Yorkshire is the largest county in England, famed for its plucky terriers and dramatic landscapes. And with so much varied scenery from the rugged moors to the wild coastline, it’s no wonder it’s a hotspot for hikers and dog walkers keen to explore the best of the British countryside.
It’s also well-known for its hospitality, which is at its best in the abundance of dog-friendly pubs in Yorkshire. Here are 15 of the best pubs throughout this big, beautiful county for you and Fido to explore.
The Carpenters Arms
Starting off strong we have The Carpenters Arms, which was voted North Yorkshire’s Best Pub last year and is a spectacularly dog-friendly pub in Yorkshire where pooches are welcome inside and out.
Local is the flavour of the day here, with beers from nearby breweries, and pub classics elevated to gastronomic heights with beautiful presentation and the best of local, seasonal produce.
- Address: 1 Church View, Felixkirk, Thirsk, YO7 2DP
- Opening Times: Every day 12:00-23:00
Furley & Co
Furley & Co is the craft beer hub of Hull with five cask lines, twelve different kegs, half a dozen ciders, and an astonishing array of wines and spirits leaving you spoiled for choice. A handsome old dockyard building on the outside, and a modern industrial-chic hangout inside.
It’s sociable, there’s live music, and everybody’s welcome, including children and canines. Plus their trio of outdoor seating areas all have fantastic views over the old docks.
- Address: 18-20 Princes Dock Street, Hull, HU1 2LP
- Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-20:00
The Dolphin is one of our favourite pubs in Whitby thanks to its unbeatable position overlooking the river and harbour, and the fact it sets itself apart as a dog-friendly pub. The staff will give your dog a fuss, a bowl of water, and free treats on arrival.
Kids are made very welcome too, and your whole family can stay in the hotel above should you need somewhere to rest your head.
- Address: Bridge Street, Whitby, YO22 4BG
- Opening Times: Mon 8:30-22:00 / Tue 12:00-22:00 / Wed-Sun 8:30-22:00
The Kings Arms Hotel
The Kings Arms is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by stunning scenery and spectacular walks, including the magical Aysgarth Falls just a 10-minute drive away. If you’re a fan of James Herriot’s work, you might recognise this pub as his local in “All Creatures Great and Small”.
As well as the super location and rich history, this pub’s a down-to-earth oasis, with loads of tasty tipples and great British game and grub to munch. The drover’s pie is a particular favourite!
- Address: Main Street, Askrigg, Leyburn, DL8 3HQ
- Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:00
The Sandpiper Inn
Despite the worldly-inspired meals, this is every inch a traditional British pub including the fact dogs are welcome inside the comfy bar. Your pooch will be just as well-fed and looked after as their humans too, with water bowls and biscuits from the friendly staff.
- Address: Railway Street, Market Place, Leyburn, DL8 5AT
- Opening Times: Sun-Tue: Closed / Wed-Fri: 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-20:30 / Sat: 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-21:00
The Shibden Mill Inn
The Shibden Mill Inn is less than two miles away from Shibden Hall, home of the diarist Anne Lister otherwise known as “Gentleman Jack”. This family and dog-friendly pub in Yorkshire is happy to welcome your whole pack in their leafy garden or the cosy bar where you can really enjoy the warm atmosphere of this characterful pub.
Although dogs aren’t allowed in the restaurant, you can still enjoy this award-winning gastropub’s grub in the bar and the staff will even fetch some water for Fido.
- Address: Fold, Shibden, Halifax, HX3 7UL
- Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 12:00-23:00 / Sat: 12:00-23:30 / Sun: 12:00-22:30
The Deramore Arms
The Deramore Arms is beside York university, but there’s a real mix of patrons in this village pub. They champion local tipples from independent microbreweries, plus a few regional classics.
And although their food menu is small, their Sunday roasts and fresh-fired pizzas are the talk of the town, and there’s always some doggy snacks to whet the appetite of any visiting woofers. Owners are spoiled for choice around here though, with loads of dog-friendly pubs in York to sniff out.
