Britain’s 25 Most Dog Friendly Pubs

If you love having a dog, you probably love doing things that dogs love doing too – and a good walk is top of the list. The UK is a beautiful area, and not only that, an area that is crisscrossed with a network of public footpaths crying out to be explored. This wonderful access to the countryside is one of the greatest privileges of living and holidaying in Britain. As dog owners, you naturally want to share the scenery with the company of a dog or two. The Telegraph’s top 25 most dog-friendly pubs feature a range of our stunning pubs, you and your four-legged friend are spoilt for choice.

The King’s Arms – Didmarton – Gloucestershire

Next to the main road in Didmarton, close to Tetbury and the Badminton Estate, is thisrecentlyrefurbishedinn – a perfect place in the Cotswolds. An inviting interior is warmed by a big old fireplace for winter, and there’s a lovely walled garden for warmer days. Dogs are made a fuss of with Snuffle dog beer offered to keep them happy.

The Lion Inn – Winchcombe – Gloucestershire

Push open the heavy oak door to reveal a beautiful main bar with a log fire crackling in a 15th-century inglenook. Review the papers over a pint of real ale with your pooch at your feet. Dogs can enjoy a biscuit in the garden, or enjoy a walk on the Cotswold Way.

The Inn at Whitewell – Clitheroe – Lancashire

The old deerkeeper’s lodge sits just above the river Hodder with views across parkland to rising fells. You can eat in the bar, but the long restaurant and the outside terrace are ideal for admiring the views. The river Hodder runs adjacent to The Inn, which is a favourite for dog walkers. Dogs can rest afterwards on beds provided by the inn.     

The Welldiggers Arms – Petworth – Sussex

A true country classic where the views stretch for miles and the staff are warm, friendly and attentive. The kitchen turns out delicious modern British dishes, or just pop in for a drink, there’s a great selection of local ales and they even sell ‘dog beer’ too. Rooms come with dog beds and bowls and there are plenty of long walks nearby for exercise.

Article by Kate Humble published in The Telegraph on 22 January 2018