Bridlington was once the “lobster capital of Europe”, but now it’s more famous for being a secluded, sandy, seaside resort and the birthplace of the Bridlington Terrier. Kids and kids-at-heart are sure to love the old-school seafront fun from sandcastles to donkey rides and funfairs.
Puppy parents can enjoy ambles along the historic promenade, gorgeous walkies around Yorkshire’s coast, and maybe a cheeky pint in one of the many dog-friendly pubs in Bridlington to cool off.
The Old Ship Inn
The Old Ship Inn is one of the most family and dog-friendly pubs to be found in Bridlington, despite being a proper old school pub. It feels like an Edwardian den inside, and it’s very easy to unwind amidst the wonky wooden beams and open fire, admiring the photos of Bridlington of yesteryear adorning the walls.
As for wetting the whistle, there’s a choice of cracking ales and ciders and they carry a casque mark accreditation, and there are bowls of water for Fido.
- Address: 90 St John Street, YO16 7JS
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 13:30-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 13:30-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-23:00
The Ship Inn
Not to be confused with the above, The Ship Inn is a little further out in Sewerby, which is a super quick drive or walkies along the rugged cliffs. It’s worth the trip and the whole family can enjoy hearty homecooked comfort food, including the pooch, who can pick a treat from their special doggy menu.
The friendly staff will also bring a bowl of water over for your fur baby, unless you want to spoil them and buy a doggy beer!
- Address: Cliff Road, Sewerby, YO15 1EW
- Opening Times: Mon: 11:00-19:00 / Tue-Thu: 11:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat: 11:00-23:00 / Sun: 11:00-21:00
Richie’s Cafe Bar
On the prom at the top of South Beach is Richie’s Cafe Bar. It’s not quite a pub, but there’s sport on the telly, friendly locals, warm drinks, cold pints, and big portions of homecooked food at reasonable prices.
They’re very dog-friendly and many owners “pup” in with their dog before or after walkies on the beach. There’s always water bowls for puppy patrons, but well-behaved pooches might even get a free sausage.
- Address: Princess Mary Promenade, YO15 3LG
- Opening Times: Every day: 10:00-23:00
The Beaconsfield Arms
The Beaconsfield Arms is a stalwart example of a proper pub, a go-to for locals for a social drink or evening watching the sport.
It might not be the most modern decor, but it’s cosy and definitely comfortable enough to kick back with the pooch whilst the staff work hard to make sure the whole family feels welcome, whether it’s your fur baby or actual baby!
- Address: 2 Flamborough Road, YO15 2HX
- Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-23:00
The Bull and Sun
The Bull and Sun is a beautiful old boozer and one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Bridlington. The dog’s sure to love it, since there’s a load of treats available for Fido, and kegs and bowls of fresh water so even the dog can pour out a cold one!
The staff are polite and friendly, and make as much of a fuss of the humans as the hounds and will invite you and the pooch to sit inside the bar or out in the leafy garden.
- Address: 11 Baylegate, YO16 7JT
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-19:00
Three Bs Micropub
Three Bs Micropub might well be the smallest pub in Bridlington, with only 20 indoor seats and 6 outdoor. However in their short life so far, they’ve become the go-to watering hole for ale aficionados and cider lovers.
They are proud to be a “quiet” pub, so don’t expect any sport, but you can hold a conversation with ease and relax. It might be quiet, but children and dogs are still welcome inside this small and serene pub.
- Address: 2 Marshall Ave, YO15 2DS
- Opening Times: Mon-Tue: Closed/ Wed-Sat: 12:00-22:00 / Sun: 12:00-21:00
The Funny Onion
If you love BBQ flavours, you definitely need to sniff out The Funny Onion to indulge in some meaty feasts from their smokehouse, which uses loads of different aromatic woods to flavour their food.
They are dog-friendly, but you must book ahead and mention that you’re bringing the pooch because there are a limited number of fur-iendly tables inside. There is a garden too, and wherever you sit the staff with fetch a water bowl for Fido.
The Harbour Tavern
The Harbour Tavern is an old-school boozer filled to the brim with cheerful atmosphere, affable locals, helpful staff, and best of all, affordable drinks! There’s not just beer on sale, but specialist spirits including some dazzlingly good gins.
