50 Dog Friendly Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants In London

There are lots of places in London that welcome dogs, but it always pays to know where they are before you set out with your pup in tow. We've pulled together this list of pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels that are more than happy to have you and your pet visit. So to get you started, here are 50 places* to get you and your furry friend's tail wagging.

Dog friendly pubs

North London

1. The Bull & Last

After a stroll (or run) around Hampstead Heath, you can reward your dog's good behavior with a marrow bone or pigs ear in the downstairs bar area in this laidback pub. Area: HampsteadWebsite

2. The Red Lion & Sun

This lovely pub is so dog friendly, they even have pictures of their four-legged regulars on their website. While your pooch is welcome inside (as long as it's well-behaved) they do have two lovely beer gardens to enjoy if you want to be outdoors. Area: HighgateWebsite

Indie and Silvester - the pub dogs at the Red Lion and Sun


3. The Cellars

They've got an open fire in winter for those dogs who make it to the pub early and grab a place there. Owners can try the real ales at this gastro pub. Area: Stoke NewingtonWebsite

4. The Lord Palmerston

If you like to take your dog walkies on Parliament Hill - this Victorian pub is a great place to relax after a bracing bit of exercise - it also has a large garden. Area: Tufnell ParkWebsite

5. Brewdog

This cool chain has a canine moniker and are also resolutely dog friendly. You can try the craft beer on tap, and your dog might get lucky with a cheeky dog treat on the menu. Area: Angel (and also Soho, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and Shepherds Bush)Website

6. The Wells

Dogs have a bowl of food on the menu of this award-winning gastro pub. You'll find a lovely terrace, sunny in the summer, sheltered in the winter. Area: HampsteadWebsite

7. The Alex

Enjoy a gin and tonic (they have 18 types of gin) in the bar, terrace or beer garden in this pet friendly pub. They also show paintings from local artists in the pub, if you're after a bit of culture, or try out one of the three parks nearby. Area: Crouch EndWebsite

Image by Matt Brown via Flickr Creative Commons

8. Sir Richard Steele

This traditional-looking, Victorian pub welcomes dogs into its intriguing and characterful interior as well as its spacious beer garden as well. Area: Belsize ParkWebsite

 9. The Spaniards Inn

As befitting a country-style pub in the middle of London, this historic place welcomes hounds after their walk on the heath. Area: HampsteadWebsite

10. The Lord Clyde

This pub has a surprisingly large courtyard out back so you and your dog have plenty of space to stretch out in. Area: IslingtonWebsite

East London

11. The Windsor Castle

This bright and airy pub is pet friendly, and while your dog is allowed inside, they do have a lovely candle-lit courtyard for them to enjoy when its warm. Area: HackneyWebsite

12. The Kenton

This Norwegian-run Hackney pub is happy to have dogs come visit, although they're probably not going to add much to the Rock & Roll Bingo, karaoke, and rock, paper, scissors competitions. If you want to sit out in their beer garden, there are blankets to keep you warm in the winter months. Area: HackneyWebsite

13. The Proud Archivist

Treat your dog to a bit of culture at this pub, cafe, art gallery and restaurant - they might even find you a water bowl. Area: HaggerstonWebsite

The Water Poet's beer garden

14. The Water Poet

While dogs may only be welcome in the garden, you're in luck as their's is huge and has an outside bar - so you don't have to leave your dog to its own devices. Area: SpitalfieldsWebsite

15. People's Park Tavern

Dogs are welcome in this pub with one of the biggest, and best, beer gardens in London. You're also right next to Victoria Park so your dog can really stretch their legs before popping to the pub. Area: HackneyWebsite

People's Park Tavern

 16. The Horn of Plenty

With some dog treats on hand at the bar, you'll get a warm welcome at this award-winning gastro pub. Area: StepneyWebsite

Central London

17. The Peasant

Bring your pet to this established gastro pub, although they prefer you to keep them on their leads. If you ask the staff they'll find you a water bowl as well. Area: ClerkenwellWebsite

18. The Crown and Two Chairman

This Soho stalwart is happy to accommodate you and your dog - head there on a Sunday and tuck into one of their roasts. Area: SohoWebsite

