Dog Friendly Pubs in the Lake District

Dog friendly pubs

The Lake District is truly the great outdoors with many wonderful new smells for your dog and places to explore. So, really, it should come as no surprise that most Lake District pubs - over 90% of them, in fact - allow dogs in some way. Some will, of course, restrict the areas dogs are allowed to be in, so it’s always wise to call ahead when booking a table to make sure your pup can also be accommodated.

In many pubs, your dog may be offered a tasty biscuit on arrival with water bowls available in beer gardens or on request. And, quite a few even have a resident pooch to give you and your dog that extra warm welcome, complete with tail wags and puppy kisses. With so many picturesque beer gardens and warming fireplaces, pubs in the Lake District are the perfect stop for you and your dog!

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The Gate of Kendal

The Gate of Kendal

5 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH

The Gate of Kendal is a friendly and sophisticated pub that has had a makeover in recent years. Despite the elegant interiors, the pub welcomes dogs, providing they stay in the bar area only where there is ample seating for dining. Water bowls and dog treats can be provided if required. The pub serves food throughout the day.

Yanwath Gate Inn (Penrith)

Yanwath Gate Inn (Penrith)

Yanwath, Penrith, CA10 2LF

Dogs are welcome at the Yanwath Gate Inn which has a good reputation for its food. Dogs are permitted in the bar where you will find a real fire, perfect for warming paws after a long walk in the fells. Dog water bowls are available on request. The pub is a short drive from Ullswater which has fabulous walking opportunities.

The Wilsons Arms (Coniston)

The Wilsons Arms (Coniston)

Torver, Coniston, LA21 8BB

Dogs are very welcome at the Wilsons Arms in the hamlet of Torver near Coniston. This delightful pub welcomes dogs into the bar area where there are plenty of tables for dining, and in the beer garden, where you will find a large grassed space. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room, but can stay in a selection of the inn’s accommodation.

The White Horse Inn (Scales)

The White Horse Inn (Scales)

Scales, Threlkeld, Nr Keswick, CA12 4SY

Dogs are welcomed with open arms at The White Horse Inn in Scales, near Penrith. Dogs are permitted throughout and treats and water bowls can be provided if required. There’s a dog bed in the bar for weary pups and outside there is a fabulous beer garden. Dogs are also permitted to stay in the bunkhouse accommodation at the rear of the pub.

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer)

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer)

Brigsteer, Kendal, LA8 8AN

Dogs are treated like VIPs at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Brigsteer near Kendal. Dogs are welcome throughout the pub including in the dining room and are provided with water bowls and complimentary dog treats whilst you dine. In the pub’s B&B accommodation dogs can stay for an additional £10 charge per stay with bowls, blankets, toys and treats provided.

The Watermill Inn & Brewery (Ings)

The Watermill Inn & Brewery (Ings)

Ings, Nr Staveley, LA8 9PY

The Watermill Inn at Ings near Staveley warmly welcomes canine friends into the premises. The pub has two bars, with the larger one allowing dogs. Water bowls and dog biscuits can be provided. Dogs are also welcome to stay in some of the guest rooms for £7 a night, with £1 from that fee being donated to the Dogs Trust.

Wainwrights Inn (Chapel Stile)

Wainwrights Inn (Chapel Stile)

Chapel Stile, Ambleside, LA22 9JH

Dogs are welcome at Wainwrights’ Inn which is located in the small hamlet of Chapel Stile, near Elterwater. Dogs can accompany diners who can sit in the main bar area where there is flagstone flooring. They are not permitted in the carpeted areas. Dogs are also welcome in the beer garden. The inn lies on the Cumbria Way, an ideal walking route for dogs.

Tweedies Bar & Lodge (Grasmere)

Tweedies Bar & Lodge (Grasmere)

Grasmere, , LA22 9SW

If you are looking for a lively place to enjoy a pint of real ale with your four legged friend then do check out Tweedies in Grasmere. Like most venues in the village, Tweedies welcomes dogs throughout. Food is served twice a day here and the bar has a fabulous choice of locally brewed ale. There are excellent dog walking opportunities nearby.

The Troutbeck Inn

The Troutbeck Inn

Troutbeck, Penrith, CA11 0SJ

Well-behaved dogs are given a warm welcome at the Troutbeck Inn at Penrith. At this former railway inn dogs can join patrons in the bar. There’s a separate restaurant that is dog free for those who prefer to dine away from dogs. The inn has a small beer garden and there are a number of walking opportunities in the area.

The Traveller’s Rest (Grasmere)

The Traveller’s Rest (Grasmere)

Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, LA22 9RR

The Traveller’s Rest extends its offer of respite to four-legged friends. Dogs are welcome in the main bar area but not in the dining room. There are tables in the bar for dining, or if the weather permits you can also eat in the beer garden with your dog. Dogs are also permitted to stay in some of the guest rooms.

Tower Bank Arms

Tower Bank Arms

Near Sawrey, , LA22 0LF

The Tower Bank Arms in Near Sawrey is a very dog friendly pub. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and there is a jar of treats on the bar especially for dogs. Dogs are not permitted in the restaurant room, but can go in the beer garden. Dogs are also welcome to stay in the pub’s accommodation for no further charge.

