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The best dog friendly pubs in the Yorkshire Dales

Everyone knows that Yorkshire Dales offers some of the finest walking in the country and has tonnes of beautiful dog friendly walks. But, obviously the best bit is a well-earned pint at the end of your walk!

My dog comes everywhere with me, so it’s fair to say I know a good dog friendly pub when I see one. Below are four of the best dog friendly pubs in the Yorkshire Dales. I’ll keep adding more to the list as I find them so remember to keep checking back!

Let me know if you have been to any others that you feel deserve a shout out and I shall add them to the list below! Email me at


The Bridge Inn, Grinton

The Bridge Inn

Muddy boots and muddy paws are very welcome at the Bridge Inn. Your pooch will be met with a warm welcome by the two resident labs, Teal and Danny, and of course the landlord and team.

Your furry friend will be happy as Larry sprawled out in front of the roaring fire and munching on the odd doggy treat kept behind the bar. Water bowls are also dotted around the bar area and outside.

But, it’s not all about your dog…how’s the beer I hear you cry! The Bridge Inn is known for its quality and well-kept real ales. It has a selection of decent wines and a large range of quality gins and whisky’s so I’m sure you shall find something to wet your appetite. If you have one too many then you can also stopover in the dog friendly rooms as they have an onsite B&B or soak it up with one of the best steak and ale pies I have ever had!

The Green Dragon, Hardraw

The green Dragon

Now the Green Dragon is without a doubt one of my favourite pubs not just because its super dog friendly but also because they often hold live music throughout the year including a folk festival and Irish folk bands.

This pub is full of character, with a warren of different rooms to sup your pint, flagged floors, open fires, beamed ceilings, stone walls, a beer garden, onsite accommodation and a campsite if again you have had one too many.

The Green Dragon is very close to Hawes with numerous dog friendly walks surrounding it. You may be tempted to stop at one of the pubs in Hawes (which may I say are also very good) but in my opinion it is worth that extra half mile to this gem of a pub where dogs are very welcome in the bar.

The local real ales are kept flowing at the Green Dragon from Theakstons and local micro-breweries and not to mention the selection of malt whisky’s and wines.


The Fox and Hound, West Witton

The Fox and Hounds






I was introduced to the Fox and Hounds after a 14 mile walk with our dogs from Swaledale. I have to say it was well worth the walk with an affable reception from the landlord, Blackie, who kept us entertained with a phenomenal amount of knowledge about his beers.

Having now frequented this establishment several times I can tell you what I love about this place. This pub has soul. The atmosphere has been created with the hard work – blood, sweat and tears of the husband and wife team who have owned the pub for over a decade.

It also has kept the core value of being a village pub – the heart of the village.


The Farmers Arms, Muker

The Farmers Arms, Muker

With traditional Yorkshire stone flagged flooring, the Farmers Arms offers a guilt free pint after a muddy walk as there is no carpet to mark with mud…I know dog owners will be with me on that one!

The Farmer Arms is a cosy, traditional, Yorkshire pub with a roaring fire in the winter for your dog to curl up in front and a nice patio to the front to bask on in the summer. It’s a very popular pub, with a friendly landlord and landlady at the helm. You and your dog will be made to feel very welcome here.

Anyway, back to the beer…there is a good selection of local ales on the pumps. They also serve lovely and reasonably priced home made food.


Danny and Teal