Suffolk has a wide range of Dog Friendly Pubs dotted all over the county & while some request that you keep your pets in the garden or terrace area, many allow pets inside the pub as well. Here’s a selection of pubs across Suffolk which welcome our furry friends.
A great place to start if you’re looking for a dog friendly pub in Suffolk is the Deben Inns group. Comprising six different pubs, each with a fantastic menu and a welcoming atmosphere, the Deben Inns pubs are all dog friendly. The Butt and Oyster at Pin Mill even stocks dog treats, and has fantastic waterfront views of the Orwell River, while The Swan at Westerfield is known for its delicious food and friendly vibe.
The Maybush at Waldringfield has plenty of outdoor seating where you and your dog can take in the scenic waterside view. In Newbourne you will find The Fox Inn– a pretty, traditionally English countryside pub. A lovely place to relax after a long walk, The Fox Inn offers a wide selection of fine wines, real ales, and dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. In Woodbridge, The Wilford Bridge serves a fantastic menu and has an outdoor dining area so you can soak up the sunshine on a sunny day. The Coach & Horses in Melton also offers al fresco dining, as well as weekly guest ales and locally sourced speciality gin.
Just outside of Woodbridge, in the pretty village of Grundisburgh, you will find The Dog. A bit more than a traditional pub, there is a stylish restaurant, a tiled public bar with cosy log burner and a beautiful enclosed Mediterranean style garden with an olive tree, lavender bushes and a wood fired pizza oven. The bar serves real ales and a great selection of craft keg beers and quality wines and the menu is packed full of seasonal produce. Enjoy a delicious roast dinner on a Sunday too. As the name suggests, The Dog welcomes furry visitors, and they can even join you in the restaurant meaning the whole family can dine together, just like at home! See The Dog at Grundisburgh for booking info.
Near the Coast the Westleton Crown and The Ship Inn, Dunwich are both great options for dog lovers – not only is there a water bowl in the bar and some treats behind the bar, but both also allow dogs in their bedrooms too – so make a weekend of it! They both offer delicious food and are surrounded by Suffolk countryside, not to mention nearby Dunwich beach, great any time of the year – find out more about dog friendly beaches in Suffolk here.
The Star Inn, Wenhaston, is a warm and friendly local village inn with a large garden, great food & drink and on-site camping by prior arrangement. Well behaved dogs are allowed and will be welcomed by the 2 dogs behind the bar! Or why not visit The Crown and Castle at Orford, where there is even a special table so your dog can sit beside you whilst you dine.
Further down the Coast at Snape Maltings The Plough and Sail is a great place to stop for a bite to eat before one of Aldeburgh Music’s concert as dogs are allowed in the bar area. This is a large, friendly pub run by 2 brothers, and you may be inclined to skip the concert and order another course as their food is superb.
With so many options to choose from, you’re never far from a dog friendly pub in Suffolk. If you’d like more information on Dog Friendly places in Suffolk, see Dog Friendly Suffolk, or check out Dog Friendly Beaches in Suffolk.
You can read our pubs in Suffolk guide for a more general guide to the different type of pubs in the county.
Dog friendly places in Suffolk
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