The Three Shires Inn (Little Langdale)

The Three Shires Inn (Little Langdale)

Little Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9NZ

Dogs are welcome at The Three Shires Inn, but only in the beer garden, and in the bar area, where there are a number of tables available for dining. Dogs are not permitted in the restaurant, or in the inn’s nine guest rooms. If you wish to dine with your dog at the inn then booking a table is highly recommended.

The Woolpack Inn (Eskdale)

The Woolpack Inn (Eskdale)

Hardknott Pass, Eskdale, CA19 1TH

One of the most dog friendly pubs in the Lake District, the Woolpack Inn permits dogs into the main bar area, with plenty of tables for guests with dogs to dine. Dogs can stay in the accommodation, with special dog packages that include a dog bed and breakfast / dinner for your four legged friend. The area has numerous opportunities for off lead walks.

The White Lion Inn (Patterdale)

The White Lion Inn (Patterdale)

Patterdale, Penrith, CA11 0NW

It could be argued that dogs are more welcome than humans at the White Lion Inn in Patterdale, where four legged patrons receive free biscuits, with water bowls and towels for muddy paws also available. Dogs can also stay in the guest rooms where dog beds can be provided if required, along with the occasional cooked sausage for breakfast.

The White Hart Inn (Bouth)

The White Hart Inn (Bouth)

Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JB

The White Hart Inn welcomes dogs into the premises, but not during the periods of time when food is served. Dogs are only permitted in the parts of the building where there are stone floors and not in the carpeted areas. Dogs can stay in the B&B rooms for a charge of £5 per night. The area has a number of dog walking opportunities.

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Lorton)

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Lorton)

Low Lorton, Cockermouth, CA13 9UW

Dogs are welcome in all areas of the Wheatsheaf, providing they are well-behaved and kept on a lead when inside. Outside there is an enclosed beer garden that creates a safe outdoor space for your dog. The bar sells dog beer if your four-legged friend is in need of a drink. Dogs are also welcome in the pub’s campsite.

The Wasdale Head Inn

The Wasdale Head Inn

Wasdale Head, , CA20 1EX

Four legged friends can happily roam through the bar area of the Wasdale Head Inn, where free dog treats are readily available. There are towels to dry off any wet dogs, and you may encounter one of the local dogs who likes to roam the bar in search of fallen chips. Dogs can also stay in some of the accommodation.

The Wainwright, Keswick

The Wainwright, Keswick

Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5BZ

Dogs are welcome at the Wainwright Pub in Keswick. Following its refurbishment there are now wooden floors throughout the inn and as a result there are no restrictions on where dogs can go. The bar stocks a large jar of dog treats, and the pub is just a short walk from the shore of Derwent Water with plenty of walking opportunities.

The Talbot Bar at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel

The Talbot Bar at the Skelwith Bridge Hotel

Skelwith Bridge, Nr Ambleside, LA22 9NJ

At the Talbot Bar in the Skelwith Bridge Hotel there is no need for your four legged friend to miss out on a good meal as this pub has a dedicated doggy dinner menu. Dogs can choose from chicken, sausage, or something lighter in the form of a treat bag. Water bowls are provided if required and dogs are welcome throughout the bar.

The Swan Inn (Cockermouth)

The Swan Inn (Cockermouth)

56 Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PH

Dogs are most welcome at The Swan Inn in Cockermouth. There are no facilities provided for dogs, but they are permitted in all areas of the bar, and as no food is served here, there are no restrictions to when dogs can enter. The pub is a short walk from Harris Park, via a riverside path, where dogs can be let off lead.

The Sun Inn (Ulverston)

The Sun Inn (Ulverston)

Market Street, Ulverston, LA12 7AY

There are not many establishments in the centre of Ulverston where you can dine alongside your dog, which is why The Sun Inn is particularly popular with dog owners. Although dogs are not permitted in the dining room, they are welcome in the bar where there are tables available for dining. In addition, dogs are welcome in the spacious beer garden.

The Sun Inn (Crook)

The Sun Inn (Crook)

Main Street, Crook, Kendal, LA8 8LA

Dogs are very welcome at the Sun Inn in Crook. Dogs are permitted in all areas apart from one of the dining rooms that is reserved for those wishing to dine without pets. Dog water bowls and towels for muddy paws are supplied in the porch, and blankets can be provided for dogs to lie on whilst you dine.

The Sun Inn (Bassenthwaite)

The Sun Inn (Bassenthwaite)

Bassenthwaite, , CA12 4QP

The Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite extends a warm welcome to four legged friends. Dogs are welcome throughout providing they remain on lead and on the floor. Dogs are provided with water bowls and a complimentary treat box. The area is excellent for dog walking, with Dodd Wood and Wythop woods offering some excellent off-lead opportunities.

The Sun (Coniston)

The Sun (Coniston)

Sun Hill, Coniston, LA21 8HQ

The Sun Inn welcomes four legged friends into the bar where you will find plenty of tables for dining. Dogs are not permitted in the conservatory dining room. Dogs are also welcome in some of the pub’s B&B style rooms, though you must check in advance of your booking. The area has some brilliant dog walking routes, including The Old Man Of Coniston.

