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· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

Take your pooch for a pint in these Yorkshire pubs.

The Woolpack, Esholt

Next time you’re heading out with the pooch, make some time for a well-deserved pint in these dog-friendly pubs.

From old school pubs in the heart of the Dales to craft beer bars by the seaside, Yorkshire is jam-packed with dog-friendly pubs that will make your pet the centre of attention with water, treats and a few cuddles. So the next time you’re heading out into God’s Own Country with the pooch, make sure you head to one of these dog-friendly drinking dens – you won’t regret it.

The Old Glen House

The Old Glen House

After a bracing walk on Baildon Moor, you can take the pooch over to The Old Glen House. It’s a classic Yorkshire pub full of original features like exposed brickwork and wooden beams. You can sup quality local cask ales and take a seat by the wood-burning fire to warm up – and with free dog treats, bowls filled with water and dog beds, it’s no wonder they’ve bagged the DogDubby Dog-friendly Pub Award. The only place your pooch isn’t allowed is the dining room, but that’s okay because you can tuck into pub grub or their famous roasts in the bar.

The Old Glen House, Prod Lane, Baildon, Shipley, North Yorkshire, BD17 5BN.

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel

You’ll find The Crown Hotel in the picturesque market town of Hawes, just a few minutes away from the natural wonders of Wensleydale. It’s an old school watering hole with a country feel, covered in unusual trinkets and exposed brickwork. You’ll get a friendly welcome and so will your dog. They have loads of local real ales behind the bar and a menu of traditional pub grub, which you can enjoy anywhere in the pub as the doggo enjoys free bowls of water and treats. Thinking of staying the night? They have dog-friendly rooms.

The Crown Hotel, Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3RD.

The Craven Arms

The Craven Arms, Appletreewick

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Surrounded by fields, the pooch will love all the sights and smells around The Craven Arms, but they’ll be just as happy inside this 16th-century dog-friendly pub. It’s the perfect stop after a walk in the nearby Yorkshire Dales and they’ll be rewarded with bowls of water, dog treats and plenty of cuddles. While they’re spoilt, you can choose from eight local beers on tap and a menu of hearty dishes using local produce. Complete with gas-lit lights, oak beams, real log fires and stone-flagged floors, you’ll both have a great time here.

The Craven Arms, Burnsall, Appletreewick, West Yorkshire, BD23 6DA.

North Bar Social

North Bar Social

After you’ve spent a couple of hours exploring the woodlands of Otley Chevin, head into the town to visit North Bar Social. In this cool modern pub, you and the pooch can settle in for a few hours. They have six cask ale taps, 14 keg lines and loads more beers in the fridges. As you try a few out, the bar staff will make best pals with your dog – they’ll get fido a bowl of water and a few treats to keep them happy while you’re there. And because you’re back in the town centre, you could even get the train home – which means you can have another beer.

North Bar Social, 8-10 Bondgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AB.

The Woolpack

The Woolpack, Esholt

Better known as the original setting for the pub in Emmerdale, The Woolpack will welcome your pooch with open arms. Take a pew in this warm, friendly local, which is full of old school flagged floors and dark mahogany furniture, and enjoy a few local ales. They have a menu of classic pub food too, ready to snaffle with the pooch by your side. Your four-legged friend will get bowls of water and treats if they’re well behaved – but if they get restless, you can take them outside into the big beer garden to stretch their legs.

The Woolpack, Main Street, Esholt, Shipley, North Yorkshire, BD17 7QZ.

The Lister Arms

The Lister Arms, Malham

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Just a short walk from Malham Cove is a proper Yorkshire gem. The Lister Arms is a traditional coaching inn that prides itself on creating a welcoming atmosphere for humans and doggies alike. It’s full of old world charm, from the open fires to the wooden beams and the dark furniture. You can tuck into a plate of home-cooked grub, paired with decent local ales and a tempting wine list. There’s water and food for the dogs in the bar, where you can enjoy their full menu. If you want to stay the night, you can get a dog-friendly room for an extra £15 a night.

The Lister Arms, Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DB.

The Brown Cow

The Brown Cow

The Brown Cow is a country pub that’s popular with dog-walkers. It’s nestled by the River Aire on the outskirts of Bingley with the leafy St Ives Estate just across the road. After you’ve had a good old walk, pop inside where you’ll find a rustic decor and a relaxed atmosphere. There’s Timothy Taylor’s beers on the pumps and a menu of home-cooked food – their pie and mash is a firm favourite. There’s water, treats and even toys for the pooch, but if the weather’s nice, why not head out into the spacious beer garden?

The Brown Cow, Ireland Bridge, Bingley, North Yorkshire, BD16 2QX.

