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Finding London’s Most Dog-Friendly Pubs

Finding London’s Most Dog-Friendly Pubs

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a nice wander with the dogs but instead of heading back home, a nice cold pint sounds much more appealing. It can be hard to determine whether you’ll be met with a scowl or given a warm welcome when little Bruce and Pickles pop their furry heads round the door of the pub, and there’s nothing worse than settling yourself down only to be asked to leave. Oh, it’s awkward. So instead of risking an unpleasant encounter in your search for a dog-friendly pub in London, we’ve made a list of the ones to make a beeline for.

Bear in mind that certain pubs can get pretty busy with after-work crowds (looking at you central London) and weekend partygoers so your dogs might prefer to be tucked up in bed if the surroundings are too loud for their sensitive wee ears. If you fancy going for a drink but your dog prefers to stay at home, don’t worry, we’ve got you! You’ll find plenty of dog lovers on who provide dog boarding in London and who’ll be delighted to look after your furry special someone while you’re out and about in the capital. 

East London


The People’s Park Tavern - 360 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7BT

Tavern of the people and their dogs, The People’s Park Tavern located next to Victoria Park in East London welcomes all furry friends. Good boys and girls can enjoy sitting nicely, and politely mingling with other four-legged patrons both inside the bar and outside in the large hacienda garden. Friendly bar staff will bring them water bowls and maybe even give them cuddles. Their onsite brewery, the “Brew Lab”, churns out some cracking brews from tropical sours to double IPAs. Tunes get a bit loud on Friday and Saturday nights so you might want to avoid taking them with you then.  Opening times and details

More dog-friendly pubs in East London

The Birdcage  80 Columbia Rd, E2 7QB  Opening times and details

Crown & Shuttle  226 Shoreditch High St, E1 6PJ  Opening times and details

Dirty Dicks   202 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NR  Opening times and details

The Red Lion   640 High Rd Leytonstone, E11 3AA  Opening times and details

King Edward VII   47 Broadway, E15 4BQ  Opening times and details

The Bell   617 Forest Rd, Walthamstow, E17 4NE  Opening times and details

South London

Brewdog Clapham Junction   11-13, Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG 10 Brewdog locations in London

If you love dogs, and you love beer, and you decide to build a craft beer empire, what do you get? Brewdog! Dogs are always welcome at Brewdog bars and since July they can even celebrate their birthdays there. For £5 per hound, your dog and her friends will be treated to dog-safe cakes, a specially made doggy beer, and party hats. Humans can also get in on the hat action and enjoy one of the pub’s many super-fresh craft beers while the dogs get their party on. Brewdog also actively support Guide Dogs Scotland so you can’t help but love them. Check out any one of their 10 locations throughout London.  Opening times and details

The Woolpack   98 Bermondsey St, SE1 3UB

When you and your furry friend need refuelling, pay a visit to The Woolpack. The pub serves a nice range of craft beers and great food. Little Bruce will love the large beer garden, bowls of fresh water, treat dispensers, and making friends with the pub’s resident beagle! It has a bit of a party vibe going in the evening so the wee fella will probably prefer to head home before it gets louder than his fluffy little ears can handle.  Opening times and details

More dog-friendly pubs in South London

John the Unicorn -  157-159 Rye Lane, SE15 4TL  details The Great Exhibition  193 Crystal Palace Rd, SE22 9EP  Opening times and details

The Sparrowhawk  Address & Map: 2 Westow Hill, SE19 1RX  Opening times and details

The Avalon  Address & Map: 16 Balham Hill, Balham, SW12 9EB  Opening times and details

Hare and Billet  Address & Map: 1A Hare and Billet Road, SE3 0QJ  Opening times and details

Hand in Hand  Address & Map: 6 Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ  Opening times and details

Dial Arch  Address & Map: Number 1 St, SE18 6GH  Opening times and details

North London

Red Lion and Sun   25 North Road, N6 4BE

Hampstead Heath is dog heaven. Once you’ve exhausted yourselves exploring the sprawling park, head in the direction of Highgate Village and reward yourself with a post-walk pint in Edwardian gastropub, Red Lion and Sun. Your furry companion will be given fresh water and pigs’ ears as well as loads of attention. The owners adore dogs and commemorate their visits by taking photos of them—Kate Moss’s dog Archie is among them. The watering hole boasts an impressive wine list and its food is carefully sourced from local producers whenever possible. In the summer they spit roast whole hogs and lambs in their back garden and come winter you and the doggy can look forward to sitting in front of a roaring fire.  Opening times and details

The Jolly Butchers   204 Stoke Newington High St, N16 7HU

The Guardian named it as one of the Top 10 Pubs in Britain, so you know that you and little Brucie are on to a good thing. The airy, traditional pub is just a short walk from Abney park and Stoke Newington Common making it the perfect pit stop after a grueling game of fetch. Dogs will be given fresh water and cuddles while owners will have to make do with one of the watering hole’s real ales or ciders from some of Britain’s best breweries.  Opening times and details

More dog-friendly pubs in North London

The Wells   30 Well Walk, NW3 1BX  Opening times and details

The Alma  59 Newington Green Rd, N1 4QU  Opening times and details

The Albion  10 Thornhill Rd, N1 1HX  Opening times and details

The Wenlock Arms   26 Wenlock Rd, N1 7TA  Opening times and details

The Narrow Boat   119 St Peter’s St, N1 8PZ  Opening times and details

Bald Faced Stag   69 High Rd, N2 8AB  Opening times and details

West London

The Brown Dog   28 Cross Street, SW13 0AP

As the name suggests, The Brown Dog is a super dog-friendly pub located down a quiet, leafy street in Barnes. The independently-owned Victorian boozer serves cask ales from local brewers, a nice choice of wines, and seasonal, contemporary British cuisine. Canines can enjoy a bowl of water and pigs’ ears!  Opening times and details

The Hampshire Hog   227 King St, W6 9JT

Good boys and girls are always most welcome at The Hampshire Hog. Little Bruce will be served with a fresh bowl of water on arrival and he can mingle with other nicely-behaved dogs to his adorable little heart’s content. Meanwhile, owners can treat themselves to delicious cocktails, wines, beers, brunches, and dinners whilst admiring the stylish surroundings.  Opening times and details

More dog-friendly pubs in West London

The Builders Arms   13 Britten St, Chelsea, SW3 3TY  Opening times and details

The Champion  1 Wellington Terrace, W2 4LW  Opening times and details

The Coach Makers Arms   88 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2PY  Opening times and details

The Blue Anchor   13 Lower Mall, W6 9DJ  Opening times and details

The Thomas Cubitt   44 Elizabeth St, SW1W 9PA  Opening times and details

The Windmill   Windmill Dr, SW4 9DE  Opening times and details

The Bell and Crown   11-13 Thames Road, W4 3PL  Opening times and details

The Old Sergeant  102 Garratt Lane, SW18 4DJ  Opening times and details


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