Dog Friendly Pubs in Wakefield

Dog Friendly Pubs in the Wakefield Area

The King’s Arms at Heath

Tucked away just a couple of miles outside the city centre, the King’s Arms at Heath feels like a monument to another time.

Heath Common itself is well worth a visit with its listed buildings barely touched since the 16th century. Thrown in one of the best pies in the land at the King’s Arms and it’s an absolute must-visit in Wakefield. 

On one side you’ll find the Gaslight Restaurant, the perfect location for an intimate dinner. 

Dogs aren’t allowed in there, unfortunately, but you can take them in any of the cozy snugs in the bar area where a full food menu is still served. 

Dogs allowed: in the bar and garden 

The New Inn, Walton

If it’s good enough for Hugh Jackman, it’s good enough for me! The Hollywood start popped in for a Sunday roast here in 2019 – great choice!

From the colourful flower display out front to the tatestful decor of the exclusive Lock Eleven dining area out the back, a lot of effort has been put into the ambience and appearance of the New Inn. 

Locals gather in the bar to make for a lively atmosphere and the menu itself is pretty outstanding. 

There is a large garden for the warmer months but dogs are only allowed in the bar area inside the pub itself. There’s only a few tables there, so pre-booking is essential. 

Dogs allowed: in the bar and the garden

The Hop, Wakefield City Centre

There aren’t many pubs in Wakefield City Centre, but thankfully the Hop is one of them. It’s in a quiet location as well, so you can get in there to avoid all the rowdiness on Westgate.

The Hop doesn’t serve food but does offer a big selection for real ale and craft beer lovers. 

Dogs are always welcome both inside and out on the large patio seating area. 

Best to go when there’s an open mic night or some live music!

Dogs allowed: everywhere

Fox and Hounds, Newmillerdam

Newmillerdam is one of the best spots for dog walking in Wakefield, and the Fox and Hounds is often the first calling point for thirsty walkers and their pooches after a lap around the lake.

A great classic pub menu and a cosy bar area as well a lovely outside terrace for the summer.

Dogs allowed: in the bar and on the terrace

The Angler’s Retreat, Wintersett

Set just back from Angler’s Country Park – one of our favourite dog walks in Wakefield – the Angler’s Retreat is the perfect spot for a post-walk pint.

There’s no food and no frills, but do expect a very friendly welcome. On any given Sunday the bar and lounge areas will be packed with weary walkers and their dogs.

Are there any pubs that you think should be on the list? Get in touch and let me know!

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