The Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in the UK

Eating out is one of life’s great pleasures – there is no cooking and no washing up after all. So next time you’re catching up with friends and family over good food and a glass of wine, don’t leave the furry, four-legged member of the family home to sulk. With many of the UK’s restaurants going dog-friendly, it is easier than ever to bring your pooch along – most places will throw in some dog treats and water bowl, some even have their own curated canine menu!

From fresh takes on British classics in the Cotswolds to modern dining by the Thames, here’s our pick of 10 of the UK’s best dog-friendly restaurants.

*These restaurants allowed dogs at the time of publishing. Please always check before taking your dog to a restaurant and ensure they are on their best behaviour!

BRONTE DOG FRIENDLY RESTAURANT LONDON

  1. BRONTE – THE STRAND, LONDON

Kicking things off is Bronte, a stylish new Tom Dixon designed restaurant overlooking the Strand in London. The perfect spot for chic weekend breakfasts with your pooch in tow, this vibrant new dog friendly venue serves up fresh and modern dishes like Soft-boiled eggs with Marmite and mature Cheddar cheese soldiers, Hot smoked salmon with scrambled duck eggs on brioche, and Wild mushrooms, white miso and truffle on toasted brioche. Dogs are welcome in The Pantry area (pictured above). Tables are currently available on a walk-in basis only. Visit: bronte.co.uk.

daphnes dog friendly restaurant london

2. DAPHNE’S RESTAURANT – CHELSEA, LONDON

Located in the fashionable area of Chelsea, Daphne’s Restaurant is yet another of London’s trendy eateries to become dog-friendly. Serving classic Italian cuisine for the human clientele and offering water bowls to the pooches, we know you will love it. Dogs are welcome to join you for lunch in the conservatory.Visit: www.daphnes-restaurant.co.uk.

The durham ox dog friendly restaurant

3. THE DURHAM OX, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Over 300 years old, this North Yorkshire pub serves traditional British meals created using the freshest local meat, fish and vegetables. If travelling from afar, The Durham Ox even offers five beautifully converted farm cottages for you and your dog to rest your head in, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore some of the wonderful dog-friendly walks the Yorkshire Dales have to offer. Visit: thedurhamox.com.

dog friendly restaurant old swan and minster mill

4. OLD SWAN & MINSTER MILL – COTSWOLDS

A firm favourite with dog owners, the Old Swan & Minster Mill’s Restaurant welcomes dogs to dogs to join their owners for breakfast, lunch and dinner when eating in the bar. You won’t be the only one enjoying your dinner at this restaurant as dogs are able to wolf down their own hearty meal. The hotel is also dog friendly so why not make a weekend of it? See a full review of Sara and her pup George’s stay here. Visit: www.oldswanminstermill.co.uk.

proud east dog friendly restaurant

5. PROUD EAST – HAGGERSTON, LONDON

If you’re looking for a cool waterside lunch spot in London for your pals and your pooch, we’ve found the place for you. Located on the Regents Canal near Haggerston and beautifully designed over two floors, the Proud Archivist combines restaurant, cafe, gallery and events space. Visit: www.proudeast.com.

13th note dog friendly restaurant glasgow scotland

6. 13TH NOTE – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

For the cultured canine, this vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Glasgow offers not only fresh healthy food with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere but also live music. Bowls of water are on hand for thirsty pups, while owners can delight in the veggie meals that are sure to be a hit too. Visit: 13thnote.co.uk.

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7. THE BISHOP, KINGSTON, SURREY

The Bishop in Kingston-upon-Thames welcomes dogs in the downstairs area of the restaurant and the friendly staff will happily provide a doggy bowl of water for your pooch whilst catering a mix of  classic British and Italian cuisine. After dinner, enjoy a walk up the Thames or around the nearby Bushy park with your pooch. Visit: www.thebishopkingston.co.uk.

dog friendly beach hut restaurant cornwall

8. THE BEACH HUT, WATERGATE BAY, CORNWALL

Watergate bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain, and the covered deck that can be opened up in the summer sun or kept closed during winter storms, provides the perfect viewing platform to take in these fantastic views. Serving seasonal food, this buzzing restaurant specialises in Cornish fish and also has a huge range of drinks options. What better way to watch the sunset than across the sea with a glass of wine and dog by your side? Visit: www.watergatebay.co.uk.

grillstock dog friendly restaurant bath

9. GRILLSTOCK, BATH SOMERSET

Meat lovers can delight at this Southern-style BBQ Smokehouse set in the arched vault of a grade II listed former railway building in Bath. Meats are flavoured using the restaurant’s special seasoning and smoked to perfection on sit over hickory wood. The funky interior and unique food draw in customers and their cool canines from all over the country. Visit: grillstock.co.uk.

Do you know any good dog-friendly restaurants near you? Share it with us in the comments!

Hattie Constance is a writer and blogger from West London now living in New Zealand with her two pugs, Bonnie and Scrappy. She spends her days working her way through Auckland's cafes or taking her dogs for walks along the beach. Outside of writing, Hattie has a huge passion for fitness and running - something her pugs do not!

4 Comments

  • missjoannek@gmail.com'
    Reply November 3, 2016

    Joanne

    New fab Tapas restaurant 28 Church Row in the heart of Hampstead is dog friendly! Only restaurant in Hampstead that is! Love it there.

    • Reply November 8, 2016

      Sara White

      Great, thanks for the recommendation Joanne! Please post the name / link if you have it. I’m sure our readers would love to visit x

  • Jendemel@icloud.com'
    Reply January 19, 2017

    Jen

    The Sparrowhawk in Formby, Lancashire, near Liverpool, is a wonderful pet friendly pub.

    • Reply January 22, 2017

      Sara White

      Hi Jen, thanks so much for the suggestion – we will check it out! ST x

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