After a day of exploring with your four-legged friend there is nothing better than relaxing in a pub with a refreshing drink and some tasty food. Luckily, Durham has lots of dog friendly establishments ready to welcome you with open arms. Here, we look at 10 which are known to be dog friendly. And it goes without saying, be confident you have a well-behaved dog who is okay around other pets, children, and people. If you are a visitor to Durham and in need of accommodation, you might want to also read our article on dog friendly hotels Durham.
10 Dog Friendly Pubs Durham
If after reading our list of dog friendly pubs Durham you would like to leave a comment, please do. I would welcome your thoughts about pubs I’ve listed here. Alternatively you might want to mention another pub that I’ve not included.
The Victoria Inn
A very dog friendly pub with welcoming staff. It’s not a foodie place, just a basic public house with lots of character. It is seen as having one of the best traditional pub interiors in the country. Dogs are allowed in both the bar and lounge.
Address: 86 Hallgarth Street, Durham City. DH1 3AS
Tel: 0191 386 5269
Web: The Victoria Inn
Ye Old Elm Tree
A great friendly pub with a good selection of ales. Welcomes all dogs with water and treats provided. Great atmosphere with all your usual pub fare served by friendly and polite staff.
Address: 12 Crossgate, St Margaret’s Garth, Durham. DH1 4PS
Tel: 0191 386 4621
Web: Ye Old Elm Tree
The Kingslodge Inn
I visited here recently with my dog and was made to feel very welcome. She was given a biscuit treat from the lovely bar staff. A water bowl was also provided outside. Great food is served every day from a good selection breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals using local Durham produce. The main image for this article is The Kingslodge Inn.
Address: Waddington St, Flass Vale, Durham. DH1 4BG
Tel: 0191 370 9977
Web: The Kingslodge Inn
The Court Inn
Great family run pub. Open all day, serving an excellent range of beer and wines. Dogs are very welcome in the spacious bar area. Only five minutes’ walk from the city centre with stunning views of the Cathedral. I can highly recommend the Afternoon Tea!
**Update this pub was sold in 2020. As far as I am aware it’s still open for business but I’ve noticed their website does not load so I’ve removed the link to it for now.**
Address: Court Lane, Durham. DH1 3AW
Tel: 0191 384 7350
The Honest Lawyer
Friendly bar and restaurant located near some excellent walks. Dogs are allowed in the dining area, but not the restaurant. Great for coffee and bacon sarnies after exploring the surrounding countryside. Water provided for dogs on request.
Address: Croxdale Bridge, Durham. DH1 3SP
Tel: 0191 3783780
Web: The Honest Lawyer
Tap & Spile
A popular pub, renowned for its wide selection of real ales. Very dog friendly with treats behind the bar. No food is served but it has a relaxing, laid back atmosphere.
Address: Front Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham. DH1 5EE
Tel: 0191 386 5451
Web: Tap & Spile
The Green Tree
Dogs are allowed in the bar area. Food is particularly good, and the staff are always welcoming. Water for the dogs can be found outside during the summer months. Overall, it’s a nice place to visit either for a quick pint, a snack, or a full meal.
Address: 41, Tudhoe Village, Tudhoe. DL16 6LE
Tel: 01388 815679
Web: The Green Tree
The Three Horseshoes
Dogs made welcome in the bar. A good selection of food in the restaurant which is also available in the bar area for a more informal experience. Excellent selection of guest beers.
Address: Pit House Lane, Leamside, Houghton le Spring, Houghton Le Spring. DH4 6QQ
Tel: 0191 584 2394
Web: The Three Horseshoes
Newly refurbished but has maintained its traditional character in the heart of historic Chester-Le-Street. Dogs are welcome in bar area. Serves a varied food and drinks menu, catering for all tastes.
Address: The Whitehills, Waldridge Road, Chester-Le-Street, Durham. DH2 3AB
Tel: 0191 3882786
Web: The Whitehills
The Dun Cow
Very friendly village pub with good food, real ale, and a selection of wines, complete with a real fire for those dark cold nights. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Well worth a visit.
Address: Primrose Hill, Bournmoor, Houghton le Spring. DH4 6DY
Tel: 0191 389 6251
Web: The Dun Cow