6 Dog Friendly Pubs With Rooms & Nearby Walks

We’ve handpicked 6 of the best dog-friendly getaways the UK has to offer. Explore new areas and go on an adventure with your canine chum. 

Major companies and organisations are backing the Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign to raise awareness over the dangers of leaving your dog in the car for too long. Their message is simple: please don’t take the risk of leaving your dog alone in a car on a summer’s day. ‘Not long’ is too long.

In honour of this campaign, our good friends over at The Outdoor Guide (TOG) have collated some of their favourite dog walks across England. As such, we’ve added to this by pairing 6 of their choices with the nearest dog-friendly pubs for you to stay at. So instead of leaving your pup at home this summer, treat you and your four-legged friend to a pub stay with dog-friendly rooms and walks!

Without further ado, here’s 6 of the best pub stays with walks for your family and dog(s) to enjoy!

1. A Woodland Walk Through Wareham Forest, Dorset // The Canford

TOG says: “Wareham Forest is there to be explored. Managed by Forest England, there are many tracks running through the woodlands with this short walk taking the wide track from the Sika Trail car park to a magnificent viewpoint. There is a mixture of new and old trees along this track as well as heather and moorland. It is home to a range of wildlife, such as the sika deer and you may also catch sightings of woodlarks, who make their nest on the ground in the heathlands. If you’re lucky, you may also see a sand lizard or smooth snake!”

Explore the routeA Woodland Walk Through Wareham Forest

Nearest pub: The Canford, Poole (9 miles away)

SIAP says: The Canford is a beautiful pub, perfectly positioned moments away from the village of Canford Cliffs and the stunning Blue Flag Sandbanks beaches known amongst locals for its great selection of gins, premium beers and seasonal menus, they also offer 11 boutique bedrooms with dog-friendly options. 

See inside and bookThe Canford, Poole

2. Holywell & Crantock Beach Dog Walk, Cornwall // The Traveller’s Rest

TOG says: “Treat your dog to a trip of North Cornish beaches, with golden sands and towering dunes to explore on an unforgettable circular stroll. This is a way tailor-made for dog lovers, where your four-legged friends are allowed on beaches all year round. You start the walk at the village of Holywell and follow the beach with the coast on your left. You can explore the cave if the tide is out, but be careful!”

Explore the route: Holywell & Crantock Beach Dog Walk

Nearest pub: The Traveller’s Rest, Newquay (10 miles away)

SIAP says: The Traveller’s Rest is a beautiful Cornish dog-friendly pub with 4 luxurious glamping pods, each coming with spectacular coastal sea views. The historic 17th-century pub has a cosy, warm and friendly atmosphere, and serves a wonderful array of Cornish food and drink. They are just a short stroll away from the coast and around a mile from Newquay Airport.

See inside and book: The Traveller’s Rest, Newquay

3. Hathersage Dog Walk, Peak District // The Devonshire Arms

TOG says: “This lovely walk starts and ends in the pretty Peak District village of Hathersage, and takes in some beautiful countryside along the way, designed by Phil Sproson. It’s relatively flat and gentle with only a few small hills, and for the most part, uses well-made paths and lanes. There are 3 short stretches of road, one of which has no pavement, so you might want to bear this in mind if your dog isn’t great in traffic. There will most probably be sheep on the route, so your dog should always be kept on a lead – although you’re unlikely to encounter cows. There are no stiles or squeeze stiles. There are dog-friendly cafes and a pub for refreshments en route, and Heathersage has a wealth of shops and eateries to enjoy before and after the walk.”

Explore the routeHathersage Dog Walk

Nearest pub: The Devonshire Arms, Beeley (9 miles away)

SIAP says: Located on the stunning Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is a charming 18th-century village inn, known for their fine cuisine and idyllic setting. They offer luxurious accommodation within the grounds, with 18 boutique hotel-style bedrooms and dog-friendly accommodation.

See inside and book: The Devonshire Arms, Beeley

4. Mill Hill Dog Walk, South Downs // The Crown Inn

TOG says:  “This short dog-walking route is perfect for nature lovers, with beautiful wildlife including the Adonis blue and chalk hill blue butterflies, the yellow herb horseshoe vetch and the distinctive whitethroat. The circular walk is just under half a mile in length and starts in Mill Hill upper car park near Shoreham-by-sea. The walk follows woodland trails with excellent views over the River Adur”.

Explore the route: Mill Hill Dog Walk

Nearest pub: The Crown Inn, Dial Post (9 miles away)

SIAP says: The Crown Inn is an award-winning family-run West Sussex free house, locally renowned for its authentic home cooked food and inviting atmosphere. With 4 stylish, dog-friendly bedrooms, everyone is welcome at this wonderful countryside pub.

See inside and book: The Crown Inn, Dial Post

5. A Wheel Friendly Walk along the River Sid, Sidmouth // The Masons Arms

TOG says: The Byes is a hidden gem in Sidmouth, Devon. It is a walk that follows the River Sid, from the town centre to Sidford. The track is a mixture of footpaths and cycle trails and is barrier free, making it a walk ideal for buggies and all types of wheelchair. There are meadows and meandering paths to explore which are very dog friendly. This traffic free walk is great for dogs and children, with plenty of bridges for a game of Pooh Sticks. There is an adventure play area too and plenty of seating along the way to rest weary feet. It is a lovely place to visit whatever time of year.

Explore the route: A Wheel Friendly Walk along the River Sid

Nearest pub: The Masons Arms (9 miles away)

SIAP says: Nestled in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain’s most picturesque villages, is the award winning 14th century Masons Arms. Offering 28 stunning bedrooms, some are even located in the pub’s own row of external cottages. The pub also has accommodation for your four-legged friend, as well as one wheelchair accessible bedroom too.

See inside and book: The Masons Arms, Branscombe

6. National Trust Fountains Abbey Walk, North Yorkshire // The Grantham Arms

TOG says: “Fountains Abbey is without doubt the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monastery in the country. Founded by Benedictine monks in the 12th century, it grew in wealth, power and architectural grandeur, and as such, it inevitably fell victim to Henry VIII’s ‘dissolution of the monasteries’ in 1539.

Explore the route: National Trust Fountains Abbey Walk

Nearest pub: The Grantham Arms (8 miles away)

SIAP says: The Grantham Arms is a historic dog friendly pub with a contemporary bar offering local real ales, a restaurant which serves delicious pub food to suit all tastes, and has 7 beautiful bedrooms. The pub is the ideal base for exploring the towns of Harrogate, Ripon and York or for those that want to enjoy the stunning scenery in the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

See inside and book: The Grantham Arms, Boroughbridge

For more great pub stays for you and your pooch, explore our range of dog-friendly pub accommodation and simply refine your search to “dog friendly rooms”.  To discover more dog walks, read The Outdoor Guide’s dog-friendly walks and check out their full list.

The Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign should be taken seriously, so do take extra care with your dog as the days start to get warmer! For more information, check out Dogs Trust for a better understanding of the campaign and what you can do to help. 

Written by Connor Davies, Head of Content at Stay in a Pub