Fancy a cheeky pint somewhere in Bristol after exercising your doggy? No problem! The city has plenty of dog-friendly bars that are happy to welcome you for a pint with your pooch:

The Canteen

The Canteen in Stokes Croft have such a soft spot for pooches that they regularly feature them on their Instagram (check out #canteendogwatch and @canteenbristol)! Dogs are allowed in the day and can slurp from a fresh bowl of water while you finish your pint and locally-sourced grub underneath Banksy's ‘Mild, Mild West’. However there’s bad news for doggy jazz-lovers, who aren’t allowed in if there’s live music.

The Canteen

Image - Canteen, Stokes Croft

Bristol Spirit

This spirits business in Bristol is doing great things for humans and dogs. As well as hand-making six different varieties of Bristol gin and vodka, they also have a dog-friendly bar/tap room and host hugely popular events and food pop-ups. From the sales of their bigger bottles of PG Sips they make donations to six small local charities, including animal charities. They’re also so fond of pooches that they put one on their Gin Genie Blueberry gin and modelled their Suspension Bridge/Sausage Dog logo on one!

No.1 Harbourside

This waterfront bar/restaurant celebrates all good things about Bristol - the arts, local music, craft breweries, boats, bikes, independent businesses and dog-owning punters. Staff will bring your pup a bowl of water so they don’t get jealous of your beverage. Like their sister establishments, The Canteen and Old Market Assembly, unfortunately your doggy will have to get down to the funky beat somewhere else when there’s live music on.

No.1 Harbourside - Dog-friendly places to go with your pooch in bristol

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Prince Street Social

The Prince Street Social, just off Queen Square, is big on brunch and dotty about doggies. Sizeable inside, there’s plenty of room in this modern British brasserie for your pup to stretch out beside you, while you make your way through one of their ‘Bottomless Roasts’ - two hours of eating and drinking to your heart’s content.

King Street Brew House

Pups are welcome to pop in with you for a good ol’ British roast, or perch next to you on one of the outside benches while you sip an al fresco craft beer from their onsite micro-brewery. As well as creating their own cask and keg beers, King Street Brew House also match every dish on the menu to a style of beer, and they cook with the stuff!

King Street Brew House - Dog-friendly places for a pint with your pooch

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Moor Beer Tap Room

This pub attached to the Moor Beer brewery is open to the public 7 days a week. It has 10 taps selling draught beer, a beer garden for you and your four-legged friends to relax in, plus water bowls and doggy treats. You might even get to meet Moor's most famous staff member, Baz the dog! The brewery hosts events and food pop-ups throughout the year which are also dog friendly.

Moor Beer Bristol
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The Bank Tavern

Hidden down a side street in Bristol’s medieval Old City, The Bank Tavern is a friendly and cosy traditional pub, with a great selection of cask ales, quality food and award-winning roast dinners. Pub dog Charlie is often around to greet guests while sporting a stylish bow tie or neckerchief, and your own dogs will be made more than welcome in the pub or outside seating area.

The Rummer Hotel

Tucked away alongside St Nicholas Market, this pet-friendly watering hole has its own resident doggies as well as a couple of dog-friendly cats, Granville and Montgomery. The Rummer’s open fireplace is sure to please pooches in cold weather, as are the doggie treats provided. Humans will be equally content with a glass of wine from their wide-ranging list or a cocktail made with a craft spirit from the Bristol Spirits Collective micro-distillery below.

Dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch in Bristol

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Ashton Court (The Courtyard Café)

Treat your furry companion to a run-around in Ashton Court Estate, a sprawling area of countryside just the other side of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Deer wander in fenced-off areas, there’s beautiful woodland with mighty tall trees to explore and the views back across the city are breath-taking. Behind the mansion house, there’s a dog-friendly café (with ‘petiquette guidelines in place) in the old stables serving organic whole food, healthy treats for kids, plus a fresh water tap and bowls for canine friends. They don't serve alcohol, but you can warm up from your outdoor adventures with a nice hot beverage!

Ashton Court Stable Cafe

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Brightly-coloured Bambalan dog-friendly staff are always happy to offer water and food bowls if needed, as well as a lot of fuss from the team! You’ll find a big terrace to perch on – a great spot on a sunny day – while you indulge in a few cocktails and Mediterranean bites. In the past they’ve even hosted pup-centric events like ‘The Pug Café’ back in June, complete with Puguccinos, top dog treats and cakes that were safe for dogs to eat.

