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My Top Dog Friendly Places in Northumberland

Updated: Feb 23

Are you looking for the best dog friendly cafes and restaurants in Northumberland? You've come to the right place. Thankfully, many of local businesses today are changing their attitudes and realising that our fur babies are part of our family and are being welcomed inside our restaurants and cafes.

I love a good coffee and a sweet treat and we are lucky to have so many dog friendly options to choose from in Northumberland which means that I don't have to leave behind our beautiful doodles Lola & Louie. So with that in mind I've put together some of my favorite cafes/restaurants that not only allow our dogs but also welcome them. Which will be first on your list? Maybe you have a recommendation that is not included would love to hear from you.

These are our two Labradoodles (95% Lab 5% Poodle hehe) Lola and her brother Louie they are fours years old now and just adore the coastal life with so many amazing coastal walks and miles of golden sandy beaches.

So here are some of my top recommendations for dog friendly places to eat in Northumberland.


1. Beadnell Towers, BEADNELL

Beadnell Towers is based in the charming village of Beadnell and even has an outdoor pet shower to freshen up your pooch after a day on the beach. The staff love the dogs, and welcome them with a treat on arrival. The Beadnell Towers though a boutique styled hotel are used to welcoming dogs and their owners straight from the beach, so casual is fine. There is a range of dining options from breakfast to dinner, coffee and cake and even a number of dog friendly ground floor bedrooms should you decide to stay.

Beadnell Towers Hotel, The Wynding, Beadnell NE67 5BY

2. The Ocean Club, SEAHOUSES

Seahouses is home to what was a small fishing village, however its coastal position has seen its popularity saw, and now offers a number of dog friendly eating places. The Ocean Club, a licensed coffee shop sits within the Seafield Caravan Park though you do not need to be resident on the site to use the the Ocean Club cafe and restaurant. It has a designated dog friendly area inside and is well located just opposite a long stretch of dog friendly beach. There is a varied menu from breakfasts to pizzas to cakes and light bites serving local coffee and tea from Ringtons.

Seafield Ocean Club, Seafield Caravan Park, Seahouses NE68 7SP


3. The Bamburgh Castle Inn, SEAHOUSES

The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses is a seaside pub with dining and open all day every day for you and your dog. There is a designated dog area inside and a beer garden with unbeatable sea views overlooking the harbour and the Farne Islands as well as Bamburgh Castle in the distance. You can expect traditional style pub food and some of Northumberland's finest ales, even your dog can enjoy a doggy beer and a treat from theier very own dog range available at the bar.

Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses NE68 7SQ


4. The Copper Kettle Tearoom, BAMBURGH

The Copper Kettle Tearooms is widely recognised as one of the finest tearooms in the country and what's even better is that it is dog friendly. Currently due to covid restrictions dogs are welcome either in the courtyard or at the seated area to the front of the tearooms with the most amazing views of Bamburgh Castle. They offer a delicious menu which changes seasonally due to their use of local produce and is well known for its crab sandwiches, delicious cakes and afternoon teas, the scones are fantastic, and served with local coffee from Pumphreys. Your pets don't miss out either as the owner Annabel always has treats to hand and even offers 'puppacinos' which is a firm favourite with Lola & Louie.

The Copper Kettle Tearooms and Patio Garden, 21 Front, Street, Bamburgh NE69 7BW


5. The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh

The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh welcome pets with very well behaved owners! Alex the owner is a dog owner himself so totally understands your doggy needs. They are allowed in all areas of the Hotel with the exception of the Brasserie, though you can enjoy food and drinks in the spacious and airy bar areas. The Victoria Hotel is just minutes away from Bamburgh beach which is dog friendly with miles of golden sands for your pooch to enjoy. The Hotel offers a variety of food and drinks served all day every day.

The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh, 1 Front Street, Bamburgh NE69 7BP


6. The Apple Inn, Lucker

Well we ... should I say Lola & Louie always enjoy our visits to The School House, Lucker as from the moment we walk through the door they are met with lots of fuss and cuddles oh and did I mention their very own sausages, they really are the teacher's pets! The School House is a country style kitchen serving fresh dishes from locally sourced ingredients from breakfast, brunch to afternoon tea which is a delight. In addition to our dogs being welcome indoors there is also an outdoor seated area if you prefer and is surrounded by the countryside and plenty of dog friendly walks.

