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Dog-friendly pubs and places to eat in Northumberland holiday cottages

Dog-friendly pubs and places to eat in Northumberland

Jemima Kirkwood 23 December 2020

Going on holiday with your dog is like taking a best friend along with you; they are always great company, always in a good mood and all they want to do is spend time with you.

At Cottages in Northumberland, we know how important it is to be able to take your fluffy friend on holiday with you, and not leave them behind. This is made completely possible with our amazing collection of dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland which welcome you all with open arms. From family-sized houses to small modern apartments, there will be something within our range to suit you. 

Find a dog-friendly pub so they can be comy too!

Northumberland has so many places to visit and things to do which are dog-friendly too. Most of the beaches allow dogs all year round, and of course the Northumberland National Park is like one big adventure playground. Walking is one of the main reasons owners visit here with their dogs and the beaches are second to none! Many of the historic attractions also welcome the pooch, but there are so many places to be discovered. For more inspiration, check out our dog-friendly guide to Northumberland which has a whole bundle of ideas to browse through.  


But where to eat? Food is a massive part of any holiday; after all, going out to eat gives everyone a break from the cooking, offering a night off from cleaning up dishes and the aftermath of a mealtime. We have picked out some dog-friendly pubs and cafes in Northumberland for you here and, having looked through them, we are already hungry for some delicious pub grub! There are dog-friendly pubs in most of the small villages like Beadnell, Warkworth, Craster and Seahouses, amongst many more, so you will always find somewhere to eat.

Read on to find out about some of the best places to take the pup for some quality grub in a traditional English pub or cafe in Northumberland, and a snooze by the fire! 

The Craster Seafood Restaurant 

This is a local family business which has been producing some of the world’s finest smoked salmon and kippers for almost 100 years! Here you can come and simply purchase some of their world-famous traditional smoked fish and legendary ‘Craster Kippers’ or enjoy a full-blown seafood meal in their small, friendly restaurant.

Eating here is a must “The restaurant is really small and it appears the owners only book one cover per table and so you are not rushed. With our dog we were sat towards the back of the room and it was ideal. The food was so good. We had the special chorizo and squid starter and it was lovely, spicy and rich and the squid melted in your mouth.” Tripadvisor review 2020

Location: Haven Hill, Craster, NE66 3TR

A dog-friendly cottage close by: Harbour View Cottage | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs welcome πŸ•πŸ• 

The Drift Café

This is a friendly coastal café serving delicious light bites including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and toasties. For those looking for a quick sugar boost, their homemade cakes and tray bakes will do just that and, paired with a coffee or tea, you will go away feeling satisfied. This is the perfect pit stop to refuel and rest the legs.

Great for dogs “Great place to stop for some lunch with the family and dog after a windy walk along the beach. Didn't have to wait long for a table and service was quick despite them being really busy. My daughter loved her pizza!” Tripadvisor review 2020

Location: Cresswell, NE61 5LA

A dog-friendly cottage close by: Whinneycook Cottage | Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs welcomeπŸ•πŸ• 

There are plenty of dog-friendly cafes in Northumberland

Black Swan, Alnwick 

The Black Swan is believed to be the oldest pub in Alnwick, dating back to the 18th century. It is a characterful and charming place to come and enjoy homecooked pub food and local ales in the heart of Alnwick's countryside. It prides itself on high-quality food which visitors can enjoy in a welcoming and friendly environment, and it is also one of the best dog-friendly pubs in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Absolutely stunning pub grub “Found totally by chance on a wander around and they accepted dogs. Fabulous pub food at terrific prices with homemade chips. Front of house staff were amazing, huge portion of food which was well cooked and presented, absolutely 5 stars!” Tripadvisor review 2020.

Location: 26 Narrowgate, Alnwick, NE66 1JG

A dog-friendly cottage close by: Fox Cottage | Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs welcome πŸ•πŸ• 

The Beehive 

Whether you are looking for a lazy Sunday lunch or a quick drink after a long walk in the pub’s 1-acre secret garden, The Beehive has it covered. It is a charming place to stop off with the family as the welcoming staff will make sure everyone is happy, and the menu is crammed with all sorts of delicious grub options. Roast beef, homemade soup, pan-fried salmon and sirloin steak – how could you resist? This is one of the best dog-friendly pubs on Northumberland's coast.

Love it!!“It’s a lovely place to eat lunch. The pie had loads of meat in it, the mash had loads of butter in it and it was all my favourite veg and to top it off the gravy was perfect. The pub is so pretty too and it is dog friendly which I love; don't worry if you don't wish to dine next to dogs as there is an allocated area for them. I look forward to my next visit.” Tripadvisor review 2020.

Location: Hartley Lane, Whitley Bay, NE25 0SZ

A dog-friendly cottage close by: By-the-sea | Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs welcome πŸ•πŸ• 

Let them join in the fun when eating out in a dog-friendly establishment

The Ship Inn

If you are looking for lovely freshly cooked food to fill your tummy after adventuring in Northumberland, then this is the place to be. The Ship Inn serves up simple food which is cooked with love using local ingredients and produce. Nearly all their fish is caught by local fishermen, and between June and October their lobster is served straight from Newton Bay! They have great vegetarian options and good old-fashioned puddings to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Super dog-friendly “This is an old-style small pub with fantastic ambience, so much so I wished it was our local pub. Basic simple menu, ideal for lunch. Super dog friendly and although we got there in good time for lunch it was already very busy - 9 out of 10 tables had dogs, all well-behaved and sat under people's tables.” Tripadvisor review 2020.

Location: Low Newton, NE66 3EL

A dog-friendly cottage close by: Beach Retreat | Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs welcome πŸ•πŸ• 

The Northumberland Arms 

The Northumberland Arms dates back to the 1820s and since then the building has been lovingly restored. Visitors from all over come and enjoy its stylish interior and welcoming atmosphere. Wholesome, locally sourced food is served daily in the bar, as well as the restaurant and River Room Conservatory, and is cooked to perfection leaving you full and satisfied. There is also a lovely beer garden which is the perfect spot on sunny days.

Definitely a place to visit“Would definitely recommend this place! The Sunday lunch is a must to try and their homemade onion rings were amazing. It is dog friendly with underfloor heating! The staff are really friendly.” Tripadvisor review 2020.

Location: The Peth, Morpeth, NE65 9EE

A dog-friendly cottage close by: Olive's Cottage | Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs welcome πŸ•πŸ• 

You can find delicious filling grub all over Northumberland

Stay in a dog-friendly cottage in Northumberland

With so many options to eat out with your dog, Northumberland is a great place for any dog owner to consider when planning a trip. Very little has to change or be compromised on when taking them with you! Mixed with the dog-friendly beaches, gorgeous countryside and Northumberland National Park, there is literally everything you need here to enjoy every part of your stay.

Stay in a dog-friendly cottage in Northumberland

We have lots of dog-friendly cottages that cover everything from family-friendly holidays to romantic retreats with your four-legged third wheel. You will find some with lovely big gardens where they can stretch their legs, or ones with doors that open right onto the beach. Browse the collection today to find one that is perfect for you. 



Need some more inspiration? Check out our complete guide to dog-friendly Northumberland.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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