The Strickland Arms (Penrith)

The Strickland Arms (Penrith)

Great Strickland, Penrith, CA10 3DF

The Strickland Arms is located a short distance from Penrith and it happily welcomes dogs throughout the property. There’s a good sized beer garden where dogs can stretch their legs and dogs are also welcome in the log cabins that offer bunk style accommodation. The area offers a good number of dog walking opportunities and the pub has walking guides available.

The Station Inn (Oxenholme)

The Station Inn (Oxenholme)

Oxenholme, Kendal, LA9 7RF

The Station Inn in Oxenholme near Kendal welcomes well behaved dogs into the bar area of the pub. You will find a good number of tables here for dining, so you can enjoy a meal in the company of your four legged friend. The nearby Helm fell offers a fabulous dog walking opportunity. Dogs are not permitted in the guest rooms.

The Stan Laurel Inn (Ulverston)

The Stan Laurel Inn (Ulverston)

31 The Ellers, Ulverston, LA12 0AB

Four legged patrons receive a warm welcome at the Stan Laurel Inn, close to the centre of Ulverston. Dogs are permitted in the traditional bar room where there are tables available for dining. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room, but they are welcome in the games room, where there are additional tables if required.

The Snooty Fox (Uldale)

The Snooty Fox (Uldale)

Uldale, , CA7 1HA

The Snooty Fox in Uldale happily welcomes dogs into the part of the pub known as “The Snug”. As the name implies, this is a fairly small space so if you do wish to visit with your dog it is best to book a table in advance. The pub also welcomes dogs into the beer garden, and in the overnight guest rooms.

The Ship Inn (Coniston)

The Ship Inn (Coniston)

Bowmanstead, Coniston, LA21 8HB

Dogs are given a warm welcome at the Ship Inn in Coniston. There is no restriction to where dogs can go, and you can expect to meet the resident dog during your visit here. Dogs are also welcome to stay in one of the pub’s four rooms. There are some fabulous dog walking opportunities in the area, including along the nearby Cumbria Way.

The Ship Inn & Quayside Sports Bar (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Ship Inn & Quayside Sports Bar (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Wheelhouse Centre, Glebe Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3HE

At the Ship Inn in Bowness-On-Windermere there is one section of this large family friendly pub that is open to dogs, allowing owners to dine and drink with their pets. The inn also has an outdoor terrace overlooking the lake where dogs are permitted. Being right on the lake shore the inn’s surroundings offer some great dog walking routes.

The Strands Inn (Nether Wasdale)

The Strands Inn (Nether Wasdale)

Nether Wasdale, , CA20 1ET

The Strands Inn in Nether Wasdale welcomes dogs in the bar where you will find tables available for dining and the owner’s dog is often waiting to greet you. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in the guestrooms. The area is perfect for dog walks, with several woodlands nearby offering perfect off-lead opportunities as well as the shore of Wastwater that is ideal for doggy paddling.

The Screes Inn (Nether Wasdale)

The Screes Inn (Nether Wasdale)

Nether Wasdale, , CA20 1ET

The Screes Inn in Nether Wasdale is a dog friendly pub, with dogs welcome throughout the bar, but not in the accommodation. It’s worth noting that this is the sister pub to the Strands Inn across the road and opening hours vary, with the Strands Inn also welcoming dogs. The area offers outstanding dog walking opportunities with ancient woodlands and lakeshore paths nearby.

The Sally @ Threlkeld

The Sally @ Threlkeld

Threlkeld, , CA12 4SQ

At the Sally Inn in Threlkeld you can be sure of a warm welcome to your four legged friend. Dogs are permitted throughout, including in the overnight accommodation. The front of the open fires offer a tempting place to lay down for a rest after a long walk, and outside there’s a small beer garden where paws can be stretched.

The Royal (Penrith)

The Royal (Penrith)

92 Wilson Row, Penrith, CA11 7PZ

The Royal in Penrith is a dog friendly pub. Dogs are welcome inside and water bowls can be provided if required. The pub is popular with local residents but if you are hoping to dine with your pet it’s worth noting that the food service hours are limited. The pub is a short walk from Castle Park where your dog can stretch their legs.

The Royal Yew (Dean)

The Royal Yew (Dean)

Cross Keys Cottages, Dean, Nr Workington, CA14 4TJ

At The Royal Yew in Dean, in West Cumbria, dogs are very welcome throughout the premises. This is primarily a gastro-pub, but there are no restrictions on where dogs can go and when they are permitted in. If required, a dog water bowl can be provided. The pub is 20 minutes’ drive from Loweswater which is perfect for off lead walks.

The Royal Oak (Keswick)

The Royal Oak (Keswick)

Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5HZ

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the Royal Oak in Keswick. There is one section of the pub with tables for dining where dogs can accompany their owners and dogs can enjoy a special dinner for a small fee. In addition, several of the pub’s guestrooms permit dogs for a small charge of £15 per dog per stay, with water bowls and dog cushions provided.

