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places to eat with dogs UK

As a dog owner and self-proclaimed foodie, I understand how difficult it can be to find dog-friendly places to eat. But luckily, the UK is booming with pet-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafés, below are our favourites!

From basking in the sunshine in a beer garden in Wales to sipping a refreshing pint overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, these UK dog-friendly places to eat are sure to impress!

So leash up your pup and head out to explore the best dog-friendly places to eat.

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The Top Dog-Friendly Pubs in the UK

Dog-friendly pubs in North Wales

dog friendly pubs in north wales

1. Pant-yr-Ochain, Gresford, Wrexham£ £ £ £ £

Looking for a dog-friendly pub in Wrexham? Look no further than Pant-yr-Ochain, a family-friendly spot, surrounded by hills and hollows.

You and your canine companion can enjoy the picnic benches that are dotted across the lush lawn to admire the beautiful views and gardens. Alternatively, head indoors to discover the bar area, where dogs are welcome.

When it comes to dining, the menu is filled with options for everyone and is updated daily. Look forward to starters such as halloumi fries, chicken wings and soup! Mains feature classics such as steak and chips, fish and chips and tomato and mozzarella gnocchi.

Address: Old Wrexham Rd, Gresford, Wrexham LL12 8TY

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2. The Queen Victoria, Llandudno£ £ £ £ £

There are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in Llandudno, but our top pick has to be The Queen Victoria.

Located just paces away from the iconic pier, this dog-friendly pub serves an array of ales, cocktails and delicious home-cooked dishes. They have a fantastic team of chefs that can rustle pub classics using local ingredients where possible.

So after a tiresome day walking along the pier with your dog in tow, look forward to a refreshing pint at this dog-friendly pub!

Address: 4 Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HD

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Dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District

dog friendly pubs in the lake district

3. Wateredge Inn, Ambleside£ £ £ £ £

Our guide to dog-friendly pubs, next finds us on the banks of Lake Windermere in the bustling town of Ambleside. Wateredge Inn boasts a sleek waterfront terrace, where you can linger over a pint and enjoy unrivalled views across England’s most famous lake.

Picture a day hiking along the Lake District’s mountains before retreating to this dog-friendly pub to refuel with home-cooked pub grub and a refreshing drink. Flick through their seasonal menu to find dishes such as scampi and chips, buttermilk fried chicken and margherita pizza!

After dinner, soak up the buzz of jetty life from the terrace and admire the swans or the array of boats bobbing at anchor on the lake.

Address: Borrans Rd, Ambleside LA22 0EP

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4. The Royal Oak, Keswick£ £ £ £ £

The Royal Oak is an 18th-century coaching inn located at the heart of Keswick town centre. This dog-friendly pub in the UK offers a place for dog walkers to rest and relax, enjoy delicious food and sample the finest Thwaites cask ales.

Continuing to impress, this dog-friendly pub has been the haunt of some well-known literary figures. These include Sir Walter Thomas, Lord Tennyson and Robert Louis Stevenson.

On a winter’s evening, you and your dog can head inside to be greeted by a roaring fire and hearty dishes to choose from. Such dishes include steak and Thwaites original pie, Middle-Eastern vegetable tagine and jalapeno and cumin burger.

Address: Main St, Keswick CA12 5HZ

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5. Black Bull Inn, Coniston£ £ £ £ £

When it comes to dog-friendly pubs in Coniston, The Black Bull Inn should be at the top of every dog owner’s list!

This family-run pub was built around 400 years ago and provided accommodation for travellers, coachmen and horses. Today, you can look forward to classic pub meals available throughout the day, with something to suit all palettes.

They also offer a full selection of cask real ales from Coniston Brewing Co and an array of wines and spirits, including single malt whiskies and craft gins.

Standing in the shadow of Old Man Mountain, this dog-friendly pub offers the perfect base for walking adventures at any time of the year.

Address: 1 Yewdale Rd, Coniston LA21 8DU

Dog-friendly Pubs in Northumberland

dog friendly pubs in northumberland

6. The Lord Crewe, Bamburgh – £ £ £ £ £

Resting just paces away from the renowned Bamburgh Castle is our next dog-friendly pub, The Lord Crewe. This pub has a muddy paws policy that means that your dog is welcome in the lower restaurant, bar area and beer garden.

