Out for a stroll with the pooch in Leeds? Enjoy a much-needed sit-down and a pint at one of these dog-friendly pubs.
From city centre boozers to suburban watering holes, Leeds is packed with dog-friendly pubs, only too ready to pamper your pet with bowls of water and treats while you enjoy a pint or two of craft ale. So if you’re taking the hound for a walk, make sure you have a look through this guide to find your nearest doggy-approved drinking den…
Leeds city centre is crammed with great pubs that will be happy to fetch you and your furry friend something to drink.
Bundobust is easily one of the most pro-dog spots in the city. It’s drinks all round here – they have a well-stocked selection of craft beers and ales, as well as water bowls for your furry friends. Throw in an array of amazing Indian street food, and it’s the perfect place to while away a few hours in the city centre.
Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ.
Whitelock’s Ale House
One of the oldest drinking dens in Leeds, Whitelock’s is also firmly dog-friendly, with water bowls at the ready whenever you bring your pup in. They’ll have the run of the place, and there’s a quieter outside patio if the sun comes out to play. The pub’s been around since 1715, so you can expect a well-pulled pint and home-cooked grub in a venue that’s full of character.
Whitelock’s Ale House, Turk’s Head Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HB.
Nation of Shopkeepers
In town with the hound? Make a beeline for Nation of Shopkeepers. They’ll welcome your pooch inside and make a fuss, with water bowls and treats galore. But it’s not just your four-legged friend that will be looked after here – you can indulge in enormous burgers, fried chicken and a selection of craft beers and ciders on tap.
Nation of Shopkeepers, 29 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AG.
Roland’s is a great little hideaway for dogs and owners alike. This Call Lane institution has a secret beer garden out the back, but you’re more than welcome to bring your pup inside. You might even come across Annie, the resident shitzu. Heading to the bar? There’s a whole heap of local and exotic craft beers to enjoy, from Duvel to Blue Moon and Timmerman’s.
Roland’s, 39 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.
The Cross Keys
One of Leeds’ cosiest pubs, the open fires and well-stocked bar at The Cross Keys make it the ideal place to hunker down with the pup. Sister to North Brewing Co, they have loads of their beers on tap, along with dog-friendly water bowls, so your furry friend can have a drink. What’s more, if your tummy starts to rumble, you can tuck into their locally-sourced menu.
The Cross Keys, 107 Water Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5WD.
Nestled beside the River Aire, this intimate riverside pub is a home away from home for Leeds’ four-legged friends. Grab a bowl of water from the bar and find a cosy armchair to curl up in – or head outside to their stunning beer garden. With a waterfront view to die for and room for your pooch to explore, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a pint of their ever-changing cask ales.
Calls Landing, 36-68 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EW.
Northern Monk Brewery’s dog-friendly Refectory tap room has a vast array of craft beer and real ale. Your furry companion will be in seventh heaven, with tons of treats, water bowls and a basket of toys to play with. Once they’re fed and watered, head to the bar to take your pick from the 16 keg and 2 cask lines, or work your way through the hoard of craft beer cans in the fridge.
Northern Monk Refectory, The Old Flax Store, Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9YJ.
Outlaws Yacht Club
Outlaws Yacht Club is a real mixed bag of a venue – it’s a record shop, an exhibition space, a cafe and a watering hole all rolled into one. Even better, it’s totally dog-friendly. Well-behaved pooches are in for a treat, with water and cuddles on offer the moment you step inside the door – just no paws on the furniture please.
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY.
The Midnight Bell
The Midnight Bell is a dog-friendly hideaway, tucked away just across the river. Pooches aren’t just limited to the enormous courtyard outside, they’re free to explore every nook and cranny of the light and airy pub, with the exception of the function room upstairs. Grab a bowl of water and a treat or two for your furry companion, before choosing your own drink. With Leeds Brewery’s finest alongside a host of world beers, ciders and spirits, you’re spoilt for choice.
The Midnight Bell, 101 Water Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5QN.
