Dog-Friendly Pubs in North Wales You Can Visit This Winter

Names, locations and details of all dog-friendly pubs in North Wales you can visit during your winter walking holidays or summer staycations next year!

Holidays for hounds are the latest trend – why would you want to leave your dog in the house when you and your family take a break?! In this blog post, we’re taking it one step further and looking at not only where you can holiday with your bestie, but where you can fill up on grub with your pup.

Here are our top dog-friendly pubs to visit that welcome four-legged friends:

1. Dog-friendly pubs in Conwy

The Albion Ale House, Conwy

Second on the Dog-Friendly Pubs Awards 2017 is this cosy puppy pub on Upper Gate Street, Conwy. There’s even a menu for pooches consisting of chicken & rice, kibble, lamb, or salmon! Beware, as this ale-house doesn’t actually sell human food (except for pork pies) but it does obtain a Grade-II listed status with “special architectural interest as a public house on a prominent corner site.”

Queen Victoria, Llandudno 

A friendly pub and restaurant conveniently situated near Llandudno’s popular prom. Close to all local amenities and near the pier with great views of the Great Orme, this is the ideal post-walk spot for dog-walkers and families alike.

The Mulberry, Conwy 

Listen to the experts: “With outdoor seating overlooking the marina, The Mulberry is a brilliant place to kick back and enjoy a meal with friends, the family or even the dog.” Try this stunning waterside pub while touring at Lyons Pendyffryn Hall in Penmaenmawr.

The Toad, Colwyn Bay

Considered one of the best places to eat and one of the most welcoming dog-friendly pubs on the West Shore, you can expect quality wines and spirits as well as traditional British pub food over the stunning sea views overlooking Colwyn Bay.

George & Dragon, Conwy

Nestled in the heart of the Conwy community, this dog-friendly pub serves a fantastic range of food and drink while boasting a warm and friendly atmosphere. Try the fish & chips – you won’t be disappointed!

2. Dog-friendly pubs in Denbighshire

Telford Inn, Llangollen

Only a stones-throw away from Thomas Telford’s famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is this quaint inn, just off the Offa’s Dyke Path, is one of the best dog-friendly pubs in Denbighshire. Albeit small on the inside, it offers a warm welcome as well as a heartwarming grub all day.

Torello Lounge, Prestatyn 

One of the quirkier options to choose from on this list, this High Street gem is definitely one to visit with your furry buddies. Expect an eclectic mix of tapas, draft beers, ciders and even cocktails/ mocktails, while watching local shoppers pass by from inside this rustic joint. This gem is located only a stones-throw away from Lyons Lido Beach!

Doris’s Bunker, Trelogan 

The cutest cafe in the area (in our opinion anyway!) Not so much a pub as a cafe, but we couldn’t miss this fantastic spot off the list. Situated on the site of NCAR (North Clwyd Animal Rescue), Doris’s Bunker is a fairly new set up which caters to dog-walkers, the volunteers at the rescue centre, and even the pooches themselves!

Dinorben Arms, Bodfari

It’s definitely worth heading off the beaten track to venture to this country-style historic pub. Nestled in the shadows of St Stephen’s Church, this restaurant and bar had 4/5 reviews on Trip Advisor – and 5/5 from the dog-walkers and pooches in the area for its fantastic menu, warm setting and rural views.

Three Pigeons Inn, Ruthin 

This family-run pub is of ‘ancient construction according to the owners. With its many original features such as oak beams and open log fires, classic decoration, and traditional feel, the Three Pigeons is considered a fantastic place to enjoy great beer and good companionship.

3. Dog-friendly pubs in Gwynedd

The View, Abersoch

The paw-fect place to refuel with your pet after a long beach walk in Pwllheli! This family-run restaurant boasts not only panoramic views of the famous coast, but the pet-loving owners offer a warm welcome to dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Min Y Mor Hotel, Barmouth

This seafront pub is nestled in the centre of the popular town of Barmouth, standing proud on Marine Parade. With outdoor seating welcoming cyclists, dog owners and walkers in the summer and a cosy interior in the winter, it’s among the perfect dog-friendly pubs to visit in North Wales.