The School House, Lucker, Northumberland NE70 7JL


7. The Rocking Horse Cafe & Gallery

The Rocking Horse Cafe & Gallery located in Rock is both a cafe and an art gallery and is conveniently located just 800 yards from the A1, serving and stocking some of the finest Northumbrian produce and is known for its locally sourced breakfasts and traditional home made cakes, currently rated one of the leading cafes in Northumberland by Trip Advisor. Dogs will receive a warm welcome both indoors and outdoors, and the spacious garden even has its own dog agility equipment to keep your dog happy.

Rocking Horse Cafe & Gallery, Rock Midstead Farm, Alnwick NE66 2TH


8. The Barn at Beal, Beal

The Barn at Beal both a restaurant and coffee shop, is located just before the Causeway crossing at Holy Island in Beal. The restaurants offer both indoor and outdoor dining for you and your dog and has lovely views across to Lindisfarne and the Holy Island. It is worth remembering that the Barn at Beal sits in a National Nature Reserve so always be a responsible dog owner around wildlife and livestock. The coffee is from local roasters Pilgrim Coffee and the Borders Tart is a treat.

Barn at Beal, Beal Farm, Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 2PB


9. The Jolly Fisherman, CRASTER

The Jolly Fisherman is located in the picturesque Northumberland fishing village and harbour of Craster and stands a mile and a half from the ruins of the imposing Dunstaburgh Castle (dogs are permitted across this route but please keep on leads at all times due to grazing livestock) Your fur family are permitted both inside in the bar and marquee areas however I would recommend a seat in the beer garden which has been voted one of the best in the country. The views to the harbour and Dunstanburgh Castle whilst enjoying crab sandwiches and a pint of locally brewed ale are what dreams are made of, and your dog will enjoy smelling the aroma of the famous 'Craster kippers' from the historic Robson & Sons smoke house located just behind the Jolly Fisherman maybe even treat yourself and them before you leave. On the Jolly menu as well as a wide selection of drinks you will find a wide selection of fresh catches of the day including their famous crab soup, dressed crab and and Craster landed Lobster.

The Jolly Fisherman, Haven Hill, Craster NE66 3TR


10. The Amble Inn, AMBLE

Whether its a cosy corner by the log fire for you and your furry friends or plenty of step-free space inside and out the Amble Inn has you and your pooches covered within the bar where there is designated areas. Fancy a brew? Try the fabulous local Ringtons loose-leaf speciality teas or freshly ground coffee from the Barista selection. If its a stronger brew you are after then try a glass of real local ale to quench your thirst and treat your dog too with a dog beer available on their Dog Menu along with other treats such as sausages and Sir Woofchester's Dinners. In addition to a wide choice of food and drinks for both you and your canine companion the Amble Inn also has 30 new styles en-suite bedrooms with pet friendly rooms available.

The Amble Inn, Sandpiper Way, Coquet Enterprise Park, Amble, NE65 0FF

Bamburgh Castle Inn 📸


Top Tips for Taking Your Dog to a Cafe/Restaurant

  1. If it's your first time taking your dog to an eating place that allows dogs, then you maybe feeling a little unsure of what to expect ...

  2. Will your dog jump up at staff? Try to pick up food from other diners or bark loudly at passers by?

  3. If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind, then here are some pawesome tips before heading out with your dog ...

  4. Teach your dog to settle down in advance of a visit by practicing at home

  5. Why not take your dog's favorite blanket and scatter some treats around it to keep them occupied

  6. If you have a reactive dog maybe choose a quiet corner or a table against a wall, somewhere more secluded, creating a 'safe area' for them

  7. Initially try quieter times of day and gradually expose your dog to cafes easing them in slowly to build their resilience and confidence

  8. Always use a leash, you can never be a 100% certain your dog wont react unexpectedly

  9. Often there are water bowls freely available in dog friendly cafes but maybe take them a treat while you enjoy your coffee and cake


So where will be first on your list to visit? Be great to hear if you enjoyed any of my favorites too or if you have found any that are not mentioned in the blog, it would be great to hear your recommendations too ... why not pin this for later!

CC x

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Mary Griffiths-Browne
Mary Griffiths-Browne
26 de jul. de 2022

Great information CC. We take our little one everywhere so we’ll try a few of these places xx


Thank you for this list. We wouldn’t have discovered the Ocean Club without it, superb food and service and our dog was welcome.


Have you been to the joiners arms high newton dogs are always welcome

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