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Dog-friendly Yorkshire – A Gorgeous Guide!

Dog Friendly Cottages

There’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind on a trip to Yorkshire as not only are their plenty of dog-friendly cottages to stay in, there is also lots you can do on your holiday. From pubs to beaches there has never been more things to do in dog-friendly Yorkshire!

Dog-Friendly Yorkshire Pubs

An increasing number of Yorkshire pubs are now welcoming dogs into their bars. There are too many to list here so we have just included a small selection:

North York Moors

The Grapes Slingsby - a fantastic Yorkshire country pub

The Grapes Slingsby

The Crown Inn, Hutton-le-Hole
The pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole is home to The Ryedale Fold Museum and this traditional dog-friendly pub.

The Moors Inn, Appleton-le-Moors
Dogs will be giving a warm welcome at The Moors Inn, which dates all the way back to the 17th century!

The Grapes, Slingsby
This Grade II listed building has been beautifully renovated into a traditional pub with a warm and cosy atmosphere. Easily reached from Malton, Hovingham and Helmsley.

The Plough Inn, Wombleton
The Plough has served fine ales to customers since the 15th century and uses the finest locally sourced ingredients on its food menu.

The Buck Inn, Chopgate
Just 2.5 miles from Clay Bank Top on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, you’ll find seasonal food and a wide range of German beers at The Buck Inn.

Yorkshire Dales

Wensleydale Heifer

The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton
This renowned restaurant has a gorgeous position looking out over Penhill in the Dales. They do a great selection of fish and seafood. The bar area and snug are dog-friendly.

The Kings Arms, Reeth
The Kings Arms looks over the village green in the pretty Dales village of Reeth. They supply a special menu of food for dogs. They can even enjoy a Doggie Beer by the Inglenook fire while you sup on a Cask Ale!

The Farmers Arms, Muker
A selection of walks will lead you to this traditional pub in Upper Swaledale. You’ll find a selection of hearty meals and real ale to enjoy by the open fire!

The Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell
Situated in the heart of Upper Swaledale, Kettlewell was used as the fictional village of Knapely in the film calendar girls. Sit outside and enjoy the scenery when the weather is nice and head in to the roaring fire when it isn’t!

The Lion, Settle
The Lion is located close to Settle’s market square and gives a warm welcome to four-legged friends. They can enjoy fresh water and nibbles while you tuck into a hearty meal.

Yorkshire Coast

The Bay Hotel, Dog-friendly Yorkshire

The Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay
Marking the end of the coast-to-coast walk from St. Bees, The Bay is situated in the dock of Robin Hood’s Bay. The dog-friendly bar offers a range of food and drinks.

Cod and Lobster, Staithes
The Cod & Lobster is as close to the sea as you can get in Staithes. Watch the boats go by as you enjoy some freshly caught fish with some drinks to wash it down.

The Anvil Inn, Sawdon
Right next door to Gorgeous Cottage The Old Nailshed, this beautiful building was a working forge from the 1700s to 1985. Nowadays you’ll find fine food and drink to enjoy amongst original features which include the old anvil and bellows.

Anvil Inn - Dog Friendly Pub

The Copper Horse, near Cayton Bay
We love the opulent feel of the recently redecorated Copper Horse. It’s certainly very stylish with a copper-topped bar and range of show business pictures that pay homage to nearby Scarborough.

The Hart Inn, Sandsend
This pub is close to the beach in Sandsend and does an excellent crab sandwich. Perfect for heading to after a brisk walk by the sea with your dog!

Dog-friendly Yorkshire Beaches

Sandsend Beach

There’s miles and miles of fantastic coastline in Yorkshire and dogs can get their feet wet at a whole range of dog friendly beaches. Here is just a small selection to try:

Cayton Bay

A quiet beach which is just down the road from Scarborough and a good option for a peaceful walk with your pet. It’s also very popular with surfers.

Robin Hood’s Bay

This very pretty fisherman’s village is well worth a visit. There’s a steep incline from the cliffs at the top to the beach below but you can explore a maze of streets that were once used for smuggling on your way.

Runswick Bay

The walk along the cliffs from Robin Hood’s Bay to Runswick Bay is pretty special and you will be rewarded with stunning views and another fabulous beach. This one has a long sandy stretch for dogs to run along!


