We here at the Bristol Magazine love our four legged friends more than we probably should, (it’s okay to dream about going on holidays with them isn’t it?). Going for walks on The Downs and enjoying the great Bristol parks is all well and good, but what’s more enjoyable than bringing your canine to the pub after your walk for a good old knees up? Nothing. In our humble opinions!
So we have scanned the many delightful pubs of Bristol and have brought to you some of our top favourite puppy-friendly drinking establishments…
Brewdog Bristol – It would be wrong wouldn’t it, if Brewdog didn’t welcome cute little pups, but thankfully that isn’t the case and staff here really love dogs! They are truly welcomed with open arms and there is also a great range of Scottish brewery’s craft beers and other regular guest brews to tickle your taste buds.
Address: 58 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1QW
Tel: 0117 927 9258
The Ring O Bells– From the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Coldplay, Lilly Allen, Kylie and Michael Eavis who have supped their local ales at this very bar (or like Kylie, danced upon it), you and your dog will be in very good company. Situated south of Bristol in Compton Martin, this proper country pub has an amazing history and love their dogs. You may get an amazing meal and some lovely country air, or you may be lucky to experience an outstanding event.
Address: Ring O Bells, Compton Martin, Bristol BS40 6JE
The Lansdown, Clifton – This lovely traditional British pub nestled in Clifton is very dog friendly. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you’ll be hard-pushed to find somewhere that does as good a roast dinner as the Lansdown, as well as making you feel completely at home.
Address: The Lansdown
8 Clifton Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1AF
Tel: 0117 973 4949
The Old Duke – This is one of those real treasures that once you’ve been once, you’ll return to time and time again and what’s more is your four-legged friend is more than welcome to make himself at home indoors. With a water bowl and dog treats to gnaw on, your dog will love this real cool hang-out. This old pub is right in the middle of Bristol with live music nearly every evening. With mostly jazz – the pub is named after Duke Ellington -to while away those late summer evenings, you’ll have your choice of real ales and real ciders as well as the usual lagers and Guinness. Water bowls and dog treats available.
Address: 45, King Street , Bristol, BS1 4ER
Tel: 0117 9277137
The White Bear prides itself on clean lines, good beers and ciders, and an outstanding backshelf. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the kitchen cooks awesome food to order. Keep your eyes peeled for the homemade scotch eggs. Dogs are welcome inside and in the coutyard and the staff will happily provide a water bowl too.
Address: 133, St. Michaels Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS
Tel: 0117 9049054
The Lazy Dog – Well if the Lazy Dog didn’t welcome our four legged pups we would be surprised! This is one of our favourites, and not just because of how relaxed we feel in it. There is a big garden out the back, perfect for snuggling with your dog (free blankets in case you get chilly) and there are cute dog ornaments scattered around. Cocktails, great food, lovely atmosphere and ideal for any dog lover.
Address: The Lazy Dog: 112 Ashley Down Road, Bristol BS7 9JR