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Seven dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland

England’s most northerly county has lots to offer including glorious beaches, ancient castles and Northumberland National Park. If you’re treating your furry friend to a doggy day out, why not stop off at an accommodating pub? Here’s our guide to seven of the best dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland.

1. The Ship Inn

Location: Alnwick

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

Why dogs love it: Well behaved dogs are very welcome

The Ship Inn in Alnwick is known for its home cooked food using locally sourced ingredients. The dog-friendly pub and restaurant on the Northumberland coast also hosts regular events, including film nights and live music, with complimentary treats. The Ship Inn is quite small and can get busy, so make sure your dog is kept on a lead or tucked under the table.

Place to stay:This Cottage in Northumberland is only a six-minute drive from Newton By The Sea.


2. The Northumberland Arms

Location: West Thirston

Address:The Peth, West Thirston, Northumberland , NE65 9EE

Why dogs love it: Beer garden in summer, roaring fire in winter

The Northumberland Arms in West Thirston is well known for its fantastic pub grub and is a great base for exploring the North East. This lovingly restored coaching inn also has a huge outdoor seating area overlooking the River Coquet for al fresco drinking and dining. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Place to stay: Breamish has a great views, free wifi and allows for two pets.

3. The Bamburgh Castle Inn

Location: Seahouses

Address:Seahouses, Northumberland, NE68 7SQ

Why dogs love it: There’s a lovely pet friendly beer garden

Award-winning The Bamburgh Castle Inn has a top seaside location overlooking the harbour at Seahouses. Enjoy a pint of Northumberland’s finest local ales or choose to eat in the dining area with panoramic views of the Northumberland Coast towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Place to stay: No4 Cliff House Cottagesis a former fisherman’s cottage near to the harbour, pub and village store.

4. The Three Wheat Heads

Location: Thropton near Rothbury

Address:Front Street, Thropton, Rothbury, Morpeth NE65 7LR

Why dogs love it: Huge beer garden to roam

The Three Wheat Heads is a charming 300 year-old Northumbrian country pub in the village of Thropton, just two miles from Rothbury and twelve miles from Alnwick. The staggering beer garden is set amongst unspoilt views overlooking the Simonside Hills. The traditional pub’s fine dining restaurant serves freshly cooked, locally sourced food.

Place to stay: This House in Northumberland is near Cragside House and Gardens, which offers fascinating history and several woodland and lakeside walks.



5. The Twice Brewed Inn

Location: Hexham

Address: Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN

Why dogs love it: Perfect dog-walking territory

The friendly, accommodating Twice Brewed Inn is set in one of the most dramatic parts of Hadrian's Wall, near Hexham, a perfect location for long scenic dog walks. There is an impressive selection of beers including their own home-brewed ales and spirits. Dogs are allowed in the bar area and the beer garden but not the restaurant.

Place to stay: Barn in Northumberlandis located on a laid back working farm with 20 acres of meadow and woodland on your doorstep.


6. The Masons Arms

Location: Warkworth

Address:3 Dial Pl, Warkworth, Morpeth NE65 0UR

Why dogs love it: Cosy fire to snooze in front of

The Masons Arms is a warm, award winning local pub in the heart of the village of Warkworth. They serve fantastic home cooked food in the friendly restaurant and there’s a great beer garden too. Four legged friends and dog owners are very welcome.

Place to stay: Tower Cottageis a gorgeous, cosy home situated in the heart of the beautiful Medieval village.

7. The Joiners Arms

Location: Newton By The Sea

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

Why dogs love it: Canine friendly beers or water bowls are available

Four-legged friends are a very big deal at The Joiners Arms gastro pub in Newton By The Sea. Most of the staff and customers are very fond of well-behaved dogs. Water bowls are freely available or they also supply a range of dog beers, available in beef or chicken. The surrounding coastal area is great for dog walks.

Place to stay: Sea Hollyoffers guests a high level of comfort in a prime location just behind the sandy dunes of Beadnell Bay with a direct path to access the beach.