Leeds might be famous for the royal armouries and its busy cultural scene, but it’s also only a hop, skip, and jump away from us at Pure Pet Food HQ!
The city’s made a name for itself as a shopper’s paradise between the designer destination of the Victorian Quarter, the huge Trinity Leeds shopping centre, and the indie haven of Kirkgate Market. There’s also a thriving nightlife and loads of independent eateries and bars, many of which are surprisingly pro-pet.
There’s a whole pack of dog-friendly pubs in Leeds where you can fuel up with the pooch in tow, and here are 15 of our favourite haunts to visit with the hound.
After walkies around Roundhay “pup” into The Stew and Oyster to warm up with a hearty bowl of stew, curry, or another delicious one-pot, or perhaps a refreshing pint and munchable snacks.
This small chain has another venue in the city centre at Call’s Landing too and both bars are perfectly dog friendly, and happily serve up water and gravy bones for their puppy patrons.
Address: 488 Roundhay Road, Roundhay, LS8 2HU
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-21:00
The Beck & Call is a lovely child and dog-friendly pub in Leeds that’s been going from strength to strength recently. They don’t just prepare a mean Sunday lunch, the rest of the new menu is really tempting, and street food vendors regularly swing by.
It’s only a short detour from the Meanwood Valley Trail and attracts walkers keen to refuel. Plus pooches are always welcome and get a big fuss from the staff.
Address: Stainbeck Road, Meanwood, LS7 2NP
Opening Times: Every day: 11:00-23:00
Few things in life are better than walkies along the canal in the sun, especially when it ends in a pub like the Kirkstall Bridge. There’s always humans, hounds, and even the occasional moggy sunning in the garden watching the water or refreshing themselves in the bar where there’s water bowls and treats for Fido.
The only caveat is that dogs aren’t allowed upstairs, but there’s still plenty of room to relax and you can enjoy the fabulous food downstairs.
Address: 12 Bridge Road, Kirkstall, LS5 3BW
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 12:00-23:30 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:30
If you thought the name was familiar, it’s because this pub is named after Yorkshire lads and star triathletes the Brownlee brothers. You don’t need to be an Olympian to enjoy The Brownlee Arms, a leisurely stroll to the suburbs is all it takes.
This dog-friendly pub in Leeds has the cosy look and feel of an old country inn, serving hearty British classics in a cosy home from home. They’ll even bring a water bowl and a dog bed for the pooch!
Address: 24 Long Row, Horsforth, LS18 5AA
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 10:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 10:00-00:00 / Sun: 10:00-22:00
Leeds is home to a few quirky boozers and indie venues, but few offer as eclectic a mashup as Doghouse, a bar, bagel shop, record store, and first-rate coffee stop. You and the pooch should swing by for a boogie, bev, and bagel and chance to make friends with Rita and Rodney the resident Boxers.
(They’re dogs, by the way. Doghouse is a lot of things but a boxing ring isn’t one!) They are positively pet friendly with more than just pups popping by.
Address: 93 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 11:00-00:00 / Sat-Sun: 10:00-01:00
Away from the quirky and back to the traditional, The Chemic Tavern is a historic alehouse home to live music, folk nights, open mics, comedy sets, poetry, lip-sync battles, and the occasional dog show!
They don’t serve food but there’s a chippy next door and you’re welcome to bring your own scran inside. Although there’s no human food, this dog-friendly Leeds pub always has free doggy treats. Just remember to keep an eye out for Captain, the pub cat.
Address: 9 Johnston St, Headingley, LS6 2NG
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 14:00-00:00 / Fri-Sat: 14:00-01:00 / Sun: 14:00-22:30
The Woodman is another “proper pub” that’s dog-friendly inside and out.
If you’re looking for somewhere to put your feet up and watch the sport, test your brain at a good quiz night, or try your hand at some pub games, then this place is the perfect old-school local for residents and visitors alike. It’s also an ideal pit-stop after walkies in Primrose Valley Park.
