7 of the Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Warwickshire

If you are planning on visiting Shakespeare’s home county with your pets, then you will most likely, at some point, want to stop at a pub for a meal and a drink. We know that feeling all too well – and we’ve found the best dog friendly pubs in Warwickshire for you to pop in and try for yourself.

The Best Pubs in Warwickshire where Dogs are Welcome

As you will see on this list, there are plenty of towns and villages in Warwickshire that are extremely dog friendly and are just ripe for you and your pooch to visit. This is a historic county with all kinds of rural walks, meaning it stands to reason you should be able to find some traditional pub grub and dog treats on route.

While some pet friendly pubs welcome your pups to some extent (but only really let dogs on their terraces), all of the pubs in this list are happy to let your pup sup from their own water bowl while you try a few draught ales.

Finding a great dog friendly pub in Warwickshire doesn’t have to be trial and error. As dog owners who have spent many a happy evening wandering around Stratford, you can take our word as gospel – these are friendly, 

Our Top 7 Choices 

The Red Lion Hunningham 

This massive dog-friendly pub is situated just outside of Leamington Spa and offers fantastic countryside views across the River Leam. Dogs are indeed allowed into this pub and, in fact, it is highly encouraged.

Dogs are allowed on Red Lion’s terrace and inside the bar; however, they are not permitted in the restaurant section of the pub. With fantastic food and drink, you’re hardly going to mind.

After a nice meal and one or maybe two drinks, why not take your pup out onto the Hunningham Circular Walk, which starts at The Red Lion? Of course, take a look at our list of the best dog walks in Warwickshire too for the full lowdown.

Tom O’ The Wood

Based in Rowington, Tom O’ The Wood has a unique atmosphere and contemporary decor, making it a must-visit for anyone looking for a dog friendly eatery that goes beyond the norm. 

The food that is served inside the pub is all fresh and locally sourced. The chefs sometimes even use meat from animals that were hand-reared by the owners. 

Tom O’ The Wood isn’t just dog friendly, but even has its own resident canine. Why not bring your pup along to make friends?

The Old Lion 

Up in Harborough Magna, this pretty pub offers a well-lit beer garden and an open fire inside for colder visits. It is also a must for gin, beer, and wine lovers. 

The Old Lion holds more than 70 types of gin, as well as a great selection of real ales, wines, and other spirits. The food is also known for being top quality, using as many locally sourced products as possible. 

This pub is an ideal location for lunch and dinner or an afternoon drink for you and your four-legged friend. You will find that your dog will be greeted with a fresh bowl of water and a few biscuits at The Old Lion! 

The Clarendon 

The Clarendon in Leamington Spa could very well be your next go-to dog friendly pub in Warwickshire. The team here offer a great selection of facilities and entertainment including live music, a pool table, real ale, Sky Sports, and more.

The staff are very dog friendly and will provide a bowl of fresh water for your pup, as well as a treat if they’re being good! We think the best pubs that take dogs have the best provisions.

While you are there, you could also try their signature Bottomless Brunch, with great brunch food and an endless supply of draft beers, prosecco, and gin and tonics.

The Clarendon Arms

Kenilworth’s celebrated Clarendon Arms is surrounded by lovely dog friendly Warwickshire cottages and even has views of Kenilworth Castle itself. It is very much a traditional English pub, often filled with families and dogs! 

Dog pubs don’t have to be super quirky – and we really do think the Clarendon Arms is testament to that.

Dogs are indeed very welcome here, and it happens to be a great spot to start or finish a walk around the Abbey Fields, just next door. Warwickshire pubs that allow dogs likely don’t come much more authentic than The Arms, so take our advice and make a beeline.

The Rose & Crown 

Back in Warwick, The Rose & Crown is waiting for you and your four-legged friend with open arms. Right in the corner of the marketplace , this pub also operates as a B&B with 13 rooms – including five which are pet friendly. 

Some of the rooms are green-focused, using solar-powered lighting to help cut down on carbon. This pub is a local favourite thanks to the good food, the great selection of drinks, and the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Your dog will be treated with just as much respect as you and is welcome in and out of the bar. 

The Fat Pug 

The Fat Pug is a great Leamington drinking spot that – as the name suggests – is absolutely dog friendly. This is a pub that’s virtually dog friendly by design, as it even has its own Wall of Fame.

The Fat Pug has a very colorful and modern interior, but it still boasts that authentic Warwickshire pub atmosphere, great for pub grub and pints of whatever you fancy on draught.

Your dog will have pride of place here – there are few places in Warwickshire that are as welcoming to pups, meaning you can always head back to Leamington Spa if all else fails.

Last Word 

We absolutely love Warwickshire for its immense history and for its miles and miles of walks. In fact, we’ve listed some of the best pet friendly days out in Warwickshire for you to try for yourself elsewhere on our site. Beyond those, however, be sure to set aside some time and to relax with your pets at our top picks from the list above.

Want to get on our big list of Warwickshire dog friendly pubs? Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do!