Six of the best dog-friendly pubs in the Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages

Six of the best dog-friendly pubs in the Yorkshire Dales

Ed 24 October 2013

Every man and his dog (if you’ll pardon the pun) know the Yorkshire Dales are the place to take your dog for a walk. The abundance of beautiful dog-friendly walks in the area is enough to entice dog owners from all over the world to visit the Yorkshire Dales, but where to go when you’ve built up a thirst?

Well, we’ve tracked down some of the finest dog-friendly pubs in the Yorkshire Dales to help you out!

Dog-friendly pubs in the Yorkshire Dales

The Kings Arms, Askrigg

The Kings Arms

You might just recognise the Kings Arms in Askrigg; this historic pub set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales doubled up as the Drover’s Arms in ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, that wonderful series all about vet James Herriot. This dog-friendly pub serves fantastic food and is the perfect pit-stop after a walk around Aysgarth Falls. Dog owners are recommended to call and book in advance.  

The Farmers Arms, Muker

The Farmers Arms

Step back in time at The Farmers Arms in Muker.  This gorgeous village pub prides itself on maintaining the traditional charm of pubs as they used to be.  Set in one of the most breath-taking locations in the Yorkshire Dales, the wild magnificence that is Swaledale, its serves excellent food and a wide range of local ales.  Lovely open fire for you and your dog to warm up by after a bracing walk across the Dales - and if you have one too many you can always stop for the night in their sweet holiday apartment.

The Red Lion, Burnsall

The Red Lion Burnsall

The Red Lion, affectionately known as ‘the Lion’, is a beautiful country inn with bags of character and a picture-perfect location. Originally a 16th century Ferryman’s Inn, today the inn is the heart of the community in Burnsall, said by some to be home to the finest stretch of river, fell and scenery in Yorkshire. There are bar and restaurant options for eating, both of which are just adorable. It’s walking heaven around here, so lots of choice for you and your dog including the famous Dales Way.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Carperby

The Wheatsheaf

Of course we’re not ones to name drop, but the lovely Wheatsheaf Inn has quite a celebrity clientele. Author Alf Wright (otherwise known as ‘James Herriot’) and his wife spent their honeymoon here.   Also, quite incredibly, Greta Garbo stayed here in 1942 after an evening entertaining the troops at Catterick Garrison.  The dog-friendly Wheatsheaf Inn has a great location close to some of the Yorkshire Dales most well-known and stunning attractions including Asygarth Falls and Bolton Castle. Dogs are very welcome in the bar. 

The Bay Horse, Masham

The Bay Horse

Not just one but two roaring fires for your dog to curl up by, The Bay Horse in Masham is a great option for lunch or dinner after a mosey around the town.  This is a lovely atmospheric pub in a pretty Yorkshire Dales market town with most of the produce from the excellent menu being sourced from local suppliers. 

The Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell

The Blue Bell Inn

Lovely, lovely, lovely: the dog-friendly Blue Bell Inn in Kettlewell welcomes dogs and their owners with open arms.  It has everything you would expect from a fine Yorkshire inn including a great selection of local ales, a regional menu and a nice big log fire. It’s so cosy inside you’ll struggle to leave!

Dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire

Now that we’ve established the important stuff - where you are going to enjoy a pint with your dog by your side, let’s take a look at where you can stay afterwards.  Gorgeous Cottages have some of the finest luxury dog-friendly cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, so are bound to have something to suit you and your dog.

Take a look at our full collection of luxury dog-friendly Yorkshire cottages and read our dog-friendly guide to Yorkshire to discover more things to do with your four-legged friends. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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