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Dog Friendly Pubs in Bristol

Bristol boasts an abundance of pubs which welcome you and your dog to come in and relax by the bar or in their spacious beer gardens. Below are just a few of them.

With the weather starting to brighten up and the outdoors becoming a lot more inviting, what could be better than taking your four-legged friend out for a long walk in the sunshine? Ending it with a bite to eat or a quick, cold pint in one of Bristol’s many dog friendly pubs, that’s what!

The Malago

The Malago

About: In the heart of North Street you’ll find The Malago, the place to take your dog for brunch, coffee, cocktails and fine dining.  Pups are welcomed by a semi-resident Buddy and the staff who love to meet new four-legged friends. While you tuck into classics like eggs Benedict for brunch and guinea fowl for dinner, your dog will have their own water bowl and treats aplenty. 

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 4/5

Address: 220 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JD, United Kingdom

Telephone: 01179 639044

 

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Hawkes House

Hawkes House

About: Hawkes House is a friendly neighbourhood café bar recommended by locals as a good place for a quick coffee, a long dinner and everything in between. Opposite Mundy Playing Fields, it’s perfectly situated if you want to take a long walk around the heart of Thornbury or to Thornbury Castle. Take tired paws in where they’ll be made wonderfully welcome by the friendly staff. Expect a pat on the head, a water bowl, treats and even a doggy dinner for especially good hounds.

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 5/5

Address: St Mary’s Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AB

Telephone: 01454 417621

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The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn

About: If you’re looking for a new favourite pub in Westbury on Trym, The Victoria Inn is a top pick. The dog-friendly pub with a charming beer garden and free Wi-Fi is perfect for fun family days out. Owners can eat inside with their dogs, or dine al fresco with plenty of shaded areas to keep everyone cool in the summer. While you try a selection of real ales, let your dog curl up in one of the pub’s many quiet corners!

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 5/5

Address: 20 Chock Lane, Westbury, Bristol, BS9 3EX

Telephone: 0117 239 6749

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The Lazy Dog

The Lazy Dog

About: In this pet-friendly pubs t’s made clear that dogs are not just visitors but honoured guests. Part of the pet VIP treatment includes water bowls on arrival and doggy treats, plus no areas are off-limit for dogs or their owners. Patrons can eat inside with their dogs or out in the large beer garden and stay cool under one of their umbrellas. This independent, dog-loving community pub has a large beer garden and an emphasis on quality food and drinks and excellent service.

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 5/5

Address: The Lazy Dog, 112 Ashley Down Rd, Ashley Down, Bristol BS7 9JR

Telephone: 0117 9244 809

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Royal Navy Volunteer

Royal Navy Volunteer

About: You can expect the staff to fight over who can be the first to welcome your best furry mate, with a dog treat ready in their pockets. Dogs are welcome to eat inside with their owners, except on weekends when the restaurant area is kept dog-free. Food includes small plates and larger Sunday lunches, and there’s an extensive taster menu with all the local ales and craft beers a punter could wish for.

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 3/5

Address: 17 - 18 King Street, Old City, Bristol, United Kingdom

Telephone: 07487 242300

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The Salthouse

The Salthouse

About: A warm welcome is given to everyone and their dog on arrival at The Salthouse in Clevedon. Surrounded by woodland and within sniffing distance of the Severn Estuary, it’s home to many a local dog walker and their furry friend. Every dog gets a water bowl and a biscuit while owners enjoy a cold beer, cottage pie or fresh baguette. Dogs are allowed inside to dine with their owners, but it’s outside that you’ll want to nab a napping spot.

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 4/5

Address: Salthouse Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7TY

Telephone: 01275 343 303

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The King's Arms

The King's Arms

About: At the top of Whiteladies Road, Clifton, is The King’s Arms, one of Bristol’s top dog-friendly spots. Water bowls come readily available and are always situated around the pub inside and out. You’ll have fun spotting the wide range of dog breeds that visit and owners can eat inside with their dog by their side. As well as several floors for your dog to explore there’s also a beautiful sun terrace for sunbathing. 

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 4/5

Address: 168 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2XZ

Telephone: 0117 973 5922

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The Portcullis

The Portcullis

About: Not only is The Portcullis renowned for producing Bristol’s best beer but it also welcomes dogs. Soak up the building’s history across two floors—dogs are welcome on both—or sit out in the courtyard beer garden that stays open until 10 pm. Don’t worry about water bowls or doggy treats—they’re all provided and staff will give a warm welcome to dogs and their owners. Dogs do need to be kept on the lead but don’t let that stop them from snuggling up by your side.

Outdoor Area: Yes

Pub Rating: 4/5

Address: 3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol, United Kingdom

Telephone: 0117 973 0270

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