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Dog-Friendly Pubs and Cafes in Bournemouth and Christchurch

Attention all dog lovers and canine connoisseurs! Are you tired of leaving your furry friend behind while you enjoy a delightful beverage or satisfying snack? Well, worry no more!

Bournemouth is here to save the day with its fabulous selection of dog-friendly bars and cafes. No longer must your precious pooch be left out of the fun; now, they can join you for a rollicking good time at these tail-waggingly fantastic establishments!

With dog treats galore and water bowls filled to the brim, these dog-friendly venues are the perfect place for your panting pup to refuel after a long, picturesque walk along the coast. So, unleash your inner dog lover and scamper on down to Bournemouth for a paw-positively delightful time at the best dog-friendly bars and cafes in town!


Knoll House Hotel Studland

Knoll House Hotel

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

Rating: 5/5

Address: Knoll House, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AH

Telephone: 01929 450450

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Brown Dog Coffee Bournemouth

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 Bournemouth

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 Bournemouth

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

Cafe Boscanova Bournemouth

Cafe Boscanova

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 Bournemouth

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


The Snug Christchurch

The Snug

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 Christchurch

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

Worth Matravers

Square & Compass Worth Matravers

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 Wareham

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

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