Quirkiest dog friendly pubs in the UK revealed

The quirkiest dog-friendly pubs in the UK have been named by Eat Drink Meet, a new website that helps users discover nearby pubs, bars, and restaurants using unique filtering options*.

Eat Drink Meet offers more than other websites, with options to filter to ‘dog-friendly’, ‘pubs with a view’, ‘gastro pubs’, and even discover local venues hosting pub quizzes and live music nights.

Perusing places that not only allow your pooch in, but make them feel like a valued patron isn’t always easy, but for the over 30% of UK households that own at least one dog, it’s essential! Below are the best options, ranked by Eat Drink Meet, featuring pubs perfectly placed for long walks, pick ‘n’ mix treat stations and a puppy napping area.


9. A Pub In The Park: The Old Bull & Bush, London

Any pet owner will know how much pups love a park, especially if it’s somewhere new for them to explore with their noses. The Old Bull & Bush, a stylish dog-friendly venue in the heart of London sits on the edge of Golders Hill Park, so is ideal for your furry friend to explore before or after you sit down for lunch. Plus, the park is home to the dog-friendly Golders Hill Park Zoo, a small yet charming attraction which is home to a number of exotic mammals, birds and even has a butterfly house! 


8. The Perfect Pooch Playground: The Barnt Green Inn, Worcestershire

On the cusp of Lickey Hills, which offers impressive views across the  Midlands, is the Barnt Green Inn in Worcestershire. An extremely pet-friendly venue, this pub is surrounded by extensive country walks which allows dogs to run and play together to their hearts content. The wide-open beer garden also provides the perfect space to sit back, refuel, and rehydrate after a long walk. What’s more, just 300 yards up the road is a dog groomer, waiting to groom any mucky pups! 


7. Tail-wagging snacks: The Three Crowns, Staffordshire 

Locally famous for being a super accommodating dog-friendly pub, The Three Crowns in Stone near Stoke on Trent boasts a wide selection of treats for your pets. Anybody with a ‘pub dog’ will know how much of a game changer this is: no more longing eyes as your own dishes are served! 


6. Dedicated Napping Area: The Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly

Off-the-beaten-track in Caerphilly is The Traveller’s Rest, a rustic country pub with a passion for welcoming four-legged friends. Alongside a muddy boots and paws station for the discerning countryside rambler, the venue’s roaring fires have become something of a famous napping station for pups during colder months!


5. Pooch Pick N’ Mix: The Priory, Portbury (Bristol)

The Priory in Portbury is an acclaimed country pub near Bristol that goes one step further than offering your classic water bowl option. Owners can spoil their pooch to a selection of treats from the bar, giving them their own doggie pick n’ mix to peruse.


4. Where Your Dog Can Make A Spooky Friend: Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar, Edinburgh 

You may or may not be familiar with the tale of Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier or Dandie Dinmont Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until the loyal pooch himself died on 14 January 1872. If you don’t, you and your dog can get familiar with him at Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar, a dog-friendly pub in Edinburgh, where his spirit is still said to wander around. Patrons have reported hearing ghostly barks or feeling things brush against their legs. Supposedly more receptable to spirits than humans, your dog may enjoy getting acquainted with a friend from the beyond.


3. Become A Social Star: The Roundhay Fox, Roundhay (Leeds)

At The Roundhay Fox, located not too far from Leeds, your pup might just become a social media star. Not only is this charming country pub dog-friendly, it loves furry friends so much that it names a new ‘dog of the week’ every week! Recent showcases include Nelson the Akita, a charming black Labrador and the pub’s new ‘barktender’ in training. Could your pup be next?


2. For Your Festival-Going Pooch: The Honey Bee, Wilmslow 

Is your pooch a festival fanatic? The Honey Bee in Wilmslow can cater for pups after a long day at DogFest, which comes to Tatton Park in Knutsford this month! Much like their owners, our four-legged friends need to refresh and rejuvenate after a festival, and with a dedicated ‘hydration station’ complete with lots of open spaces outside and roaring fires inside should the temperature drop, the Honey Bee is the ideal place to do this. It’s less than a 15-minute drive from Tatton Park!


1. Treat Your Dog Like The Royal They Are: Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool 

Did you know one of the most famous venues in Liverpool, the ‘Phil’ – or Philharmonic Dining Rooms – is actually pet-friendly? Pooches are allowed everywhere but the restaurant and grand lounge, so your dog can live like the perfect prince or princess they are in this little slice of luxury in the heart of the city centre.


Don’t see your area listed? You can find dog-friendly venues near you via the Eat Drink Meet app or website. Search on Google Play or the App Store to find it.

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