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About: Knoll House is not only beautiful but it’s also a dog-friendly hotel! Located on Studland with stunning views of the Jurassic coastline and plenty of dog-friendly beaches nearby, it’s the perfect spot to holiday with ALL the family. The hotel allows two of your furry friends to stay and they can roam free in the hotel, gardens, and courtyard, but not the restaurant. With so many fabulous dog-friendly activities a stone's throw away, this really is the perfect destination for you and your dog (s)...
Outdoor Area: Outside Garden and Courtyard, Studland Beach
Address: Knoll House, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AH
Telephone: 01929 450450
Brown Dog Coffee
About: Brown Dog Coffee is a lovely cafe in Southbourne, serving up organic coffee (ground in-house), all day as well as Classic breakfasts, Smoothie Bowls, and pastries… Brown Dog, as the name suggests, is super dog friendly and actively encourages you to bring your dog in and get a photo taken to put up on the Doggy ‘Wall of Fame’. Highly recommended!
Outdoor Area: Bench Seating Outfront
Cafe Rating: 4/5
Address: 117-119 Belle Vue Rd, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 3DJ
Telephone: 07796 379878
Darcy's Bar & Kitchen
About: Darcy’s bar & Kitchen is named after their resident pup, Darcy, so as you might imagine they are more than dog friendly at this super-friendly establishment.
Enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail at the bar or sink into comfy bench seating and savour their excellent home-cooked pizzas, pies, burgers, and other delights. Their Sunday roast is one of the BEST in Bournemouth too. Darcy's Bar & Kitchen is welcoming to all, particularly those of the 4 x legged variety.
Outdoor Area: Large Garden Area with tables and parasols for dogs to run around in.
Pub Rating: 5/5
Address: 1089 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH7 6BQ
Telephone: 01202 419319
The Goat and Tricycle
About: This cosy local pub, specialising in real ale is always welcoming to people and dogs alike. Chirpy staff on hand with treats and dog bowls. Classic home-cooked food pub grub, plenty of guest beers, craft and otherwise, along with a great selection of lagers and wines too - all at very reasonable prices. The Goat and Tricycle is a proper pub where your dog will definitely make friends….
Outdoor Area: Patio Garden for humans and dogs to dine and drink al-fresco
Pub Rating: 5/5
Address: 27-29 W Hill Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5PF
Telephone: 01202 314220
About: Cafe Boscanova is a buzzy bohemian cafe serving up the BEST coffee in Bournemouth, as well as ethically sourced vegan/veggie delights, fresh juices, raw cakes, and the most delicious pancake stacks ever! Aside from all this scrummy goodness, they also love dogs and are happy for you to come along with your canine companions, water bowls, and dog treats at the ready. Fur-friendly, funky decor and an excellent spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch…
Outdoor Area: Outside seating - no bookings. Dogs are allowed inside and out.
Cafe Rating: 5/5
Address: 650 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth
Telephone: 01202 078878
The Four Horsemen
About: The Four Horsemen in The Triangle, is a dynamic dog-friendly pub. Boasting over 100 different beers and ciders and a secret micro club in the basement… 90’s retro decor and super funky with lots of live music events to keep anyone entertained. The Four Horseman is a family-friendly place, serving excellent food with lots of vegan options and they welcome dogs as if they were their own. If you are out and about in town with the family or the pooch or both, make sure to stop on for a bite and a pint - you won’t regret it.
Outdoor Area: Outside seating - No outside area but dogs are welcome inside.
Pub Rating: 4/5
Address: 77-79 Commercial Rd, Bournemouth, BH2 5RT
Telephone: 01202 096087
About: The Snug is perfect, it combines a pub and cafe into one divine little building AND it's dog friendly! Set on two floors with gorgeous decor, sumptuous soft seating, groovy vinyl playing on a record player, and dog treats on the bar - heaven. It genuinely feels like you are at a friend's house, with your dog - the perfect local. Serving award-winning ales from Drop the Anchor Brewery and award-winning coffee from Mocha Turtle - double whammy!
Glorious food and an excellent array of cakes too. Lots of live music events too. Most importantly, as the sign on the door says, DOGS ARE WELCOME.
Outdoor Area: Outside seating - Seating out the front - dogs allowed inside and out.
Pub/Cafe Rating: 5/5
Address: 10 Church St, Christchurch, BH23 1BW
Telephone: 07505 641930
The Raft At Wild & Free
About: The Raft is quite something, beachy, shabby chic but stylish interiors, everything is brightly coloured and the decor is divine. Best of all is that they are super dog friendly and if you bring your dog along, he/she/they will probably be given a piece of bacon! You can pop in for coffee and delicious cakes or enjoy something more substantial. All the dishes are homemade and there are plenty of unbelievable vegan/veggie and gluten-free options. A glorious little venue with friendly staff, top quality nosh, and our beloved furry friends are welcome too!
Outdoor Area: Outside seating - Lovely sunny courtyard out the back and seating out the front - perfect for pooches
Cafe Rating: 5/5
Address: 9A Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DP
Telephone: 01202 471011
Square & Compass
About: The Square and Compass is a legendary country pub, serving up proper pies and pints to all and sundry.
Dog and walker friendly, so dog friendly in fact, it has a dog (statue) permanently fixed to the roof. Cosy interiors and friendly staff offer warmth and welcome for you and your pooch. The quirky stone seating out front has an air of Camelot about it. Perfect pitstop for those walking the Jurassic Coast or just out for a wander.
They frequently have live music events and you will probably come across a few chickens too…
Outdoor Area: Outside seating in front of the pub, with stone tables, dogs are free to run around.
Pub Rating: 5/5
Address: Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF
Telephone: 01929 439229
The Salt Pig
About: The Salt Pig is a lovely little place, it incorporates an Urban Farm Shop, cafe/restaurant, butchery, and fishmonger into one glorious little site in Wareham, and on top of that, they LOVE dogs! Everything made and sold here comes from the surrounding area, bringing Purbeck to your plate and providing cracking food to the locals and visitors. As well as their now famous Deep Pan Veggie Quiche, they do a banging breakfast and are likely to send over an extra sausage for your dog, as opposed to you.
Well worth a visit for you and your furry friend and don't miss their Taste of Purbeck Sunday Roasts!
Outdoor Area: Outside seating
Cafe Rating: 5/5
Address: 6 North St, Wareham BH20 4AF
Telephone: 01929 550673