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Dog friendly pubs in Bristol

What’s better than a good walk with your dog around glorious Bristol and stopping off for a cheeky pint or bite to eat afterwards? We just love our dog friendly pubs in Bristol, but there are some pubs that really go the extra mile to make your pup feel pawtastic, with free treats on the bar, water bowls and of course lots of extra fuss.

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The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse in Redfield is an incredibly dog friendly pub that will make your dog feel pawsome, especially if you are lucky enough to visit on Sunday, where your dog can enjoy their very own little roast dinner! Perfect after a walk at St George Park or Trooper’s Hill.

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The Old Bookshop

The Old Bookshop is one of the most dog friendly pubs in Bristol. They actively encourage dogs in and even have their own resident pub dog Siren. You will see why Bemmie loves this cosy pub, with its quirky bric-a-brac, cosy corners, welcoming staff and a great beer selection.

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The Cottage Inn

The Cottage Inn is a brilliant Butcombe pub with stunning views of the harbour. It’s the perfect spot to relax with your pup, watching boats and rowers go by after a walk around Bristol Harbour. They are very dog friendly and even have dog treats at the bar.

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The Ashton

The Ashton sits on the outskirts of Ashton Court Estate, so you can easily walk there after a long dog walk, in which Bella is always thankful for a large bowl of water! Beautifully decorated inside, they have a large open fire and serve a broad menu.

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The Lazy Dog

The Lazy Dog absolutely love dogs, even hosting their own dog shows, making it a great place to pop to after your pup has a run around at Horfield Common or St Andrews Park. Known also for their great food, they won the Bristol Good Food Awards ‘Best Food Pub’ 2016/17.

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The Alma Tavern

The Alma Tavern is a friendly, popular and cosy pub in Clifton. Well loved by the locals, the pub often has live music, a leafy outdoor terrace and real ales on tap. They love dogs here and make sure they feature ‘Dog of the Week’ on their Instagram.

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The Kensington Arms

The Kensington Arms was featured in The Telegraph as one of Britain’s 50 best gastropubs 2017. It’s foodie heaven with classic British food created by head chefs Luke Hawkins and Josh Eggleton, famous for their stunning menus at Michelin-starred Pony & Trap. They love seeing dogs in the pub and actively encourage them to be brought in.

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The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare is very dog friendly and staff are always welcoming, they even  host their own dog shows in summer! The red brick Victorian pub retains much of its traditional character inside – with tiled and wooden flooring, pretty stained glass windows and comfy couches.

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The Volunteer Tavern

The Volunteer Tavern is a hidden gem, tucked behind Cabot Circus, just beyond the hustle and bustle of the shops. It’s a warm and welcoming traditional pub that absolutely loves dogs, they even have their own cute pub dog called Treacle who you might spot lying around.

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The Duck & Willow

The Duck & Willow is a friendly gastropub serving great food in a lovely setting. They are very dog friendly, with welcoming staff that fussed Bella as soon as we came in. Bella was very grateful for the large bowl of water after our long walk at Oldbury Court Estate!