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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 King 26 February 2024

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, read on to discover the best dog-friendly places to eat in Northumberland.


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Best dog-friendly pubs and restaurants after a country walk

William de Percy Inn & Creperie | Otterburn 

Cute sausage dog behind a glass of red wine
William de Percy Inn credit: Instagram @alexandria1993

 

Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the William de Percy Inn & Creperie 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?!) They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner too! 

Good to know

  • Where is the William de Percy Inn & Creperie? Jedburgh Road, Otterburn, NE19 1NR
  • How much does it cost to dine at William de Percy Inn & Creperie? £50 per person based on a starter, main, dessert and a drink
  • Stay nearby: Weaver’s Cottage | sleeps 2 dogs + 4 humans

Three Wheatheads Inn | Thropton

Happy white dog with tongue out looking at the camera
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 at the Three Wheatheads Inn in Thropton while their humans tuck into traditional pub grub.

Good to know

  • Where is the Three Wheatheads? Thropton Front Street, Thropton, nr Morpeth, NE65 7LR
  • How much does if cost to dine at the Three Wheatheads? £45 per person based on a starter, main, dessert and a drink
  • Stay nearby: Bridge View Retreat, Rothbury |  sleeps 3 dogs + 4 humans

Best dog-friendly places after a day on the beach

The Ship Inn | Low Newton by the Sea

Cute yellow puppy asleep in owners hands. Half a pint of cider is in the foreground
The Ship Inn credit: Instagram @thegeordiemaltipoo

 

The  Ship Inn in Low Newton by the Sea 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.

Good to know

  • Where is The Ship Inn? Main Street, Low Newton by the Sea, Alnwick, NE66 3EL
  • How much does it cost to dine at The Ship Inn? £35 per person based on a starter, main, dessert and a drink
  • Stay nearby: Rafters | sleeps 3 dogs + 6 humans

The Crown & Anchor Inn | Lindisfarne 

Looking down on a black and white dog lying on the floor in a bar
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 Inn; 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.

Good to know

  • Where is the Crown & Anchor Inn? Market Place, Holy Island, TD15 2RX
  • How much does it cost to dine at the Crown & Anchor Inn? £35 per person based on a starter, main, dessert and a drink
  • Stay nearby: Holy Island View |  sleeps 2 dogs + 5 humans

Best dog-friendly pub and restaurant for more than one dog

The Joiners Arms | Newton by the Sea

Big grey dog lying on a stone floor in front of a basket of logs
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.

Good to know

  • Where is the Joiners Arms? Main Street, Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick NE66 3EA
  • How much does it cost to dine at the Joiners Arms? £50 per person based on a starter, main, dessert and a drink
  • Stay nearby: Newton Halt South | sleeps 2 dogs + 5 humans

Best dog-friendly family pub and restaurant 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn | Seahouses

Silhouetted dog against Seahouses beach

You’d expect an inn in the centre of family-friendly Seahouses to cater to smaller guests, but this place is a real crowd-pleaser all round. Dogs are welcome in the garden and the bar at The Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses, 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.

Good to know

  • Where is the Bamburgh Castle Inn? Seahouses, N68 7SQ
  • How much does it cost to dine at the Bamburgh Castle Inn? £35 per person based on a starter, main, dessert and a drink
  • Stay nearby: Coastguard Watch | sleeps 2 dogs and 6 humans

Stay at a dog-friendly holiday cottage in Northumberland

Has this whet 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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