Updated on June 28, 2024

Northumberland is literally as far North as you can reach in England, and it’s positively filled with wild landscapes to explore.

From the huge (and vastly dog-friendly) coastline to the magnificent Kielder forest park, and the craggy moors and rolling green meadows in between, there’s always somewhere paw-some to go for walkies with your four-legged pal.

But after all that adventure, you’ll both want the chance to paw-se for a rest and refreshments.

The good news is that 15 of our favorite dog-friendly watering holes in Northumberland are right here, and we’ve done the legwork for you.


No vacation to Northumberland is complete without a visit to Lindisfarne, and no visit to Lindisfarne should go without a stop to The Crown!

The 200-year-old independent bar is only one of two on the island. The priory and the sea are its backdrop, making it impossible to imagine a more picturesque spot for a pint.

Dogs are allowed inside (but not in the dining area) so that they can lounge in front of the fireplace and nap. With a dish of water and some tasty goodies, you can win them over again.

Location: Holy Island, TD15 2RX The Market Place, Fenkle Street
Opening Times: Every day: 12:00-22:00


After a day spent with your dog sniffing through the ruins of Warkworth Castle or taking a stroll down the river, you and your furry friend will be thirsty.

It’s also one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland according to Dogbuddy.

Thus, it should come as no surprise that there are always other friends to meet inside, along with blankets and snacks.

Warkworth, Morpeth, NE65 0UR Address: 3 Dial Place
Daily from 11:00 to 00:00 / Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00


The William de Percy Inn & Creperie is well-accustomed to accommodating hikers and their canine friends due to its proximity to Northumberland National Park.

This rural bar, as the name suggests, has a touch of continental flair.

This is a proudly friendly pub, restaurant, and hotel. And there’s no need to collect crepe remnants; any canine visitors are always met with a fuss, some water, and some food. (You probably don’t want to split it up.)

Postal Code and Address: NE19 1NR Jedburgh Road, Otterburn
Opening Times: “Always Open” (Best to check beforehand) (Best to check ahead.)


The Bamburgh Castle Inn is decorated in a country-pub style and serves a wide variety of delectable meals and drinks.

In addition to being a dog-friendly bar, this hotel in Northumberland is in a beautiful coastal area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bamburgh Castle may be seen from the Inn, and the Farne Islands can be seen from the town (and reached by boat) as well. Come back to the best pub in the country for a pint and your dog will be treated to free snacks and water.

It’s located at Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses, NE68 7SQ.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m., Daily


Nestled near the Northern tip of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty, the Carts Bog Inn is an equally lovely tavern offering a warm welcome and suitable pit-stop for walkers on two legs or four.

This bar welcomes dogs, has wonderful views, serves delicious homemade food, and has a wide selection of beers.

Address: Carts Bog Inn Langley, Hexham, NE47 5NW
Opening Times: Various


The Robin Hood Inn offers a peaceful getaway in the lovely Northumberland countryside. It’s directly adjacent to Hadrian’s Wall and gives a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.

There are many of vintage touches to the atmosphere, and the food is good and hearty yet a lot more than normal pub meal. This is a terrific dining spot, and it just so happens your dog is welcome in the bar too.

Address: Military Road, East Wallhouses, NE18 0LL
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 11:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-22:30


Incredibly, The Black Swan manages to provide not only a classic pub steeped in history but also a contemporary and welcoming space for its patrons to relax in.

The pub fare on offer will fill even the hungriest of bellies, and there will still be a scrap or two to feed the pup, and the staff is welcoming and helpful to both humans and their four-legged friends.

Dogs are welcome in all areas of this iconic Northumberland pub, including the hotel rooms.

26 Narrowgate, Alnwick, NE66 1JG
Opening Times: Every day: 11:00-22:00


The family-run venue The Blackcock Inn is another great Northumberland pub that welcomes both humans and their four-legged friends. Located in the National Park and close to Kielder Water and the Forest Park, there are countless places to go for walks in the immediate area.

We pride ourselves on providing a warm and welcoming environment, delicious home-cooked meals, and a wide selection of brew to complement your meal. A doggie menu is available for Fido and other canine companions who are feeling peckish.

Address: The Blackcock Inn, Falstone, Hexham, NE48 1AA
Opening Times: Various


The Snowy Owl, like many other Vintage Inns, welcomes four-legged friends at the bar. A bowl of water can be brought over by the staff, and there may even be some free snacks on the bar.

Members of the Campaign for Real Ale are also given a discount of 20 pence on each and every pint they purchase. (Don’t scoff at that!) This tavern is irresistible to everyone else because to its seasonal cuisine of hearty standards and its rustic atmosphere.

Postal Code: NE23 8AU Blagdon Lane, Cramlington
Hours of Operation: 12 Noon – 2 AM Daily


Brown bears have had a rough go of it in recent years, but they’re back and better than ever now. An authentic British bar, where the neighborhood congregates.

It’s a fantastic area to rest throughout the day with the dog in tow, although it does get rowdy at night. All patrons, human or canine, are expected to be friendly and behave appropriately, and they will absolutely adore this chill bar.

Address: 27 Hide Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1EQ
Different Hours of Operation


The Dyke Neuk is a rustic inn and bar with excellent beers and delicious Sunday roasts. (Other meals and days are available, but what’s a pub without a delicious carvery?)

Your pooch can join you in the pub if they’re on a leash. Additionally, if you find yourself in need of a place to sleep, they do provide rooms that allow pets.

The address is Meldon, Morpeth, NE61 3SL.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 12:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 a.m. to 2


The Keel Row has won the title of “North East’s Most Canine-Friendly Pub” thanks to its abundance of bowls of water, dog treats, and comfy blankets. They’re quite child-friendly too, with an indoor and outdoor play area to keep your kids entertained while you sit back and relax.

They’ve also got a fantastic reputation for their food, with a menu packed pub classics and modern comfort foods alongside an unbelievable choice of drinks.

Address: Foremans Row, Whitley Bay, NE25 0QG
Opening Times: Sun-Wed: 12:00-22:00 / Thu-Sat: 12:00-23:00


The Joiners Arms is a classic village watering hole with all the conveniences of the 21st century. There are many amenities to make your dog feel comfortable, and they welcome them in the pub as well as the guest rooms.

In addition to the standard fare of water and biscuits, you may now give your dog a beer. They may be able to get you free pawsecco, treats, and poop bags if you decide to stay the night.

Address: High Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick, NE66 3EA
Hours of Operation: 12 Noon – 2 AM Daily


With a terrific atmosphere and cool, diverse design that’s hard to explain, maybe a contemporary take on a rural house, The Tannery is one of Hexham’s best watering holes.

Whatever it is, the place has a great vibe, and four-legged friends are free to help themselves to some sweets from the treat jar. Indeed, the fare of the human variety is delicious in its own right.

Gilesgate, Hexham, NE46 3QD is the location in question.
Different Hours of Operation


We recommend taking a break at the Hog’s Head Inn if you’re in the area of Alnwick Castle, which will always be connected with Harry Potter. Potter enthusiasts will be happy to find this tavern is not the Hog’s Head by accident, it’s named after the fictitious pub in Hogsmeade.

You and your family or four-legged companion will feel right at home at this Northumberland watering hole, which has won multiple awards for its welcoming atmosphere and welcomes both children and pets. You might even make a new friend if pub dog Gronk is knocking about!

Hawfinch Drive, Alnwick NE66 2BF.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m., Daily


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