The Spring & Summer months are well underway which means lots of exploring and days out with our dogs. There are lots of places that offer fun and excitement for a day out with our dogs including trips to the coast, a wander around a place of historical interest or a ramble in the countryside.
Wherever your adventures take you, stopping off somewhere for refreshments is a must. You might take a picnic and find a nice outdoor spot with a view, or you might choose to find a lovely dog friendly pub for a cooked lunch. If you fancy the latter, you might need to plan ahead to ensure you find a pub that welcomes your four-legged family members. 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
The Chairmakers Arms - Hambledon, Hampshire
Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, The Chairmakers Arms is a wonderful choice for visitors who wish to dine with their canine companions. They have a dedicated room just for dogs with a full all-day menu of food, craft beers, cocktails, smoothies and milkshakes for the humans in the family. There’s also a woodland area close-by, so you can take the pups for a long walk after lunch!
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?!
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.