Heading for walkies in Park Square? There’s no better place for a breather than Wino. This is predominantly a wine bar, and they have a handpicked selection for you to choose from, but you can also sup a selection of Ilkley Brewery ales and local ciders. If you’re staying put for a while, they do a mean range of charcuterie boards, with a selection of cheese, meat and fish.
Wino, St Paul’s Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2TE.
The White Swan
Tucked away down a side-street off Briggate, it’s all too easy to walk right past The White Swan. But if you’re a dog owner, you should make the effort to pop in, as it’s always a treat for you and the pup. It’s an intimate boozer, so you’ll have to keep the hound on a lead, but they’re only too happy to bring them a bowl of water and a few treats over. As for you, there’s a cracking menu of homemade food, as well as a smorgasbord of local ales and craft beer.
The White Swan, Swan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LG.
Water Lane Boathouse
How do you know when a pub’s 100% dog-friendly? When they’ve got an entire Instagram page dedicated to their furry visitors, that’s how! Water Lane Doghouse is their way of celebrating all the pooches that come to visit, with treats galore. You’ll be pleased to know that humans are just as well catered for, with over 70 beers to choose from and scrummy sourdough pizza fresh from Small Victories’ Italian oven.
Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5PS.
You’d expect a pub called ‘Doghouse’ to be dog-friendly, and you’d be totally right. There are no restriction on pooches in this comfy Kirkgate pub, so they can curl up on the Chesterfield sofas after a drink of water and a treat or two from the friendly bar staff. They might even make some new friends – pub dogs Ralph the boxer and Mr Caballero the Boston terrier are often found wandering about. Don’t worry, you’ll be well cared for too with a slew of craft beers, ales and global pours on tap.
Doghouse, 90 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ.
The Reliance has tempted dog owners north of the city centre for nearly two decades with their combination of stellar brews, local charcuterie and easy walking at Lovell Park just across the road. Pooches are welcome in both the bar and the lounge, with plenty of cosy spots for them to hunker down with a water bowl from the friendly staff. So why not grab yourself a cheeseboard and a pint of craft beer and join them?
The Reliance, 75-78 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7PN.
When it comes to dog-friendly pubs in Leeds, BrewDog takes the biscuit, with doggy treats and water bowls on demand at both their city centre bars. Want to celebrate your hound’s big day? BrewDog can throw a super-adorable Doggy Pawty. For a fiver per pooch, they’ll get a hat and a woof-friendly birthday cake made from bananas and carrots. Meanwhile, you can explore Brewdog’s mix of internationally brewed ales. Just make sure you give them a week’s notice.
BrewDog, White Cloth Hall, Crown Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DA and BrewDog North Street, Crispin House, New York Road, Leeds LS2 7PF.
Crowd of Favours
Crowd of Favours pairs a cracking beer list with a relaxed atmosphere and laidback decor from local artists. It’s a favourite with dog owners too, with a no-holds-barred approach to pooches. Simply put, that means your pup can go anywhere it likes, with treats and water from the bar, and maybe a cuddle too. If the weather’s nice, be sure to check out their great little beer garden out back.
Crowd of Favours, Harper Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EA.
Wooden tables, comfy seats and a great assortment of local ales – as local boozers go, Veritas is one of Leeds’ best, and you’ll be pleased to know you can check it out with Fido too, as it’s totally dog-friendly. Find yourself a cosy spot and pop to the bar for a pint, where they’ll be only too happy to give you a water bowl and a few treats for the pooch too. Now that’s what we call service.
Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, 43 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BB.
The Head of Steam
When it comes to sheer variety of beers on offer, The Head of Steam is up there with the best of ‘em. Farmhouse ales, Belgian blondes and even milk stouts, they’re all here, ready to be poured. And because they’re so dog-friendly, there’s no better way to end a walk around the city than by stopping off for a well-earned pint, with a bowl of water and a few biscuits for your pup.
The Head of Steam, 12 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ.
