Top 6 dog-friendly places to eat in Northumberland holiday cottages

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Top 6 dog-friendly places to eat in Northumberland

Ruth 04 October 2019

We’ve all been there: soaking wet, so tired the tongue’s lolling and a little bit stinky – and that’s without mentioning your four-legged friend! You turn up to a pub hoping for a pint and a sit-down in front of a warm fire, but disaster strikes – they don’t welcome dogs.

You don’t have to relive those dog days ever again – with our guide to dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in Northumberland, you can plan your walks around your meals, safe in the knowledge that there’s a pint of beer and bowl of water waiting for you both at your journey’s end.

Whether you’re looking for dog-friendly restaurants, family-friendly pubs, or something in between, here’s our guide to the best places to eat with your dog in Northumberland.

Best dog-friendly places after a country walk

William de Percy Inn & Creperie, Otterburn 

William de Percy Inn
William de Percy Inn credit: Instagram @alexandria1993


Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, this inn couldn’t be in a better location to refresh parched pups after they’ve run off some steam. The inn and creperie promises a bowl of water for four-legged visitors and they may even get a treat if they’ve been a good boy (which is always, right?!)

Stay nearby: Weaver’s Cottage, Otterburn – sleeps 2 dogs and 4 humans

Three Wheatheads Inn, Thropton

Three Wheatheads Inn, Thropton
Three Wheatheads Inn credit: Instagram @hanreedy


After taking a stroll along the River Coquet on the eastern edge of the Northumberland National Park, rest weary feet and paws in this 300-year-old inn. Dogs are welcome to doze in the bar while their humans tuck into traditional pub grub.

Stay nearby: Bridge View Retreat, Rothbury – sleeps 3 dogs and 4 humans

Best dog-friendly places after a day on the beach

The Ship Inn, Low Newton by the Sea

The Ship Inn, Low Newton by the Sea
The Ship Inn credit: Instagram @thegeordiemaltipoo


This place is pretty iconic for locals and their dogs. It’s a stone’s throw from the wild North Sea and the rugged Northumberland coast and at the southern tip of a swathe of dog-friendly sand that stretches for miles to Beadnell, so it’s prime dog-walking territory. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the pub while their humans can enjoy a pint brewed on the premises.

Stay nearby: Rafters, near Beadnell – sleeps 3 dogs and 6 humans

Crown & Anchor, Lindisfarne 

Crown & Anchor, Lindisfarne
Crown & Anchor credit: Instagram @dustysoulsart


Beach walks don’t get much better than around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, an island that’s not an island, in the middle of the North Sea. And dog-friendly pubs don’t get much better than the Crown & Anchor; dogs are welcome in the bar where they can enjoy a treat and a bowl of water. But for the best views, sit in the beer garden to take in the views of the harbour, castle and priory.

Stay nearby: Deja Blue, Holy Island – sleeps 1 dog and 6 humans

Best dog-friendly place with multiple dogs

The Joiners Arms, Newton by the Sea

The Joiners Arms, Newton by the Sea
The Joiners Arms credit: Instagram @joinersarmsnorthumberland


Just up the road from The Ship Inn is The Joiners Arms, which describes dogs as “a very big deal” – and we couldn’t agree more! As well as bowls of water and a warm welcome, four-legged visitors can try their very own dog beers – the hardest decision will be choosing between beef and chicken flavours.

Stay nearby: Newton Halt South, near Embleton – sleeps 2 dogs and 5 humans

Best dog-friendly place which caters for families 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses

Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses
The Bamburgh Castle Inn credit: Instagram @connorpizza


You’d expect an inn in the centre of family-friendly Seahouses to cater to littler guests, but this place is a real crowd-pleaser all round. Dogs are welcome in the garden and the bar, where there’s a designated pet-friendly area stocked with fresh water and complimentary treats. Hungry little ones can choose from the menu of family favourites. And for you? You can enjoy a pint of local ale or a fancy cocktail while taking in the views out towards the Farne Islands.

Stay nearby: Coastguard Watch, Seahouses – sleeps 2 dogs and 6 humans

Has this whetted your appetite for a trip to Northumberland with your four-legged family member? We’ve sniffed out everything that’s dog-friendly about Northumberland – check out our guide here. 


If you've decided Northumberland is the next destination for you and your pup, why not take a look at our full collection of dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland?


For even more great places to chow down with your pooch, why not go out for a dog's dinner at the UK's most dog-friendly pubs or the UK's most dog-friendly cafes?

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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