Updated on December 9, 2022

Bakewell, a picturesque market town, is well known for its delectable puddings. The town is stunning, the locals are crazy about their pets, and you can easily discover welcoming watering holes.

Because of their undying devotion to canine companions, the town of Bakewell and the surrounding countryside are home to some of the most picturesque dog walks in all of Derbyshire.

When you and Fido have gotten your fill of exploring and are ready to put your feet up, stop by one of Bakewell’s many dog-friendly watering holes.


The Wheatsheaf, located in Bakewell, is a multi-award-winning pub known for its friendly staff and pleasant ambiance, both of which welcome dogs. Everything is delicious, and as you could guess, the local bakery provides all the sweets.

The staff is always happy to see furry patrons, and they’ll get them something to drink even before the humans have ordered. Dogs can also enjoy some snacks, and if they’re lucky they could even get a sausage.

Mailing address: Bridge Street, DE45 1DS
Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday, 09:00-23,000; Friday and Saturday, 09:00-00:00


The Manners is an upbeat bar and motel that welcomes pets of all kinds. The employees are always happy to pet and play with a dog, and they even provide treats for them.

At this bar, you may even make pals with Ziggy, the resident canine. Pie night is likely to get you in the doors, as is the clean, modern rural decor that makes the area suitable for a quick meal or an evening tipple.

Postal Code: DE45 1EP, Haddon Road
Call in advance to confirm hours of operation.

The Castle Inn, located near the river on the lower end of town, is a Greene King pub with pet-friendly rooms. The friendly staff at this dog-friendly pub in Bakewell is always on hand to pet and pamper your pup when you visit.

On warm days, they can drink from water pitchers and ice cubes while their human companions relax with a cold one.

Postal Code: DE45 1DU, Castle Street
Hours of Operation are 24 hours a day, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.


Bakewell’s first and only micropub, The Joiners Arms, opened its doors to the public this year. A large variety of premium spirits, superb wines, and craft brews can be enjoyed in the friendly and inviting setting, despite the bar’s compact size.

Kids and well-behaved dogs are always welcome inside, and the staff is happy to provide complimentary snacks for canine companions.

Postal Code: DE45 1BZ Address: 1-2 Rutland Buildings
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12:00-23:00; Friday through Saturday, 12:00-00:30; Sunday, 12:00-22:00


In Ashford on the Water, you may find The Bull’s Head just over a mile downstream on the river. Since the 17th century, weary travelers have been able to rest and rejuvenate at this cozy inn.

Come “pup” in to warm up and chow down on some excellent pub fare, including large, hefty burgers, with your furry friend.

If your dog gets thirsty, they can use the water bucket and bowls in the garden, or you can ask the wait staff to bring your dog a drink when you get one.

Church Street, DE45 1QB Ashford in the Water
Hours of operation are as follows: Monday through Friday, noon to three, and eight o’clock in the evening to midnight Sundays, same hours.


Located near the center of Bakewell, the Red Lion is another classic pub. Dogs are welcome at the bar, even if they’re wet from a rainy stroll, but they’re not allowed in the guest rooms.

Dogs are welcome at special tables, however reservations are recommended due to high demand. The Red Lion isn’t just a great place to get a drink and a big meal; it also serves up a top-notch breakfast.

Where: The Square, DE45 1BT
Shops are open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m.


The Queen’s Arms is dog-friendly, so long as you and your four-legged friend stick to the wooden floors in the bar. If you’re looking for some traditional bar fun, we have a games area stocked with pool and darts.

Sit by the fire and enjoy a pint of the excellent brew served at this establishment, which has earned the coveted casque mark. While the pub fare is modest, there are plenty of bar snacks to keep you satisfied.

Mailing address: Bridge Street, DE45 1DS
Hours of Operation: Varies, see Facebook for details.


The Woodyard is more of a restaurant than a bar, yet strangely pets are allowed both inside and out. Those who are just passing through will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of the beer garden, which also offers unrivaled views of the river and is the only one of its kind in Bakewell.

