Pubs that welcome your pooch
It’s nice to have your four-legged friend in tow especially on a sunny afternoon that calls for a stop in a pub garden. Take a look at our top picks for dog friendly pubs for where ever you are in the region…
Dog friendly pubs in Suffolk
The King’s Head, Woodbridge
17 Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP | www.kingsheadwoodbridge.co.uk
After a long walk along the river, quench your thirst at the super dog-friendly King’s Head on Market Hill. Pick a table outside and people watch while you enjoy a refreshing drink and your dog chows down on one of the treats from their ‘Mutt’s Menu’ such as cow ear, doggy sausage and honey dried pig snout for just £1 per item. Check out the doggy menu at https://www.kingsheadwoodbridge.co.uk/mutt-s-menu-1
The Duke of Marlborough
Main Road, Somersham, Ipswich IP8 4QR | thedukeofmarlborough.com
Located on the main road through Somersham, owners and their well-behaved dogs can enjoy one of the many beautiful rural walks before relaxing in the courtyard garden or inside the spacious bar area. Soak up the atmosphere of this stunning traditional building while you enjoy a drink or treat yourself to a locally sourced dish from the extensive menu. Dogs are welcomed and there is a jar of dog biscuits on the bar which you can help yourself to.
The Ramsholt Arms
Dock Road, Ramsholt, Suffolk IP12 3AB | http://www.theramsholtarms.com
Overlooking the River Deben, The Ramsholt Arms is an idyllic place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat after a leisurely dog walk along the riverside. Kick back and take in the scenery as you decide whether to eat fresh fish or local game from the extensive menu.
The Ship at Dunwich
St James’s St, Dunwich, Saxmundham IP17 3DT | http://www.shipatdunwich.co.uk/footer/dog-friendly/
Take your pick of dog walks from the beautiful surrounding countryside. Nestled in between Southwold and Aldeburgh, The Ship at Dunwich has a colourful history including once being a smugglers haunt. “Muddy paws are welcome at The Ship” which boasts dog-friendly dining in the bar, conservatory or breakfast room and dog-friendly accommodation to boot.
Dog friendly pubs in Norfolk
The Orange Tree
High Street, Thornham, PE36 6LY | www.theorangetreethornham.co.uk
After a long walk and splash in the sea at either Brancaster Bay, Thornham Beach or Brancaster Staithe harbour, rest your feet and let your dog dry off at this stylish gastropub. Dogs are welcome inside and out and it even has its own doggy menu!
The Crown, Pulham Market
The Green, Pulham Market, Norfolk, IP21 4TA | https://www.thecrowninn-pulham.co.uk/
Packed with charm and with fantastic history, The Crown is the perfect dog-friendly stop if you are visiting Pulham Market. Set overlooking the village green and with the picturesque church to the rear. Ask the bar staff about the ghost, it even has its own table!
The Nelson, Burnham Market
Creake Road, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8EN | www.the-nelson.com/index
The stylish Nelson Country Inn is set in the pretty town of Burnham market where you’ll find lots of nice little walks a short distance away at the River Burn. Put your feet up and watch to world go buy in the garden while you enjoy a drink in this lovely dog friendly pub.
Cambridgeshire dog friendly pubs
The Bridge House, St Neots
Market Square, St Neots, PE19 2AP | www.thebridgehouse.moonfruit.com/
Recently refurbished, the Bridge House is set in a gorgeous location overlooking the Great Ouse. Take a stroll along the river with your four legged friend then sit back and relax in the bar with its oak beams. Or watch the world go by in the garden as you tuck into some traditional home cooked pub food.
The Crown Inn, Broughton
Bridge Road, Broughton, Huntingdon, PE28 3AY | www.thecrowninnrestaurant.co.uk
This picturesque grade 2 listed former saddlery is set in an acre of grounds allowing plenty of space for you and your pooch. The Crown Inn is bursting with character with all the charm you would expect in a building of that era. Why not pop in for a pudding after a walk around the stunning surrounding countryside?
Dog friendly pubs in Essex
The Chequers, Goldhanger
The Square, Goldhanger, Essex, CM9 8AS | www.thechequersgoldhanger.co.uk
Located in the charming village of Goldhanger, near Maldon, on the River Blackwater in Essex, is a warm and welcoming pub. It’s ideal for dog owners as you’ll find plenty of walks nearby along the Blackwater Estuary and surrounding area. After a nice long walk return with your pooch to quench your thirst or enjoy a bite to eat. There’s sunny patio, the perfect place to relax and dogs are also allowed inside at three of the bar areas.
