The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in the UK
Nowadays, restaurants, coffee shops and cafes across the UK are becoming more and more pet-friendly, with cat and dog pop-up cafes becoming the new craze, restaurants introducing dog-friendly facilities and even dog menus and drinks to enable your little friends to dine with you. It’s now almost become the norm to take your furry friend along with you to your favourite lunch or dinner spot.
When taking your dog with you to a restaurant or bar, it’s always reassuring to know they’ll be well taken care of– from water bowls, treats and dog-loving staff, to their own separate doggy menu. Giving your pup space to spread out and relax after a long walk and a little treat here and there is the perfect way to show your dog how much you appreciate him/her.
Plus, these places not only cater to your four-legged friends, but they also serve up some pretty tasty food for humans to enjoy too– from creative cocktails and premium wines and beers to uniquely-flavoured dishes and international cuisines.
At EnjoyTravel, we’ve compiled this list of the top 20 dog-friendly restaurants and eateries in the UK that are perfect for both of you. Whether you prioritise water bowls and treats, plenty of space or VIP treatment for the both of you, you’re sure to find yours and your dog’s favourite new lunch or dinner spot from our list below!
(32 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EL)
Whether you’re on the lookout for a trendy new lunch or dinner spot, or looking for a venue for your weekly after-work drinks, The Laundrette is the perfect place for you. This trendy cocktail and pizza bar is perfect for cocktail-lovers or people who want to sample some great pizzas– plus, it’s dog-friendly too! With comfortable outdoor sofas to let your pup relax after a long walk, plus dog bowls available, the Laundrette is the perfect place to ensure all members of the group are well taken care of.
(60 North St, Southville, Bristol BS3 1HJ)
This quaint little cafe by day, and cocktail bar by night is located in the Southville area of Bristol. North Street is rife with eateries, restaurants and cafes, most of which will be more than happy to welcome an extra four-legged guest. From brunch options and superb coffees and teas in the morning and perfectly crafted lunch dishes, to cocktail options every Friday and Saturday night plus a new ‘doggoccino’ drink, this independent cafe is the perfect option for a quick coffee or brunch date with your furry friend!
(105 Church St, Inverness IV1 1EY)
One of the best wine bars in Scotland, this pub/bar is both child and dog-friendly. Adults will enjoy the selection of premium wines and the cured meats/cheese boards on offer, while children and dogs are welcomed both inside and outside. With soft drinks and plenty of space for kids to play and relax, or for you to cuddle your dog in between wine or whisky tastings, this place surely is a gem of the Scottish Highlands.
(Coychurch, Bridgend CF35 6AF)
This Victorian-style hotel in Bridgend hosts luxury dining and accommodation options for both humans and pets. The Doggy Afternoon Tea they serve, from frozen yoghurt to uniquely-flavoured biscuits and sweet treats, will leave you and your dog feeling like a VIP guest. The premium dishes and dining atmosphere at this home away from home is welcoming and inclusive for both humans and pets.
(1 Old King St, Bath BA1 2JW)
With dogs welcome in the outside and downstairs area, this venue is the perfect summer dining spot for you and your four-legged friends. You can expect a premium service for both you and your dogs. Stop off here after a long dog walk for some great dining options, and treats and water bowls for your dog! The dog-loving staff at the Hall & Woodhouse will ensure you and your furry friend will have everything you need.
(Clos St Cenydd, Llangennith, Swansea SA3 1HX)
This 17th-century style hotel and restaurant takes good care of its human and dog guests. With a dog menu serving pup-friendly ice cream, doggie hampers and dog treats available for you to truly spoil your dog, as well as a range of premium dining options for dog owners, this is the perfect venue for discerning travellers or locals who want to include their pets in their holiday or dining experience.
(Purdy St, Salthouse, Holt NR25 7XA)
This friendly country-style pub in North Norfolk offers its guests, whether human or dog, a great dining experience. Dogs are warmly welcomed in this pub, with the dog-loving staff offering up dog biscuits and water bowls to your little friend. You can also find premium food and alcohol options, and a great kids menu too! This pub is only a 5-minute drive from Salthouse Beach which is also dog-friendly. Treat yourself and your dog to a scenic beachfront walk before stopping off at the Dun Cow for a bite to eat.
(131 Dundee St, Edinburgh EH11 1AX)
Serving authentic craft beers and pub food, this place is perfect for drinks with friends or family members, or a laid-back weekend dining experience that includes your dog. Here, your dog will be treated like any other guest and offered water bowls and treats to help them cool off after a long walk in one of the many nearby parks. Plus, you can expect plenty of space for your dog to stretch out at your feet.
