As Autumn and Winter get well underway, you may be looking to catch up with family and friends after your summer holidays, and what better place to do it than at a dog-friendly pub where you can bring your four-legged family members along?
Plan ahead to ensure you find a pub that welcomes your dogs too. In this blog, we share a few dog-friendly pubs in the UK that you might wish to consider visiting on your next day out.
The Best Dog-Friendly Pubs in the UK
1. The Coach & Horses - Greenwich Market, London
Situated right in the heart of Greenwich market, The Coach & Horses is right round the corner from the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory so is perfect for tourists. When looking for a pit stop with your pooch after seeing the sights, look no further than The Coach & Horses! Going on a Sunday? Well you're in luck, they serve the most beautiful roast dinners with the fluffiest Yorkshire puddings!
2. The Duke of Wellington Inn - Newton, Northumberland
Northumberland is a beautiful part of the country and popular with lots of people, having miles and miles of scenic countryside, and places of historical interest to explore. When your rambles have worn you out, consider stopping off at the Duke of Wellington for refreshments. A lovely countryside pub in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and dog-friendly; what more could you ask for?!
3. The Knox - Harrogate
The Knox is set in the gorgeous town of Harrogate. They are in the perfect spot for a pit stop on your countryside walk, or are a great choice for a family meal. The Knox started off as a farm and has now been coverted into a pub with plenty of character, with its wooden beams and roaring fireplaces making it the perfect cosy spot this winter to grab a bite to eat with your four legged friends.
4. The Victoria - Holkham, Norfolk
If you’re visiting the Norfolk coastline, a wander around Holkham is definitely worth your time. The Holkham estate and nature reserve has stunning views and lots of walking possibilities. When you’ve worked up an appetite, consider stopping off at the Victoria Inn. A beautiful Georgian property with oodles of character, there is a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are four dining rooms to choose from which are all dog-friendly, as well as a bar and lounge area. If it’s a nice day, try the patio area with views over the gorgeous Norfolk landscape!
5. The Forest Arms - Brechfa, Carmarthenshire
If you’re looking for woodland adventures, you may well find yourself exploring the woodland trails in Brechfa Forest. There are many different trails to choose from, from easy to strenuous, making it a great choice of day trip or holiday for dogs and owners alike. When you’re all worn out from your escapades, stop off at the Forest Arms for a break. There are dedicated tables inside for visitors with canine companions as well as a lovely outdoor seating area if the weather is kind.
6. Waggon & Horses - Caythorpe, Lincolnshire
In the heart of Lincolnshire, the Waggon & Horses is a family friendly pub that welcomes canine guests too. There are loads of interesting places to explore in the surrounding area including long dog walks and historic buildings. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, the Waggon & Horses will be the perfect peaceful retreat to catch your breath and enjoy some food!
7. The Strawberry Duck - Turton, Lancashire
If your travels take you to Lancashire, then the Strawberry Duck is a great dog-friendly option for lunch, dinner or drinks. With cosy fires in the winter as well as a lovely garden for the Summer, you can enjoy quality food and cask ales in comfort.
8. The Cardinals Hat - Worcestershire
If you like history then a trip to The Cardinal’s Hat in Worcester will not disappoint! Worcester’s oldest inn, it dates back to the fourteenth century and features beautiful wood panelled rooms. A great option for dog owners seeking somewhere for food or drinks.
9. The Strines Inn - Sheffield
Located just outside of Sheffield, in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, The Strines Inn is a quaint place with so much character. The Inn is most welcoming to dogs and the staff will spoil them with water and treats during your visit. It’s the ideal place to stop off after a ramble in the Yorkshire countryside.
10. The Last Post - Harrogate
Located in the beautiful town of Harrogate, The Last Post is ran by two huge dog lovers. They describe themselves as "somewhere you and your pooch can come and enjoy together". It's the perfect spot to enjoy a drink or a spot of food with your pooch.
Have you been to any for these pubs? Perhaps there’s a particular doggy loving pub that didn’t make the shortlist that you think should have. Let us know, send us your pictures; we like to keep up with your favourite things and places.
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