15 of the best dog friendly pubs in Manchester

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Manchester is a great place to live with the pooch since it’s one of the top five most dog-friendly places to live. However, it only has the second smallest puppy population in the country, so you might think it'll be hard to find dog-friendly pubs in Manchester. Luckily, you couldn’t be farther from the truth!

We’ve dug up 15 dog-friendly pubs for you the Fido to quench your thirst in, but you’re sure to find more as you explore this vibrant city.

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The Marble Arch

The Marble Arch is a proper pub just outside the Northern Quarter. The period features like the mosaic floor are lovingly maintained and the glazed-brick interior give this pub a back-in-time vibe that makes for a very atmospheric pint.

The menu and drink selection is compact but comprehensive, and the scoff’s made to complement a crisp beer. Furry visitors are welcome and sure to get a good fuss in this dog-friendly pub in Manchester.

  • Address: 73 Rochdale Road, M4 4HY

  • Opening Times: Mon-Tue: Closed / Wed-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:00

The Beagle

As you might expect from the name, the staff at The Beagle love dogs and your furry friend is welcome inside or out as long as they keep you well-behaved.

This pub is one of the best gastropubs in Greater Manchester and if you need more delicious treats to keep the human happy, they're also the second site of Nell’s Pizza. Expect immaculate vibes, tons of craft beer, and lush cocktails in this cool hangout.

The Wharf

Many meander to The Wharf as part of walkies along the canal so it’s no surprise this brilliant boozer is one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Manchester and puppy patrons are allowed inside for water and biscuits.

The building is huge with space for everyone, but there are loads of snugs and alcoves to hide away in if you fancy something more intimate. The humans are equally spoiled by their mouth-watering meals and staggering drink list, with a good range of wine and beer, but over 60 gins and 100+ whiskies that’s sure to keep you coming back to sample some more.

The Plough on the Moor

Humans and hounds of Stockport are spoiled to have this special pub as your local. The Plough on the Moor is another contender for the most furry-friendly boozer in the city since pups are welcome inside and out and always get a big fuss, free treats, and a bowl of water from the polite and cheerful staff.

The Plough welcomes everyone for good times, fresh food, and delicious drinks whether you’re human or hound, young or old.

Seven Bro7hers (Ancoats)

All the branches of Seven Bro7hers in the city are brilliantly dog-friendly pubs in Manchester, where pooch patrons are met with a plenty of pats, bowls of water, puppuccinos, free treats, and even a tasty tidbit from the kitchen before their owner has even decided what to order!

Each beerhouse serves a range of bevs from local brewery Seven Bro7hers, whose success has skyrocketed since their creation in 2014.

  • Address: 39 Blossom Street, Ancoats, M4 5AF (More locations around the city!!)

  • Opening Times: Mon-Tue: 16:00-23:30 / Wed-Thu: 12:00-23:30 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-23:00

The Refuge

If you couldn’t guess from the name, The Refuge is housed inside the iconic and palatial old Refuge Assurance Building, there’s room for everyone to “come as you are” into this awesome historic pub. There are many different spaces to drink and dine and your furry friend is allowed to head inside with you.

The staff might even fetch a dog bed and some free treats to make your hound as comfortable as the humans. Their sister pub “The Volta” is also dog-friendly!

The Oast House

The Oast House looks like it’s been abducted from the countryside and dropped down by the banks of the Irwell. The surprisingly rustic pub offers up homely food and ales you’d expect from a rural tavern.

There’s plenty of wine too as well as a delicious deli counter sure to get your  mouths watering and tails wagging, and you’ll be more than tempted to buy some meats and cheeses to enjoy with your tipple, maybe offering a tidbit to your dog.

Jackson’s Boat

Jackson’s Boat is the ideal location for a pit-stop with the pup whilst out on walkies in Chorlton Water Park or if you’re hiking the Trans Pennine Way. If you can sneak here without the dog sometime, they’ve got their own cycle hire and footie pitch.

It would be a shame to leave the pooch behind though, since this massively dog-friendly pub in Manchester stocks all sorts of tasty treats for your fur baby, two different flavours of doggy beer, and they can even host doggy “paw-ties” to celebrate your pooch’s special days!

Albert Schloss

Albert Schloss looks more a hip cocktail bar than a pub, but it is very much a beerhouse at heart. Regardless, it’s a fabulous place to sit with the furry friend and enjoy a drink and delicious food, including a scrummy Sunday roast.

Although it’s often touted as one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Manchester, there are several rules to remember if you’re bringing Fido, including the fact that dogs are only allowed inside before 7pm and only if they’re shorter than the tables.

Mackie Mayor

First thing’s first, Mackie Mayor isn’t a pub, it’s a huge food hall inside the old market building, housing dozens of the city’s best indie food and drink retailers and feeding thousands of hungry mouths each month.

It’s dog-friendly inside and you and the pooch can pop in to explore and find somewhere new to sit and refuel with each visit, whether you’re trying to sniff out scrummy street food or somewhere to sit with a pie and a pint.

  • Address: 1 Eagle Street, M4 5BU

  • Opening Times: Mon: Closed / Tue-Fri: 11:00-22:00 / Sat: 09:00-22:00 / Sun: 09:00-18:00

The Brink MCR

The Brink is the city’s only micropub and it blends a contemporary bar with the feel of a traditional pub. Laid back and cool, but super cosy, The Brink is the perfect place to relax and while away the hours with some grub and a tipple.

Their speciality is local brews, with craft beer, real ale, and cider all sourced from within 25 miles of the bar whilst championing indie and micro breweries. Despite the small size, dogs are always welcome inside.

  • Address: 65 Bridge Street, M3 3BQ

  • Opening Times: Sun-Mon: 16:00-23:00 / Tue: 16:00-00:00 / Wed-Thu: 12:00-00:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-01:00

The Anthologist

The Anthologist boasts a handy location overlooking St Peter’s Square, and it’s the go-to bar for cocktails and brunch if you’re in the city centre. However it can come as a surprise that this beautiful and trendy bar is also dog-friendly, and polite pooches are welcome to sit inside or out with their owners.

There’s a bowl of doggy treats to dip into and they often stock “pawsecco” so your pooch can enjoy a tipple too while you catch up with your friends!

The Jane Eyre

The Jane Eyre is all about community at its heart, and it’s run by a pair of brothers and named after their mum.

It’s always buzzing in here but this popular pub remains a calm and chilled oasis with an amazing atmosphere to sit in and sup a delicious cocktail or refreshing craft beer, soaked up with some scrummy comfort food. Everyone’s welcome in this wonderful neighbourhood bar, including your woofers.


Although Common by name, it’s an uncommonly good place to come for a catch-up with your friends in this studenty bar that feels like a lively common room.

There’s a wide selection of drinks to suit every taste and scrummy soul food, including a Nell’s Pizza pop-up. Cheerful staff and an upbeat vibe make this a great place to hangout at any time of day or night with your best mates or just your four-pawed best bud.

The Bay Horse Tavern

Everyone seems to love The Bay Horse Tavern, particularly for it’s ambience as a modern interpretation of a Victorian bar.

This dog-friendly pub in Manchester is one of very few “traditional” pubs in the city centre, with classic grub, munchable Manchester eggs, and quaffable ale. Even the dog gets a bowl of water, some snacks, and a big fuss!