There are some pub standards like pie and burgers on the menu, but otherwise, this restaurant is more upscale than your standard watering hole. The dog can get some tasty treats, too!

The Woodyard, DE45 1AQ
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 12:00 – 21:00 and Friday – Saturday, 12:00 – 22:00


Get some fresh air and exercise by strolling past Haddon Hall to The Flying Childers Inn. The pub is a convenient stop for hikers and dog owners after a day in the picturesque Peak District.

This charming country inn was named “unspoilt pub of the year” by the Good Pub Guide for 2019, and it’s also recommended by the AA, so you know you’ll get friendly service, tasty small plates, and cold beer.

Postal Code and Address: Main Road, Stanton in Peak, DE4 2LW
Hours of Operation: Monday–Tuesday, 19:00–23:00; Wednesday–Friday, 12:00–14:00 and 19:00–23:00; Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–15:00 and 19:00–23:00


Although it has been a tavern since 1829, the Farmyard Inn got its name from its previous life as a farm. Although dogs are not permitted in the hotel rooms, they are more than welcome at the bar and will be treated with the same warmth and hospitality as their human companions.

Many different kinds of furry friends have dined at the tavern with their human companions. Project D doughnuts and other mobile food vendors “pup” by from time to time, so it’s always a good idea to keep your nose to the ground to see what’s selling.

Postal Code: DE45 1UW, Main Street
Hours of Operation Varies


In Bakewell, the Rutland Arms is a stylish hotel and dog-friendly bar that provides free water and treats to canine guests.

The human guests are taken care of as well as the food, which is excellent thanks to the attentive and pleasant staff who helped this pub earn a place in the AA Guide.

All of the rooms were recently renovated so that they appear as nice on the inside as they did on the outside, and your dog is welcome to join you there.

Where: The Square, DE45 1BT
Hours of Operation: “Always Open” – Please Call First!


The Bulls Head Hotel, not to be confused with the previously mentioned Bull’s Head, is a dog- and family-friendly tavern in Bakewell that exudes historic character and countryside charm and serves up some rather delicious beef and stilton pie.

The proprietors are locals who also make the pub their home, making the atmosphere warm and inviting. However, please note that there is no onsite parking available.

The location is: Fountain Square, Church Street, Youlgreave, DE45 1UR.
Hours of operation are as follows: Monday–Tuesday, 17:00–23:30; Wednesday–Friday, 12:00–15:00 and 17:00–00:00; Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–23:30


When you’ve finished your walk around Chatsworth House and are ready to “pup” back at Bakewell’s The Devonshire Arms, you’ll know you’ve made the right decision. This extraordinarily elegant inn features plush accommodations, an extensive wine list, a stocked bar, and delicious meals.

The fact that dogs are allowed in the restaurant and the rooms is a pleasant surprise. If you decide to remain the night, they will even provide breakfast for your dog.

Postal Code: DE45 1UL High Street, Pilsley
Hours of Operation: Always open, but you should call first.


It’s a little ways outside of town, but the Packhorse is a great watering hole. Location on the Monsal Trail means a warm welcome for walkers and hikers of all kinds, whether on two or four feet.

An open fire makes this tavern a great place to warm up after a brisk walk.

The friendly staff is always willing to make a fuss over a new customer and get them a drink of water while their human companions enjoy traditional pub fare and gamey British specialties like guinea fowl and pigeon pie.

Postal Code: DE45 1NN Main Street, Little Longstone
Monday through Thursday, 17:00-23:30; Friday, 12:00-15:00 and 17:00-23:30; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-23:30


Views of Lathkil Dale are breathtaking from the Lathkill, and guests are always made to feel at home in the cozy inn. In addition to being one of the most dog-friendly bars in the area, the staff here adores canine guests and will do everything for them.

The meal is basic but satisfying, but the venue really shines because to the chill vibe and the breathtaking vistas of the countryside.

It is located at School Lane, Over Haddon, DE45 1JE.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 p.m. till closing; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. until closing


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