19. The Punch Tavern

This Grade II listed Victorian former gin palace is brimming with history and also a big fan of dogs. Check out some of the original features like the fireplace, oak panelling and marble bar, as well as some original Punch & Judy painting while you're there. Area: Fleet StreetWebsite

20. The Grazing Goat

This charming gastro pub is great in the winter, it has open fireplaces in the bar. It's also lovely when its warm, with a handful of tables to enjoy your food and drink outside. Area: Marble ArchWebsite

Image by Simon Pearson via Flickr Creative Commons

21. The Globe

This dog-friendly pub, near to the Royal Opera House, usually has at least three real ales on tap to enjoy if you're in town. Area: Covent GardenWebsite

South London

22. The Prince Albert

Owners of hounds who exercise in Battersea Park may already know about the bowls of water waiting for their dogs at this light and airy pub. If you fancy staying outside, you can people watch from the benches. Area: BatterseaWebsite

23. The Cat's Back

Despite the name, dogs are also welcome at this refurbished Victorian pub - they've got water bowls to quench your dogs the thirst if you've just been out exercising in nearby Wandsworth Park. Area: WandworthWebsite

24. The Abbeville

Just say the word at the pub and they'll fetch you dog biscuits and a water bowl. In the winter you're dog can curl up by the fire and in the summer you can both sit outside at the tables out front. Area: Clapham CommonWebsite

25. The Prince Regent

This wooden-paneled, gastro pub allows your four-legged in for a drink. Area: BrixtonWebsite

The Station Hotel

26. The Station Hotel

Dogs of all sizes are welcome in the pub, as well as in the restaurant alongside the bar. In the summer there is a large beer garden out back for your dog to enjoy. Area: Hither GreenWebsite

27. The Hare & Billet

After a morning or afternoon on the heath - pop into this real ale pub on the south side, you're dog is more than welcome. Area: BlackheathWebsite

28. Sylvan Post

This converted post office still has some of the original fixtures and fittings, and as long as you keep Fido on the lead - they're more than happy to accommodate you. They also have a large outdoor area at the front. Area: Forest HillWebsite

29. Dial Arch

Dogs are more than welcome in the bar and the vast outside garden, but you can't take them in the restaurant (you can still order food however). Area: WoolwichWebsite

30. The Cutty Sark

You can enjoy a lovely riverside walk before stopping off for Sunday dinner at this dog friendly pub. They've got a large outdoor area by the water with great views of Canary Wharf and the O2. Area: GreenwichWebsite

31. The Trafalgar

Dog owners can enjoy exceptional views of the river and iconic London landmarks from this riverside pub, which has an outdoor terrace and big bay windows looking out onto the water. Area: GreenwichWebsite

West London

32. The Brown Dog

As befitting its name, this gastro pub welcomes dogs through it's doors - it even has its own top dog, Willow. Area: BarnesWebsite

33. The Prince Bonaparte

Bring your dog to check out the refurbished gastro pub with its 1920s style steel bar and window booths to people watch from. Area: Westbourne ParkWebsite

34. The Ladbroke Arms

This lovely pub has colourful hanging baskets outside to enjoy while you enjoy a drink with your dog on the terrace. Area: Notting HillWebsite

Dog friendly restaurants

35. Shake Shack

While they serve up hot dogs here - there's no reason for your four-legged friend to be afraid, in fact they even have two items on the menu for them. The Pooch-ini (for medium & big dogs) is a blend of Red Velvet dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard, or you can opt for the Bag O'Bones doggie bag. Area: Covent GardenWebsite

36. Gaucho

This Argentine barbecue restaurant holds a special "Doggy Sunday" every month, in which your four-legged friend is welcome to join you at dinner. Area: HampsteadWebsite

37. Vintage Salt

Man's best friend can join you in the dog friendly seats at the window of this premium fish restaurant. Area: IslingtonWebsite

38. Ben's Canteen

Dogs are welcome both day and night at this independent restaurant cum cafe serving up fab weekend brunches, burgers as well as simple fish dinners. Area: BatterseaWebsite

39. Andrew Edmunds

Many a celebrity dog has visited this fine Soho establishment over the years and your four-legged friend is most welcome - although its best to ring ahead as the restaurant is compact. Area: SohoWebsite

