We know how difficult it can be to find somewhere to be able to stop off for some food and drink with your canine, so we’ve found some of the most PAWsome dog friendly pubs across all 16 of our regions.
The Falls Of Dochart Inn is the perfect place to take your pooch in the Highlands of Scotland with a beautiful view of the river flowing nearby, which the pub is named after. And with slate flooring and a large open fire it’s great for your dog to warm up and dry off after a quick paddle. And once you’ve done you can help him stretch his legs with a nice walk along the stunning riverside.
The Turks Head in Rothbury is very dog friendly and even invites them on their website, they place water bowls in the bar area in case your pup is as thirsty as you are and there’s a large outdoor area if it’s a lovely day and you want to relax outside. Plus as it doubles up as a hotel, there is one dog friendly room available if you are planning on staying the night.
The Farmers Arms in Muker is a traditional Yorkshire pub which will be more than happy to have you and your canine pay them a visit. With a stone-flagged floor and open fire it really is the perfect place for you to stop off in the middle of or after a chilly evening’s walk. Not only this, but they also pride themselves on being a retreat from the hectic day-to-day life by discouraging use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
The Swallow Inn near Grimsby may be the most dog friendly pub in the world as they will bring your pet a bowl of water, as well as a delicious biscuit to munch on. They also have a beer garden if you want to enjoy some of the rare English sunshine and there’s a play area too if you’re planning on bringing the little ones along.
The Lacon Arms in Hemsby could not be situated much better for you and your pup as it sits just 50 yards from the golden sandy beach nearby. They welcome dogs on the outside terracing and inside the main pub, as long as they are well-behaved and kept on a lead! Water bowls are also available on request – and may be needed after a long walk down the beach.
What other pub can offer three acres of green meadow for your canine to run around in? Only Essex’s oldest pub, the Green Man, can so make sure you pay them a visit. In fact even if you have a pet that isn’t a dog, you can bring them along to as the pub boasts of a a standing stone for horses. And when thinking of yourself it claims to offer a ‘warm welcome, exciting events, fine food and discerning drinking in the Essex Countryside.’
The Swan in Maidstone has its own friendly and welcoming resident pups so why not bring yours along and let him make some new friends while you have some food and drink with yours? Water and doggy snacks are always available and it’s right near the town so you can go for some afternoon shopping when you’re done.
The clue is in the title of this pub…The Shepherd and Dog prides itself on being ‘one of the best hiker and dog friendly pubs’ in the whole of the county. It has an exciting mix between old and new, making it both traditional and modern despite its history going as far back as the 18th century. It’s tucked away at the foot of Devils Dyke near Brighton and is surrounded by luscious countryside.
The Castle Inn in Lulworth Cove is a picturesque spot to take a break from your walk and with doggy treats available from behind the bar, your pet will be jumping with excitement. And you probably will be too when you try one of their ever-changing delicious local ales. As you can also book rooms they offer the choice of letting your dog and other pets stay with you in the accommodation.
The New Inn is extremely popular in summer and it might even be worth booking a table if you’re planning a visit! The owner and chef both have dogs which they occasionally bring with them and there’s a fairly large garden area if your pet fancies a stroll while you stop for a drink and some food. It describes itself as having a ‘a relaxed ambiance full of style, comfort and charm with its smart refurbished interior and candlelit tables.’
It might call itself a cafe, but it serves alcohol so we’re calling it a pub! Woods Cafe has loads of outdoor seating for you and your dogs to enjoy on a summer’s day, as well as a roaring open fire if you’re visiting on a cold winter’s evening. And when thinking about yourself rather than your pooch, all the food is freshly prepared upon ordering so why not treat yourself to a delicious snack?
Have a wander along the River Parrett or even up the historic Burrow Mump with your pooch before stopping off at the King Alfred Inn. Again, he/she will be allowed in the pub, or can enjoy the outside area (depending on the weather we guess!). And if after all that you’ve worked up an appetite try the pub’s food as it sources its mea locally with the majority coming from within a 10 mile radius.
As with a few of the others mentioned, the Y Talbot has its own resident dog which means if yours is in a particular playful mood he/she might make a friend! This historic venue is a Grade II listed building and once welcomed President Jimmy Carter so if you often treat your dog like royalty, then this may be the place to go, especially with it’s beautiful fire place.
Close to the Llyn Coastal Path, Tafarn-y-Plu is hugely popular with dog walkers and yet another Grade II listed building for you to visit while in beautiful Wales. It was also named as one of only 100 nationwide Real Heritage Pubs of Wales and will please dog owners by allowing pooches in its beer garden and in the bar area.
The Pump and Truncheon is reportedly the only openly dog friendly pub in Blackpool – so it’s certainly worth checking out if you’re visiting the area with your pet canine. It’s one of the only real ale pubs around and has plenty of character. Plus, if your pup is feeling thirsty, they will be offered a refreshing bowl of water by the delightful pub staff.
‘Our doors are open and our fires are on’ is the message from the Cuckoo Brow Inn, in the quiet village of Far Sawrey, to dog owners visiting the Lake District. It is situated in between Lake Windermere and Hawkshead Village and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. If you’re planning on staying over they also have dog friendly accommodation. As their slogan says ‘muddy boots, wet dogs and children welcome’ so it really is welcoming to all kinds of people!