The Royal Oak Inn (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Royal Oak Inn (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Brantfell Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3EG

The Royal Oak is located in the centre of Bowness-On-Windermere and it welcomes dogs in the bar area and in the outside seating area, both of which have plenty of tables available for dining. Dog biscuits are available at the bar. Dogs are not permitted in the guest rooms. The pub is popular with walkers who are finishing the Dales Way.

The Rose & Crown (Ulverston)

The Rose & Crown (Ulverston)

22 King Street, Ulverston, LA12 7DZ

Dogs are welcome at the Rose & Crown pub in the centre of Ulverston. Dogs are permitted in the bar, the beer garden, and in Sid’s Room, a snug space named after a local baker. Tables are available in Sid’s room and in the bar for those wishing to dine with their pooch. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room.

The Red Lion (Hawkshead)

The Red Lion (Hawkshead)

Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

When travelling with a dog it can be difficult to fit their meal times in with yours. Thankfully at the Red Lion dog owners need not worry. With a dedicated dog menu packed with meaty treats, dogs can dine with their owners. Dogs are also welcome to stay in the pub’s rooms, although there is a maximum of one dog per room.

The Pheasant Inn (Allithwaite)

The Pheasant Inn (Allithwaite)

Flookburgh Road, Allithwaite, LA11 7RQ

The Pheasant Inn welcomes well-behaved dogs in the bar area where there are plenty of dining tables for those looking for a meal. Dogs must be kept on a lead and are not permitted in the conservatory dining room. Outside there is a small beer garden where dogs are also welcome. Dog bowls with water are available on request.

The Pheasant Inn (Keswick)

The Pheasant Inn (Keswick)

Crosthwaite Road, Keswick, CA12 5PP

The pub's 'landlord' is an adorable dog called Taffy, so yes, this pub is most certainly dog friendly! Dogs are permitted in the bar area of the Pheasant Inn, Keswick, where there are plenty of tables for dining. Dogs are not permitted in the pub’s two dining rooms, but they can go out onto the raised beer garden that offers delightful views. The pub is close to Latrigg fell, which is a great low level fell offering off lead walking opportunities.

The Old Farmhouse (Ulverston)

The Old Farmhouse (Ulverston)

Priory Road, Ulverston, LA12 9HR

Dogs are very welcome at the Old Farmhouse on the edge of Ulverston. Dogs are permitted in the bar and in the fully enclosed beer garden. The bar has a stock of dog treats for well-behaved pups, and those wishing to dine with their four legged friend can do so in the bar. Dogs are not permitted in the restaurant.

The New Union (Kendal)

The New Union (Kendal)

159 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4RF

The New Union is a dog friendly pub that is located on the edge of Kendal’s town centre. Apart from on Sundays, there is no formal food service here, so there are no restrictions on where dogs can go. There is a small beer garden outside and the pub is close to a small park where your four legged friend can stretch their legs.

The New Cock & Bull (Cockermouth)

The New Cock & Bull (Cockermouth)

7 South Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RT

Dogs are welcome in The New Cock & Bull in Cockermouth. There is no food service here so four legged friends are not restricted. Outside there is a small beer garden but for more substantial doggy exercise the pub is just a few minutes’ walk from Harris Park where you will find a large grassed space, woodland, and a riverside path.

The Mortal Man

The Mortal Man

Troutbeck, Nr Windermere, LA23 1PL

Your four legged friend is welcome at The Mortal Man in Troutbeck, near Windermere. This classic Lake District pub has a bar that is split into three rooms, with dogs welcome in all. There is a dining area in the Garden Room where dogs are not permitted, but on a warm day your dog is also welcome in the beer garden.

The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale)

The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale)

Mungrisdale, Nr Penrith, CA11 0XR

The Mill Inn happily welcomes four legged patrons inside. When ordering a round there is no need to leave out your pet, since water bowls can be provided. Outside, there is a spacious beer garden where dogs can stretch their legs, and the wider area is brimming with walking possibilities. Dogs can also stay in the guest rooms.

The Mill at Ulverston

The Mill at Ulverston

Mill St, The Gill, Ulverston, LA12 7EB

It can be hard to find a place where you can enjoy restaurant quality food in the company of your four legged friend, but at the Mill at Ulverston you can do just that. Dogs are permitted in the ground floor bar where food can be served from a kitchen led by a chef who previously worked in a three Michelin star restaurant.

The Manor Arms (Broughton-In-Furness)

The Manor Arms (Broughton-In-Furness)

The Square, Broughton-in-Furness, LA20 6HY

The Manor Arms is a quiet and traditional pub located in Broughton-In-Furness, the gateway to the Duddon Valley, an area brimming with walking opportunities that your pup will adore. The pub happily extends a warm welcome to well behaved four legged friends throughout the pub. Your pup can curl up by the fire whilst you enjoy a pint of real ale.

The Langstrath Country Inn

The Langstrath Country Inn

Stonethwaite, Borrowdale, CA12 5XG

Dogs are welcome in the Langstrath Country Inn, but they are only permitted in the bar and in the beer garden. There are a small number of tables in the bar should you wish to dine with your dog, and booking is recommended. There is one guest room that is available for dog owners housed in a separate building.

