Suffolk’s cosiest dog-friendly pubs to visit this autumn

Suffolk has a great selection of dog-friendly pubs and inns. Enjoy a country walk then warm up with a visit to a cosy pub with a fireplace, comfort food and great drinks selection this autumn.

Crown & Castle

Orford IP12 2LJ | 01394 450205 |

Enjoy a lovely long walk along Orford marshes before visiting the pub for a delicious dinner. Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is one (bookable) doggie table in the restaurant area. There’s even a hosing down area for pooches that may have truly enjoyed themselves exercising across the marshes. Extend your stay with an overnight stay. 

The White Hart

22 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AJ | 01728 453205 |


A cosy pub with coal fire for the colder months. Stop by after a long beach walk. The pub has two guest beers on pump each week. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and usually treated to a dog biscuit!

Bear and Bells

11 Old Market, Beccles NR34 9AP | 01502 712291 |

A traditional pub with beams, comfortable settees and an open fire in winter months. The staff love dogs and water bowls are provided.

Masons Arms

14 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NX | 01284 753955

The pub is great for food and dogs will love the attention from staff. Water bowls provided for doggy visitors. The building dates back to the early 16th century and the pub is well known for its home-cooked food.

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White Horse

The Street, Easton IP13 0ED | 01728 746456 |

A lovely modern pub, great for dining. Dishes are created using seasonal and regionally sourced produce. There’s lots of lovely country walks nearby. Sit by the fireplace to warm up in winter.

The Dog

The Green, Grundisburgh IP13 6TA | 01473 735267 |

One of the most dog friendly pubs in East Anglia. Pooches will be given a warm welcome, water, treats and are allowed in the bar, restaurant and garden. The pub serves traditional pub grub, has an extensive wine and gin list and is an all-round great location.

The White Hart

London Road, Blythburgh,Halesworth IP19 9LQ | 01502 478217 |

Explore the Blyth estuary and nearby coastal towns of Southwold and Walberswick, before returning to the pub for a drink.

Lavenham Greyhound

97 High Street, Lavenham CO10 9PZ | 01787 249553 |

A good family and dog friendly pub. Lavenham has lots of country walks.

King’s Head

Front Street, Orford IP12 2LW | 01394 450271 |

There’s a great circular walk which starts at the pub and heads north out of the village. Alternatively take a walk along the river before enjoying a drink and bite to eat. Pet friendly rooms are also available.

The Ramsholt Arms

Dock Street, Ransholt, IP12 3AB | 01394 411209 |

A great pub overlooking the water. There’s a good choice of food. Try the one hour circular walk from the pub through fields and country paths.

The Plough & Sail

Snape Bridge, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SR | 01728 688413|

A cosy and snug pub perfect for post autumn and winter walks. Tuck yourself away in a corner, perch in front of the fire or book a table in the large restaurant.

The Crown

Bridge Road, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SL | 01728 688324 |

An Adnams owned 15th century smugglers inn located in the village of Snape. The perfect spot for lunch after a Suffolk heritage coastal walk.

The Harbour Inn

Black Shore, Southwold IP18 6TA | 01502 722381 |

Located on the water’s edge, stop for a pint or bite to eat in this nautically charming pub.

The King’s Head

17 Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP | 01394 387750 |

The pub is exceptionally dog friendly. There’s a special ‘Mutts Menu’ and Instagram wall of doggy visitors. Pooches are given a treat and water on arrival. The pub itself is rustic but charming, with worn tables, cosy corners, a fireplace and traditional pub grub.

The Unruly Pig

Orford Road, Bromeswell, Woodbridge IP12 2PU | 01394 460310 |

A good option if you’re looking for something more upmarket than a traditional pub. Food is tasty and beautifully presented and there’s an extensive drinks menu. Water and treats available for doggy visitors.

The Ufford Crown

High Street, Ufford IP13 6EL | 01394 461030 |

A charming village pub with a stylish bar and lounge area. The food menu is varied with something to suit all tastes and appetites.

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