The idyllic market town of Bakewell has become synonymous with the famous puddings created there. The town itself is exceptionally pretty, plus the residents are phenomenal pet lovers and you’ll have no trouble finding friendly cafes or pubs.
It’s a good thing they love all things on four paws, because the town and surrounding countryside is home to some of the prettiest dog walks in Derbyshire and the walk from Chatsworth House to Bakewell is one of the best walks in the Peak District.
After you and the pooch have had your fill of adventuring and need to rest your feet and paws, “pup” into any one of these super dog-friendly pubs in Bakewell.
The Wheatsheaf is a dog-friendly pub in Bakewell that’s won multiple awards over the years for its stellar service and phenomenal atmosphere. The food is exceptional, and as you’d expect, all the cakes and sweet treats are supplied by the local bakery.
The staff love seeing furry visitors and often supply them with a drink before the humans have decided what to order for themselves! There’s usually doggy treats too, including a sausage if your pooch is lucky.
Address: Bridge Street, DE45 1DS
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 09:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 09:00-00:00
The Manners is both a cheerful dog-friendly pub and pet-friendly hotel, always happy to accommodate your fur baby. The staff love to fuss a pup and will offer them a few tasty treats.
They’ve even got their own pub dog Ziggy to make friends with. The clean, modern country decor makes a bright and welcoming space that’s as appealing for a light lunch as an evening tipple, and pie night is sure to tempt you through the doors!
Address: Haddon Road, DE45 1EP
Opening Times: Call ahead to check
Down towards the river you’ll find the Castle Inn, a Greene King pub that also has pet-friendly guest rooms. Pups are always welcome inside or in the garden of this dog-friendly pub in Bakewell, and staff happily fuss new furry friends and offer up free treats for them.
On hot days there’s water bowls and ice cubes to quench their thirst, while the humans can cool down with a pint.
Address: Castle Street, DE45 1DU
Opening Times: Every day: 07:00-23:00
The Joiners Arms opened in 2019 as Bakewell’s only micropub. Despite its small size, there’s a wide range of craft beers, real ales, premium spirits, and fine wines to sample in the warm and cosy atmosphere.
Well behaved doggies and kiddos are always welcome inside, and there are free treats for furry family members to tuck into.
Address: 1-2 Rutland Buildings, DE45 1BZ
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:30 / Sun: 12:00-22:00
Less than two miles along the river is The Bulls Head in Ashford in the Water. This quaint coaching inn has been welcoming travellers to rest and refresh themselves since the 17th century.
You and the pooch are welcome to “pup” in to warm up and scoff generous portions of tasty pub grub, including big, beefy burgers.
There’s a water barrel and bowls in the garden for dogs to quench their thirst, otherwise, the staff are happy to fetch a drink for the dog when you order your own.
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-22:00 / Sat-Sun: 12:00-22:00
The Red Lion is another traditional inn in the heart of Bakewell. Canines are allowed in the pub, even when they’re a bit damp after walkies in the rain, but the guest rooms sadly aren’t friendly.
There are dedicated tables for patrons with pooches, and it’s best to book ahead because this place is popular. It’s not just a good spot for a drink and hearty dinner either, The Red Lion offers up one of the best breakfasts in town!
Address: The Square, DE45 1BT
Opening Times: Every day: 10:00-22:00
Dogs are welcome in the bar of the Queen’s Arms, the only rule is that you and the pooch stay in the areas with wooden floors. There’s a game room with pool and darts if you fancy some proper pub entertainment.
Otherwise, you can cosy up by the fire with a cracking ale from this casque-mark accredited watering hole. There’s also a limited menu of pub food and plenty of bar snacks to tide you over.
The Woodyard is definitely more restaurant than pub, but surprisingly they welcome dogs inside and out. If you’re only stopping by for a drink the beer garden is a little more laid back, and happens to be the only one in Bakewell to overlook the river.