The Fox & Goose

Fox and Goose

The Fox & Goose is a charming little pub in the hills above Hebden Bridge. The low ceilings, wooden beams and snug rooms give it an old world feel as you and the pooch settle down into one of the leather booths. They absolutely love dogs here, so you’re welcome to bring them in as long as they’re well-behaved – there’s water at the bar as well as a few biscuits, which should keep them happy as you enjoy a few pints in this CAMRA Pub of the Year winner.

The Fox & Goose, 7 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6AY.

The Green Dragon

The Green Dragon, Hawdraw

This 13th-century pub is a dream spot for a break after a day out exploring with the dog. It’s just around the corner from Hawdraw Force, England’s highest single drop waterfall. Once you’ve had a look, head into this characterful pub, full of low beamed ceilings and cosy snugs. You’ll both be able to hide away for a few hours in their bar area – enjoy a few pints of Timothy Taylor’s by the log fire as the pooch gets plied with water and treats from the dog-loving staff.

The Green Dragon, Bellow Hill, Hardraw, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LZ.

The Nags Head

The Nags Head

Right on the edge of the Peak District National Park and minutes from the Damflask Reservoir, The Nags Head is one of the most dog friendly pubs in South Yorkshire. It’s the brewery tap of the nearby Bradfield Brewery, so you can enjoy a well-earned post-walk pint in a traditional country pub. They have open fires inside and plenty of space outside for when the sun shines. The pooch will get a bowl of water and a few treats, while you tuck into a menu of classic pub grub – their local pie and chips is a winner.

The Nags Head, Stacey Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6SJ.

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay

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Why not head to the seaside with the pooch in tow and visit the picturesque Runswick Bay? After a while running along the beach, you’ll both be ready for a well-earned rest, so wander over to The Royal Hotel. This traditional Yorkshire pub overlooks the North Sea. It’s tastefully decorated with maritime artefacts on the walls, so you won’t lose any of that seaside charm. The pooch will be well looked after with dog bowls, treats and toys, as you sup local ales paired with a proper seaside fish and chips.

The Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HT.

Stackhouse Bar

Stackhouse, Hornsea

Stackhouse is a clean, modern craft beer pub in the charming seaside town of Hornsea. Enjoy a walk along the seafront, then head back into the town for a quality pint of craft beer – they’re in the Good Beer Guide, after all. They have local brews aplenty, alongside hand-picked wines and spirits. The owners have their own pooches, so you’ll often see them in inside looking for cuddles, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own with you. They’ll have plenty of water and treats to keep both their own and your pooch happy when you visit.

Stackhouse Bar, 8B Newbegin, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AG.

The George Inn

George Inn, Thoralby

Nestled in the heart of Bishopdale, The George Inn is one of the most dog friendly pubs in Yorkshire. The pub is easily accessible from walking routes around Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale, so once you’ve tired out the pooch, take a load off in this throwback of a country pub, with dark mahogany bar, knick-knacks on the walls and patterned carpets. Fido will be pampered with water and treats, while you enjoy home-cooked food and a few pints. It’s almost too good to leave, so why not stay? They have two hotel rooms above the pub and dogs are more than welcome to join you for £7 extra.

The George Inn, Thoralby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SU.

The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms, Muker

The Farmers Arms is a traditional Yorkshire Dales pub within walking distance of Reeth, Gunnerside and Keld. It’s full of old school charm, from the stone-flagged floors to the open fires and wooden beams. Dogs and muddy boots are always welcome, so after you’ve been exploring, you can rest up with a few pints of local ale and homemade pub grub. The pooch will get all the attention though, as they provide water, treats and cuddles. If you want to stay a little longer, they have a dog-friendly holiday apartment you can book into.

The Farmers Arms, Muker, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6QG.

The Crown and Cushion

The Crown and Cushion, Welburn

The Crown and Cushion is an 18th-century inn that welcomes dogs and people alike. You can head into the wonderfully traditional bar area and rest easy on long leather banquettes surrounded by images of Yorkshire’s history. You can also dine in the bar, so prepare to tuck into quality dishes made with local produce. Not hungry? Work your way through local real ales and a menu of creative cocktails. There’s water and treats for your four-legged friend, best taken in the garden in the height of summer.

The Crown and Cushion, Welburn, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DZ.

The Airedale Heifer

Airedale Heifer

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There might be a big metal cow statue outside, but The Airedale Heifer loves dogs just as much. It’s the perfect place to rest your weary legs after a long walk around the nearby Ilkley Moor or East Riddlesden Hall Estate. Your fluffy friend can lie down in their huge bar area, as you enjoy a pint. They brew their own Bridgehouse Brewery ales here and you can try them all. Pair yours with a menu of classic home-cooked pub grub as the doggy makes the most of the complimentary water and treats.

Airedale Heifer, Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5LY.

