The UK’s most dog-friendly places to eat according to TripAdvisor REVEALED

With thousands more restaurants, pubs and cafes re-opening their doors to the public this week with the return of indoor hospitality in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland set to follow next week, diners can start to enjoy a meal or drink out whatever the weather.

For dog owners, it can be difficult to find places to eat that allow dogs, let alone welcome them as much as their human companions! Fortunately, dog-friendly holiday provider Canine Cottages has crunched the TripAdvisor data to findthe most dog-friendly places to eat across the country, now that it is safe to do so.

Based on the percentage of reviews on TripAdvisor suggesting a place was dog-friendly, they found the most dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes across the country, which can also be found in this handy interactive map.

If it’s a pint and a pub meal you’ve been most looking forward to, the UK’s most dog-friendly pubs have been revealed as:

  1. The Maltings, Warrington, Cheshire

  2. The Clachnaharry Inn, Clachnaharry, Highland

  3. Temple Bar Inn, Amroth, Pembrokeshire

  4. The Black Swan Hotel, Belford, Northumberland

  5. The Admiral Benbow, Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire

  6. Brandling Villa, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  7. The Reefs Bar, Sea Palling, Norfolk

  8. The Compass Inn, Winsor, Hampshire

  9. The Endeavour Pub, Whitby, North Yorkshire

  10.  The Quarterdeck, Chichester

A whopping 48% of the total reviews left for The Maltings commented on its dog-friendliness, making it the country’s most dog-friendly pub. As well as offering dog treats, snacks and drinks, The Maltings also organises a whole wealth of doggy events to get stuck into, from weekly dog walk meets to special dog Easter Egg hunts.

For a full English, coffee and cake, or perhaps going all out with an afternoon tea, below are the UK’s most dog-friendly cafes according to TripAdvisor:

  1. Paws for 5, Seaham, Durham

  2. Paws for Tea Tearoom, Beccles, Suffolk

  3. Brew and Chew, Perth, Perth and Kinross

  4. Kibble Bakery, Skipton, North Yorkshire

  5. The Wagging Tail Cafe, Southport, Merseyside

  6. The Doghouse Coffee Lounge, Wrexham

  7. Paws for Coffee, Hampton Hill, London

  8. Paws 4 Tea, Dundrum, County Down

  9. Tilly’s, Portrush, County Antrim

  10. K9 plus 1, Barry

With 65% of its reviews praising it for its dog-friendliness, Paws for 5 in County Durham is a worthy winner. This cafe welcomes dogs off the lead and sells a wide range of dog products alongside its special menu for dogs. It also hosts puppy socials and dog walks, and you can even book a birthday party for your dog there.

Canine Cottages have also released the Dog-Friendly Index, a handy tool where you’ll find these and even more dog-friendly places to eat as recommended by TripAdvisor reviewers.

Covering the entirety of the UK, and featuring helpful filters for finding your perfect kind of day out or place to eat, the Dog-Friendly Index is a must-have tool for dog owners. Each place that has been featured has also been given a useful paw rating out of 5, with only places rated 3 paws or higher featuring in the tool.

Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, said: “With so many more people planning to eat out now that it is safe to do so, it’s fantastic to see the sheer number and diversity of places that welcome dogs across the country; hopefully this can only continue to grow.  We hope that our Dog-Friendly Index tool helps to highlight the top spots for dog owners to visit near them, as well as highlight some hidden gems they may not have been aware of.”