As expected from this more up-market gastronomic spot, there’s cool cocktails and beautiful and terrifically tasty food, although you’ll still find some pub-style classics like pie and burgers. There are even yummy treats for the pooch!
Address: The Woodyard, DE45 1AQ
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 12:00-21:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-22:00
If you fancy a walk to stretch your legs, head out past Haddon Hall to The Flying Childers Inn. The pub makes a great pit-stop after exploring the beautiful patch of the Peak District, and they’re used to welcoming walkers and pooches.
This idyllic country pub won the coveted “unspoilt pub of the year” award from the good pub guide in 2019, and they’re in the AA guide so you’re sure to find fur-iendly service, scrummy light lunches, and well-kept pints.
Address: Main Road, Stanton in Peak, DE4 2LW
Opening Times: Mon-Tue: 19:00-23:00 / Wed-Fri: 12:00-14:00 & 19:00-23:00 / Sat-Sun: 12:00-15:00 & 19:00-23:00
The Farmyard Inn is a traditional village pub so named because it was a farm before becoming a pub in 1829. Dogs are allowed inside the pub, but not the guest rooms, and the staff will give them a fuss and make them just as welcome in the bar as their humans.
Other kinds of furry friend have even stopped by for a pub lunch too! Street food stalls like the Project D doughnuts “pup” by occasionally, so it’s always worth sniffing the place out to see what’s on offer.
Address: Main Street, DE45 1UW
Opening Times: Various
The Rutland Arms is a handsome hotel and dog-friendly pub in Bakewell that always has bowls of water and free biscuits on hand for Fido.
The humans are well looked after too, since the friendly staff are attentive and one of the reasons this pub made it into the AA Guide, along with their delicious fine dining.
Your pooch is also welcome to stay in the hotel rooms, and it was all refurbished last year so it looks as good inside as it does out!
Address: The Square, DE45 1BT
Opening Times: “Always open” - Call ahead to check
Not to be confused with the similarly named Bull’s Head listed above, the Bulls Head Hotel is a family and dog-friendly pub in Bakewell oozing with historic character and countryside charm, plus a pretty phenomenal steak and stilton pie.
It’s run by a local family who lives in the pub as well, so it’s super friendly and homely. Just one word of warning though, there’s no onsite parking.
Opening Times: Mon-Tue: 17:00-23:00 / Wed-Fri: 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-00:00 / Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-23:00
If you’ve ventured out of Bakewell for walkies around Chatsworth House, you’ll need to “pup” into The Devonshire Arms. This phenomenally fancy inn is as luxurious as it is comfortable, with plenty of premium wines and spirits as well as real ales and delectable dinners.
It seems surprising that the rooms here are friendly and dogs are welcome in the restaurant. Should you stay the night, they’ll even bring your pooch their own breakfast.
Address: High Street, Pilsley, DE45 1UL
Opening Times: Always open - call to check ahead
The Packhorse is a few miles out of town but it’s worth wandering to this watering hole. It’s by Monsal Trail so they’re always happy to welcome walkers and hikers whether they’re on two legs or four.
It’s a very traditional pub, including an open fire, perfect for getting warm and cosy after walkies.
Plus the polite and cheery staff are always happy to make a fuss of a new friend and fetch them some water while the humans wet their whistles and fill their bellies with pub classics and gamey British gourmet, including guinea fowl and pigeon pie!
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 17:00-23:00 / Fri: 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-23:00 / Sat-Sun: 12:00-23:00
The Lathkill has glorious views over the Lathkil Dale and offers a very warm welcome to their homely hotel. It’s also one of the most dog-friendly pubs near Bakewell, with dogs welcome in the restaurant and rooms, and they’re always fussed over by the staff.
The food is simple but filling, although what makes this place special is the laid back atmosphere and the paw-some panoramic views over the countryside.
Address: School Lane, Over Haddon, DE45 1JE
Opening Times: Tue-Sat: 11:30 - Late / Sun: 12:00 - Late