The Anchor, Danbury
Runsell Green, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4QZ |www.theanchordanbury.co.uk/index
Set in a traditional picture postcard building, The Anchor is packed with character features that you would expect to find in a traditional country inn. The nautical theme runs throughout the building inside and out with an impressive collection of brass on show. Dogs are welcome but not in the main dining areas. The Anchor advice you book ahead during busy periods to ensure they can accommodate you and your pooch.
Coach & Horses, Newport
Cambridge Road, Newport, Saffron Walden CB11 3TR | www.coachandhorsesonline.com
After a long walk following one of the nearby footpaths which take you deep into the Uttlesford countryside, stop by the Coach & Horses pub in Newport for a refreshing drink and bite to eat. Dogs are welcome inside the pub area and the huge garden, where owners can dine. Staff are more than happy to provide fresh water for doggies!
Hertfordshire pubs for dogs owners
The Cowper Arms, Letty Green
57 Cole Green Lane, Letty Green, Hertford, SG14 2NL | www.thecowperarmscolegreen.co.uk
Set in the pretty village of Letty Green, on the outskirts of Hertford, the pub offers a biscuit bar for dogs and a good choice of food for humans too! Choose a spot in the quiet and enclosed garden on a nice sunny day. Nearby is The Cole Green Way and the Hertford to Ware Towpath. An old railway line, with streams and plenty of shade, it’s popular with dog walkers and is a great way of working up an appetite before your trip to the pub. Don’t leave without trying the melting golden chocolate orange bomb for dessert!
The College Arms, Hertford
40 London Rd, Hertford Heath, Hertford SG13 7PW | www.thecollegearmshertfordheath.com
Based in the centre of Hertford Heath and baking on to woodland, The Collage Arms is the ideal place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat after your dog walk. Why not visit on a Sunday, try one of their Sunday roasts with large Yorkshire puddings and relax after in a leather armchair with your pooch by your side.
The Orange Tree, Baldock
Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW | http://www.theorangetreebaldock.com/
This 330 year old pub boasts the largest beer garden in the area. You’ll not be spoilt for choice with what to drink as they have a whopping 13 pumps with a selection from local breweries. Dogs are welcome in the bar but are asked that they are kept on the lead as there is a resident dog that may come and say hello. Fresh water and dog biscuits are available on request.
The Catherine Wheel, Albury
Pelham Road, Albury, SG11 2LW | http://www.thecatherinewheelalbury.co.uk/
Not only is The Catherine Wheel dog-friendly but it’s child-friendly too with excellent children’s play area. With their fantastic menu, there really is something for everyone to enjoy after your dog walk at the nearby heath land.
Dog friendly pubs in Bedfordshire & Bucks
The Embankment, Bedford
6 The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD | www.embankmentbedford.co.uk
Located directly opposite the River Ouse, owners and their dogs can enjoy a long walk along the river before relaxing on the outside terrace with a refreshing summer cocktail. Dogs are treated to fresh water and biscuits. Don’t worry if the weather takes a turn for the worse, dog are also welcome inside!
The Three Cups, Bedford
45 Newnham St, Bedford MK40 3JR | http://www.threecupsbedford.co.uk/
Just outside the centre of Bedford, the award-winning The Three Cups is a friendly and inviting pub with an interesting back story about how it was turned into the place it is today. Why not pop in for a visit after a walk along the River Great Ouse? It is dog-friendly and they have a free supply of dog biscuits for the four legged guests as well as stocking their own beers alongside Greene King ales.
The Black Horse Inn, Chesham
The Vale, Chesham, HP5 3NS | https://www.theblackhorsechesham.co.uk/
The Black Horse Inn is a grade II listed 200 year old pub which is child and dog friendly. Situated on the outskirts of the Chesham Vale, the Black Horse Inn is an ideal location to take a break from walking the Chiltern Hills with your dog. Order a hearty, traditional pub meal and sit back and relax while you plan your next walk recommended on their website.
The Harrow, Hughenden Valley
Warrendene Road, Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, HP14 4LX | http://www.harrowhughenden.co.uk/
The Harrow which is just outside High Wycombe has to be one of the most dog-friendly pubs in the area. With a safe enclosed garden and a selection of toys for the dogs to play with, it’s clear The Harrow knows how to do dog friendly. I hear the chocolate brownies are worth sampling too.