The UK's best dog-friendly venue is historic pub in Liverpool

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms on Hope Street
-Credit: (Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

A city centre venue has been rated top in the UK for welcoming dogs as valued guests.

The quirkiest dog-friendly pubs in the UK have been named by Eat Drink Meet, a new website that helps users discover nearby pubs, bars, and restaurants using unique filtering options.

Taking into consideration pubs, bars, beer gardens and venues from all over the nation, along with where makes pets feel like valued patrons, the hospitality group was able to determine which spot is the top dog.

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Unsurprisingly, Liverpool ranked top of the list, fending off stiff competition from London, Edinburgh and Leeds. The dog-friendly venue in question is none other than the historic Philarmonic Dining Rooms, renowned for its gorgeous interiors and enduring legacy upon the city.

The full ranking includes:

  1. Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool

  2. The Honey Bee, Wilmslow

  3. The Roundhay Fox, Roundhay (Leeds)

  4. Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar, Edinburgh

  5. Portbury (Bristol)

  6. The Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly

  7. The Three Crowns, Staffordshire

  8. The Barnt Green Inn, Worcestershire

  9. The Old Bull & Bush, London

Built by brewer Robert Cain in around 1900, the Grade I listed pub, affectionately known as the Phil, is located on the corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street. Attracting locals and tourists for generations, it still features elaborate carvings, Art Nouveau elements and stone sculptures of musicians and musical instruments in low relief.

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