Bambalan terrace- dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch in Bristol

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The Cowshed

The smell of delicious, ethically-sourced sizzling steaks are sure to send your dog into a whirl, but as long as they’re well-behaved and metioned when booking, The Cowshed are happy for pooches (and owners) to be sat at tables near the doors.

Grain Barge

Doggos are allowed on the top deck of this converted 1930s barge on a lead, so you can soak up some Harbour views and ogle the impressive Brunel’s SS Great Britain across the water with your hound. Run by Bristol Beer Factory, you’ll also find tasty craft beers, wholesome pies and lagers and ciders from some of the UK’s best independent breweries.

Grain Barge Bristol - Dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch in Bristol

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The Stable

If you’re into pizza and pie, you can’t go wrong with The Stable, whose unusual pizzas include unusual locally-sourced ingredients. Cider aficionados will be in heaven here as there are over 60 varieties to try! Hounds are welcome too and needn’t feel too put out about their owners’ tasty feast, as they’ll be given their own doggy treat to complement their bowl of water.

The Pony & Trap

For a picturesque, rural countryside ramble that your woofie will go nuts for, take a short drive out of Bristol to the Chew Valley. Once you’ve reached your doggie-walking quota for the day, head to Michelin-starred pub, The Pony & Trap, which overlooks glorious West Country scenery. Pups are welcome in the bar dining area and if you let them know a dog is accompanying you when you book, they’ll make sure you are on a table with plenty of room for your furry friend…and possibly a little treat for them too.

Pony and Trap - Dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch in Bristol

Image - Pony & Trap, Chew Magna

The Lazy Dog

With a name like The Lazy Dog it would be silliness if they didn’t welcome four-legged guests, so of course you can have a hair of the dog here, with your very own hairy dog beside you. Pups get water bowls, doggy treats and are allowed in every part of the pub and big garden area. Look out for their ‘Lazy Dog’s Got Talent Show’ and enter Fido into ‘musical dog sits’, a ‘hot dog eating contest’ and lots more for £1!

Royal Navy Volunteer

Famed for its roasts and huge range of beers from independent UK breweries, The Royal Navy Volunteer (or Vollie as its known to locals), is almost as well-known for its love of dogs. Pop in on a weekday after a good bound around Queen Square to be able to eat in the restaurant area with your pet (note weekends are dog-free) and staff will be at the ready with a little treat for your canine friend.

Royal Navy Volunteer - dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch in Bristol

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The Old Bookshop

A quirky feature at one of Bedminster’s best-loved pubs is the piano, which makes up part of the bar. Another treasured addition to this chilled-out bar is resident doggy Siren, who is open to other canine pub-goers. Go for live music, cosiness and tapas with your pooch in tow.

The Kensington Arms

A fantastic boozer and gastro pub, the menu is designed by head chefs Luke Hawkins and Josh Eggleton (of the Michelin-starred Pony & Trap in Chew Magna). The quality of everything here is top notch without feeling pretentious, so a great spot for a summer's drink on one of their outside tables, or a heartier wine-abundant meal with friends. Their love of doggies is shown on Instagram and by the fact they keep dog biscuits behind the bar.

Kensington arms - dog-friendly places for a pint with your pooch

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The Malago

If you find yourself a bit peckish from walkies anywhere near Greville Smyth Park - renowned for its beautiful mature trees - family-run independent, The Malago, will be more than happy to welcome you in for some seasonal British food with a European twist and dog biscuits, water and doggie cuddles for your four-legged companion.

The Kings Arms

At the top of Whiteladies Road, next to dog paradise, The Downs, this sprawling candlelit pub specialises in real ales, tapas and dog-friendliness. Water bowls for thirsty pooches are readily available and dotted all over the pub and outside on the terrace and two resident pub dogs, Dolly and Honey, are waiting to welcome furry friends.

For EVEN more dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch, check out in Bristol: Racks Bar and Kitchen, Pieminister (all of them), The Lansdown, Seamus O'Donnell's, Barristas Coffee Collective, The Grace, The Port of Call, The Greenbank, The Social, Hope and Anchor and The Portcullis.

Early morning on the downs - dog-friendly places to go for a pint with your pooch

Image - Early morning on The Downs, Bristol, credit Ann Brook



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