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The top 10 dog-friendly pubs on Driving with Dogs

The top 10 dog-friendly pubs on Driving with Dogs

Did you know that over 2,000 dog-friendly pubs and country inns are listed on Driving with Dogs?  And that the team and dogs have been into all of them to check out the dog-friendliness?      So now we're sharing our personal top 10 places to visit with your dog this year.  The criteria are the same as for the listings on the Driving with Dogs website 

  • great food at reasonable prices,
  • dogs welcome to sit with you in the bar or in the garden,
  • children welcome,
  • clean loos, easy parking and a dog walk nearby. 

Starting with four outstanding dog-friendly pubs, placed in joint 7th place we have:

The Lodge in Hunstanton, Norfolk.  This is a truly dog-welcoming establishment and B&B rooms are also available for you and your dog.  An enormous sandy beach is nearby and you can easily walk there on a section of the Peddars Way path. Expect to find big bowls of water for thirsty dogs by the car park entrance. We enjoyed a marvellous Sunday lunch here.  The menu caters for all dietary preferences and appetites, with sandwiches available at lunchtime. Children have their own menu and also a play area outside. It's popular and booking is a good idea. The Lodge is on the A149 and is very easy to find.

The Globe in Sampford Peverell   A traditional, timbered Devon inn with a perfect dog walk straight from the car park. The relaxed atmosphere is absolutely perfect for drivers, families and of course our furry friends too. Loads of space inside and out, and very convenient for the M5.

The Royal Oak in Bangor on Dee, Wales   Almost straddling the border between Wales and England The Royal Oak is a firm favourite with the Driving with Dogs team.  The River Dee is easy to reach and perfect for a cooling swim for hot dogs in the middle of a long drive.  The Inn has a long history, and its flagstones could surely tell a tale or two.  You can order coffees, light bites, lunches and the staff will make sure you have exactly what you want.  A gem!

The Oddfellows in Caldbeck, Cumbria   The village has plenty for visitors to explore, as well as a perfect dog walk on the other side of the stream. And then you can relax in the bar and enjoy a meal or snack. Your dog will probably be socialising with the local pooches! You'll find dog-friendly B&B rooms too.

Look out for the next three fabulous dog-friendly establishments tomorrow!


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