The pub specialises in luxurious seafood dishes; you can pick between grilled lobster thermidor, beer-battered cod, grilled garlic lobster and much more. There are vegetarian options, including green vegetable risotto and vegetable and chickpea tagine.

Address: Front St, Bamburgh NE69 7BL

7. The Priory, Tynemouth – £ £ £ £ £

Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Tynemouth, lies The Priory, a charming and welcoming dog-friendly pub that holds the essence of traditional British hospitality. With its idyllic setting and warm atmosphere, this pub has become a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

The Priory boasts an extensive menu of delectable dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. These are perfectly complemented by a wide array of beverages, including local ales and craft beers.

What sets this pub apart is its genuine appreciation for canine companions, offering a pet-friendly section and water bowls for four-legged friends.

Address: Front St, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4DX

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Dog-friendly Pubs in Exeter

dog friendly pubs in exeter

8. On The Waterfront, Exeter£ £ £ £ £

On The Waterfront is a delightful dog-friendly pub situated along the picturesque quayside in Exeter. This charming spot is famous for its gigantic pizzas and the tastiest tapas in the city, and welcomes four-legged guests with open arms.

On a summer’s afternoon, head out to the terrace where you can enjoy stunning views of the historic quayside with your pooch. Picture basking in the sunshine with an expertly mixed cocktail and grazing on a selection of tapas dishes.

The tapas menu includes bruschetta topped with butternut squash pesto, tomato and basil arancini and tandoori chicken with mango chutney. If you fancy pizza, you can choose between a Napoli pizza, crispy duck pizza a flaming veggies pizza and much more! There’s even a 30-inch rectangular pizza to delve into!

So, whether you are sipping a refreshing drink or savouring a tasty meal, On The Waterfront ensures a memorable experience for all.

Address: Southern Warehouse, 4-9, The Quay, Exeter EX2 4AP

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The Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants in the UK

Dog-friendly Restaurants in Cornwall

dog friendly restaurants in Cornwall

9. Caffè Rojano by Paul Ainsworth, Padstow£ £ £ £ £

Situated in the charming town of Padstow is our first dog-friendly restaurant in the UK.

Owned by the esteemed chef Paul Ainsworth, the restaurant’s ambience exudes warmth and comfort, making it an ideal destination for food enthusiasts and their four-legged companions.

Dogs are welcome in the Cude Conservatory, which is a ‘walk-in’ area only. Here, you can enjoy the full menu, which includes small plates, meat and fish dishes and Napoletana-style pizza that is cooked in a Gozney oven.

Address: 9 Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AE

10. Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay£ £ £ £ £

If you are looking for a boutique restaurant perched on the Atlantic Ocean, look no further than Lewinnick Lodge. This cliff-side dog-friendly restaurant is near the bustling hub of Newquay and offers a fine-dining experience.

This dog-friendly restaurant has a menu inspired by land and sea, using the best local and seasonal ingredients. Dishes include the Cornish fish and shellfish linguine, Vegetable thali and Moule and frites.

This dog-friendly place to eat is perfect for those walking along the Penetire coast!

Address: Pentire Headland, Newquay TR7 1QD

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Dog-friendly restaurants in York

dog friendly restaurants in York

11. The Whippet Inn, York £ £ £ £ £

Inviting guests and their furry companions to indulge in a memorable dining experience is The Whippet Inn in York.

Tucked away on one of York’s most-photogenic streets is the Grade II listed building where this dog-friendly restaurant stands. Brimming with character this spot offers a laid-back atmosphere and unrivalled service.

When it comes to food, you are truly spoilt for choice in this dog-friendly place to eat. Mains include risotto of summer vegetables, pan roast cod loin and za’atar spiced cauliflower steak. And for dessert, you can indulge in a sticky toffee pudding, warm banoffee bread and an iced white chocolate parfait.

Address: 15 North St, York YO1 6JD

12. Cosy Club, York – £ £ £ £ £

Boasting a vintage and comfortable ambience, Cosy Club is an excellent dog-friendly restaurant in the city of York. Enjoying a prime position on Fossgate, this restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Upon entering, you will be welcomed into the generous bar area, with something to cater to every thirst. Pets are welcome in this area only and they do not take reservations, so these tables are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Flick through the menu featuring a range of dishes. These include the house beef burger, a roast harissa cauliflower and sesame salmon.

