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Dog Friendly Pubs in the Lake District

Posted on 8th March 2020 by Peter Durbin

There is nothing more enjoyable than a tail wag worthy walk and many visitors to the Lakes bring their furry friend(s) along.

Which can only be bettered by putting your feet up in a dog-friendly pub at the end of a days ramble. Our cottages in the Lake District are surrounded by pup-welcoming establishments galore, so be sure you to pencil in a visit or two during your stay.

The Golden Rule, Ambleside

If your searching for dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District, a real hidden gem in the very heart of Ambleside is The Golden Rule. An honest Lakeland local where little has changed over the years – which is just how the regulars like it. Just the spot for a pint and a pork pie (if you’re lucky) and of course, your four legged friend is welcome.

The Dog and Gun, Keswick

Probably the best-known dog friendly pubs in the Lake District, The Dog and Gun in Keswick is a treasured pooch-loving establishment – the clue is in the name – and is home to a smorgasbord of local guest ales. There’s a snug fire for the colder months and plenty of treats behind the bar – for both two and four legged visitors.

Tower Bank Arms, Sawrey

Boasting a buzzing atmosphere and location not far from the picturesque village of Sawrey, the Tower Bank Arms is home to a rich literary heritage. This wonderfully historic haunt has been welcoming visitors since the 17th century and features in Beatrix Potter’s: The Tales of Jemima Puddleduck.

The Royal Oak, Braithwaite

This bustling Lakeland pub sits at the foot of the Newlands valley in the village of Braithwaite and is the ideal space to immerse yourself in the local community. While warming those cockles by the crackling fire after a day spent exploring nearby Grisedale or Causey Pike.

The Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld

Built in 1688, the Horse and Farrier is a traditional Lakeland inn that sits just below Blencathra, offering views out over the Helvellyn valley and beyond. Local Jennings ales are in plentiful supply, alongside a seasonal menu packed with local produce. Well-behaved pups are more than welcome and the same can be said for the Horse and Farrier’s sister venue, The Salutation Inn.

The Square Orange, Keswick

Serving up something a little different to the dog-friendly pubs Keswick has to offer, The Square Orange showcases a sophisticated cafe style coffee menu, loose leaf teas and a tantalising cocktail selection and is a welcomed change from the traditional.

If you’re planning a trip to the Lake District, browse our collection of Cambrian cottages and explore this stunning corner of the country in style.

 

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