If there is one thing I know, it’s dog friendly pubs, especially in my local area. So here are my list of the best dog friendly pubs in the Peak District.
Cookie goes almost everywhere with me, so the first thing I do when choosing somewhere to eat, is check whether they are dog friendly.
Now I understand why all places are not dog friendly. Not everyone is as obsessed with their four legged fur friends as we might be. However, I am very thankful when somewhere is dog friendly, even if it is just an area where dogs are allowed to join us for lunch and dinner.
Bonus points if places provide water, treats or even blankets for the dogs. We do like to spoil them.
So read on to find where I think the best dog friendly pubs in the Peak District are. These pubs not only welcome your furry friends, but they also provide brilliant food and service too!
The best dog friendly pubs in the Peak District
The Packhorse, Little Longstone
The Packhorse is our go to pub with my school friends for a much needed catch up. All three of us have dogs, but no children, so dog friendly is top of the list. That said when we all bring our dogs things can get a little chaotic!
The Packhorse in Little Longstone is a local’s favourite. It is a proper country pub, cosy warm fires are lit in winter and tables and chairs are squeezed into random corners of this old building. They also have an undercover area in the garden for extra space that also has a log fire in it too.
It is a pub that is equally perfect for a pie after a lunch walk as it is for an evening celebration with friends. My friends swear by the pork belly dish that is always on the menu, though I like to see what specials they have on. Their menu is generally a bit different to your average pub and they are sure to have some interesting dishes to try.
The staff are super friendly too and they will always try their best to squeeze you in, even though it often gets very busy! I recommend booking.
If you’re visiting the Peak District and looking for a dog friendly place to stay then Dog Friendly Retreats have some great dog friendly cottages in the Peak District.
The Prince of Wales, Baslow
Another favourite with my friends, the Prince of Wales if a bit of a fancier pub. Dog are only allowed in the more relaxed downstairs ‘pub’ area, though the menu is the same wherever you sit, so if you’ve got your dog by your side, you will be downstairs.
Upstairs is more of a restaurant vibe. There is also a ‘restaurant’ area downstairs too where you can see right into the kitchen. They have a wide array of dishes, ranging from more traditional fish and chips or steak to more haute cuisine. I love seeing what new things they have on the menu, like the local partridge or caramalised figs.
They have a light bites menu if you’re in need of a pick me up mid walk and fish and fizz Friday is a must for a great deal on Fish and Chips with a glass of fizz.
The Remarkable Hare, Matlock
The Remarkable Hare in Matlock isn’t quite in the Peak District, but a couple of miles from the edge of the park. However, it is a popular place for people to stay when visiting the Peaks. The Remarkable Hare gets busy so I would recommend booking on a weekend or any popular dates.
They don’t generally book the bar area, but you can still find queues on certain days. They have a big menu with a mix of classics, such as burgers, pizzas and pie. They also have a tapas or ‘small plates’ menu if you fancy a few things to share. I really love their open Gyros, but I will warn you it is big! Almost big enough to share.
They are super dog friendly, with dogs allowed throughout the restaurant and bar. They also have a doggy station at the entrance with treats, water bowls, blankets and even toys for dogs to use when they visit.
They do some great cocktails too!
The Royal Oak, Hurdlow
The Royal Oak is another popular pub you probably want to book. It is a drive from most places, though just off both the High Peak Trail and the Tissington Trail, so if you’re on a big walk this could be a perfect stop off or end to your day. They have a campsite too.
Everything I have eaten there has been delicious. Quality food, good sized portions and lovely cosy pub with dogs allowed in certain areas.
I highly recommend their shortcrust pastry pie of the day or the trio of sausages and mash. I promise neither will disappoint. They have a good kids menu too.
The Maynard, Grindleford
I stayed at the Maynard in Grindleford on my hike and can confirm this is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. Full review coming soon.
Dogs aren’t allowed in the hotel overnight or the main restaurant, but they are allowed in the bar area. Which is beautiful, cosy and stylish.
I LOVE the menu at the Maynard. There are so many tasty dishes to try. I had the chicken supreme last time I visited, but have also enjoyed the pheasant crown and I know many love the venison and chorizo ravioli. Yum!
I highly recommend visiting here in the summer. They have an incredible large garden with views out across the Peak District. They often have live music too.
The Devonshire Arms, Hartington
They were very dog friendly and welcome muddy boots and muddy paws. Which was good as we had just completed a very muddy walk! Cookie quickly curled up under the table and fell promptly to sleep.
We enjoyed a delicious array of food, the pie was divine and the salted caramel brownie was equally yum. They pub has a range of local ales and drinks and a roaring fire to keep you extra cosy.
We are heading back here very soon!
I am going to keep adding to this post with more great dog friendly pubs in the Peak District. Where do you think I should add?