Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas are wonderfully popular and have plenty of walks, parks and beaches for dogs to folic in and on! If you fancy some beach and shopping action all in one, Brighton is a perfect spot and, without a doubt, caters for us furry friends too. Here’s our top 10 dog friendly pubs in Brighton and the surrounding area for a pint with your pooch.
1. The Eagle
Just a sniff away from the North Laines, the recently refurbed Eagle pub is a very dog friendly pub to frequent, which has a laid back vibe. Us dogs are allowed inside and out and whilst the very friendly staff give us water bowls, top-draw craft beers, premium spirits et al are served for our human friends. They even have a Hopinator – not too sure what that is, but it sounds pretty darn good to me!
Outside is a bit of a sun trap, but I’ve been able to get some shade from under the benches, so it’s a win-win for everyone in the summer.
The Shepherd and Dog
The Shepherd and Dog – of course this one’s dog-friendly, it has ‘dog’ in its title! So this is perfection if you fancy taking your doggle for a walk in the South Downs, as it’s actually nestled right at the bottom in Fulking. One of my pal’s (Scottie, a Yorkshire terrier) owners was saying how fantastic the Sussex ales and beers are, and the Sunday lunches are spot on.
This dog friendly pub dates back to the early 1800s, so there’s lots of character too. There’s a lovely garden and on the first Saturday of every month, they arrange a dog walk – so cool! You can find out more about that on the website!
3. The Better Half
The Better Half is a pebble’s throw from Hove seafront and a perfect stop off after a walk along the promenade. It has a traditional pub feel, the food is good and there’s some lovely wines and ales to choose from. Owners can eat inside with their dogs. Beware you do have to book for Sunday lunches, and if you like a quiz, they put one on weekly and there’s swing jazz too.
From a dog’s perspective it’s definitely one of the most dog friendly pubs in Brighton, and they also have Charlie, the golden retriever resident who wonders in once in a while, so there’s always a nice catch up to be had with him too!
4. Earth and Stars
The Earth and Stars is a bit of a stand out when it comes to being eco-friendly and sustainable. It’s known also for its friendly atmosphere and staff. There’s an amazing menu, full of sustainable and locally-sourced options. And there’s a range of vegan goodies, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.
Its located at the start of the North Laines and has award-winning Sunday lunches and a fresh, seasonal menu. It won gold for the best pub food award for Brighton and Hove and I have to say the food looks delicious on its website.
5. The Camelford Arms
Bang in the heart of Kemptown is the Camelford Arms, and this dog friendly pub in Brighton certainly loves dogs, as it supports the annual Bark in the Park Dog Show – I must get down to that! It also welcomes owners with the likes of us with water bowls and biscuits, what more could a hound want!
Owners and dogs can eat anywhere, and if you’re super behaved, you can wonder the pub. They’ve got a conservatory too. The food is tasty pub food and you better be hungry as portions are super generous. Note though no under 18s allowed, which could sway your choice either way!
6. The Bristol Bar
Love The Bristol Bar as the sea-views are fabulous! There’s lots of wonderful sniffs to be had when the sea breeze works its magic. For us dogs, there’s treats on the bar and plenty of fresh water put out. And if you’re feeling a bit nervous, I’d recommend the lounge which is usually quieter.
For humans, the food is bistro style, homemade and the ingredients are locally sourced – bravo! The Sunday lunches are popular and it caters for up to parties of 10. When you’re full, a stretch of the legs (and paws) across Brighton Pier awaits.
7. The Chimney House
Just north of the Seven Dials, The Chimney House is a dog friendly pub and a wonderful place to unwind. They love supporting local, whether its ales or the food and they are on a mission that what they produce is mouth-watering!
I really loved the inside decor – it’s quirky, a bit like me! It’s definitely worth a visit.
8. Hove Place
Wow, what a wonderful outside spot Hove Place has – it’s like a secret Italian garden, wonderful for us dogs. Top tip, definitely book a spot outside in advance if it’s a sunny day.
With tasty, creative bistro-type food, combined with pub classics, it’s popular with the ‘foodies’ of Brighton and Hove. It definitely deserves to be named one of the dog friendly pubs in Brighton and suggest it’s one not to be missed.
9. The Connaught Bar and Kitchen
Situated just off Hove seafront, The Connaught Bar and Kitchen has a wonderful garden and bar, both of which are dog-friendly. They are part of the renowned Brakespear Brewery family and pride themselves in having a family-friendly atmosphere and providing delicious home-cooked food and lovely wine. They do ask that us hounds are kept on the lead at all times, which I think is fair enough.
10. The Hangleton Manor
Situated in Hove just outside Brighton, the Hangleton Manor is a stunning historical pub. The second most listed building in Brighton and Hove and is now a glorious pub the Hangleton Manor.
It’s got heaps of interesting features and the Hall & Woodhouse has heightened the magical and haunted feel of the pub by linking it to the Harry Potter films with lots of Potteresque signage.
And with original flagstone floors and probably the largest pub garden in Brighton & Hove, it’s glorious in the summer, but still cosy in the winter. It’s a great hangout for us pooches as there’s so many different aspects to discover and smell.