The Duck & Drake
At over 200 years old, this Victorian-era pub has a long history of welcoming dogs of all types inside. There are comfy sofas to sprawl out on with a tasty treat and a water bowl, as well as an extensive beer garden outside for the hound to stretch their legs in. Pick a spot, grab a pint of cask ale and everyone’s happy.
The Duck and Drake, 43 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DR.
Mr. Foley’s Cask Ale House
Right opposite Leeds Town Hall, Mr Foley’s is a great spot to chill out with your pooch. As the only York Brewery pub outside of its hometown, you’d better believe there’s a cracking line-up of beers on tap. We’re talking 12 hand-pulled real ales, 9 craft beers and 24 traditional ciders. For the pup, there’s a bowl of water whenever they need one, and no restrictions on where they can wander.
Mr. Foley’s Cask Ale House, 159 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RG.
You’ll know North Bar is dog-friendly the minute you walk through the door because you’ll be greeted by the two pub dogs, Coco the cockapoo and Luna the jackawawa. They’re extremely friendly and always keen to make new friends, so you’re welcome to introduce your pup. Once the fuss has died down, head to the bar for a handful of treats and a serving of water, as well as a pint from their enormous selection of over 130 beers.
North Bar, 24 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
The Brewery Tap
If it’s a dog-friendly pub with loads of beers and great grub you’re after, The Brewery Tap could be just the ticket. Barely a stone’s throw from Leeds Train Station, this cosy watering hole is the ideal place to watch the world go by with your pooch. Thirsty? They have water bowls on demand for your four-legged friend, as well as the usual assortment of Leeds Brewery and global beers to choose from.
The Brewery Tap, 18 New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DL.
Treat your pup to a pub trip and a bowl of water in historic surroundings at The Adelphi. One of Leeds’ most down to earth Victorian pubs, they’re a strong local favourite thanks to a stellar array of ales and classic pub food. Find a quiet spot in one of their many rooms before making the trip to the bar, where you can grab a nice cold pint and a drop of water for the pooch.
The Adelphi, 305 Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ.
Belgrave Music Hall
A real Leeds institution, Belgrave’s doors are open to everyone, including the dog. The floors are all hardwood, so they’ll have the run of the place, and you can get a bowl of water from the bar for your thirsty pup to cool off with. There’s plenty of choice to wet your whistle too, with a ton of cask ales and craft beers to choose from. If you’re lucky, you might even see your pooch pop up on their ‘dogsofbelgrave’ Instagram page.
Belgrave Music Hall, 1-1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.
Lamb and Flag
A stone’s throw from Penny Pocket and St John’s Park, the Lamb and Flag is the perfect spot for you and your pooch to relax after a long day. There are no restrictions on where dogs can go in this renovated 19th-century pub, although the deep armchairs downstairs by the bar might be the best spot in the house. They serve the full range of Leeds Brewery beers on tap, along with delicious seasonal grub, and of course, a water bowl for any thirsty dogs.
Lamb and Flag, 1 Church Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HD.
The New Conservatory
If you’re looking for a dog-friendly watering hole in the heart of Leeds, The New Conservatory could be just the ticket. They’re open from 10am, with an array of draught beers, ales and ciders on tap. Dogs are welcome anywhere apart from the restaurant, but there’s plenty of room to settle down with a water bowl and even say hi to the pub’s resident Labrador.
The New Conservatory, Albion Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JL.
If you want to stay closer to home, Leeds’ suburbs have just as many amazing dog-friendly watering holes to pop into.
The Chemic Tavern
Need a new local? Try Woodhouse’s most dog-friendly pub, The Chemic Tavern. Decked out with real ale on tap and a polished wooden bar, this historic boozer has been a haven for man’s best friend since the 1840s. When they’re not fundraising for guide dog charities, they’re fetching your pooch a drink of water, giving them a treat or bringing them a toy. And if your pup needs to stretch its legs, feel free to explore the big beer garden out the back.
The Chemic Tavern, 9 Johnston Street, Woodhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2NG.