The Bryntirion Inn, Bala 

The perfect place to stop for a pint, a bite to eat or even a night’s stay while exploring the picturesque Dee Valley this winter. Just 4 miles from Llyn Tegid, and dating back to 1695, anyone craving the warmth and welcome of a traditional inn should definitely add this dog-friendly haunt to their bucket list!

Palace Vaults, Caernarfon

Offering ‘no-nonsense food,’ ‘deliciously refreshing glasses of wine’ and ‘proper pints of hand-crafted ale,’ this pub caters to all guests, both two and four-legged. Nestled in the heart of the historic town of Caernarfon, the Palace Vaults is considered the best place to refuse after exploring the nearby castle.

Tap and Spile, Bangor 

From its unrivaled position in the hills of Bangor, this high-end hotel and restaurant boasts stunning views of Bangor Pier, the Menai Straits, the Great Orme, and Anglesey. The city of Bangor is only a 10-minute walk, making this one of the most perfect dog-friendly pubs on the list.

4. Dog-friendly pubs in Anglesey

The Black Lion, Llanfaethlu

Branded as ‘Blas Mwy’, which translates to ‘moreish’ in Welsh, this traditional and homely building serves a taste of Wales using local ingredients and homemade recipes with a fresh and new twist.

The Tavern on the Bay, Red Wharf Bay

Inspired dining in an idyllic location is what this quirky beachside pub does best. The head chef takes pride in creating masterpieces from locally sourced ingredients, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful experience in this dog-friendly restaurant and pub.

The White Eagle, Rhoscolyn 

Ideal in the winter as well as the summer for dog walkers, cyclists, tourists and families. Situated on the stunning Isle of Anglesey with plenty of local walking routes, you an also walk or drive across the Menai Briddge and explore the Anglesey coastline.

Owain Glyndwr, Llanddona 

This family-owned, dog-friendly pub is located just a ten-minute drive from the stunning historic towns of Beaumaris and Benllech. Serving a variety of cask ales, wines, and homemade meals and snacks, this is the perfect pit-stop for you and your pookc to visit.

The Oyster Catcher, Rhosneigr 

Seasonal menus, award-winning butchers, and freshly caught oysters is what makes this coastal inn so special. The warm and modern setting is the perfect place to enjoy views of the nearby Broad Beach (Traeth Llydan) and your pooch will love exploring the dunes.

5. Dog-friendly pubs in Flintshire

Glan yr Afon Inn, Holywell 

This 16th century country inn is just off the beaten track of the A55, and caters to families, couples, punters, and pets. With electric vehicle charging points, a pool table, open roaring fires and original beams, the Glan-Yr-Afon Inn is a hit with the locals and defines old-meets-new.

Glasfryn, Mold 

Nestled in the well-loved garden boasting stunning views of the Vale of Clwyd, this airy and rustic country-style bar and restaurant is the perfect place to pop for a spot of lunch, a romantic date, a party for a special occasion, or even a place to read the paper on a Sunday with your pooch at your feet.

The Druid Inn, Pontblyddyn 

“In the heart of the pretty Welsh village of Pontblyddynthe Druid Inn combines a traditional stone built pub with restaurant standard modern British food.” Sounds amazing, right?

The Point, Talacre

Every dog loves the beach – and they’ll be sure to love this coastal cosy pub too! Located next to pristine sandy beaches and famous dunes, this pub boasts a brand new bar with a nautical theme and serves quality in every inch of detail.

The Glynne Arms, Hawaraden 

For two centuries, The Glynne Arms has been at the heart of this ultra historic village, catering to a variety of guests from all walks of life. Seeping with history and with plenty to do in the area, this cosy pub is definitely one on your must-visit, dog-friendly list.