12 Must-Visit Dog-Friendly Pubs in Yorkshire for a Perfect Stop Off

Dog enjoying time at a pet-friendly pub in Yorkshire with its owner, surrounded by picturesque countryside and a welcoming atmosphere

From trendy city pubs and restaurants to country pubs with roaring fires, Yorkshire tops the charts for dog-friendly places to visit with your four-legged companion. 

Sip on a pint or two of Yorkshire’s finest ales or enjoy home-cooked food at Yorkshire prices.

Choose from some of the best dog friendly pubs in Yorkshire that you didn’t realise had an open-door policy for canine friends.

Dogs are welcome at many establishments and you can enjoy excellent home-cooked grub, local ales and a warm welcome for you and your dog as you explore our top 12 pubs and restaurants in the area.

From cheese-making country to city centre pub locations, this location has a lot to offer dogs and dog owners as they explore the sights and tastes of this unique English region.

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Choose from seaside town pubs to trendsetting city centre bars or escape to the picturesque countryside for fresh, clean air with a good characterful 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’s countryside always offers a wonderful welcome to you and your fluffy friend – explore the region with our comprehensive dog friendly Yorkshire guide for the best adventures.

Here are our favourite Yorkshire dog-friendly pubs and bars serving local ales, delicious food for lunch and dinner and doggy treats.

Yorkshire’s Top Pet Friendly Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants

Find below 13 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, South Yorkshire dates back to the 16th-century. After an energetic stroll around the Yorkshire Dales, this is the perfect place to stop to re-energise.

Some of the best pubs don’t just accept pets and like here the dogs are welcomed with dog treats, water bowls and a cuddle whilst owners are guaranteed locally sourced, home-cooked classic pub 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 institution.

North Bar Social is a trendy and modern dog friendly pub with a bar area and is within walking distance of the train station for those who need a good excuse to have just one more.

3. The Lister Arms, Malham Cove

A traditional coaching inn a short walk from the famous Malham Cove in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Lister Arms was voted Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2019 and a break here with your dog is enough to see why.

From an open log fire to home-cooked food, local beers, pub classics, cask ales, great atmosphere and amazing cheeseboards accompanied by vintage ports, a trip 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-welcoming room.

4. The Green Dragon, Hawes

Located in the famous cheese-making town of Hawes in Wensleydale, in the Yorkshire Dales. 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, a beer garden 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 dog pub for a peaceful night’s stay with your dog snoozing by your side after a day exploring the Yorkshire Dales hills, walking routes, and stunning scenery of the dales nearby with your dogs.

5. The Royal Hotel near Runswick Bay

Picturesque Runswick Bay on the North Yorkshire Coast and near the North York Moors 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 country pub and hotel which overlooks the North Sea.

Enjoy something to eat with a traditional seaside meal of locally-caught fish and chips is guaranteed to please you and the dog, or opt for a local ale drink as you read the paper after a walk on the local sandy beaches or cobbled streets. This is just one of many fantastic pet friendly beaches in Yorkshire that welcomes the whole family.

There is also a wonderful selection of Whitby pubs to try with your pooch just a short drive down the road.

6. Stackhouse Bar in Hornsea

Another seaside experience in East Yorkshire, this time closer to the Humber Estuary in the seaside resort of Hornsea. Stackhouse Bar offers a modern, craft beer experience with a generous welcome for your pup. A unique wine list complements the local ales for a pint 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.

You are also less than a hour to Scarborough pubs that accept four legged visitors if you want to head further up the coast.

7. The Last Drop Inn in York

Located in the picturesque city, this is an excellent choice for you and your furry friend, 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 your dog.

8. The Royal Oak, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

A pub in the town of Helmsley with cars parked next to it

Nestled in the heart of Helmsley, The Royal Oak is a must-see pub and restaurant in North Yorkshire. This charming establishment welcomes two and four-legged friends, ensuring a delightful experience for owners and their pets. With a small beer garden and cosy interior, there’s ample space for your furry companion to relax while you sample the delicious menu and enjoy a selection of drinks.

The Royal Oak is perfect for a well-deserved break after exploring the nearby Helmsley Castle or the scenic Helmsley Walled Garden with your dog.

9. Foresters Arms, Grassington

The main market square of Grassington with shops and a post office

Located in the picturesque village of Grassington, the Foresters Arms is a fantastic village pub in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and clean rooms.

This historic pub invites dog owners to enjoy a refreshing drink or a hearty meal. At the same time, their canine companions socialize with other furry patrons. With stunning views of countryside and a stone’s throw away from popular walking trails, the Foresters Arms is an ideal pit stop for visitors and locals alike with their fido in tow.

10. The Kings Arms, Reeth

A house with a backdrop of hills behind it

The Kings Arms, situated in the idyllic village of Reeth, is an exceptional dog-friendly pub that caters to visitors and locals exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Boasting a traditional atmosphere and a diverse menu, this welcoming establishment provides an excellent backdrop for humans to unwind while their pets relax by their side.

The pub’s prime location, close to scenic walks and breathtaking views of Swaledale, makes it an ideal choice for those looking to discover the beauty of North Yorkshire with their canine companions.

11. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

A river running through the Yorkshire Dales

The Wheatsheaf Inn, located in the beautiful Wensleydale region of the Yorkshire Dales, is a popular dog-friendly pub offering a warm and welcoming environment for dog owners and their pets. With a fine selection of ales and a delicious menu featuring local produce, this characterful inn is the perfect spot to rest and refuel after exploring the nearby Aysgarth Falls or Bolton Castle in West Yorkshire with your dog.

The pub’s stunning location and dog-friendly approach make it a top choice for those seeking a memorable experience in the Yorkshire Dales.

12. The Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

A road leading to the old church in Kettlewell

Set in the charming village of Kettlewell, The Blue Bell Inn is a delightful dog-friendly pub in the Yorkshire Dales. Famed for its inviting atmosphere of humans and pooches, it also serves exceptional food. This traditional inn encourages dog owners to bring their beloved pets for a memorable visit. It has inside and outdoor seating and is renowned for its homemade food and excellent service.

With its proximity to popular walking trails and picturesque scenery, The Blue Bell Inn is the ideal stop off for families with kids looking to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with their canine companions by their side.

Last Word

This county 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 with it’s variety of walking trails for dogs in North Yorkshire. 

There a huge selection to choose from and this list of Yorkshire dog friendly pubs and bars is just the tip of the iceberg. You have destinations such as Sheffield, Leeds, Thirsk, Skipton and Richmond that offer both local country pubs and more modern establishments.

We also have a fantastic selection of luxury Yorkshire properties that are dog friendly, so if you are ever unsure of where to book, definitely check that out. 

They include a number of pet friendly log cabins in Yorkshire as well as these Yorkshire dog friendly hot tub cottage breaks.

If you own a fantastic Yorkshire pub that welcomes dogs, get in touch, and we may add you to this list.



John Devlin

An online publisher for over nine years, working specifically in the travel and dog industries. When I am not writing about pet travels and places to visit, I enjoy walking with my 2 Golden Retrievers, fishing and family time.

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