on strolls. Lovingly presented in a gentle, cottage pub style, this pet friendly drinking spot is ideal for anyone who may be looking for somewhere to unwind after checking out local dog walks or having been around the city centre for a few hours. It has a fantastic atmosphere that really does stand apart from the pack.

6. City Tavern, Newcastle

In the heart of Newcastle city centre itself is the brilliant City Tavern, which actually refers to itself as a ‘Hound Paradise’! The pub plays host to three pups of its own, Alfie, Rupert, Dillon and Hector. As well as offering a spectacular menu for dog lovers to enjoy whenever they tire of touring the city, there are gourmet treats available as well as bowls of water for thirsty pups. This well-loved bolthole remains the perfect pick for dog owners and pets of all shapes and sizes.

7. The Blue Bell, Jesmond Vale

Close to Jesmond Vale, the Blue Bell is a popular dog friendly drinking spot that offers lovely cuisine and plenty of popular drinks at the bar. It’s ideal for dog lovers and walkers as it’s just across from Heaton Park and the Ouse Burn, meaning that you can easily pop into the nook after an afternoon of green strolls. This pub is built with dogs in mind, especially given the fact that the woods nearby are ideal for putting your four legged friend through their paces. Why not treat them to a quick drink in the Blue Bell?

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Last Word

Newcastle is a wonderful city full of the fantastic culture, pubs and walks for you and your pets to explore. It’s well worth heading up to the North East so you can sample all the dog friendly rentals near Newcastle. At the same time, definitely take a moment or two to relax with your pet in a perfect pet friendly pub in Newcastle where everyone is welcome. The best of which – of course – we have listed for you above so you can explore in your own time!

Do you own a dog friendly pub in the area? Get in touch with us today and we can add you to our list of fantastic Newcastle dog friendly pubs!



Donna Mullan

With a heart for travel and a soft spot for dogs, Donna enjoys uncovering the UK’s best dog-friendly, off-the-beaten-track destinations. From the UK’s coasts to rural England, she shares her love for history and nature on DogFriendlyGetaways, guiding others to perfect pet-friendly adventures.