The Kirkstone Pass Inn

The Kirkstone Pass Inn

Ambleside, , LA22 9LQ

The Kirkstone Pass Inn is a very dog friendly inn, welcoming dogs in all areas of the bar. There are occasional dog treats available from behind the bar, and dogs are also welcome to stay in the inn’s budget bunkhouse accommodation. Dogs are not permitted in the guest rooms. There is a large beer garden where dogs can stretch their legs.

The King’s Head (Thirlmere)

The King’s Head (Thirlmere)

Thirlspot, Thirlmere, Nr Keswick, CA12 4TN

Dogs are very welcome in the large bar area of the King’s Head at Thirlmere, which has plenty of tables for dining. They are not permitted in the formal restaurant. Dogs are also permitted in some of the inn’s rooms for an additional charge, with advanced booking required. The area is brilliant for off lead walks, with little in the way of grazing livestock.

The Kings Arms (Hawkshead)

The Kings Arms (Hawkshead)

Hawkshead, , LA22 0NZ

Like most establishments in the area, the Kings Arms welcomes dogs into its premises. Dogs are permitted in the bar area, where there are tables available for dining. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room so you may wish to book a table in advance to guarantee a space for you and your pet. Dogs are also welcome in the inn’s accommodation.

The Kingfisher Inn (Cockermouth)

The Kingfisher Inn (Cockermouth)

14 Crown Street, Cockermouth, CA13 0EX

The Kingfisher Inn in Cockermouth is one of several pubs in the town that welcomes dogs. Dogs are permitted in the large beer garden and in all areas of the bar, including during food service. The pub is located on the bank of the River Derwent and across the river there is a large park that is perfect for off lead walks.

The Kellbank

The Kellbank

Gosforth, Seascale, CA20 1JA

Everyone is welcome at The Kellbank in Gosforth on the western edge of the Lake District, including your four legged friend. Dogs are permitted in the large bar, as well as a side room just off the bar. There are a small number of tables here available for dining. Dogs are also permitted in the beer garden, and in the ground floor guest rooms.

The Inn at Ravenglass

The Inn at Ravenglass

Ravenglass, , CA18 1SQ

The Inn at Ravenglass is a popular inn in the western Lake District. This pub welcomes dogs into the bar area only. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room though you can dine in the bar if you wish to do so. The area is brimming with walking opportunities, either along the beach, or up the valley into Eskdale.

The Heron (Kendal)

The Heron (Kendal)

Esthwaite Avenue, Kendal, LA9 7NT

The Heron is a large pub on the outskirts of Kendal that proclaims to welcome the entire family, including the dog. Dogs are permitted through this open plan pub where there are plenty of tables for dining. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control. Close to the pub there is a large park that is popular with dog walkers.

The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock)

The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock)

Penruddock, , CA11 0QU

The Herdwick Inn in Penruddock, near Penrith, welcomes dogs into the bar where there are tables available for dining. Dog bowls can be provided on request and treats are occasionally available. Dogs are also permitted to stay in the guest rooms. There’s a fairly large beer garden outside and a good number of walking opportunities in the area.

The Greys Inn (Windermere)

The Greys Inn (Windermere)

Elleray Road, Windermere, LA23 1AG

Dogs are welcome at The Greys Inn in Windermere in the downstairs bar area and rear outdoor terrace. The owners have their own dog who can usually be found curled up in front of the fire. Dog water bowls can be provided if required. Dogs are not permitted in the guestrooms. Windermere is a very dog friendly town with many shops welcoming them inside.

The Good Sport (Grasmere)

The Good Sport (Grasmere)

1 Stock Lane, Grasmere, LA22 9SJ

Dogs are made to feel very welcome at the Good Sport in Grasmere. The village’s newest pub welcomes dogs throughout the venue, where food is served all day from 8.30am. Dog water bowls are available on request and dogs may be offered treats from behind the bar. The area has a number of off lead dog walking opportunities.

The Golden Lion, Keswick

The Golden Lion, Keswick

20 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5JD

Like most pubs in Keswick, the Golden Lion welcomes dogs, and Baxter the resident dog is there to greet them on arrival. If your dog is thirsty then water bowls are available, whilst if your dog is feeling peckish then there are some treats to be found behind the bar. Patrons can dine with their dogs, and food is served all day.

The Globe (Ulverston)

The Globe (Ulverston)

10 Queen Street, Ulverston, LA12 7AF

The Globe is a traditional drinkers’ pub in the centre of Ulverston. Consisting of one main room, plus a side room with a pool table, there are no restrictions on where dogs can go as no food is served here. Outside there is a large building where your four legged friend can stretch their legs and enjoy the sunshine.

The Globe Inn (Kendal)

The Globe Inn (Kendal)

8 Market Place, Kendal, LA9 4TN

Unlike Keswick, many of the establishments in Kendal are adverse to dogs, and the Globe Inn is one of the few exceptions. Dogs are welcome throughout this establishment, with no restrictions, meaning that this is one the few places in the town centre where you can dine with your dog. Dog biscuits are usually available from behind the bar.

