What is it about Whitby that makes it such a brilliant holiday destination for pets and their owners? We dare say it’s something to do with the lovely long stretches of sandy beaches that welcome dogs. Otherwise, it might have something to do with the amazing dog pubs – we’ve gone to the effort of hunting down the best dog friendly pubs in Whitby for you to visit right now.
7 of the Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Whitby
Whitby is a marvellous little place. Perfect for beach lovers as well as for those who love the smell of the sea air, this is a brimming community based right at the water’s edge. To many people, Whitby is the jewel in the crown of the North Yorkshire coast, being the heart of the RNLI, one of the best scenes for crabbing, and the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Head on up to the very top of Whitby to take a look at the majestic Abbey, which is what helped to inspire the world’s most famous vampire story all those years ago. Take a trip out on a genuine fishing boat to find some mackerel, too! Take your pets on trails around the sandy shores and up through the delightful town scenes.
Then, when things start winding down for the day, make a point to check out a dog-friendly pub or two in the heart of Whitby itself. This is a town that offers miles and miles of pub grub, and the fact is, it’s a town of dog lovers, too. Therefore, you are really looking at a win-win as a pet lover in search of somewhere nice to relax.
Grab a seat in the snug and give your pooch a bowl of water to cool down with. Then, when you’re ready, head back to the beach! Here’s our guide to Whitby pubs that allow dogs.
Our Top 7 Choices
Find below 7 of the best pet friendly pubs in Whitby
1. The Endeavour
The Endeavour is a much-loved, quaint and authentic pub that gives you lovely views over the local marina, and yes, you can bring your dogs into the snug to relax. Grab them a dish of water and join in the regular entertainment. Lovingly presented on the outside and a brilliant English pub atmosphere on the inside, The Endeavour is well-known in the area for its live music, which you’ll normally be able to dip into across the weekend.
2. The Granby Hotel
The Granby is a traditional free house that boasts guest house facilities, making it a two for one winner for many tourists exploring wider Whitby. This comfy, traditional pub readily welcomes pets into the bar area, meaning if you do fancy a spot of bingo on a Thursday, you won’t have to leave your pooch outside. All The Granby asks is that you don’t take your dog into the rooms – but they have the run of the bars!
3. The Black Horse Inn
Based away from the hustle and bustle in central Whitby, The Black Horse Inn is a quiet, lovely escape that offers a dog friendly pub experience quite unlike any other. Describing itself as a little pub with a big range of choice, this is a characterful nook that will welcome dogs in at the bar areas. There’s even a resident Miniature Schnauzer here, too – he goes by the name of Dave! While a little off the beaten track, this is a delightful pub stop that offers fresh water for dogs as well as treats on the bar.
4. The Pier Inn
The Pier Inn is a Whitby centre pub that’s part of the Camerons chain, meaning it has a real feel of the North Eastern pub scene to it. The Pier is just opposite the seafront and is down from some of the larger shops and amusement arcades down the promenade. As the name suggests, it’s right up close to the pier! Dogs are welcome here, meaning you and a pooch can pop in to enjoy the ambience and a drink or two before tackling the beaches again.
5. The Little Angel
The Little Angel is a warm and traditional pub that openly welcomes dogs, and is well-known in the region for its brilliant events and its entertainment package. The Little Angel is a quintessential independent pub free from the usual gastropub trappings. This drinkery offers beers and ales from independent sources such as Rudgate, Maxim and Bradfield. Dogs are more than free to enjoy relaxing in the bar area with you here and there a number of pet friendly beaches in Whitby close to this establishment.
6. The First In Last Out
This delightful Whitby pub with a fantastic name is a cosy yet much-loved drinking spot, offering big screen entertainment, tongue in cheek events and all the ales you can handle. As you’d expect from being on this list, this pub welcomes dogs, and is a little more tucked away than the others we list above. Therefore, you might have to take a bit of a trek into the country to relax here, but it is more than worthy of your time. Take a break away from the centre of town and check out the local banter.
7. The Buck Inn
The Buck Inn is another quintessential seaside pub, close to the centre and always ready to welcome dogs. This pub doubles as a guest house, but you’ll need to contact the owners if you want to bring pets. Offering a wide selection of beers, pumps, spirits and plenty of entertainment, The Buck Inn really does tick all the boxes you’d normally expect for a pub up in Whitby, so if you are struggling for somewhere a little more traditional that the odd gastropub chain – take your pups here for a drink or two.
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What can we say – or honestly, what can’t we say – about Whitby? It’s perhaps one of the best-loved dog friendly seaside haunts this end of the country, and there are more and more dog pubs opening up across the town and nearby region, too. This is a holiday spot that’s built for pets and their owners with plenty of walking trails in Whitby, meaning we defy anyone with a pooch to get bored here. The pubs and drinking spots we list above are only the starts, as there are plenty more dog friendly spots across the town and close to the majority of the beaches.
Want to add yourself to our list of Whitby dog friendly pubs? Get in touch with us as soon as you can and we might be able to highlight you in our guide to pubs that take dogs.