Staithes Beach, North Yorkshire

Another firm favourite, Staithes is an extremely pretty fishing village and kids will love the fact it was used for the CBBC series Old Jack’s Boat. The beach is sheltered by the harbour and is fully dog-friendly.

Paw-fect properties with wonderful walks

Whether you want a bijou retreat for 2 or a large property where you are gathering your family, there is no need to leave your dog behind. Take a look at this selection of dog-friendly cottages:

A Haven, Kirkbymoorside

The Haven, Kirkbyoorside

This 4-bedroom barn conversion on a farm is surrounded by lots of land, which is great for stretching your dog’s legs. You can walk to Hutton-le-Hole (and the Ryedale Folk Museum) in about 45 minutes and nearby Kirkbymoorside has a dog-friendly café called The Penny Black. Find out more.

Blacksmith’s Barn, Ruston

A one-bedroom property with double height vaulted ceilings, a mezzanine bedroom and a location that’s just a few metres from the Moors National Park. We recommend heading for a walk through peaceful Forge Valley Woods. Find out more.

Scar View Cottage, West Witton

Scar View, West Witton, Wensleydale

This surprising spacious 2-bedroom cottage has two log-burning fires, spectacular views of Wensleydale and is just over the road from the dog-friendly Wensleydale Heifer. You’ll find a selection of walks from your front door – we recommend heading to Penhill Beacon which has views over to Castle Bolton. Find out more.

Low Burn Cottage, Leathering

Low Burn Cottage

This 4-bedroom luxury property has a large enclosed garden, a hot tub and a location in the Howardian Hills. Castle Howard is just a few miles away and the gardens are an ideal spot for walking with your dog. Find out more.

The School House, Sandsend

The School House, dog-friendly cottage Sandsend

The School House is a stylish 3-bedroom holiday home by the sea. Take your dog for a walk along the beach (which is dog-friendly in certain areas) or head for the Cleveland Way to enjoy some stunning coastal views. Find out more.

Rowan House, Hackforth

Rowan House - Dog-friendly

Dogs will love lying in front of the Aga and the large enclosed garden at the back of the property. Hackforth is a quiet village close to Bedale with a dog-friendly pub called The Greyhound and a deer park just a short distance away. Guests are also welcome to use the owner’s 3 acres of fields and paddocks. Find out more.

The Gamekeeper, Pateley Bridge

The Gamekeeper, Pateley Bridge

Pretty Pateley Bridge was named Village of the Year 2016 and is surrounded by the rolling hills of Nidderdale – the Nidderdale Way walk starts and ends at the village. The Gamekeeper is a character cottage that’s over 200 years old and has a babbling brook to the front and an enclosed garden at the rear. Find out more.

Star Attractions

Ryedale Folk Museum

This open-air museum in Hutton-le-Hole gives a glimpse into rural life in the past with historic buildings and live demonstrations.

Stateley Homes and Abbeys

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds of many historic buildings including Burton Agnes Hall, Helmsley Castle, Bolton Abbey, Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey, Beningborough Hall and Whitby Abbey.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

This 100-acre arboretum is close to Bedale and home to a wide range of shrubs, plants and trees. You’ll also find a variety of trails, a large lake and a lovely picnic area.

Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park

Visiting this hidden treasure is like travelling to an exotic land without leaving Yorkshire! The private garden, owned by Peter and Caroline Roberts, is located near Ripon and features vibrant flowers, Himalayan plants and a Pagoda all the way from Bali.

If you are planning a visit to dog-friendly Yorkshire, Gorgeous Cottages have nearly 70 dog-friendly holiday cottages throughout the region. Give us a call on 01642 263 249 to find your pawfect property!

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4 Responses to “Dog-friendly Yorkshire – A Gorgeous Guide!”

  1. Diane Keany says:

    Cottages look fab
    Great information on dog friendly places

  2. Julie Smith says:

    Thanks Diane! We really appreciate the lovely feedback.

  3. Rosemary Mann says:

    There’s also The Lister’s Arms at Malham – well worth including in your Yorkshire Dales section

  4. Julie Smith says:

    Thanks Rosemary – that’s good to know.

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