These 15 Peak District pubs are dog-friendly and won’t let you down.

Updated on April 15, 2023

There is always something new to discover on a lovely stroll in the Peak District, thanks to the region’s breathtaking scenery and historical idiosyncrasies.

We’ve done the research and found 15 great pubs in the Peak District that welcome dogs so you can take a break from exploring this scenic region with your four-legged buddy. If you’re still parched after that, head to the dog-friendly bars of neighbouring Bakewell.

The Old Hall Inn

The Old Hall Inn is like a mirage that appears out of nowhere, its character and charm oozing from every inch of the building. No tricks here, only treats!

Food is rich and enticing, especially the selection of desserts that appear like they were taken directly from a bakery, and the staff is pleasant and helpful. The best part is that canine companions are allowed anywhere, even the guest rooms.

Whitehough, Chinley, SK23 6EJ is the address.

Hours of operation are 12.00-23.00 daily.

The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms, another stately old inn in the Peak District, is a genuine dog-friendly pub with pet-friendly public areas and rooms. We can easily walk off lunch at one of our favourite nearby walking destinations, Chatsworth House.

Pub classics like scotch eggs and ham and chips get the gourmet treatment, and so do other dishes like the miso mushroom bugger and the souvlaki.

ZIP/Postal Code: DE45 1SR Baslow

Hours of operation: 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., daily

The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head prides itself on being a classic village pub, and one of the hallmarks of a traditional watering hole is allowing dogs inside. The only area of the restaurant where dogs are not permitted is the dining room, but there’s no need to worry because the bar serves the whole menu.

While you enjoy some delicious, authentic, and unpretentious pub fare, the kind staff will bring a bowl of water and complimentary snacks for Fido.

Postal Code: DE45 1JH Address: Church Street, Monyash

Time of operation: Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours; Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 14:00 and 17:30 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.

The Royal Oak

If you’re hiking to Thor’s Cave or the Manifold Valley, two of our favourite Peak District routes, the Royal Oak in Wetton is a great place to rest and refuel. Campers at the nearby site will also appreciate its convenient location.

Since its founding in the 1700s, this bar has seen several landlords come and go. Despite its recent renovation, the Oak retains its quaint and eccentric character.

Postal Code: DE6 2AF, Wetton, Ashbourne

Visit their Facebook page for updated hours.

The Rose and Crown Inn

Another family- and pet-friendly pub in the Peak District, The Rose and Crown can be found in the charming town of Allgreace, which is bordered by fantastic walking trails.

The inn has a limited number of pet-friendly accommodations. The Rose and Crown is owned by a family and welcomes all who enter, providing them with a taste of home with their delicious roasts and homemade desserts.

Allgreave, Buxton Road, SK11 0BJ.

Hours of Operation: 11:00 am to 1:00 am, daily

The Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Those visiting Bamford Edge or Ladybower Reservoir with their dogs may find The Yorkshire Bridge Inn to be a convenient rest stop, since the inn serves food and drinks (and even water for the dog).

A dog-friendly bar and a few cosy rooms on the ground floor make this historic property in the middle of a flower-filled garden ideal for a weekend getaway in the Peak District.

Mailing Address: Ashopton Road, Bamford, S33 0AZ

Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m., Daily

The Old Dog

Located in the heart of Thorpe, not far from the Tissington Trail and other great hikes, is the Old Dog, a well-liked local watering hole. With a brief, no-frills menu consisting of a variety of burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches, this dog-friendly pub in the Peak District is likely to still satisfy any palate.

Even the dog gets in on the action, thanks to the staff’s occasional gifts of sausage to deserving canine guests. It’s important to double-check the hours of operation before planning a visit, as many of them close down for the season when summer ends.

Location: 61 Spend Lane, Thorpe, DE6 2AT

Hours of Operation: Closed Monday through Thursday, Open Friday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 21:00 p.m.

The Fleece

The Fleece is a great country bar that is known for its excellent service and traditional pub food.