- Address: Main Street, Heslington, York, YO10 5EA
- Opening Times: Mon-Tue: 17:00-23:00 / Wed-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-20:00
The Dog & Partridge
The Dog & Partridge was voted the best dog-friendly pub in Sheffield, so it’s certainly not to be sniffed at! It’s steeped in history and charm, and you’ll find loads of hideaways throughout this watering hole where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and relax with the pooch and a pint.
Plus, all furry visitors get some water and biscuits in this marvellously dog-friendly pub in Yorkshire.
- Address: 56 Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 16:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:30 / Sun: 12:00-22:00
The George & Dragon
On a spur of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone’s throw from Richmond is The George & Dragon, a charming pub with a whole rack of CAMRA accolades and some of the best-kept beer and cider in the county.
Although this was Yorkshire’s first community-owned pub, they couldn’t be friendlier to visitors whether they’re human or hound. And if you “sit!” outside, you’ll be treated to stunning views over the Swale Valley from their terrace.
- Address: Hudswell Lane, Hudswell, Richmond, DL11 6BL
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-22:00 / Fri-Sun: 12:00-23:00
The Stump Cross
The Stump Cross is much more modern than most of the pubs on this list. There’s a great atmosphere and super friendly staff, who are always happy to make a fuss of a new furry friend, and there’s always something to tempt you in.
Whether it’s their Cask Ale Club (£2.50 pints!) or legendary quiz night, this is the spot to kick back, sip, and socialise. And if you’re looking for more local pubs to visit with the pooch, check out these dog-friendly pubs in Leeds.
Emmerdale fans rejoice, because not only can you visit the beloved boozer The Woolpack, it’s also one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Yorkshire! This typical country pub oozes charm and is basically the same as it is on the telly. (On the outside at least).
There’s loads of Emmerdale memorabilia inside, as well as a simple menu of pub grub and a wide range of tipples. It can sometimes get busy with tourists in the summer, so booking is definitely advised.
- Address: Main Street, Esholt, Shipley, BD17 7QZ
- Opening Times: Mon-Wed: 12:00-21:00 / Thu-Sun: 12:00-23:00
The Farmers Arms
The Farmers Arms has been refurbished throughout and it’s looking glorious for it! This pub is dog friendly for friendly dogs, and you and the pooch can come inside to warm your cockles by the open fire and fill your belly with delicious comfort food that’s sure to restore you after a wild walk in the Dales.
There’s a large selection of drinks, including loads of local ales and beer. Some couldn’t be any fresher or more local, since they’re brewed onsite!
- Address: Muker, Richmond, DL11 6QG
- Opening Times: Wed-Sun: 12:00-Close
The Riverhead Brewery Tap
If you’re enjoying the Wessendon Valley Circular walk you’re sure to want to stop by the quaint village of Marsden for a drink. If you couldn’t tell by the name, The Riverhead Brewery Tap is a marvellous microbrewery on the banks of the Colne, and their garden has a great view along the river.
Dogs are welcome inside and out and can snuffle a few free treats, whilst the humans can tuck into worldly street food courtesy of award-winning BaoBros23.
- Address: 2 Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BR
- Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00
The Dog & Partridge
On the edge of the Peak District, in the middle of Sheffield, Manchester, and Leeds is the glorious Dog & Partridge. This family and dog-friendly pub in Yorkshire might be isolated in the middle of the Pennines, but it’s a stunning destination pub that feels like a step back in time.
For centuries travellers came here to rest and refresh themselves, and nowadays walkers and woofers alike can come inside to warm up by the fire and quench their thirst, with dog bowls for Fido, and plenty of local ales for the humans.
- Address: Hazlehead, Flouch, Sheffield, S36 4HH
- Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 16:30-Close / Fri-Sat: 12:00-Close / Sun: 12:00-Close
The Fox and Rabbit
The Fox and Rabbit is an idyllic pub nestled in the North York Moors, not too far from Scarborough or one of our favourite walks in Robin Hoods Bay. Dogs are welcome inside and out, and the helpful staff will fetch some water for them.
This pub has built up a worthy reputation for delicious homecooked food, with huge portions sure to fill your belly even if you’ve been hiking around the Hole of Horcum! Their Sunday lunches are legendary, and you’ll need to book ahead to get your paws on one.
- Address: Whitby Road, Pickering, YO18 7NQ
- Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:30