From trendy city pubs and restaurants to country pubs with roaring fires, Yorkshire tops the charts for dog-friendly places to visit while away a few hours in the company of your four-legged companion as you sip on a pint or two of Yorkshire’s finest ales or enjoy home-cooked food at pocket-friendly Yorkshire prices.
The Best Pubs in Yorkshire that Dogs are Catered for
Choose from some of the best dog friendly pubs in Yorkshire that you didn’t realise had an open-door policy for canine friends.
Enjoy excellent home-cooked grub, local ales and a warm welcome for you and your pooch as you explore our top seven pubs and restaurants in the Yorkshire area. From cheese-making country to city centre pub locations, Yorkshire has a lot to offer dogs and their owners as they explore the sights and tastes of this unique English region.
Choose from seaside town pubs to trendsetting city centre bars or escape to the countryside for fresh, clean Yorkshire air with a good pub nearby in the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you are in Leeds or you’ve managed to find a cosy pew in Hawes or the Yorkshire Dales where the locals are sure to chat to you, Yorkshire always offers a warm welcome to you and your fluffy friend.
Here are our favourite dog-friendly pubs and bars in Yorkshire serving local ales, good food and doggy treats.
Our Top 7 Choices
Find below 7 of the best pet friendly pubs in Yorkshire
1. The Craven Arms in Burnsall
Famous in the region for its top-notch food, The Craven Arms in Burnsall dates back to the 16th-century. After an energetic stroll around the Yorkshire Dales, this is the perfect place to stop to re-energise. Dogs are welcomed with dog treats, bowls of water and a cuddle whilst owners are guaranteed locally sourced, home-cooked grub, Yorkshire ales, open fires and gas lights. You can even stay over in the pub’s unique shepherd huts for a unique stay.
2. North Bar Social in Otley
Located in the hipster town of Otley and a magnet for Leeds’ trendsetters of an evening, North Bar Social also welcomes four-legged friends who need a break from walks on Otley Chevin. A bowl of water and dog treats aplenty await your canine friend as you decide upon the right ale or international bottled beer choice from this well-stocked Leeds institution. North Bar Social is a trendy and modern pub within walking distance of the train station for those who need a good excuse to have just one more.
3. The Lister Arms near Malham Cove
A traditional coaching inn a short walk from the famous Malham Cove, The Lister Arms was voted Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2019 and a visit here is enough to see why. From open fires to home-cooked food, cask ales and amazing cheeseboards accompanied by vintage ports, a visit here is all about comfort, whether that is sought in the pub’s good food, excellent ales or even a bed for the night in a pooch-friendly room.
4. The Green Dragon in Hawes
Located in the famous cheese-making town of Hawes in Wensleydale, The Green Dragon is a 13th century pub found near Hawdraw Force, England’s highest located single drop waterfall. Low beamed ceilings, traditional wooden pub furnishings and cosy corners await at this superb dog-friendly pub which serves locally-sourced food, from family sized meals to snacks. Stay in the Georgian section of the pub for a cosy night’s stay with your pooch snoozing by your side after a day exploring the hills and dales nearby.
5. The Royal Hotel near Runswick Bay
Picturesque Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire Coast is the setting for walks along this stunning coastline with your pooch. Explore former smugglers’ caves and inlets as you work up an appetite to wolf down a meal at this local pub and hotel which overlooks the North Sea. A traditional seaside town meal of locally-caught fish and chips is guaranteed to please, or opt for a local ale as you read the paper after a walk on the local sandy beaches.
6. Stackhouse Bar in Hornsea
Another seaside town experience, this time closer to the Humber Estuary in the seaside town of Hornsea. Stackhouse Bar offers a modern, craft beer experience with a warm welcome for four-legged pals. A unique wine list complements the local ales and canine friends are very much catered for with doggy treats and water, served up with a smile from the owners of Stackhouse Bar, who have their own canine companions.
7. The Last Drop Inn in York
Located in the picturesque town of York, an excellent choice for history buffs, shopaholics or those who enjoy a day’s antics on the River Ouse, The Last Drop Inn in York city centre is owned by York Brewery and as such you’ll find their latest products on tap and on the shelf. From old-school favourites to special brews, this favourite amongst locals and tourists alike has doggy treats and water for pooches on tap.
Yorkshire is a tourist hot spot there’s no doubt about it, it’s also proud to be one of the most pet friendly places in the UK. There a huge selection to choose from and this list of Yorkshire dog friendly pubs and bars is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you own a fantastic pub in Yorkshire that welcomes dogs then get in touch and we may be able to add you to this list.