When travelling with the family, you shouldn’t have to leave anyone behind – and we think that this includes your four-legged friends. With this guide, you can make a beeline straight to the best pup-friendly places in the Yorkshire Dales during your holiday.
Dog-Friendly Pubs in the Yorkshire Dales
As a dog owner, you’ll know that pubs are the best place to start if you want to sit down sooner rather than later. Many pubs welcome well-behaved dogs, and they often post signs outside stating as such, making it easy for dog owners to spot them from afar and find their haven.
Below, we’ve collated some of Yorkshire’s best dog-friendly pubs:
The Kings Arms – Askrigg
If you’re visiting Bainbridge for a hike, then this welcoming little pub is in easy reach of you and your pup. The Kings Arms may also be recognisable to some people as the ‘Drovers Arms’ which featured in the BBC TV series, ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.
This beautiful little pub has an Instagram, which will certainly get your appetite going, serving pub grub at a new level – delicately seasoned and elegantly plated, The Kings Arms is a place to take your dog.
The Blue Bell Inn – Kettlewell
Perhaps you’re considering tackling the Great Whernside hike with your dog, or perhaps you’re looking to take pictures of one of Yorkshire’s greatest mountains. Whatever you’re doing around Whernside, you should make sure that you and your dog pay a visit to The Blue Bell Inn before heading back to our caravan park near the Yorkshire Dales.
At the foot of Whernside, this charming pub feels as though it has been lifted straight out of a fairy tale. It has a beautiful whitewashed exterior, lovingly decorated with blue window frames, and clear signage welcomes your dog.
The pub has a lot of history that you can learn about while you eat, too. Raised in the 17th century, this pub is simply a treat to spend an hour or two in.
The Station Inn – Ribblehead
A stop to visit the great viaduct in Ribblehead is recommended by all Yorkshire tourist guides, but you’re going to want to know where you can go once you’ve seen the viaduct. Our recommendation for everyone – dog or not – is the Station Inn.
The Station Inn serves a large variety of people, and so it offers a large range of choice drinks from beers to brews. In particular, The Station Inn has a dedication to locally brewed ales – so this is the place to go if you want to gain a real appreciation of Yorkshire’s beer culture.
Their interest in locally sourced produce applies to their food, too. Expect pie with fillings made in-house with many local ingredients. This is an Inn that you’ll love to support with your patronage, and your dog will be more than happy to share the experience with you.
Dog-Friendly Cafés in Yorkshire
Sometimes, you’re not looking for a full course dinner with all the sides. If you’re looking for a quaint experience where you can bring your dog, these brilliant cafés are more than willing to cater to your needs.
The Crossing Point – Kirkby Lonsdale
A small shopping trip in Kirkby Lonsdale can be very fulfilling, especially when you stop off at The Crossing Point Café! This café is especially well recommended for those who are looking for specific dietary requirements, as this café offers various vegan and gluten-free alternatives for its guests.
You can order a lovely lunch at this café or simply stay for a slice of cake and a cup of tea.
Town End Farm Shop & Tearoom – Airton, near Malham
Malham is a beautiful place to visit with your dog with great expanses of land for your dog to roam free and sniff everything. When the walk is done, though, you should take a breather at this adorable café.
In the tearoom, you could be enjoying a post-walk Farmhouse Platter or a Hearty Casserole. The café also supplies fresh cakes and scones with tea and coffee if you’re hungry for a sweet treat. And don’t forget to stock up on some local ingredients to make dinner with when you get back home! The fresh produce from the farm shop is simply exquisite.
Please keep in mind that this shop and café are typically closed on Mondays unless it’s a Bank Holiday Monday when they are open for tourists and holidaymakers. Dogs are permitted in the tearoom, but not in the farm shop – so remember to leave your pup with your partner whilst you do some shopping.
Dog-Friendly Accommodation near the Yorkshire Dales
Our Yorkshire Dales caravan park is very dog-friendly – you’re likely to see a number of the staff’s own dogs enjoying the park’s many smells and views in the day-to-day – so you are more than welcome to enquire about our dog-friendly holiday homes near the Yorkshire Dales.