15 Brilliant dog friendly pubs in Bath

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For centuries, Bath has been THE place to visit and unwind, whether you were a Roman off to the baths or modern-day sightseer hoping to soak in Britain’s only hot springs you can bathe in.

Plenty of people visit Bath to admire the Georgian architecture too, most recently used as the backdrop for Netflix hit Bridgerton.

The city also happens to be super pooch-friendly, and there’s no shortage of dog-friendly pubs in Bath for you and your furry friend to “pup” into on your weekend away. Here are 15 of our faves!

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The Hare and Hounds

The Hare and Hounds is the sister pub to fellow dog-friendly pubs The Marlborough Tavern and The Locksbrook Inn. The H&H is further out of town, but that means it has gorgeous views over the countryside and some great pub walks starting and ending at the pub!

They are dog-friendly inside, but you might prefer an outdoor seat so you can enjoy the views and nab some fresh pizza. The rest of their extraordinary menu of fresh, local food is available out there too.

Bath Brew House

The Bath Brew House has fast become one of the trendiest and busiest boozers in Bath, not least because of its scrummy soul food and massive range of craft beer.

As you might guess from the name, the Brew House has a microbrewery onsite so you can even drink something of their own creation.

There’s a roomy garden you and the pooch can stretch out in, but you’re both welcome inside too.

The Star Inn

This pub has been about since the 16th century, and it’s a proper old school boozer. There’s no music, no machines, no pool, and no fine dining at The Star.

Since there’s little to distract you, or need to shout over, this pub’s perfect for socialising whether you fancy a chat with your mate over a pint, or to challenge another local to dominoes.

It’s the taphouse for local Abbey Ales brewery as well, and like most proper pubs, this place welcomes pups.

The White Hart

The White Hart is hard to miss given the imposing old building and glaringly white stag over the porch. This is definitely more of a gastropub, and the menu features dishes you’d sooner expect at a restaurant.

Despite being upmarket, it is still a dog-friendly pub in Bath and it’s in a convenient spot by the train station.

You and the pooch can sit inside or out, and there’s plenty of water bowls and a jar of treats your pup can help themselves to.

  • Address: Widcombe Hill, BA2 6AA

  • Opening Times: Mon: Closed / Tue-Wed: 17:00-23:00 / Thu-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-16:00

The Moorfields

Just a short stroll from Oldfield Park station is The Moorfields. This gorgeous gastropub is actually open all day and the contemporary, countrified space is just as welcoming in the morning if you “pup” in for a coffee after walkies as it is for a tipple in the evening.

Dogs are allowed inside and out, and usually get a cuddle and some treats from the friendly staff.

The Marlborough Tavern

The Marlborough is perfect for a quick snack or a delicious dinner, and they’ve got two AA rosettes for culinary excellence so you know you’re in for a treat!

It’s also not far from the royal crescent, so you can swing by after some sightseeing. As well as a reputation for amazing food, this dog-friendly pub in Bath is known for its stellar service, and even the pooch is brought a water bowl promptly.

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace is on the tourist trail just a stone’s throw from the Roman baths and the abbey. This Fuller’s owned pub boasts a wide range of drinks as well as a menu of British dishes sure to fill even the hungriest of bellies.

Alongside fellow Fuller’s venue The Huntsman just down the road, The Crystal Palace is dog-friendly, with pooches being welcome inside to quench their thirst with a bowl of water.

The Bear

You can’t miss The Bear thanks to Snowy, the life-size polar bear guarding this pub’s entrance. The staff here welcome both humans and hounds with open arms and you can chill inside or out.

You can try their delicious, homemade food wherever you sit, or perhaps just wet your whistle. They’ve got dog-friendly guest rooms too and since they’re only a short walk from the city centre, it’s the perfect place to stay on a weekend away.

The Boater

The Boater boasts prime position at the end of Pultney Bridge and down the road from Henrietta Park, so there are some good walkies opportunities starting or ending at this pub!

It’s also got the biggest beer garden in the city, and just in case you need even more room to relax, there’s no less than four bars and three dining rooms where you can enjoy some scrummy food.

Not to mention, dogs are fawned over and utterly spoiled by the staff and can make friends with pub dogs Lily and Milo. You’d be barking mad to miss this one!

The Locksbrook Inn

The Locksbrook is a relaxed gastropub nestled right by the River Avon. You and the pooch can choose to cosy up in the rustic interior or you might prefer to stay out on the suntrap of a terrace overlooking the river.

Either way, the staff are sure to fuss your furry friend and make sure you’re waited on with a smile whether you’re popping in for brunch or a nightcap.

Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown is in the heart of Larkhall village and a popular spot for locals, where many stop by with their pooches after walkies around Solsbury Hill.

This Victorian pub offers good food with fantastic service in stylish surroundings and a laid-back atmosphere. It’s also got one of the tastiest (and best value) Sunday roasts anywhere in Bath!

The Hop Pole

Right in front of Victoria Park is The Hop Pole, the flagship Bath Ales pub.

The Hop Pole works hard to remain a proper English pub and offer something different to the many gastropubs dotted about the city. That being said, the food here is still stunning.

It’s a very family and dog-friendly pub in Bath, and are particularly excited to see canine clientele and always offer them treats or even a meal of their own!

The Pulteney Arms

The Pulteney Arms is perfectly located for people and pooches needing a pit-stop after walkies around Henrietta Park, Sydney Gardens, or along the canal.

It’s a firm favourite amongst locals and ale drinkers since they’re good enough to feature in the CAMRA guide, but they do also make their own gin! Dogs seem to prefer this pub too since they stock friendly ice cream.

Meanwhile, the human menu features pub staples and modern British comfort food cooked to paw-fection.

The Garrick’s Head

The Garrick’s Head is an independent pub and restaurant that’s positively head and shoulders above the rest. It’s housed in the former house of Beau Nash, and tucked in beside the Theatre Royal.

This family and dog-friendly pub in Bath has something for everyone, from their staggering range of drinks (Including 20 wines and 50 whiskies) right down to the gifts kids are offered at the table to keep them entertained.

The Salamander

The Sally is a hidden gem tucked away in the Georgian quarter. It’s a small but very relaxed and cosy Bath Ales pub, so you can sup on some fine local ales and cider.

There’s plenty of good wines and spirits too, should those tipples tickle your fancy.

You and the pooch are welcome in the bar and the full menu is available there so you can still enjoy the fresh, comfort food they offer.

  • Address: 3 John St, BA1 2JL

  • Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri: 12:00-00:00 / Sat: 11:00-00:00

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