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Nine dog-friendly places to eat in Northumberland

If you’re a dog owner then you know how tough it is to leave your beloved dog at home. So if you’re a local or visiting Northumberland for the weekend, here are nine dog-friendly places to eat with your four-legged friend.

1. The Ship Inn

Location: Low Newton

Address: Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick NE66 3EL

Why dog’s love it: Friendly staff

If you’re looking for freshly cooked pub grub after a nice walk then this is the place for you. The Ship Inn is a pretty iconic place for locals and their dogs as it’s only a stones throw from the rugged Northumberland Coast. Located in Alnwick, The Ship Inn welcomes well behaved dogs whilst their owners enjoy a pint brewed on the premises.

Place to stay: Enjoy beautiful coastal views from your bedroom window at our dog-friendly Cottage in Northumberland.

2. The Bamburgh Castle Inn

Location: Seahouses

Address: Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses NE68 7SQ

Why dog’s love it: Fresh water and complimentary treats

Located in the family-friendly town of Seahouses, The Bamburgh Castle Inn is a real crowd pleaser. Dogs are allowed in the garden and the bar area, where there is a designated pet-friendly area, complete with water bowls and complimentary treats. You and your family can enjoy tasty delights from the menu as well as local ales or a fancy cocktail. Sit back with a drink in hand and gaze out towards Farne Island.

Place to stay: 6 Seafield - Portside is a stunning contemporary 1st floor apartment that offers stunning sea views.

3. The Craster Seafood Restaurant

Location: Craster

Address: Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR

Why dog’s love it: The smell of food

The Craster Seafood Restaurant is a small family run business in Craster that has been producing some of the world’s finest smoked salmon and kippers for almost 100 years. They allow small, clean dogs in their restaurant and will provide water bowls for your canines upon request. They provide a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of the infamous Dunstanburgh Castle and coastline.

Place to stay: Exposed brick walls and log burner is what makes this dog-friendly holiday cottage, Pegasus Cottage, full of charm and character.

4. William de Percy Inn & Creperie

Location: Otterburn

Address: Jedburgh Road, Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE19 1NR

Why dog’s love it: Cold water bowls and possible treats

William de Percy Inn & Creperie is located in Otterburn, on the edge of Northumberland National Park. It’s the perfect pit stop for you and your parched canine’s. With the promise of refreshing water bowls for the dogs and a selection of wines, beers, or spirits for you, they also have a wide selection of home cooked food. Ranging from scotch eggs, fish and chips, and hand-rolled pasta to cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding, and crepes, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Place to stay: Fir Tree Cottage is situated on the edge of Kielder Forest and offers some amazing woodland walks right on your doorstep.

5. Lord Crewe

Location: Bamburgh

Address: Front St, Bamburgh NE69 7BL

Why dog’s love it: The roaring fire

Only a short walk from one the region's most stunning beaches is Lord Crewe. This dog-friendly pub is perfect for you and your pooch to relax in. Situated at the foot of the village of Bamburgh, this inn offers a very tranquil setting. Enjoy locally sourced food in a traditional pub setting, where the bar is fully stocked from real ales to excellent wines.

Place to stay: No 9 Armstrong Cottage is a beautifully refurbished coastal holiday cottage complete with a wood burning stove and lawned garden.

6. The Black Swan Inn

Location: Alnwick

Address: 26 Narrowgate, Alnwick, NE66 1JG

Why dog’s love it: Welcoming and friendly staff

Believed to be the oldest pub in Alnwick, The Black Swan Inn dates back to the 18th-century. Whether you are looking to grab a bite to eat or savour the taste of a local ale, The Black Swan Inn has it all. This charming pub offers traditional home cooked pub food and over 170 varieties of Gin right in the heart of Alnwick’s countryside. Dogs are allowed in the bar and beer garden where water bowls and treats can be requested.

Place to stay: Enjoy open plan living and a cosy wood burner at Shawdon Hill Coach House.

7. The Joiners Arms

Location: High Newton

Address: B1340, High Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick NE66 3EA

Why dog’s love it: Dog beers

If you can’t find a table at The Ship Inn head down to The Joiners Arms instead. This pub in Alnwick couldn’t be more dog-friendly if they tried. They consider dogs to be “a very big deal” and make sure you and your dog are looked after from the minute you step inside. Try a range of their beer and you can even treat your dog to one of their own. Dog beers are available just for them so they don’t feel left out.

Place to stay: Located on a 14-acre estate, Heckley Cottage offers views over open countryside and a large enclosed garden for your pups to run around in.

8. The Beehive

Location: Whitley Bay

Address: Hartley Ln, Whitley Bay NE25 0SZ

Why dog’s love it: The secret garden

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a Sunday lunch or quick drink after a day at the beach, The Beehive in Whitley Bay has it covered. This grade-II listed building offers charm and character. Boasting a secret garden where you can relax and escape the world, you’ll be excited to find it. With a bar available in the garden you can order food and drink with ease. The ancient low beamed ceiling and charming snug dining of the main dining area offer a quaint atmosphere where you can enjoy real pub grub.

Place to stay: Bay View is an elegantly decorated apartment located in the seaside village of Cullercoats and is the perfect base for exploring the North East.

9. The Drift Cafe

Location: Morpeth

Address: Cresswell, Morpeth NE61 5LA

Why dog’s love it: Cozy atmosphere and dog treats

Famous for wonderful homemade cakes and delicious food, The Drift Cafe is an excellent starting point and finishing point for some great walks around Morpeth and Creswell. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the cafe and must be kept on leads. Your canine friend will not feel left out with their own healthy dog treats to chew on while you enjoy a slice of cake, a sandwich or toastie with a freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Place to stay: Daphne’s Den is a beautiful garage conversion surrounded by the countryside and offers the perfect couples retreat.