The George & Dragon (Kendal)

The George & Dragon (Kendal)

42 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, LA9 4TX

Dogs are welcome at the George & Dragon in the centre of Kendal. There is no food service here so there are no restrictions on where dogs can go. This newly refurbished pub is no longer operating as a night club and is now a place where you can enjoy a quiet pint with your pooch, with parks nearby offering walking opportunities.

The General Wolfe

The General Wolfe

7 Little Dockray, Penrith, CA11 7HL

If you are visiting Penrith town centre with your dog and looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat then the General Wolfe pub is an excellent choice. Dogs are welcome here in the bar and food is served twice a day during the week and all day at weekends. The pub is a short walk from a large park.

The Fox & Hounds (Ennerdale)

The Fox & Hounds (Ennerdale)

Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator, CA23 3AR

There are no limitations on where dogs can go at the Fox & Hounds in Ennerdale Bridge. This community owned pub, located near Ennerdale Water, welcomes patrons with four legs throughout the establishment, and in the guestrooms for a small additional charge. The pub has a good sized beer garden where your dog can stretch his or her legs if required.

The Flying Pig (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Flying Pig (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Rayrigg Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3BZ

The Flying Pig is one of Bowness-On-Windermere’s newest establishments and has taken its lead from other older pubs in allowing dogs inside. Dogs are welcome in both the bar and restaurant areas. Water bowls can be provided if required and dog treats are also available from the bar. The pub is a short walk from Lake Windermere where your dog could enjoy a swim.

The Farmers Arms (Portinscale)

The Farmers Arms (Portinscale)

Howe Lane, Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5RW

Dogs are welcome in the Farmers Arms pub in Portinscale, with no restrictions. Food is served here twice a day, so you can dine with your dog if you wish to do so. There is a beer garden to the rear and the pub is close to the Cumbria Way, a popular dog walking route that runs along the shore of Derwent Water.

The Factory Tap, Kendal

The Factory Tap, Kendal

5 Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE

The Factory Tap is a relaxed and friendly pub on the edge of Kendal town centre. Dogs are welcome here, with no restrictions on where they can go. Well behaved dogs can expect a treat or two from behind the bar, and the inn is within walking distance of a large park where dogs can stretch their legs.

The Engine Inn (Cark-In-Cartmel)

The Engine Inn (Cark-In-Cartmel)

Station Road, Cark-In Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, LA11 7NZ

Dogs are welcome in the public areas of the Engine Inn at Cark-In-Cartmel. It is worth noting that the owner also has a dog who roams around the bar during opening hours. Water bowls can be provided for your dog if required. Dogs are not permitted in the overnight accommodation. There are some good low level walks in the area suitable for dogs.

The Eagles Head (Satterthwaite)

The Eagles Head (Satterthwaite)

Satterthwaite, Ulverston, LA12 8LN

Dogs are favoured guests at the Eagles Head in Satterthwaite, Grizedale Forest. There are no restrictions to where dogs can go, so you can happily dine with your four legged friend. Dog treats and water bowls are provided if required. The pub lies within Grizedale Forest, and therefore is in brilliant dog walking territory, with acres of livestock free land.

The Drunken Duck Inn (Ambleside)

The Drunken Duck Inn (Ambleside)

Barngates, Ambleside, LA22 0NG

You might think that an upmarket pub with a reputation for fine food such as The Drunken Duck Inn would be less amenable to the presence of dogs, but thankfully for canine owners that isn’t the case. Dogs are welcome in the bar, and in a small section of the dining area. Dogs are not permitted in the accommodation.

The Dog & Gun, Keswick

The Dog & Gun, Keswick

2 Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5BT

Dogs are made extremely welcome at the Dog & Gun in Keswick and you can expect to see several dogs when you enter. This town centre pub permits dogs throughout and even sells doggy treats behind the bar. Dog water bowls can be provided if required. The pub is within a ten minute walk from Derwent Water shore, a popular dog walking area.

The Crown Inn, Coniston

The Crown Inn, Coniston

Tilberthwaite Avenue, Coniston, LA21 8ED

Dogs are very welcome inside the Crown Inn in Coniston. Dogs can go in the bar area where there are plenty of tables available for dining, but dogs are not permitted in the more formal dining room. Booking a table therefore may be advisable. Dogs are also able to stay in a small selection of the inn’s rooms for a small additional charge.

The Castle Bar (Cockermouth)

The Castle Bar (Cockermouth)

14 Market Place, Cockermouth, CA13 9NQ

Dogs are welcome in the Castle Bar in Cockermouth. The bar is spread over three floors and dogs are only permitted in the ground floor. However, there are plenty of tables here for dining, though you may wish to book in advance during peak times. Outside, dogs can also venture into the three tiered beer garden that is completely enclosed.

The Bush (Cockermouth)

The Bush (Cockermouth)

Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9JS

The Bush Inn in Cockermouth is very welcoming to four legged friends, with dogs welcome in all areas, enabling you to dine with your pet if required. Water can also be provided for your dog if needed. There are two parks with large grassed areas within walking distance of the Bush where your dog can be exercised off lead.

