Dog-friendly dining in North Wales holiday cottages

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Dog-friendly dining in North Wales

Ed Roberts 29 January 2020

The pursuit of happiness in every dog’s life centres around their love of food. For them, and us, it’s not just a survival necessity, it’s love - plain and simple. And we dog lovers recognise this passion, so finding places to dine with them on holiday is key to enjoying your time away.

So, how does North Wales measure up? Well, we’ve compiled a guide of great dog-friendly pubs, cafes and takeaways with views for you to choose from. There’s a growing number of eateries that recognise that dogs are gourmets too, and they wholeheartedly invite them along with you to dine at their place.

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Stay at one of our dog-friendly, self-catering holiday cottages in North Wales. We have accommodation all across the region from Anglesey to Barmouth and Llandudno to Prestatyn, including Snowdonia National Park. Bring your dog on holiday to North Wales and discover how dog-friendly it is for yourself.

Super dog-friendly places to eat

The Black Lion, Anglesey 

Black Lion

The Black Lion just outside the Anglesey village of Llanfaethlu is one of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in the UK: not just Wales. The current landlords are proud owners of two chocolate Labradors who love relaxing around the bar. You can find dog treats on the bar and water bowls on request! Just don’t mistake the Scooby snacks for crisps (yuck!)

Stay at: Trearddur House Mews | Sleeps: 2 dogs and 4 humans 

The View, Abersoch 

The View, Abersoch

The View is aptly named. Your dog will be the first to agree. The aspect across Abersoch on the Ceredigion Bay side of the Llyn Peninsula is a very friendly place to visit when you and your four-legged furry buddy are ready for lunch or dinner. A nice, diverse range of hot and cold meals are on offer at The View and its worth a day trip out to one of the most beautiful, lesser-known areas of North Wales.

Stay at: White Horses Cottage | Sleeps: 1 dog and 2 humans 

Les & Rita's Fish Bar, Rhyl 

Fish & chips - Les & Rita's in Rhyl

Just one street away from the long, sandy seafront prom at Rhyl, this dog-friendly chippy is the best in Denbighshire. So, put our claim to the test and head along there for some golden battered cod and chips. Find a bench on the prom and watch the tide go out and families play, as your pooch waits patiently for a scrap of fish and batter! A British holiday without tucking into a bag of fish and chips is too depressing to think about.

Stay at: Y Daflod | Sleeps: 2 dogs and 8 humans 

Seaside places to eat

The Toad, Colwyn Bay 

The Toad, Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay is a popular seaside resort on the north coast of Wales. After some astonishing redevelopments which include a new pier and seafront attractions, it’s certainly a place to keep an eye on. That’s why The Toad should be at the top of your list for dog-friendly eateries to check out if you fancy a cool pint and some good old Welsh grub. Dogs are allowed throughout the pub and you can enjoy sunny views from the benches at the front of The Toad. There’s even an ice cream bodega in the garden! Dogs love a wafer cornet.

Stay at: 50 Acre House | Sleeps: 2 dogs and 10 humans 

West Shore Beach Café 

West Shore Beach Cafe

You couldn’t get closer to the sea even if you were snorkelling. West Shore Beach is a lovely dog-friendly café next to the sea in Llandudno. There are views of Anglesey and Puffin Island to enjoy through the windows as you enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea with your erstwhile hound. If they are lucky, one of the guys may give your pooch a treat! Open for breakfast too, this is the very definition of a North Wales dog-friendly café by the sea.

Stay at: Oorme View | Sleeps: 3 dogs and 24 guests 

Family-friendly places to eat

The Cosy Club Bar at The Cambria Club, Towyn 

Cosy Club

A pleasurable choice to try out if you are hitting the sights and joys of North Wales with the kids and the dog(s). The Cosy Club Bar is a good bet if you have an appetite for all the lunch and dinner time standards. A good range of burgers and other hot meals populate the menu, as well as a kid’s menu, plus dogs are welcome inside if they are friendly souls.

Stay in: Old Lixm Cottage | Sleeps: 2 dogs and 4 humans 

Fish Tram Chips, Llandudno 

Fish Tram Chips

Well worth the climb up the side of Great Orme, this chippy is a true delight. It’s rare that we’d recommend two fish and chip shops in a single blog, but this is a sure bet to delight the kids and the dog who will be looking forward to a wander to the top of the hill for views of Llandudno Pier and the town below. Find a perch and enjoy some of the finest takeaway fish and chips in town.

Stay in: Park Villa | Sleeps: 2 dogs and 8 humans 

Cosy places to eat

Red Lion, Old Colwyn 

Red Lion

Just a short walk from the promenade is this cosy pub in the Old Colwyn, which is at the eastern end of Colwyn Bay. This pooch-friendly pub is a great place to hide out with a pint and your dog at your feet between outings along the North Wales coast. Within walking distance of the promenade, you can enjoy a nice beach walk afterwards.

Stay in: Old Colwyn Coastal Retreat | Sleeps: 1 dog and 2 humans 

The Bryntirion Inn, Bala

The Bryntirion

The Bryntirion Inn is a quiet family pub found in the Llandderfel countryside. Built at the tail end of the 17th century, this former hunting lodge and coaching inn above the Dee Valley has a roaring log fire to enjoy your pint and lunch in front of. The food has a very good local reputation and the range of beers is eclectic and interesting. Dogs are more than welcome, making this a great choice for a visit if you are staying in the area.

Stay in: Bodweni House | Sleeps: 2 dogs and 8 humans

Now that you’ve been inspired by our guide to our favourite dog-friendly places to eat and drink in North Wales, why not read our complete dog-friendly North Wales guide for more places to visit with your lovely doggy?


Have you found your ideal dog-friendly holiday cottage for your holiday to North Wales? We have properties all across the area for you to select a favourite from. Whether you are visiting the area with your partner or with your family and friends, we have cool properties big and small; some are found at the coast, others are in more remote locations, whilst several are found at the heart of North Wales’ towns and villages. Whatever you are looking for, we have the best pet-friendly property for you and your furry four-legged companion.


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?


*Please check details locally before your visit – all details were correct at the time of writing.

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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