Home to an abundance of green spaces and pet-friendly attractions, Bath is the perfect UK city break for those travelling with a dog. The picturesque spa town is also filled with eateries which welcome four-legged friends with open arms – some even offering special canine menus. Read on for the C&TH pick of dog-friendly restaurants in Bath, from cosy pubs to tea rooms.
Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Bath
Sweet Little Things
With three outposts across the city, Sweet Little Things is a pretty café serving brunch, afternoon tea and cocktails – and dogs are welcome to join in the fun, providing they are well-behaved. Humans can enjoy breakfast dishes like avocado on toast and buttermilk pancakes, or afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones and pastries.
Multiple locations, sltbath.co.uk
The sister site to James Harris’ wine merchant Beckford Bottle Shop, Beckford Canteen is a restaurant set in a former Georgian greenhouse serving twists on British classics. A seasonal menu currently features the likes of pork loin with wild garlic, and plaice with harissa butter, alongside a stellar roast on Sundays. Small dogs are welcome for lunch here, but make sure you put in a request when you make a reservation to ensure there’s a dog-friendly table available.
11-12 Bartlett St, Bath BA1 2QZ, beckfordcanteen.com
Good Day Café
This city centre café is renowned for its brunch offering, as well as its impressive sweet treats, made at the bakery next-door. Dogs are very much welcome, and can tuck into homebaked ‘Larry Biscuits’ while their owners enjoy French toast, bagels, brownies and some particularly delicious cookie dough slices.
12 Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RH, gooddaycafe.co.uk
With its beautiful Grade I listed garden, Ilford Manor – located just outside Bath in Bradford-on-Avon – is a lovely spot for a day out with your pup. Dogs are allowed in the gardens (on leads), and at the on-site restaurant, where head chef Matthew Briddon and his team cook up seasonal dishes made using produce from the estate. Think fresh salads, pastas and catch of the day fish from day boats.
Iford Manor, Iford, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2BA, ilfordmanor.co.uk
Home to the largest beer garden in Bath, The Boater is a dog-friendly pub in the city centre. During the summer there’s a BBQ served in the garden, and dogs are given treats and water bowls. It’s also perfectly located for a post-pub riverside stroll around Pulteney Bridge.
9 Argyle St, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4BQ, boaterbath.co.uk
Homewood Hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is all about celebrating the bountiful Somerset larder – including produce grown in the on-site kitchen garden. Dogs are welcome in the bar, conservatory or outside, and they have their very own menu, featuring puppaccinos, plaice sticks, cheesy snacks and more.
Abbey Ln, Freshford, Bath BA2 7TB, homewoodbath.co.uk
Hall & Woodhouse
With its glorious roof terrace, central location and impressive food menu, it’s no surprise Hall & Woodhouse is a local favourite. Better still, it’s dog-friendly: four-legged friends can enjoy gravy bones from the bar, plus treats and water bowls. Humans, meanwhile, can tuck into brunch classics, fish and chips, burgers and roasts.
1 Old King St, Bath BA1 2JW, hall-woodhousebath.co.uk
The Pulteney Arms
The Pulteney Arms on Daniel Street is known for welcoming dogs – providing they get on with Hugo, the pub’s own black labrador. The team serves a special dog-friendly ice cream during the summer months, and afterwards you can go for a walk around Henrietta Park, Sydney Gardens, or along the canal.
The Pulteney Arms, 37 Daniel St, Bathwick, Bath BA2 6ND, thepulteneyarms.co.uk
The Bath Townhouse
With its striking Georgian façade and Art Deco interior, Coppa Club’s Bath outpost is a feast for the eyes. But dogs will be happy there too, with treats and water available. For humans, an all-day menu includes everything from sourdough pizza to burgers and sharing plates.
18-19 Old Bond St, Bath BA1 1BP, coppaclub.co.uk