Head to Birmingham and you’ll be spoilt for choice for where to enjoy a pint with your pooch. The Black Country’s famous for canal walks, Crufts and parks full of squirrels – a doggy dream. Read on to discover the doggypedia of dog-friendly pubs full of perfect nooks and crannies to spend the weekend.
BrewDog bars everywhere welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes, but there’s something special about the BrewDog in Birmingham. As the name suggests, it’s not just a pub but a community and they love their dogs just as much (if not more) than they do their brews. You’ll find their Instagram account paying homage to the many canine customers who take their humans in for a spicy burger or two. While you try some of the craft beers on offer, your dog can tuck into free doggy treats. Tails will wag for their delicious doggy beer (but of course) and the snug basement is a top dog spot on any day of the week. There are no restrictions here, so let the lead loose while you relax. BrewDog Birmingham’s staff have a genuine passion for pooches, so expect water bowls without having to ask and your pup to be genuinely spoilt. The pub is right by the train station for getting home easily, or take a post-lunch walk by the nearby canals.
2. Prince of Wales
If you’re looking for a pedigree pub, look no further than the Prince of Wales, also known to some as The Prince Moseley. This isn’t your traditional pub, so expect a labyrinth of quirky corners including cigar lounges, an indoor cocktail parlour and a themed beer garden. As well as welcoming dogs, the Prince of Wales also serves up their famous chili hotdogs (that’s a spicy sausage in a bread roll, just in case you were worried). Once you’ve had your fill, there’s plenty of space for your pup to lounge in the beer garden, with patio heaters for chillier evenings. Dogs are welcome inside the pub and outside too. Plot up by the fire, snuggle into old-fashioned leather bench seating and see how many of their five rooms (all dog-friendly) you can make it round before closing time. You’ll also want to sniff out their “Pints & Pooches” fun days which are themed with antics for you and your pup to enjoy. All proceeds go towards helping the Medical Detection Dogs charity.
3. The Griffin Inn
The Griffin Inn is a rare relic of a proper pub for those who like real ale and spending their day with Shustoke’s most dog-loving owners. This unpretentious country local has farm cider, country wines and water bowls for pets. Slip into one of the sofas by the L-shaped bar, grab a spot by the fire or take an old-fashioned seat in the garden grass for the perfect view of Birmingham.
4. The Clock
The Clock is the perfect spot for weary walkers and their dogs, centered between two of Brum’s prime parks; Calthorpe Park and Cannon Hill Park. Find three spacious rooms to relax in, or sit down in the snug with your pet by your side. Dog-friendly front and rear gardens will ensure no one’s ever in the dog house and fairly-priced beers and cob rolls make for a drool-worthy lunch (and tasty scraps!). The car park opposite is great for designated drivers or head out to one of the many wag-tastic walking spots nearby.
As all dog-loving owners know, it’s not just Crufts’ dogs who deserve to be spoilt. Never leave your pup pining again when you have these four great Birmingham boozers to choose from. Let us know which is your favourite in the comments below.