We welcomed our Golden Retriever dog Wilf into our family just over two years ago, and we love nothing more than ending a Sunday dog walk with a toasty fire, drink, and a heart family meal in the pub. We try to find family friendly places to visit in Staffordshire – but before we go anywhere with the dog – we always check that it is dog friendly.
We want to to take our golden retriever dog with us wherever we go and why not?. There are PLENTY of dog friendly places to visit in Staffordshire (you may find my free things to do in Staffordshire post helpful), But for now, here is a list of our favourite dog friendly pubs and bars in Staffordshire!
I will continue to update this post regularly with our favourite dog friendly bars, cafes and restaurants as we stumble across them. Please do continue to check with individual venues before you visit.
Best Dog Friendly Pubs, Restaurants and Cafés in Staffordshire – at a glance
Here is a list of our favourite pubs that you can take a dog in Staffordshire. This list includes dog-friendly restaurants and cafés too.
- Willow, Trentham Gardens, Trentham
- The Fitzherbert Arms, Staffordshire
- The Sneyd Arms, Keele
- Capello Lounge, Newcastle U Lyme
- The Cake Shack, Whitmore
- The Dog & Doublet, Staffordshire
- The Blockhouse, Baldwins Gate
- The Crepe and Waffle House, Trentham
Dog Friendly Pubs in Staffordshire
Willow Trentham | Trentham Gardens Stone Road Trentham ST4 8JG
We often visit Trentham Gardens for a walk around the gardens or a wander around the shopping village. It is one of our favourite family days out in Staffordshire and Willow is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Willow is part of the paragon group and often a great menu including breakfast/brunch, main meals and a Sunday lunch menu. There is also a kids menu. Willow has a doggie menu and has beds for dogs while you enjoy your food and drink. A great family friendly restaurant in Staffordshire!
To book visit Willow online
The Fitzherbert Arms | Nr Stone, Swynnerton ST15 0RA
The Fitzherbert Arms welcomes dogs with open arms. The Fitzherbert has a great choice of menu including the usual suspects, steak and ale pie, fish and chips, Sunday dinner etc. Dogs are welcome to be in the lower bar area of the pub, the snug, garden and terrace. There are dog biscuits on the bar that you can help yourself.
To book and to mooch the menu head to The Fitzherbert online
The Sneyd Arms | 1, The Village, Keele Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5AD
The Sneyd Arms is situated in Keele, and great after a lovely dog walk around Keele Woods. Keele is one of our favourite free places to visit in Staffordshire with kids. Dogs are allowed in bar and in the snug and again there are free dog treats on the bar, and dog bowls for a little drink. There is a great choice of food and drink – check out the Sunday dinner menu here. You can’t beat a Sunday roast!
Capello Lounge | 57-58 Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 1PE
Another of our favourites for eating with the family – Capello Lounge! There is a great range of food and drinks, including tapas, Burgers, flatbreads and yummy cakes! There is also a great range of choice for kids, gluten free and vegan options. The lounge offers a great space with sofas and there is a hidden courtyard at the back too. The Capello Lounge is completely dog friendly!
The Cake Shack | Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, ST5 5HN.
The Cake Shack opened in 2022 and we have been regular visitors since. Here you will find plenty of homemade options including sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, burgers, and salads and the most incredible selection of cakes – all homebaked!! Dogs are welcome (please do keep on a lead) and therefore its a perfect place to stop and enjoy a bite to eat with the family.
For opening times and the full menu visit the Cake shack online
The Dog and Doublet Inn | Dog & Doublet Inn, Sandon, Stafford, ST18 0DJ.
The Dog and Doublet is dog friendly and offers dog friendly accommodation too. If you wish to bring your dog with you, It’s £10 per dog, per stay—and includes a dog bed, tasty treats, a water bowl, and food bowl. Dogs are allowed in the bar area too, so you can enjoy a lovely drink after a lovely Staffordshire dog walk
KPA Keele | 97 Horwood Road, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5DY
KPA is a great place to visit after a lovely dog walk at Keele Woods. KPA welcomes dogs and are well equipped with dog bowls, dog treats and offer lots of fuss to our fur babies. There is a great choice of food including gluten free and vegan.
For more information and to book head to KPA online
The Blockhouse | Newcastle Road, Whitmore, Staffordshire, ST5 5BU
We love a lovely walk with the dog at Whitmore, followed by a drink at the Blockhouse. Park of the Paragon Group (this includes dog friendly Willow that I mentioned earlier). The Blockhouse allows dogs into the bar area. perfect for a coffee or a cheeky glass of wine on a cold wintery afternoon.
for more information head to The Blockhouse online
THe Crepe and Waffle House, Trentham
Fancy a sweet treat after a walk around Trentham Lake? Then definitely visit the Crepe and Waffle House at Trentham Estate. There are so many options including savoury and sweet, and the milkshakes are amazing (I can highly recommend the birthday bask milkshake!). There are children options too -oh and dogs are welcome and can request a puppuccino if they fancy it 🙂
For further information, menu and seasonal events – visit The Crepe and Waffle House online
Dogs are part of our family and it is great to find little gems that welcome our fur babies. So there you have my list of Staffordshire dog friendly pubs, cafés and restaurants!
I will continue to update this post as we stumble across dog friendly cafe’s, restaurants and dog friendly pubs in Staffordshire. Please do let me know if you have a favourite. Please do check with individual venues before you visit.
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