Dog-Friendly Bristol

Woof! Bring your faithful friend on a break to Bristol with you and find dog-friendly things to see and do while you’re here.

Put your mutt up in style at one of Bristol’s pooch-perfect hotels, and pop into a local pub to reward them with a treat after checking out some of the best dog walking routes in and around Bristol.

Dog friendly hotels in Bristol

If you are looking for places to stay that will treat your four-legged friend just as well as they treat you, then we have plenty of options! From their own holiday bed, to specially crafted food and close proximity to some of the prettiest countryside in the UK, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

Some of the area’s top hotels welcome dogs, including luxury city centre hotels Hotel du Vin & Bistro and The Bristol. You can book a dog-friendly room at boutique hotel Artist Residence, or give your pooch more room to explore in one of the serviced apartments from Premier Suites or Your Apartment.

Want to bring your dog along on a rural break near Bristol? Glamorous hotels such as Thornbury Castle and De Vere Tortworth Court both welcome furry friends, and or you can relax after a scenic dog walk with dinner and an overnight stay at a country pub such as The Queens Chew Magna or The Langford. Your dog can also join you for a relaxed self catering stay at Yeo Valley Properties, or one of the dog-friendly homes from Sykes Cottages.

Dog Walks in Bristol

Bristol is a green city surrounded by the beautiful countryside, meaning there's plenty of space outdoors for dogs to get their exercise. We've made a list of out Top 10 Dog Walks in Bristol, but there are also over 400 parks and green spaces to enjoy while you’re here.

Our walking in Bristol page also has lots of ideas to plan some pawesome dog walks in and around the city. 

Dog friendly places to eat

We know it can sometimes be tricky to find out if your pet is welcome at cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. So, we've pulled together a list of dog friendly restaurants and places to eat and drink to make planning your trip that bit easier. 

Kick back after walking around the harbour with your dog on the terrace at Junction or enjoy the views from the balcony at Mud Dock. Harbour House also has a riverside terrace where you and your dog can stretch out, while St George’s Cafe Bar has plenty of green space to run around. In the west of the city, you can expect a warm welcome and some doggy treats when you arrive at Racks in Clifton.

Say hello to the resident dogs when you visit at KASK and Spirited in Bedminster, or bring your pooch with you on a tour of Bristol’s top brewery tap rooms, with water bowls and treats available at Bristol Beer Factory, Wiper and True, Lost and Grounded Brewers and many more.

Dog friendly things to do

Discover all the things to do in Bristol where you dog is welcome, meaning that they can enjoy Bristol just as much as you on your city break.

Go on a stroll around one of the city’s beautiful parks or outdoor attractions, from the sweeping parkland of Ashton Court Estate to the 600-acre expanse of Westonbirt Arboretum. Dogs can also access parts of National Trust gardens on the outskirts of the city, such as Tyntesfield and Newark Park.

Your dog can join you on some fun days out around Bristol, from boat trips with Bristol Packet, Bristol Ferry and The Matthew, to steam train rides on the Avon Valley Railway.

Dogs are also welcome on several walking tours of the city, including St. Nicholas Market and Air Raid Shelter Walking Tour and Bristol Street Art Walking Tours. Please check directly for times and availability before booking.

Plan your Bristol adventure...

Find out which hotels accept pets, the best routes for dog walks and which cafes, pubs and restaurants we recommendif your four-legged friend is in tow.

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