The most dog-friendly places to eat in Yorkshire holiday cottages

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The most dog-friendly places to eat in Yorkshire

Elianne Reed 12 November 2019

Hungry and thirsty pups will want to join their humans for a bite to eat after a long country or coastal walk. Get yourselves along to some of Yorkshire’s finest dog-friendly pubs and eateries where the water is cold and the welcome warm!

Check out our selection of dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in Yorkshire:

Best dog-friendly pubs after a country walk

The King's Arms, Askrigg

Dog on country walk

This Yorkshire Dales dog-friendly pub is sure to delight pups whose favourite TV programme is All Creatures Great and Small. The inn was actually used as The Drovers pub in the famous vet TV series, so you'll all be thrilled to pop in for a pint and a look around. Just reassure your faithful pal that vet James Herriot isn’t lurking around the corner with his stethoscope!

A great place to stop off after a walk around the nearby Aysgarth Falls or to come back to for dinner at the end of a day out in the historic market towns of Middleham (13 miles) or Richmond (18 miles), the food is comforting and the ale local. 

Where to stay:

Walden Cottage, Aysgarth 2miles (sleeps 2 hounds and 4 humans)

The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge

Man and dog in beer garden

Settle into the warmth of the remote Lion Inn after a day traipsing across the rugged Yorkshire Moors. This 16th-century gem is situated on the highest point of the North York Moors, so the views over the valleys of Rosedale and Farndale are phenomenal.

Rest awhile in front of a crackling log fire and get to know both locals and visitors while ordering one of their tempting steak and mushroom pies or excellent Sunday roasts. Then get back out and explore!

Where to stay:

Moors Edge Lodge, Gillamoor (sleeps 2 hounds and 2 humans)

Best dog-friendly cafes after a day at the beach

Jeromes Pavilion and Café, Bridlington

Jeromes Pavilion Bridlington
From Instagram: @jeromespavilion


Situated on the esplanade and with spectacular sea views all around, this is one for sandy pups and their tired humans to settle down at after a nice long walk along the beach. Sit on the terrace to drink in the fresh sea air and on colder days, retreat inside to any of the non-carpeted areas where four legs are welcome too.

Choose from pizzas, a tasty grill and huge burgers and skinny fries to fill you up before heading home or settle down to a dog-friendly afternoon tea with your best chum - the odd crumb won't hurt! There's even a kids' playground to keep little ones occupied while you sit back and enjoy the ocean vista.

Where to stay:

Appletree Cottage, Bridlington (sleeps 1 hound and 2 humans)

Headlands Family Restaurant and Cafe Bar, Flamborough Head

Dog at table waiting to be served

Sea dogs will be sure to want to include a visit to Flamborough Head and its iconic lighthouse on their holiday itinerary. It's only fair to make sure that they are well fuelled for the walk and this restaurant, café and bar is just to place to start off. Right next to the lighthouse, the sea views will give enthusiastic dogs itchy paws, so don't stay too long or you'll get those puppy dog eyes and a nudge at the lead!

There is also a nice gift shop for coastal souvenirs to take home (or a frisbee for Fido) and an ice cream kiosk if you want to take a Mr Moos ice cream down to the sands.

Where to stay:

Rock Lobster, Flamborough (sleeps 1 hound and 4 humans)

Best places to eat with multiple dogs

The Farmer's Arms, Muker

Dogs on forest walk

Another popular one in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this traditional village pub will take you back to days gone by with its history, traditions and unspoilt charm. After long muddy walks in the beautiful Swaledale, take your handful of hounds to stretch out in front of the pub's roaring open fire while you peruse the menu with a local real ale in hand. Stone-flagged floors ensure that hounds are welcome, however much mud they may bring in with them.

Where to stay:

Brookside, Muker (sleeps 1 hound and 5 humans)

The Bluebell Inn, Kettlewell

Bluebell Inn Kettlewell
From Instagram: @sweeney_ross


This woofer-welcoming establishment doesn't worry about whether you arrive with one dog or a few. They are all just as welcome to cosy up in front of the log fire or sit outside on the terrace while their humans sample some of Yorkshire's finest ale. The food is rustic and homely - the fish and chips are a favourite - and the meat and potato pie is a walker's dream. More than that, the hounds can sit with you beside the table so you can all enjoy a relaxing mid-walk lunch!

Head out afterwards for a lovely Dales stroll and make sure you don't miss the charming market town of Skipton - known as the 'Gateway to the Dales' - and its spectacular 900-year-old castle.

Where to stay:

Croft House - Kettlewell, Kettlewell (sleeps 2 hounds and 6 humans)

Best dog-friendly pubs which cater to families 

The Plough Inn, Sleights

Child and dog in garden

After a stroll around the scenic Esk Valley in North Yorkshire with the family, head to this family-friendly pub near Whitby which looks out over the North York Moors. Little ones will love looking out to see if they can spot a steam train chugging by, while your four-legged friend sits faithfully by their side, ever-hopeful that one of them may drop a crisp or two in their direction.

Where to stay:

Egton Cottage, Whitby (sleeps 2 hounds and 4 humans)

The Fox and Rabbit Inn, Pickering

Dog looking at menu

Everybody loves comfort food, and none more so than children. Take them to this traditional stone-built inn on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors for some proper country grub - the children's Fox Cub Menu has lots of yummy options including pizza, scampi and chicken carbonara with garlicky bread. The views of the moorland are pretty inviting to waggy tails after a hearty lunch, just make sure they have a slurp from one of the provided bowls before they go.

Where to stay:

Honeysuckle Retreat, Pickering (sleeps 1 hound and 6 humans)

When tummies are full, and eyes are sleepy, tired pups will want to head home for a well-earned snooze. Let them find their happy place with a stay in one of our dog-friendly Yorkshire cottages.


Planning your trip to Yorkshire and want some info before you go? Check out our dog-friendly guide to Yorkshire which gives our top tips for the best cottages, attractions, walks and beaches across this most pup-friendly of counties.


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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