Address: Selby Road, Halton, LS15 7JS
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 11:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:30 / Sun: 12:00-00:00
Nestled between the riverside and the park is The Lamb and Flag. Like all Leeds Brewery pubs, they’re a dog-friendly pub in Leeds where pooches are welcome inside or out with plenty of free treats for furry visitors.
The menu is made up of simple but fresh pub grub using local ingredients, and it washes down very well with the Leeds Brewery ales. All the brewery’s range is behind the bar, as well as a great choice of wines, spirits, and other beers.
Address: 1 Church Row, LS2 7HD
Opening Times: Sun-Wed: 12:00-22:00 / Thu-Sat: 12:00-00:00
If you fancy a pint in a classy-looking venue, look no further than the charming Victorian drinking palace of The Adelphi, because this big boozer has plenty of rooms and ornate details.
The food is anything but old fashioned though, and this lively pub has plenty of entertaining events, good vibes, and an eclectic mix of locals, including their dogs, who get a fuss and water from the super staff.
Address: 3-5 Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 11:00-23:00 / Fri: 11:00-00:00 / Sat: 10:00-00:00 / Sun: 11:00-22:00
You’ll need to take a short drive outside of the city to visit The Bingley Arms, but it’s worth the trip to tick this pub off the boozy bucket list because it’s recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest pub in Britain, dating back over 1000 years!
There are also lots of lovely local walkies in Bardsley too, so you and the pooch can swing by to pick up a hot drink to take with you, or come in after to refuel.
It might not be the prettiest pub from the outside, but inside Tapped is a cool craft beer bar where you and the pooch can relax amidst the industrial decor and laid back atmosphere.
There’s a huge range of beer here, including a few brewed onsite. But if beer isn’t your usual tipple, there’s fresh coffee, gluts of gin, and other premium spirits to sup alongside the menu of soul food, and there are free treats for Fido.
Address: 51 Boar Lane, LS1 5EL
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 12:00-23:00 / Sat-Sun: 11:00-00:00
The Water Lane Boathouse is beside the canal and within easy reach of the train station, making it the ideal oasis to escape the hustle and bustle without wandering too far. The staff are barking mad over dogs and give them a good scratch behind the ears.
In fact, this is one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Leeds city centre, with their own doggo bar, free treats, and a dedicated doggy Instagram documenting their furry visitors.
Address: Canal Wharf, Holbeck, LS11 5PS
Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-23:00
You’ll find The White Swan nesting beside the theatre, and it’s considered a hidden gem. It’s another Leeds Brewery pub with all their quaffable ales as well as a wide selection of other drinks, good food, and great evening’s entertainment and live music most nights of the week, including a fab speakeasy Saturday!
Doggos are always welcome inside or out for a fuss and refreshments in the form of water bowls and gravy bones.
Address: 5 Swan Street, LS1 6LG
Opening Times: Mon-Wed: 11:00-22:00 / Thu: 11:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:00
After walkies in Roundhay Park, you and the pooch should sniff out Preston Bar for a swift pit-stop. (Or a slow soak, you do you!) Take your pick of the indoor or outdoor seating at this small, informal bar where there’s a beer-illliant selection of beers, great wines, and wonderful whiskeys.
There’s plenty of packets of retro bar snacks, and a jar of free dog treats. You can even buy a takeaway pint, bottle, can, or mini keg to carry home if you’re in a hurry. Their sister venue North Bar is also dog-friendly!
Address: 468 Roundhay Road, Roundhay, LS8 2HU
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:30 / Sun: 12:00-22:30
Whitelocks Ale House is a characterful pub that claims to be the oldest in Leeds and the managers have preserved the charm and historic details that make Whitelocks unique, whilst providing modern comforts and stellar service that’s sure to bring you back even before you start working your way through the long list of local ales.
Whitelocks “forever will be” a dog-friendly pub in Leeds, so the pooch can tag along next time you fancy a pie and a pint.
Address: Turk's Head Yard, LS1 6HB
Opening Times: Sun-Wed: 12:00-23:00 / Thu-Sat: 12:00-00:00