The Fauconberg

The Fauconberg

The Fauconberg is one of the most dog-friendly pubs in North Yorkshire. It’s a proper local, a quaint throwback to a bygone age, with low ceilings, wooden beams and stone fireplaces. Settle in for a cosy night of local ales and proper gastropub fare after a day exploring in the nearby Howardian Hills. Your dog will love the countryside, but they’ll love the reception they get in the pub even more. There are treats aplenty, more than a few pats on the head and they’re even welcome to stay overnight with you, for an extra £10.

The Fauconberg, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AD.

The Hermit Inn

The Hermit Inn, Burley in Wharfedale

Take the pooch up on Ilkley Moor for a bracing walk, and when you’re done, treat yourself to a rest in The Hermit Inn. From the Yorkshire stone facade to the cosy bar space full of traditional pub furniture, it’s a picture-perfect boozer, both inside and outside. You can enjoy a pint of Yorkshire ale as you both tuck into home-cooked pub grub. They have a doggie dinner menu, so they can eat when you do, whether it’s chicken, rice and peas or roast meat and potatoes.

The Hermit Inn, Moor Road, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 7AS.

The Bulls Head

Bulls Head, Linthwaite

The Bulls Head is a stunning country pub in the heart of the picturesque Colne Valley and it’s super dog friendly. Your pooch can enjoy fresh bowls of water and a few doggy treats as you take five in a tastefully decorated, modern-meets-traditional pub, full of open fires and comfy furniture. There are three constantly-changing guest beers on offer from local breweries or you can get something from their extensive wine list. If you get peckish, get stuck into their menu of refined pub grub in the bar area.

The Bulls Head, Blackmoorfoot Road, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5TR.

The New Inn

The New Inn, Appletreewick

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Not only is The New Inn within walking distance of Simon’s Seat in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, but it also has views across the River Wharfe from the beer garden, so it’s the perfect choice after a day out walking with your little buddy. From the brass-top bar to the old wooden beam ceilings, this proper traditional watering hole is full of old world charm. You can enjoy a vast array of local ales and a menu of hearty pub classics, while your pooch gets water, treats and plenty of attention.

The New Inn, Appletreewick, Skipton, West Yorkshire, BD23 6DA.



Cobblestones is a city-style bar in the picturesque Yorkshire market town of Sowerby Bridge. Overlooking the River Wharfe, it’s a pretty waterside spot for a few cocktails or a couple of pints of craft beer – and they’re more than happy for you to bring your pooch with you. The owners have one themselves, so the more the merrier. Needless to say, Cobblestones is popular with local dog walkers from the hills nearby. There’s plenty of water and treats for your dog but if you get hungry, they also have a menu of grills, burgers and kebabs for you.

Cobblestones, Canal Basin Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2AG.

The World’s End

The World's End, Knaresborough

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Go for a wander under Knaresbrough Viaduct, along the River Nidd and make a stop at The World’s End. It’s a popular local pub opposite Mother Shipton’s Cave, that’s been open for over 400 years. The lead windows, long banquettes and dark wood bar make it a cosy place to unwind with the pooch. As you sup a few quality local ales and enjoy a bit of pub grub, they’ll pour a bowl of water for your pooch and whip you up something nice in the kitchen – not just for you, for the dog too!

The World’s End, 65 Bond End, Knaresborough, West Yorkshire, HG5 9AU.

The Last Drop Inn

The Last Drop Inn

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The Last Drop Inn is a super dog-friendly pub in the centre of York. It’s owned by York Brewery, so you’ll find all their latest beers behind the bar, including a few special brews delivered direct from the brewery down the road. It’s a quaint spot, so find a table in one of the snug rooms or grab one of the leather booths and settle down with the dog at your feet. They’ll happily pour your pooch a bowl of water, and if they’re well behaved, they can sniff out the doggy treats kept underneath the bar.

The Last Drop Inn, 27 Colliergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8BN.

Brass Castle Taphouse

Brass Castle Tap Room

After exploring the wonders of the Howardian Hills nearby, head into Malton with your dog to enjoy a well-deserved pint at the Brass Castle Taphouse. The local brewery serves all its favourite beers here, alongside a few one-offs you won’t find anywhere else. It’s a small, but perfectly formed bar, all raw wood furniture and metal chairs. They love dogs here, so their friendly staff will bring you bowls of water for your furry friend and probably stay for a few loves while they’re at it.

Brass Castle Taphouse, 10 Yorkersgate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7AB.

The George and Dragon

The George and Dragon, Dent

You’ll find The George and Dragon on the border of North Yorkshire and Cumbria. It’s one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Dent, a quaint, postcard-perfect village. Step off the cobbled streets to cosy up with a few pints of local ale in one of their leather booths. Your pooch will get the star treatment, with plenty of snuggles and all the water they can drink. They have rooms upstairs, so if you want to explore the nearby attractions like the Three Peaks, you can spend the night at no extra cost for the doggo.

The George and Dragon, Main Street, Dent, Sedbergh, North Yorkshire, LA10 5QL.