Everything from pies to roasts, with fish and chips so crisp and flavorful you could swear you’re at the beach, is on the menu. This charming watering hole has had a recent makeover that has made it both dog- and people-friendly, as well as spiffy.

Woodhead Road, Holme, Holmfirth, HD9 2QG is the address.

For specific hours, please see their website.

Ye Olde Nag’s Head

Among the Peak District’s many picturesque inns, Ye Olde Nags Head is a fine example. Your canine companion will feel as comfortable in this rural pub as you will, as the wait staff will gladly bring them a bowl of water and make a big deal out of them.

Guests are treated with the same level of care and variety when it comes to refreshments. In any event, the equally delightful Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese may be found just down the road.

Mailing address: Cross Street, Castleton, S33 8WH

Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 23:00, Friday – Saturday 12:00 – midnight

The Manners

One of our favourite watering holes in Bakewell, The Manners welcomes four-legged friends and provides such excellent service to canine customers that we consider it to be among the top watering holes in the entire Peak District! You may make friends with the handsome Ziggy the pub dog and rest your weary head in one of the several pet-friendly rooms at this establishment.

While you and your guests indulge in delicious fare like seafood spaghetti, your dog or cat may drink water and snack on snacks.

Haddon Road, Bakewell DE45 1EP

We are open daily from 12 midnight until 2 am.

The Plough

After a stroll around the reservoirs, bring the fam to The Plough for some home-cooked comfort food.

This Peak District pub welcomes dogs and their owners inside, but the beautiful scenery and kid-friendly play area outside may sway your decision.

One of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in Sheffield, The Old Horns Inn, is conveniently located nearby should you like to partake in a second libation.

The location is New Road, Low Bradfield, S6 6HW.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 p.m. to 23:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 22:30 p.

Anglers Rest

The Anglers Rest, like many other local watering holes, is an idyllic spot for walkers and dog owners to rest their paws and relax after a long day of exploring. You are welcome to “pup” in for a drink, a bite to eat, or even a night’s stay at their inviting flat.

The Monsal Trail attracts many walkers, who are lured to the specialised walker’s pub for its welcoming environment, home-cooked meals, and doggie goodies.

Mailing Address: Millerdale, Buxton SK17 8SN

We are open daily from 12 midnight until 2 am.

The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn, like many other establishments in the Peak District, appears to be a conventional English country pub from the outside, but it really conceals several pleasant surprises. This is because seafood is The Swan’s specialty; fresh, sustainably caught fish is supplied six days a week and is typically prepared on the grill in a Mediterranean manner.

Traditional pub meals with regional meat and vegetables are also available for those who prefer them over fish. The selection of drinks is limited yet complete, and many of the beers on tap come from independent breweries in the area.

It is located at Macclesfield Road, Kettleshulme, SK23 7QU.

Hours of operation are as follows: closed on Mondays, open from 12 noon to 20:30 on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and open from 12 noon to 21:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms in Pilsley, a favourite fur-iendly bar not to be confused with another favourite fur-iendly pub in Baslow, is tucked away in a peaceful part of the Chatsworth estate and accepts polite, trained dogs within the pub and guest rooms. If you and your best friend decide to stay the night, we’ll provide you with breakfast in the morning, too.

In fact, they are so dedicated to utilising only locally sourced ingredients in their meals that they have set up a garden in which to cultivate their own kitchen staples! The people behind this welcoming pub also run several other establishments, such as another Devonshire Arms in Beeley.

Postal Code: DE45 1UL High Street, Pilsley

“Always open,” however it’s best to phone ahead to be sure.

The Old Nags Head

The Old Nags Head, located in the picturesque town of Edale, serves as a convenient rest station for hikers and their canine companions on the way to Kinder Scout or Jacob’s Ladder. Whether you’re looking for a quiet corner in one of the snugs or a lively spot in the ancient tavern’s unexpectedly spacious hall, you’ll find it here.

Not only can you fill up on hearty country fare, but the staff here is really kind and will fuss over your dog if you bring him along on your trip.

Postal Address: Edale, Hope Vale, S33 7ZD

The store is open daily from 12:01 am to :30:30 pm.

 

 

 

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