If you have a dog at home, they quickly become part of your family and adventures without them can often leave you all feeling as though something, or someone is missing. Here at Lyons, we encourage you to bring your four-legged friends with you on holiday, with an abundance of beautiful places to explore, fantastic attractions that invite your pooches along too and a great range of dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, you won’t be missing out on anything during your stay! Here are just four of our favourite dog-friendly pubs and eateries, where you can refuel, relax and unwind with your four-legged friend during your time away.
Ye Olde Cross Keys, Ruthin
The stunning 16th-century inn is a charming spot for a drink or a bite to eat in Ruthin. With large open fires, authentic and rustic wooden beams set amongst the tastefully refurbished interior, it really is a pleasure to spend an hour or more at the Ye Olde Cross Keys. The countryside surrounding the pub and restaurant is equally and if not more pleasing than the inside, on a clear day, the views are spectacular, as the rolling Welsh hills make for the perfect backdrop for your afternoon of relaxing.
The food and drink offered is also first class, with many of the ingredients sourced locally and cooked to perfection, the culinary delights on offer are difficult to pass by! From classics such as surf and turf and burgers to risottos with hints of the flavours of summer alongside fresh salads.
The Toad, Colwyn Bay
Boasting outstanding views of the west promenade and the Irish Sea, the Toad offers guests an eatery with some of the finest views in the area! Dog owners and their four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy the outstanding food and drink in the outdoor seating area but unfortunately, they are not allowed indoors, but with the views that the eatery has, the place is best enjoyed outdoors on a sunny day.
The menu is extensive and is sure to provide a tasty option for even the pickiest of eaters amongst your group. From steaks, burgers, fishcakes and pies to salads, tarts, ciabatta’s and panini’s, there is plenty of choice.
The Albion Ale House, Conwy
For ale and beer lovers, the Albion Ale House is the place to head during your visit. A collaboration between four local breweries, the Purple Moose, Great Orme, Nant and Conwy of which, all share the vision of creating a pub where punters can simply enjoy a refreshing drink in the most traditional of ways. There is no television or jukebox and instead, the pub is filled with conversation, games and a great atmosphere. Priding themselves on excellent beers and ciders, this pub is all about the drink, although they do offer a range of bar snacks should you get peckish, including scotch eggs, pies and cheese boards – what more could you want? The cosy and welcoming pub is more than dog-friendly and a fireside space will be waiting for them.
The Cottage Loaf, Llandudno
A picture-perfect cottage, serving delicious traditional and locally sourced homemade meals. Dogs are allowed in the gorgeous sun terrace and garden courtyard, which in the warmer months are filled with a beautiful display of flowers, the pub was the winner of the ‘Llandudno in Bloom’ award in 2016, 2014 and 2012 and has provided high competition in all of the years it has entered. It is a delightful space to enjoy a light bite or full meal, and rest assured, as much of the menu as possible has been sourced locally, so you’ll get to have an authentic taste of Wales.
The menu regularly changes, to reflect the changing seasons and availability of produce. The variety is sure to please all party members, with locally landed fish and shellfish, locally reared meats, as well as plenty of options for vegetarians, no one will be leaving hungry.
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