The grain free dog food experts at Canagan have compiled their top 10 dog-friendly pubs in the heart of London or, if you fancy an idyllic escape from the city, just a stick’s throw away on the train from major stations! Offering doggy delights like a ‘Puppy Hour’, homemade puppuccino and even a three-course menu tail-or made for your canine companion, these lovely locals make for a dreamy day out for owners and pets alike.
Horse & Stables (Westminster Bridge Road, SE1)
Your companion will receive a warm welcome from this lovely pub’s resident dog, Jia, who enjoys playing with fellow pups.
Hand in Hand (Wimbledon, SW19)
Pets are greeted with a bowl of water, and staff often post about their canine guests on social media.
People’s Park Tavern (Victoria Park Road, E9)
A pub in the middle of a park with a lovely big beer garden too, this city spot is pup heaven. It’s often visited by Sighthound Sundays — a community greyhound and lurcher walks — so you and your companion are in for a sociable stay.
The Brown Dog (Barnes, SW13)
Despite its name, the Brown Dog’s resident pub pup is black Labrador, Willow. Plenty of water bowls and pig ears are offered for doggy guests.
Wags N Tales (Twickenham, TW1)
Voted ‘London’s most dog-friendly pub’ in the Rover.com awards last year, this cool canine loving spot offers homemade pup-cakes and puppuccino, as well as water bowls and towels to dry wet paws. Tables are specially spread apart so pets and their owners have plenty of space.
Rural retreats on the train line
Bird In Hand (Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire)
Venture from Marylebone to beautiful Buckinghamshire for this pooch paradise that offers a ‘Puppy Hour’ and ‘Paws Off’ reserved table signs for shyer canines — not to mention a delicious doggy bar snacks menu.
Britannia (Guilford, Surrey)
Make your way from Waterloo to leafy Surrey; along the River Wey you’ll find this scenic spot offering doggy treats, water bowls and even a snuggly bed for your companion to settle in.
The Bricklayer’s Arms (Sevenoaks, Kent)
Travel via Charing Cross to this welcoming pub that’s a hotspot for dog owners who regularly meet and socialise. Your companion can enjoy tasty treats and fresh water throughout their stay.
The Fox & Hounds (Theale, Berkshire)
Pilgrimage via Paddington to this paw-fect pub that’s won national and regional awards for being so dog-friendly in 2017 and 2019. Dog loving landlady Jayne says, “we love meeting new woofers and getting to fuss them”. She offers a pooch photobooth, pub dog walks and even a special dog menu with a full three-course meal!
The best of both worlds
Brewdog (London and beyond)
If it wasn’t already clear from the name, dogs are always welcome at Brewdog. You can even book ‘Dog pawties’ where your dog will be treated to a dog-friendly beer, cake and a party hat for just £5 per hound.