The Brown Horse (Winster)

The Brown Horse (Winster)

Near Windermere, Winster, LA23 3NR

The Brown Horse Inn consists of two rooms. The more formal restaurant and the cosy and welcoming bar. Dogs are welcome in the bar, where there are a good number of tables available for dining and guests can order off the same menu that is available in the restaurant. Dogs are also permitted in the terraced beer garden.

The Brown Cow Inn (Waberthwaite)

The Brown Cow Inn (Waberthwaite)

Waberthwaite, , LA19 5YJ

Dogs are offered a warm welcome at the Brown Cow Inn at Waberthwaite. Dogs are permitted into the bar where there are a good number of tables available for dining. Dogs are also permitted into the beer garden and in the overnight accommodation, but not in the dining room. There are several walking opportunities in the area ideal for your pup.

The Brookside Inn (Windermere)

The Brookside Inn (Windermere)

Lake Road, Windermere, LA23 2BX

The Brookside Inn in Windermere is friendly pub that is a locals’ favourite. It benefits from a bar and a separate dining room, and your four-legged friend is welcome to join you in the bar. There are tables here available if you wish to dine with your pet, and for well behaved dogs the bar stocks a number of dog treats.

The Bridge Inn (Santon Bridge)

The Bridge Inn (Santon Bridge)

Santon Bridge, Holmrook, CA19 1UX

Dogs are welcome in the bar at the Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge. The bar is spacious with plenty of tables for dining, but booking is recommended to be guaranteed a place in the dog friendly section. There are dog treats available from the bar, and dogs are also permitted in the accommodation. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room or breakfast room.

The Boot Inn (Eskdale)

The Boot Inn (Eskdale)

Boot, Eskdale, CA19 1TG

The Boot Inn in Eskdale offers a warm welcome to dogs and their owners. Dogs are permitted throughout the inn, including in the dining room, bar, beer garden, and in the overnight accommodation, with a small surcharge applied to the room rate. The area has a number of dog friendly walks, with secluded woodlands offering off lead walking opportunities.

The Bitter End (Cockermouth)

The Bitter End (Cockermouth)

15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ

Dogs are welcome in the front bar only of the Bitter End in Cockermouth. Therefore, if you are planning on dining with your dog, it is best to book your table in advance as there is limited seating in this section. The pub is just a short walk from Harris Park where your dog can get some off lead exercise.

The Albert (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Albert (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Queens Square, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3BY

The Albert pub in Bowness-On-Windermere is dog friendly like many other establishments in the area, with water bowls available if required. However, there are some restrictions. Dogs are only permitted in certain sections of the bar and dogs are not permitted anywhere in the pub after 9.30pm. The pub is just a short walk from Lake Windermere.

The Swinside Inn (Keswick)

The Swinside Inn (Keswick)

Newlands Valley, Keswick, CA12 5UE

The Swinside Inn near Keswick welcomes dogs throughout the public areas of the inn, including the cosy dining rooms where you can grab a bite to eat with your four legged friend. Dogs are welcome in several of the rooms, but you must confirm this when booking. The area is perfect for dog friendly walks, with plenty of fells to choose from.

The Sun Inn (Pooley Bridge)

The Sun Inn (Pooley Bridge)

Main Street, Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

The Sun Inn in Pooley Bridge offers a warm welcome to four legged patrons. Dogs are permitted in the bar where there are tables for dining, and food can be provided if required. Outside there is a large beer garden where dogs can stretch their legs, and dogs can also stay in a selection of the inn’s rooms.

Sticklebarn Tavern (Langdale)

Sticklebarn Tavern (Langdale)

Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JU

Dogs are made to feel especially welcome at Sticklebarn Tavern in Great Langdale. This National Trust pub welcomes dogs throughout and even offers dog towels, dog water bowls, dog biscuits, and for more hungry pups, a dedicated dog menu. Furthermore, for dogs needing to warm up, there are rugs that can be borrowed for them to lie on.

The Sportsmans Inn (Troutbeck)

The Sportsmans Inn (Troutbeck)

Troutbeck, Penrith, CA11 0SG

The Sportsmans Inn is a dog friendly pub. Dogs are welcome in the large bar room, with plenty of tables available for those wishing to eat. There’s a separate dining room where dogs are not permitted. Dogs are also welcome on the terrace beer garden. The pub is a short drive from Blencathra and its surrounding fells, brimming with walking opportunities.

The Shepherds Arms (Ennerdale)

The Shepherds Arms (Ennerdale)

Kirkland Road, Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator, CA23 3AR

The Shepherds Arms tries to strike a balance between the needs of dog owners and those wishing to dine in comfort. For this reason, dogs are only permitted in the bar area during the day time and must leave by 6pm. They are not permitted in the dining room at any time, but the pub does have two dog friendly guest rooms available.

