15 Nice dog friendly pubs in Northumberland

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Northumberland is literally as far North as you can get in England, and it’s positively packed with wild landscapes to explore.

From the extensive (and vastly dog-friendly) coastline to the beautiful Kielder forest park, and the rugged moors and rolling green pastures in between, there’s always somewhere paw-some to go for walkies with your four-legged friend.

But after all that adventure, you’ll both want the chance to paw-se for a rest and refreshments.

Luckily, there’s plenty of dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland and we’ve sniffed out 15 of our favourites for you to “pup” into.

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The Crown and Anchor

No trip to Northumberland is complete without a visit to Lindisfarne, and no visit to Lindisfarne should go without a trip to The Crown!

The 200-year-old independent pub is only one of two on the island. The priory and the sea are its backdrop, making it hard to imagine a more picturesque place for a pint.

Dogs are welcome inside (just not in the restaurant) where they might slope off to snooze by the fire. You can always tempt them back with a bowl of water and some treats though.

Masons Arms

If you and the pup have been out exploring the ruins of Warkworth Castle or walkies along the river, you’ll want to pup into the Mason Arms to quench your thirst.

It’s also one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland according to Dogbuddy.

It’s no surprise then to find that there’s almost always other friends to meet inside, plus blankets and biscuits too.

William de Percy

Given their location at the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the William de Percy Inn & Creperie is more than used to welcoming walkers and their canine companions.

As the name tells you, you can expect a bit of a continental twist here at this country pub.

This is a proudly friendly pub, restaurant, and hotel. Plus, there’s always a fuss, water, and treats for any doggos who drop by, so there’s no need to save scraps of your crepe to give them. (You won’t want to share anyway!)

The Bamburgh Castle Inn

The Bamburgh Castle Inn feels like a country pub and has oodles of rustic chic, tasty tipples, and delicious food on offer.

As well as being a paw-some dog-friendly pub in Northumberland, they’re a dog-frendly hotel as well, perfect for making base to explore the coast, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Unsurprisingly, the Inn has views of Bamburgh Castle and from the town you can see (and sail) to the Farne Islands. Just remember to pop back to the award-winning pub for a pint, and your pooch can tuck into some free treats and water.

Carts Bog Inn

Nestled in the Northern point of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty, the Carts Bog Inn is an equally attractive pub offering a warm welcome and perfect pit-stop for walkers with two legs or four.

Dog-friendly and oozing charm and character, this pub also boasts super views, tasty homemade food, and a great range of ales.

The Robin Hood Inn

The Robin Hood Inn offers a rural escape amidst the stunning Northumberland countryside. It’s right next to Hadrian’s Wall and offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.

There are lots of antique touches to the decor, and the food is tasty and hearty but a lot more than standard pub grub. This is a great dining spot, and it just so happens your dog is allowed in the bar too.

The Black Swan

The Black Swan does an incredible job of offering a traditional pub with historical charm, but a modern and comfortable atmosphere and service.

The staff are all friendly and helpful, even to canine customers, and the pub grub on offer is sure to fill even the hungriest of bellies and still have a scrap or two to offer the pooch.

This popular Northumberland pub is dog-friendly throughout, including their guest rooms.

Blackcock Inn

The family-run venue The Blackcock Inn is another incredibly dog-friendly pub in Northumberland that’s perfectly positioned to make a welcome oasis for walkers. Sat within the National Park, near Kielder Water and the Forest Park, there are near endless opportunities for walkies nearby.

You can expect a cosy, homely atmosphere, hot and hearty food, and plenty of ale to wash it all down with. There’s even a doggy menu for peckish pups to peruse so Fido can fuel up as well!

The Snowy Owl

Like most Vintage Inns, The Snowy Owl is a dog-friendly pub and your furry friend can relax in the bar with you. Staff are more than happy to fetch a bowl of water and you might find some free treats on the bar.

CAMRA members are treated too with 20p off every pint. (That’s not to be sniffed at!) For everyone else, the seasonal menu of comforting classics and the rural charm of this pub is sure to win you over.

The Brown Bear

The Brown Bear has had a rocky few years, but it's alive and well once more. This is a proper British pub and a hub for locals.

It’s a super spot to relax in the day with the dog in tow, but it does get lively at night. All punters, be they human or hound, are expected to be sociable and well behaved, and are sure to love this laid-back boozer.

The Dyke Neuk

The Dyke Neuk is a family run pub and B&B offering countryside charm, cracking ales, and sumptuous Sunday roasts. (Other meals and days are available, but what’s a pub without a good carvery?)

Your pooch can join you in the bar if they’re on a lead. And should you need a place to rest your head, they do offer some pet-friendly rooms as well.

The Keel Row

The Keel Row was top dog in the Dogbuddy search to find the most dog-friendly pub in the North East, and there’s water, biscuits, and blankets to make your pooch feel at home. They’re very child-friendly too, with an indoor and outdoor play area to keep your kids entertained while you kick back and relax.

They’ve also got a good reputation for their food, with a menu packing pub classics and modern comfort dishes alongside an incredible array of drinks.

The Joiners Arms

The Joiners Arms is a historic coaching inn that offers a traditional village local with all the modern comforts you could possibly want. Dog-friendly both in the pub and the guest rooms, there are all kinds of creature comforts to keep your canine happy.

There’s not just water and treats on offer, your pup can tuck into their own beer too. If you stay, they might get some free pawsecco, treats, and plenty of poo bags to keep you equipped for exploring the area.

The Tannery

The Tannery is one of the greatest hangouts in Hexham, with a great vibe and cool, eclectic decor that’s difficult to describe, a modern take on a country manor, maybe?

Whatever it is, there’s a fantastic atmosphere and they warmly welcome furry friends, who can help themselves to a little something from the jar of treats. The human nosh is pretty scrumptious too!

The Hog’s Head Inn

If you’ve gone to visit Alnwick Castle, now forever-associated with Harry Potter, you’ll want to take a detour to refresh yourself in the Hog’s Head Inn. Potter buffs will be delighted to know this pub is not the Hog’s Head by accident, it’s named after the fictional pub in Hogsmeade.

This family and dog-friendly pub in Northumberland boasts an amazing atmosphere and plenty of awards too, so you’re sure to love settling down for a drink in this beloved boozer. You might even make a new friend if pub dog Gronk is knocking about!

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