The Stew and Oyster
Sister pub to Calls Landing, Oakwood’s Stew and Oyster is the ultimate dog-friendly boozer. It’s minutes from Roundhay Park, so you can go for a big, long walk first, and they’ll take care of you when you need to rest up after. You’ll find a host of doggy treats at the bar, as well as water on demand, so park yourself in front of the roaring fire, grab a newspaper and settle in with a pint of craft beer. What could be better?
The Stew and Oyster, 488 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2HU.
If you’re looking for a super dog-friendly pub in Chapel Allerton, make a beeline for The Woods. They have a slew of local craft beers to try, from Magic Rock to Great Heck, along with wood-fired pizzas to tuck into. For your trusty companion, there’s water bowls, treats and even blankets to snuggle into. With three floors of space, take your pick from an armchair indoors, cosy seats in their heated garden area, or a spot on their top floor balcony, with stunning views over Chapel Allerton.
The Woods, 5 Stainbeck Corner, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3PG.
Kirkstall Bridge Inn
The Leeds-Liverpool canal is always a popular place for dog-walking, which is one of the reasons why Kirkstall Bridge Inn is so popular. It’s nestled on the side of the canal, so it’s the perfect pit-stop after a long walk. While you’re supping a jar of Kirkstall Brewery’s finest, your pup will be fed and watered thanks to their doggy-station at the bar. From the snug sofas to the spacious riverside beer garden, the only place off-limits in this dog-friendly pub is upstairs.
Kirkstall Bridge Inn, Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BW.
The White House
After exploring all the sights and smells of Roundhay Park, the cosy comfort of The White House is a great place to unwind. There’s plenty of seats by the fire where you can enjoy classic pub grub and cask ales, while your furry companion helps themselves to water and biscuits. They ask that pooches stick to the hardwood floors, but there’s plenty of room inside and out. They might even make a friend too, as the landlord’s lab is usually wandering about.
The White House, 55 Wetherby Road, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2JU.
The Boundary House
Whether up at the bar or outside on the terrace, dogs are always welcome at The Boundary House – with water bowls at the ready. This Methley boozer is your classic country pub, with an open fire, deep armchairs and a slew of real ales to choose from. For the perfect way to spend a few hours, get comfy in the drinking snug or the sprawling beer garden with a pint and the paper. Bliss.
The Boundary House, 24 Church Side, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 9EE.
A solid favourite among dog owners in Headingley, Arcadia is perfect for a quick drink after walkies. They’re as dog-friendly as they come, with treats and water bowls for any passing pooch. They have their own American bulldog called Tank at the bar, so make sure you say hello while you’re ordering a pint of fruit beer, cask ale or craft beer.
Arcadia, 34 Arndale Centre, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UE.
The Chevin Inn
The Chevin Inn is one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Leeds. Surrounded by fields and even a campsite or two, this old-school boozer is a real haven for local pooch owners and dog walkers alike. Hounds are welcome at the bar’s two tables or in the beer garden, with water bowls available too. They even do portions of cold meat for £2 a pop, in case they’ve been extra good.
The Chevin Inn, West Chevin Road, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 6BE.
One of the North Bar pub family, Alfred is just as dog-friendly as the rest. Only a few minutes walk from Meanwood Park, it’s regularly packed with dog-owners having a well-deserved drink after their exertions. Alfred is a tiny boozer, so they ask that you keep your pup on a lead, but otherwise, it’s a doggy paradise, with free water bowls and treats. There’s an array of craft beers for you too, both on tap and in cans.
Alfred, 6 Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4HY.
The Bingley Arms
Recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest pub in Britain, The Bingley Arms has a long history of serving classic pub grub and real ales. They’re also really dog-friendly, with bowls of water and treats for any visiting pooch that needs them. There’s plenty of room outside in their enormous beer garden, or you can pull up a pew in their doggy-approved tap room.
The Bingley Arms, Church Lane, Bardsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9DN.