The Royal Oak (Spark Bridge)

The Royal Oak (Spark Bridge)

Spark Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8BS

Dogs are given a warm welcome at the Royal Oak in Spark Bridge, where they are permitted throughout the pub. For a small surcharge, dogs can also stay in the guestrooms, and outside there is a grassed beer garden where your pup can stretch their legs. For longer walks, the area has some great walking opportunities, including the nearby Grizedale Forest.

The Royal Oak Inn (Cartmel)

The Royal Oak Inn (Cartmel)

The Square, Cartmel, LA11 6QB

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar area of the Royal Oak Inn in Cartmel where food can be served, as well as in the large beer garden. Behind the nearby racecourse there is a wooded area that provides excellent off lead walking opportunities. Dogs are not permitted to stay in the inn’s bed and breakfast accommodation.

Royal Oak (Braithwaite)

Royal Oak (Braithwaite)

Braithwaite, Nr Keswick, CA12 5SY

Dogs are permitted in the Royal Oak at Braithwaite, but it’s worth noting that this does not apply during food service times, when dogs are required to go out into the beer garden. The pub has B&B accommodation and dogs are permitted to stay in the rooms for a £10 charge. The local area affords a good number of walking opportunities.

Romneys (Kendal)

Romneys (Kendal)

72 Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, LA9 5HG

Romneys is a family friendly establishment and this includes four legged members. Dogs are welcome in the bar area of this popular gastro-pub, where there are plenty of tables available for dining. Dogs are also welcome in the beer garden, but they are not permitted in any of the pub’s self-catered apartments. Kendal Castle, popular with dog walkers, is a short walk away.

Ring O’ Bells (Kendal)

Ring O’ Bells (Kendal)

39 Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AF

Dogs are welcome at the Ring O’ Bells in Kendal. There are no restrictions as to where you can sit with your dog, and food is served here on a daily basis, apart from on Thursdays. The pub is superbly located close to a number of parks and the grounds of Kendal Castle where your four legged friend can enjoy a stroll.

The Red Lion Inn (Lowick Bridge)

The Red Lion Inn (Lowick Bridge)

Lowick Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8EF

The Red Lion Inn at Lowick Bridge near Coniston Water is a dog friendly pub. Dogs are welcome in the bar where you can dine and in the guestrooms. Dogs are also permitted in the small beer garden. The area is a good choice for those who prefer low level walks, with a number of routes through woodland nearby.

The Queen’s Head (Tirril)

The Queen’s Head (Tirril)

Tirril, Penrith, CA10 2JF

The Queen’s Head Inn is an ancient coaching inn on the edge of the Lake District. It happily welcomes well-behaved dogs into the bar area of the pub, and outside where there are some picnic benches. Water bowls are available and occasionally there are dog treats behind the bar. Dogs are also welcome to stay in the pub’s accommodation.

Queen's Head (Hawkshead)

Queen's Head (Hawkshead)

Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

The Queen’s Head in Hawkshead has a couple of snug rooms where dogs are welcome to join their owners whilst they dine. As the dog friendly space is limited, booking a table is recommended. Dog treats are available from behind the bar, as well as the occasional leftover bone from the kitchen. Dogs are also welcome in some of the inn’s B&B accommodation.

The Queen’s Head (Troutbeck)

The Queen’s Head (Troutbeck)

Town Head, Troutbeck, Windermere, LA23 1PW

At the Queen’s Head at Troutbeck, near Windermere, four legged friends can feel right at home. Dogs are permitted in the bar where there are tables available for dining, and there are dog water bowls and dog treats for well-behaved pups. Dogs can also stay in a selection of the guestrooms for an additional charge, and the area has several walking opportunities.

The Punchbowl Inn (Askham)

The Punchbowl Inn (Askham)

Askham, , CA10 2PF

The Punchbowl Inn at Askham is an excellent choice for dog owners. Dogs are welcome in the bar where there are plenty of tables for dining. Dogs are not permitted in the more formal dining area. Water bowls can be provided if required and there is a beer garden at the front of the pub, with excellent walking opportunities in the area.

The Punch Bowl Inn (Crosthwaite)

The Punch Bowl Inn (Crosthwaite)

Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, LA8 8HR

Dogs are welcome at the Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite, but there are restrictions. Dogs are only permitted in the bar, and not the dining rooms. There are tables for dining in the bar, but it is probably best to book in advance to be guaranteed a space with you dog. Dogs are not permitted to stay in any of the inn’s overnight accommodation.

The Pooley Bridge Inn

The Pooley Bridge Inn

Finkle Street, Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

Dogs are welcome in the Pooley Bridge Inn, where they are permitted in the bar and outside in the beer garden. Dog water bowls are available if required. Dogs are also permitted to stay in most of the inn’s guestrooms. The inn is a short stroll from the shore of Ullswater where dog walking opportunities can be found in abundance.

Poets Bar at the Lancrigg

Poets Bar at the Lancrigg

Lancrigg, Easedale Road, Grasmere, LA22 9QN

Dogs are welcome in the Poet’s Bar, housed in the Lancrigg Hotel in Grasmere, with no restrictions. The bar serves food throughout the day along with real ale. Dogs are also welcome to stay in the hotel in select rooms. The area has a number of wonderful dog friendly walks, including up to the delightful Easedale Tarn.