15 Super dog friendly pubs in Sheffield

Dog friendly pubs
Written by Pure Pet FoodPure Pet Food are the experts in healthy dog food and healthy dogs featured in media outlets such as BBC, Good Housekeeping and The Telegraph. Working with high profile veterinary professionals and nutritionists, Pure Pet Food are changing dog food for the better. - Our editorial process

Sheffield was once the “steel city”, but now it’s the “green city” because there are more trees per person here than there are in any other city throughout Europe.

Plenty of pups live in this bustling metropolis and still more visit with their parents for a city break. Sheffield is not too far from the Peak District, and we've got a full guide about dog walking in the Peak District here.

If you’re in town and needing a tipple, there’s no shortage of dog-friendly pubs in Sheffield or friendly cafes like the Coffee Kennel to “pup” into for a tasty treat. As well as the city’s Brewdog bar which always welcomes dog’s, we’ve sniffed out 15 lovely dog-friendly pubs for you and Fido to try.

Discover delicious food your dog deserves

Learn more

The Sheffield Tap

The Sheffield Tap is a gorgeous train station pub with a staggering selection of ales and beers. There’s almost two dozen cask and keg bevs, plus a whole collection of bottles and cans from around the world and a few brews from much closer to home. (Brewed onsite, in fact!)

There’s a good stock of wine and spirits if that’s more to your taste, and water bowls behind the bar so your pooch can quench their thirst too in this dog-friendly pub in Sheffield.

The Millowners Arms

Once an exhibition pub as part of Kelham Island Museum, The Millowners Arms is now a regular haunt for locals as well as tourists visiting the museum.

It’s exceptionally friendly, and the staff are always fussing puppy patrons and photographing them for social media like they’re the paparazzi. There are water bowls aplenty, and enough tasty tipples and scoffable pub grub to keep the humans happy too.

The Lescar

The Lescar is steeped in vintage charm and a vibrant atmosphere. This proper pub unsurprisingly boasts some brilliant ales from Abbeydale Brewery as well as an incredible Sunday Roast. There’s live music and comedy most nights.

And like most traditional boozers, dogs are welcome, and your beloved pooch will get their own bar snacks since they have water bowls and free biscuits behind the bar.

The Cock Inn

A little further out of town in Oughtibridge is The Cock Inn, which can make a handy pit-stop for anyone heading out of Sheffield to explore the Peak District. It’s right by the river and the park too, should you and Fido fancy walkies.

This dog-friendly pub in Sheffield welcomes well-behaved doggies inside and out, and even has a doggy selfie frame if you fancy taking a snap of your furry friend on their day out.

The Beer Engine

The Beer Engine is a bright and cosy pub with bags of character. The food here is far better than standard pub grub, with a tasty tapas and street food menu that changes every month bringing flavours from around the world to Sheffield, and always created to complement a beer.

There’s a blooming good beer garden with plenty of flowers to brighten it up, plus speakers and lighting to bring the cosy atmosphere outdoors.

  • Address: 17 Cemetery Road, S11 8FJ

  • Opening Times: Mon-Tue: Closed / Wed-Fri: 16:00-23:00 / Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-21:00

The Ball

Not to be confused with The Ball on Mansfield Road, The Ball at Crookes is owned by Greene King and very much a family and dog-friendly pub in Sheffield. They love their four-legged regulars and they only ask they visit with well-behaved owners.

The drinks are quaffable, there’s a broad range of food to suit all tastes, the super staff are friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is perfect for socialising.

The Beer House

Sheffield’s first micropub, The Beer House, has appeared in The Good Beer Guide for four years on the trot, so you’re promised a good pint! It is on the small side but there are two rooms, one of which has an open fire to cosy up beside.

All dogs are allowed inside despite the compact size, or you can “sit!” at the picnic tables out front, and the super staff might have a few treats for Fido.

The Dog and Partridge

The Dog and Partridge won the title of the most dog-friendly pub in Sheffield last year, as voted for by puppy parents. This cosy, independent pub is proudly dog-friendly and the super staff bring the pooches water almost as soon as they’re in the door, and your pup might make friends with the resident pub dog.

For the humans, there’s munchable burgers and a great range of drinks to fill your belly, plus board games, regular game nights, and live music to keep you entertained.

The Fat Cat

Despite the name, The Fat Cat is definitely doggo friendly inside and in their cosy sheltered garden.

It’s another historic, independent pub near the Kelham Museum that has won plenty of awards over the years and built a reputation for well-kept real ales, including plenty of bevs brewed onsite, and a super friendly atmosphere perfect for socialising.

  • Address: 23 Alma Street, S3 8SA

  • Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri: 12:00-00:00 / Sat: Open 24hrs / Sun: 12:00-23:00

The Rutland Arms

The Rutland Arms is a handsome corner pub that’s just as attractive and characterful inside as it is out. There are a few different rooms to hide away in this popular pub as well as a surprisingly roomy garden out the back.

The food is proper pub grub and super tasty, and might find the staff bring out some bits of beef for your dog to snack on, so Fido can enjoy a pub lunch too.

Bungalows and Bears

Bungalows and Bears has a great studenty feel and is the perfect place to kick back and relax with craft beer and comfort food in a lively but laid back atmosphere.

It’s one of the best pubs in the city anyway, but all the more brilliant in our eyes because they’re barking mad about dogs, even holding weekly pooch parties. Your pup is always welcome to join you inside and will be offered their own drink and doggy bar snacks.

The Head of Steam

The Head of Steam is a chain of cask and craft beer pubs with a bit of a hipster vibe and a menu of extremely scoffable street food. It’s another positively dog-friendly pub in Sheffield with a keg of water for the pups to draw their own pints from.

It’s housed in an old bank but it’s now a haven of industrial chic decor, with plenty of room for you and the pooch to relax inside or in the garden.

The Old Horns Inn

This time we are leaving the city to find The Old Horns Inn nestled in the Peak District, and the ideal place to enjoy a pit-stop after Agden Reservoir. The Horns has the best Sunday Roast out of all the dog-friendly pubs in Sheffield according to public vote, so it’s definitely worth sniffing out for a weekend walkies and pub lunch.

The pooch needn’t go hungry either because there’s water and treats available for Fido on the house. Their garden also has glorious views over the surrounding countryside.

Three Merry Lads

The Three Merry Lads is the most westerly pub in Sheffield, a stone’s throw from the Peak District and if you’re visiting Lodge Moor Camp you can easily stroll back to this pub to refresh yourself.

This charming historic pub has plenty of rooms to curl up in with the canine and kids, and a few fires to get cosy beside. If you’ve got a camper van, you can even stay in their car park for the night.

The Fox & Duck

The Fox and Duck is another proudly dog-friendly pub in Sheffield with a laid back atmosphere for you to watch the sport on the telly, enjoy live music in the evening, or simply chat with your mates over a juicy cocktail. (Or beer, or wine, they’re sure to have the perfect drink to suit your taste!)

There are free dog treats for your furry friend too so they’re sure to enjoy a social visit to this brilliant dog-friendly pub in Sheffield as well.

More pubs: York, Harrogate, Nottingham