(Tyndrum, Crianlarich FK20 8RY)
Tucked away in this small Scottish-Highland village, the Real Food Cafe serves authentic British cuisines, from fish and chips to soups and full-English breakfasts. After a long and muddy walk across the surrounding hills or moors, you’ll be pleased to find this place offers a dog and boot washing station to keep you and your hound clean and fresh before dining.
You can expect your pup to have lots of attention from staff members and diners, and be given water bowls to cool off and plenty of space to relax. Make sure your dog is well-behaved!
(3 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA)
The Dirty Onion is a premium live music and dining venue in Belfast, Northern Ireland, showcasing entertainment events 7-nights a week and offering its guests authentic Irish whiskey and British cuisines. What’s more, your dog can dine with you and receive the VIP treatment in the form of water bowls and lots of attention and cuddles from staff members and other customers!
(Building Unit 12, 13 Rosewoods, London E2 8GY)
A popular East-London spot for brunching and dining, this place is also extremely welcoming to your four-legged companion. With plenty of space for your pup to roam and sniff around or stretch out at your feet while you wine and dine, as well as dog-loving staff and water bowls available, this is the perfect place for both you and your furry friend.
(Fistral Beach Complex, Headland Rd, Newquay TR7 1HY)
This beachfront restaurant on Fistral Beach, Cornwall, offers up authentic British and international dishes for you to try for lunch or dinner. After a long dog walk across Fistral Beach, you and your pup can enjoy the courtyard space and the accommodating and welcoming atmosphere of this restaurant.
Dog-loving staff will assist you with anything, and your dog will enjoy the space they have to roam and sniff around or stretch out at your feet as you dine on classic British beachfront dishes like fish & chips!
(64 Heath St, London NW3 1DN)
This Argentinian-style restaurant is situated all around the UK, so you’re bound to find one nearby! The A La Carte menu and wine list will tickle your tastebuds, as well as the Sunday Roast or set menu options– the choice is yours. The Hampstead venue hosts a monthly ‘Doggy Sunday’, on the first Sunday of each month. ‘Doggy Sunday’ consists of numerous activities that both you and your pup will enjoy.
(Pilotage Bldg, Stuart St, Cardiff CF10 5BW)
Bill’s restaurant is one of the most popular restaurant chains in the UK, and they even have their own dog menu! Serving everything from doggy wine (non-alcoholic, of course) and ice cream to nut/superfood bites, your dog can dine with you in style and live the VIP treatment. You can also expect premium service from the dog-loving staff that will shower your pup with attention, treats and love.
(81 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BL)
The clue’s in the name! Brewdog in Birmingham’s sprawling city centre is a great place to not only sample craft beers and dine on burgers, buffalo wings or mac & cheese for the little ones but also to treat your pup to a lavish experience. Your pup can expect numerous treats and lots of attention from the dog-loving staff at this appropriately named restaurant.
(25 Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, London SW11 8EZ)
Tapas Brindisa is a premium tapas and alcohol bar/restaurant in Battersea, London, that is welcoming to both humans and dogs! Did you know, this restaurant also serves doggy tapas? The Perrito Tapas menu also includes doggy beer and treats to spoil your little companion. Why enjoy tapas if your dog can’t enjoy it with you? The warm and welcoming atmosphere of this venue will also entice customers in, whether accompanied by a pet or a friend or family member.
(2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN)
Treat yourself and your pup to a premium and luxury experience at this Mexican restaurant in Notting Hill, London. Dogs are more than welcome at this venue, and will be supplied with as much water as they can drink, and enough attention to keep their tails wagging. While you can be sure your four-legged friend is well catered for, you yourself can enjoy an extensive menu and cocktails.
(90 York Wy, London N1 9AG)
Want a premium bottomless brunch or after-work drinks spot that will welcome your four-legged pal with open arms? At Rotunda, your pooch will be given complimentary water bowls and dog treats to keep them happy while you dine on the a la carte menu and alcohol. Dogs are welcome on the terrace or bar area, perfect for al-fresco dining during the summer!
(15 John St, Glasgow G1 1HP)
One of the most dog-friendly restaurants/cafes in the UK, this venue treats dogs with the same love and care as their human guests. You can expect your pup to be well taken care of at every Singl-end venue in Glasgow. Relax and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at this cafe and bakehouse in the heart of Scotland’s most populous city.
(High St, Thornham, Hunstanton PE36 6LY)
This award-winning quaint little pub in Norfolk is welcoming to its doggy guests and their humans. With a menu consisting of authentic and locally sourced dishes, cocktails and premium wines and craft beers, plus a separate doggy menu for your four-legged friends, you’ll have a hard time dragging yourself and your dog away from this place. There’s also a kid’s play area, perfect for families who want to include all family members in their dining experience.