They’re very dog friendly in here, and you and the pooch can sit anywhere inside provided the pup keeps you on a short lead. If you’re lucky enough to get a window seat, you’ll have the perfect panorama of the harbour to admire as you unwind.
- Address: 23 Queen Street, YO15 2SH
- Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-22:00
Having been family-run since 2004, The Martonian has always focused on delivering a cosy atmosphere and fresh, homecooked food for locals and tourists alike. It’s close to the caravan site making it perfect to “pup” in for a hot and hearty dinner, or a swift pint after walkies on the heritage coast.
Pooches and people of all ages are welcome, and there are specific dog-friendly areas inside as well as plenty of space in the garden and marquees should you fancy your pint alfresco.
- Address: 35 Jewison Lane, YO15 1DX
- Opening Times: Mon-Tue: Closed / Wed-Thu & Sun: 12:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:00
Admittedly, this is very much a cafe and not a pub, but given Cafe Society’s super handy location beside the harbour and beach, and the fact it is phenomenally friendly, you’d be barking mad to miss it.
It’s the perfect place to shelter from the sea breeze and warm up with a coffee and cake. It’s especially popular with locals who nip in after walkies with their own dogs, and it’s just as attractive to holidaymakers and their hounds.
- Address: 5 Bridge Street, YO15 3AH
- Opening Times: Every day: 09:30-16:00
The Black Bull
If you’re willing to take a short drive to Barmston, you’ll find The Black Bull which is a brilliantly dog-friendly pub near Bridlington set within the brilliant Black Bull holiday park.
You can stay in the fur-iendly lodges which each have a private hot tub, and after relaxing all day just amble down to the village pub for a pint. The lovely staff always make a fuss of mutts and will fetch water bowls so your pooch can quench their thirst along with the rest of the pack.
- Address: 48 Sands Lane, Barmston, YO25 8PG
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 13:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 13:00-00:00 / Sun: 11:00-22:00
The Seabirds Inn
If you’re out on walkies exploring the Flamborough Headland, you should stop by The Seabirds Inn. (Not to be confused with The Seabirds in Bridlington town centre!) Dogs are welcome inside the bar, but they aren’t allowed in the dining room.
The Seabirds is potentially the best foodie pub near Bridlington, with restaurant-quality takes on pub grub and some fancier light dishes. They’re especially popular for their ever-changing series of decadent cheesecakes!
- Address: 14 Tower Street, Flamborough, YO15 1PD
- Opening Times: Mon: Closed / Tue-Sat: 12:00-21:00 / Sun: 12:00-20:30
The Hook and Parrot
The Hook and Parrot is a typical seafront watering hole, a little dated inside but with a great atmosphere and bags of fun with something on every night, whether you fancy karaoke or a quiz.
Your doggo is welcome to join the revelry and the staff are happy to fetch water for them, so they can refresh themselves while you wet your own whistle with a cold pint or a scrummy cocktail.
- Address: Marlborough Terrace, YO15 2PB
- Opening Times: Every day: 10:00-01:00
A home away from home, The Hilderthorpe is a family-run pub and guesthouse just a stone’s throw from the harbour, and you and the pooch are welcome in for a pint or to stay the night.
It’s one of few pubs by the seafront that welcome dogs inside, so it’s perfect for settling in for supper after a hard day playing on the beach. The menu is quite limited and it’s all typical pub grub, but it comes in big portions so there’s plenty to nosh and you might have a little leftover for the pooch to snuffle.
- Address: 1 Hilderthorpe Road, YO15 3AY
- Opening Times: Every day: 10:00-00:00
The Stackhouse Bar
The Stackhouse Bar only opened back in 2019, and this newcomer is a delightful dog-friendly pub in Bridlington. Despite being in the centre of town, it’s considered a bit of a hidden gem! There’s tons of craft beer on tap and a staggering collection of over 100 gins.
There’s no quirkier or cooler hangout in town, and the eclectic retro look includes vintage hairdryers as lamps, old cinema and aeroplane seats, and bags of upcycled industrial chic. It’s not too cool for puppers, and locals and staff alike all seem to love meeting new furry faces in this fur-iendly bar.
- Address: 15a Promenade, YO15 2PY
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-20:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-18:00