40. Fernandez & Wells

This fabulous independent deli chain is a great place to head to for dog owners in central London, try their cured ham, range of egg dishes and great coffee. Area: SohoWebsite

41. The Chesterfield

While more a coffee shop then restaurant, dogs are welcome inside this cosy cafe serving up top teas, bagels and pancakes. Area: Bethnal GreenWebsite

Dog friendly hotels

42. Hotel 41

The hotel offers your pet the full five star treatment and have created a £50 package of services and treats. Their Pet Concierge, Dave Brown and his team, will ensure your pet receives on check-in with a welcome hamper as well as a list of other pet options for the stay. They'll also get a custom-made 41 pet bed as well as turndown treat and food and water bowl with fresh mineral water, pet menu and floor mat You also get a framed photo of pet and certificate of stay when you leave. Area: VictoriaWebsite

The Milestone Hotel's pet service (c) Red Carnation Hotels

43. The Milestone Hotel

The hotel has put together some special ‘Pet Services’ - just make sure you tell them your pet is coming and then book with the “Pet Preference Form" They've created a tailor made welcome hamper, which has a toy, a treat, a Milestone tag and clean-up bags inside and you can choose from a Milestone Hotel pet bed, cushions duvets and floor mats - depending on your pet's preference. They also have a whole host of pet services, like dog walking as well as special birthday celebration items and bathrobes. Area: KensingtonWebsite

44. Bermondsey Square Hotel

Your dog will receive a warm welcome at this hotel near Tower Bridge, with dog beds, bowls and treats all available. Area: SouthwarkWebsite

45. Rosewood London

Pearl the golden retriever may be top dog at the hotel, but she's more than happy to share the limelight with other dogs and cats. Your dog will sleep on a sumptuous bed and enjoy plenty of welcome treats as well as having a lovely water and food bowl. Cats should also get a decent nights sleep and they provide a litter box along with toys and welcome treats. Area: HolbornWebsite

46. St Pancras Renaissance London

Dogs are welcomed at the hotel and if you're really looking to spoil your pet, check out the St Pancras Pooch City Break in a junior suite. The package includes a Charley Chau dog bed and blanket, butler service and a 2-hr training class with City Dog among other luxury treats. Area: Kings CrossWebsite

47. The Montague on The Gardens

The hotel encourages you not to leave your four-legged friend at home as they have a range of pet friendly services and amenities on offer. You can choose from different sized pet beds and they offer a dog goodie bag, with treats, a toy and clean up bags. Area: BloomsburyWebsite

The Montague on the Gardens (c) The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

48. The Savoy

The Savoy allows cats and dogs that are less than 20lbs to stay in the hotel, although they can't hang out in the bar of restaurant. There's a charge of £25 per day per pet, of course Guide dogs are always welcome and exempt from fee. Area: Covent GardenWebsite

49. Ace Hotel

All the Ace Hotel's have a pet friendly policy in place, so your dog will be assured of a warm welcome.

"We mean Dog Friendly, but let us know if you want to bring anything bigger or weirder than a dog and we'll see what we can do"

Area: ShoreditchWebsite

50. Mondrian London

One of the newest five star hotels in London, Mondrian London is part of the Morgans Hotel Group, and all their hotels are pet friendly. In general the animal must weigh 20 pounds or less and owners may have to pay a deposit and keep their pet with them at all times - check with the hotel before booking. Area: SouthbankWebsite

Dog friendly attractions

Many of London's parks and green spaces have specific dog-friendly areas as well as cafes to enjoy a drink in. The Royal Parks have advice for dog owners visiting their open spaces, with a few selected areas requiring dogs to be on a lead. If you're taking a stroll down The Thames with your dog - check out these riverside pubs - many of which have outside areas to sit with your pet. Our guide to London's beer gardens also comes into its own during the summer months as a places to have a pint in the outdoors.

Where do you take your four-legged friend?

We've only scratched the dog-friendly surface here so we'd love to hear where you and your hound like to hang out in London. Let us know your favourite dog friendly places by leaving a comment below. *All information correct as of January 2016

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