The Crooked Billet
The Crooked Billet is paradise for pooches. Not only is it dog-friendly, with room to hunker down in the snug and water bowls on demand, but they also have an ace up their sleeve. For a treat to remember, they can make up a ‘meaty bowl of deliciousness’ for any lucky pup, we’re talking a towering portion of beef and turkey for just £3. While they’re tucking into that, you’re free to tackle a pint of craft ale and one of their famous giant Yorkshire puddings.
The Crooked Billet, Saxton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9QN.
A classic Yorkshire boozer, The Fenton prides itself on its old-school atmosphere and a stellar selection of local ales, craft beers and ciders. But it’s not just pints and pork scratchings here, pooches are more than welcome too. Dogs have the run of the pub and the beer garden, but they’re not allowed in the function room. You only need to ask and they’ll get you a bowl of water, so you can both quench your thirst.
The Fenton, 161-165 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3ED.
Woodie’s Ale House
Water bowls, a selection of toys and plenty of treats – it’s safe to say that Woodie’s Ale House pulls out all the stops for their furry visitors, making it one of Leeds’ most dog-friendly pubs. All they ask is that your pooch doesn’t leap on the furniture and that they avoid the carpets. If you’re visiting in the evening or at the weekend for a pint of ale, bear in mind that Woodie’s is the start of The Otley Run, so it can get awfully busy.
Woodie’s Ale House, 104 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5JG.
The West End House
A traditional Yorkshire pub in every sense, The West End House has over 150 years experience of making hounds and owners feel welcome. Pop in and introduce your pooch to Logan, the owner’s whippet, before tucking into water and treats, both of which the pub are happy to provide. With cask ales and a wide menu of classic British grub, you might end up staying for a while – but Kirkstall Abbey is just across the road if you fancy a walk.
The West End House, 26 Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3HS.
One of Oakwood’s finest watering holes, Preston is also one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Leeds. After a walk in nearby Roundhay Park, nip in to enjoy a pint in an incredibly laidback space. Every pooch is welcome here, with plenty of tummy rubs, a bowl of water and tasty treats. There’s no limit to where your pup can wander, but like most pubs, the more well-behaved they are, the better. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a well-deserved pint of real ale or craft beer, this is a North Bar venue after all.
Preston, 468 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2HU.
The Brownlee Arms
Dog-friendly? You bet. This modern boozer is named after local Olympic champions the Brownlee brothers. There’s space for both you and the pup to stretch your legs in the outdoor seating areas, but dogs are welcome in the bar too, which is handy, as that’s where you can grab them a water bowl and a couple of treats. With an array of local ales on tap and homemade food served all day, there’s sure to be plenty for owners to enjoy as well.
The Brownlee Arms, 24 Long Row, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5AA.
The Duke of Wellington
Turn your walkies into a proper treat by popping into The Duke of Wellington. They’ve got everything your four-legged friend could want, from water bowls to treats and toys, and of course – plenty of snuggles. You can even introduce your pup to the owner’s Westie, Oscar. The only place dogs can’t go is in the restaurant, but don’t worry, there’s tons of room to settle down with one of their speciality cask ales.
The Duke Of Wellington, Main Street, East Keswick, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9DB.
The Abbey Inn
What better way to liven up a walk along the River Aire than by popping into dog-friendly watering hole The Abbey Inn? Here, you can take a load off in a comfy chair with a pint of Old Rosie and the pup curled up at your feet. If the weather’s nice, check out their big beer garden and don’t forget to ask at the bar for a water bowl if Fido’s worked up a thirst.
The Abbey Inn, 99 Pollard Lane, Newlay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 1EQ.
Dogs are just as welcome as their owners at The Faversham, and they can wander wherever they like within your eye-line. Got a thirst on? Just say the word and they’ll get your woof a bowl of water, as well as a treat if you give them the nod. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a pint of their crisp craft ale on tap, all sourced from local breweries.
The Faversham, 1-5 Springfield Mount, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9NG.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2018 by Ali Turner