Whether you live in London, or are just visiting for the weekend, it can often be a struggle to find a good and dog friendly pub.
Somewhere to while away an afternoon following a leisurely walk by the Thames, perhaps? Maybe somewhere with a delicious Sunday lunch menu for you, and a bowl of water and a biscuit for Rover?
Well if you know where to look, you can find just that…
The Bell and Crown, Chiswick
This place holds a special place in my heart. Mainly because I spent most weekends there over the summer… Situated on leafy road in Chiswick; just over the bridge from Kew, this traditional pub is set right on the bank of the river Thames. In the summer you can enjoy a drink or some food outside whilst watching the boats drift past. Or go in the winter where you can snuggle up next to an open fire! Either way, your four legged friend will be welcomed warmly and can even become best buds with the pubs resident dog, Barney.
The London Apprentice, Isleworth
The London Apprentice is another pub with a prime location on the bank of the river. With a spacious outdoor terrace sprinkled with heaters, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink come summer or winter. You and your canine companion can roam outside or inside for the perfect table with a view! Try out the traditional roast lunch which is served all day on a Sunday.
The Clarence, Westminster
Situated a stone’s throw away from Downing Street, this beautiful pub is the perfect spot if you and your pooch were doing some sight-seeing! If its quirky décor and friendly atmosphere don’t do it for you (and I don’t see why it wouldn’t…) then the food most definitely will! Choose from rare breed rib steak, classic fish and chips, wild rabbit and more or just whet your appetite with the array of bar snacks. My recommendation are the lamb sliders.
The Owl and the Pussycat, Shoreditch
Heading to cool and quirky Shoreditch with your four legged friend? Then go straight to The Owl and the Pussycat (do not pass go, do not collect £200 etc, etc.)! The décor is a gorgeous mish-mash of eclectic and rustic meaning that you will find exposed brickwork and mason jars in abundance in this dog-friendly pub and eatery. After your dog has dried up the doggy water bowl, find yourselves a seat next to an ornate fireplace and settle down for the afternoon.