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Edited: 29th March 2020

Royal Oak dog-friendly pub, Cumbria

Local Covid-19 restrictions may affect the normal opening times. Please check using the contact details on the listing before making plans.


The Royal Oak has recently-ish refurbed their Tap Room so that dogs and their owners can enjoy an open fire, good food and a pint of Hawkshead in considerable comfort!

Pub or Cafe Address

Bongate, Appleby in Westmorland, CA16 6UN


Open 7 days. Lunch served daily from 12 noon. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

Dog owners can order from the main menu and eat in the (very nice) taproom. In summer you can also eat outside at the front of the Inn overlooking St Michaels Church and watch the lambs in the field opposite. For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome in the Taproom. Dog menu available.


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14 July 2019

Excellent dog-welcoming pub with own doggy menu!

I was pleasantly surprised with how lovely the interior of this pub was and just how dog-welcoming it is! Staff are super friendly and were very attentive - nothing was too much trouble. They even turned the TV to show our sport of choice which was perfect as we were visiting during Wimbledon, so we got to catch up on the tennis!

The food was excellent with very generous portions; however the best bit (as I'm sure our dogs will confirm) was the doggy menu! With all sorts on it including roasted meat, they were spoilt rotten - check out the photos for the chicken and sausage dinners we ordered for them!

My only quibble with the place is the Tap Room is a small bar area so if you happen to visit when there's a few others with the same idea, you might not get a table. Just bear this in mind if you decide to call on speck.

Note: If you want to give your pooch a stretch of their legs - wander over the road and to the left and go down the road next the church. This takes you down to the River Eden where there's a grassy area for them to run around, or you can pick up the riverside path on the other side of the footbridge.

Edited: 29th March 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.