Have you ever begun browsing Google Maps and then find that an hour has passed by? That’s what we’ve found while exploring all the far-flung corners of the UK that are host to dog-friendly pubs. When we launched the Dog-friendly Pub Awards, we scoured the UK to find more than 3,500 taverns, inns, taprooms and public houses that are truly dog-welcoming. So we got curious and wondered ‘what the most far-flung dog-friendly drinking spots in the nation?’.
And we need your help! We sadly can’t visit every pub in the UK. Do you know a UK dog-friendly pub with a more westerly, southerly, easterly or northerly location? We’d love to hear all about it and why it deserves to be a winning dog-friendly UK pub!
Here are the current listings of the UK’s most far-flung dog-friendly pubs. (Phew, try saying that five times!)
Most Western dog-friendly pub: Brown Trout Inn
This pub boasts fantastic Northern-Irish hospitality, live music weekends and a nine-hole golf course. The pub has employed the same bar manager for 40 years, so you’ll get a warm welcome, an expertly poured pint, and some local knowledge.
Not only is it currently the most western pub in our Awards, but it also boasts proximity to the most western point in the UK and some stunning coastline. As a hotel as well as a restaurant and pub, it’s great to see a pub with boarding options for dogs to stay with their owners, too!
Most Southern dog-friendly pub: Ferry Boat Inn
Tucked away in a picturesque harbour inlet, the most southerly pub in our listings looks like the perfect place to spend an entire afternoon. Views out over water, great food (finalist in the Pub Dining Awards), outdoor seating, and the beach is only a few steps away! Dogs are bound to have a splashing time here, with lots of love to go around from the staff, and can especially enjoy chilling after a breathtaking coastal walk.
Most Northern dog-friendly pub: The Plough Inn
This pub has some bona fide proof that it’s dog-friendly, check this out from Google Street View – can you spot the dog?
And if that wasn’t enough, locals recommend this as a fun and welcoming place to spend an evening, complete with a grassy beer garden, so there’s space for your pooch to roam around, too.
Most Eastern dog-friendly pub: The Fisherman’s Inn
Situated on the famous Norfolk Broads, this dog-friendly pub has classic, delicious food and spectacular sunsets (not guaranteed!). If you fancy messing around on the river, this is the perfect spot for a family riverboat outing and pub meal.
And by some happy coincidence, all four of these pubs have ‘Inn’ in their name! Do you know any dog-friendly pubs that are in even more wide-ranging corners of the UK? Why not nominate them to the Dog-friendly Pub Awards?