Address: 19-22 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA

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Dog-friendly restaurants in the Lake District

dog friendly restaurants in lake District

13. Comida [food], Kendal£ £ £ £ £

Dog lovers and food fanatics visiting the beautiful Lake District National Park should make a beeline for Comida [food]. This dog-friendly restaurant is the go-to spot for Spanish-inspired cuisine and drink. It’s popular with pooches, tourists and locals alike!

The restaurant’s delightful menu is a fusion of international flavours, featuring a wide array of delectable dishes crafted from locally sourced, fresh ingredients. From mouth-watering halloumi skewers to chorizo in wine, there’s something to please every palate.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, catch up with friends, or simply enjoy a relaxing meal in a dog-friendly place to eat, Comida [food] ticks all the boxes.

Address: 90-92 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE

14. The Flying Pig, Bowness-on-Windermere£ £ £ £ £

If you’re looking for a charming and dog-friendly place to eat, look no further than The Flying Pig in Bowness.

With its inviting ambience and quaint offerings, this dog-friendly restaurant promises an unforgettable experience for you and your furry companion. Dogs are welcome in the area, however outside they have dedicated taps and bowls, so your dogs can enjoy a refreshing drink!

The menu at The Flying Pig boasts a delightful mix of classic and contemporary dishes, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Sink your teeth into burgers, sandwiches, or vegetarian options, all whilst basking in the company of your beloved pooch.

Address: Rayrigg Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ

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The Top Dog-Friendly Cafés in the UK

Dog-friendly Cafés in Cornwall

dog friendly cafes in Cornwall

15. Café Mylor, Falmouth£ £ £ £ £

Café Mylor is a dog-friendly café that promises a tail-wagging time for both humans and their beloved canines. Explore the culinary wonders of this gem in Falmouth whilst relishing the company of your four-legged family members.

The dog-friendly café is a delightful blend of local and international flavours, crafted from the freshest ingredients sourced from nearby producers. Whether you crave a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a Friday night treat, Café Mylor has something for all.

From the moment you step into Café Mylor’s welcoming outdoor seating area, you’ll know that this place is truly dog-friendly.

Address: Mylor Yacht, Falmouth TR11 5UF

16. The Olive Tree, Bude£ £ £ £ £

If you’re planning a coastal adventure with your furry companion and seeking a dog-friendly eatery with delectable delights, look no further than The Olive Tree in Bude.

The Olive Tree boasts a spacious and inviting outdoor seating area, perfect for enjoying a meal with your canine friend by your side.

The menu showcases an exquisite fusion of Mediterranean-inspired dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. From fresh seafood to hearty vegetarian options, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud; undoubtedly one of the best dog-friendly places to eat!

Address: The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG

Dog-friendly friendly Cafés in the Lake District

dog friendly cafes in Lake District

17. Baldry’s, Grasmere£ £ £ £ £

Baldry’s Grasmere’s dedication to being a dog-friendly place to eat sets it apart as a beloved destination for pet owners. They understand the importance of including dogs in the dining experience, with plenty of outdoor spots for you to enjoy!

Nestled amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Lake District, Baldry’s is a dog-friendly café that you must visit. When you eat here, you can look forward to things such as a toasted cheese scone, a rarebit with chutney and the soup of the day!

The real charm of Baldry’s lies in its lakeside location. Situated amidst awe-inspiring natural vistas, you and your canine companion can revel in the serenity of the Lake District while relishing a sumptuous meal.

Address: Red Lion Square, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SP

18. Lowther Castle Café, Penrith£ £ £ £ £

For dog owners seeking a destination where history, nature, and cuisine converge, Lowther Castle Café is a haven for all visitors!

This dog-friendly café takes pride in being a dog-friendly establishment, understanding that pets are an integral part of the family. With ample seating, dogs can accompany their owners whilst enjoying fresh water bowls and perhaps a treat or two…

Surrounded by lush greenery and the timeless grandeur of the castle, the café’s ambience sets the stage for an unforgettable meal. Enjoy dishes such as beer-battered fish and chips, a homemade beef burger or a blue cheese salad.

Address: Lowther Castle, Penrith CA10 2HH

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