The best dog-friendly pubs in London

Luke Abrahams, Marcel Le Corgi, George the Sausage, Suki the Pug
Boozy puppies: Our rePAWters check out the best dog-friendly pubs in London: Great British Pub Dogs/@pubdogsGB

What's better than you and your mates downing a few pints at the pub? You and your mates downing pints alongside your puppies, that's what.

Unbeknown to many, plenty of London boozers have space to accommodate our four-legged friends.

To help you and your pooches bond a little more over a bevvy and a Sunday lunch, our RePAWters Marcel, George and Suki have been on the hunt for the capital's best dog-friendly pubs.

From central London hospots to west London gems, here's where you and your friendly beasts can cheers in style.

The Coach Makers Arms

Everything the dogs need to know:

Dogs can dine on the ground floor and are treated to a bowl of fresh water and possibly something extra from the kitchen, if well behaved. Book the quieter corner tables to keep you and your pup happy at all times.

Everything the humans need to know:

Tucked away in a quiet lane off the busy high street, the 140-year old Marylebone gastropub The Coach Makers Arms was revamped in 2017, keeping as much of the original architecture as possible. The pub is set on three levels, each with a different vibe, with one an underground cocktail bar. The modern British menu uses locally produced and seasonal ingredients, with plenty of specials displayed on the blackboards, from house-cured pastrami and bresaola to chilli squid, a steak cooked to perfection, chicken with celeriac, satsuma and almond jus, to sticky toffee pudding and the best chocolate pot with plum ice cream this side of London. The drinks cart is varied and the service warm. Sunday roasts are a must with at least five options.

-Marcel Le Corgi

The Orange

Everything the dogs need to know:

Dogs of all sizes are welcome at the ground floor bar in The Orange, where they will be given a bowl of water on arrival. Canine companions should do well for scraps here, especially on a Sunday, as all the portions are very generous.

Everything the humans need to know:

Located in a beautifully restored building in the heart of Belgravia, The Orange Public House & Hotel offers diners fabulous food (including wood-fired pizzas) in a relaxed, care-free environment. Sunday lunches are particularly exceptional where you can order a whole roast Castlemead chicken for two to share, as well as weekly roast specials, including roast pheasant. The Orange also has a delicious cocktail list to help wash it all down in style. Special shout out to the exceptional Gin & Tonics.

-George the Sausage

The Grazing Goat

Marcel at the Grazing Goat

Everything the dogs need to know:

Dogs of all sizes can dine and socialize in the ground floor dining room and on the terrace. Plenty of water bowls available.

Everything the humans need to know:

The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Oxford Street, with superb food and service, this gourmet pub and inn is gorgeously rural, complete with a real and regal fireplace. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available on the mouthwatering menu, which offers British comfort food with a modern twist, using seasonal produce only. Winter dishes include a mushroom and Jerusalem artichoke soufflé with kale and pomegranate, squid, fillet of sole, beef, beetroot and goats cheese burger, chicken and chorizo mash pie, sticky date pudding and baked egg custard.

-Marcel Le Corgi

Brewdog

Everything the dogs need to know:

Us dogs usually have to be left at home when our humans venture down the pub – but not when they go to BrewDog. It may sound like a cliché, but it really does do exactly what it says on the tin, or in this case, beer bottle. Dogs are greeted with a pint (of water) and at the Shepherd’s Bush bar they had plenty of tasty treats on hand.

Everything the humans need to know:

As well as having possibly the largest selection of beers you’ve ever seen (including gluten free ones!), BrewDog also brings the fun with retro arcade games, pinball machines, and board games. Plus, they have several different locations, so no matter where you end up in the capital, you won’t have to go far to find the perfect place for a pint with your pooch.

-Suki the Pug

The Great Exhibition, East Dulwich

Everything the dogs need to know:

Dogs are welcome day and night at the pub. They can expect great fuss from all the waiters, along with as much fresh water and biscuits as their little hearts so desire.

Everything the humans need to know:

East Dulwich's The Great Exhibition was named after the 1851 exhibition that took place in nearby Crystal Palace Park. The gorgeous Grade-listed Victorian pub boasts a busy events calendar, including a quiz, Sunday jazz session and a coveted Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays. In a nutshell, it's perfect for party animals. For £25 each (or £10 sans alcohol) you'll get a choice of eggs royale, bacon & berry pancakes, unlimited Bloody Marys or Mimosas, filter coffee and fresh bread and spreads all set to the buzzing sounds of the in-house DJ. Veggies and vegans are also catered to. Booking in advance mandatory as spots fill up fast.

-Marcel Le Corgi

The Thomas Cubitt, Belgravia

Everything the dogs need to know:

Dogs can dine with their owners on the ground floor bar area and wash any table scrap with the water bowls available. Weekend nights can get a little busy for those more sensitive hounds, so make sure you take this into consideration before booking your spot.

Everything the humans need to know:

Named after an English master builder known for developing some of the most famous historic streets and squares in London, the oak-floored, country-style Thomas Cubitt offers a delectable seasonal menu and an eclectic and very comprehensive booze list. From potted trout to beef tartare, venison burger, grilled octopus salad, and beetroot and cream cheese cotton cake, there is ample choice for all, including numerous offerings for the vegetarians in your life. With or without dog, nothing is too much trouble for the attentive and very friendly staff.

- Marcel Le Corgi