When out with your friends down the local, do you ever get the feeling that your best friend has to stay cooped up at home simply owing to the fact that they walk on four legs instead of two? If you’re anything like us, we don’t think it’s fair, so we’ve scoured the best dog friendly pubs in Birmingham and its surrounding areas that will welcome your furry friends with open arms!
Located on the Harborne Road, The Physician is one of the newer pubs to grace the leafy suburb of Edgbaston – although once you step over the threshold you’ll realise why it’s already made a name for itself. Boasting a eclectic decor that marries the old with the new, the best thing about this pub is the fact that, you guessed it, your canine friend is welcome too! On the way back from the bar, pick up a few dog biscuits before heading back to ensure your furry friend is able to join in with the fun. Although you should be mindful that as many dogs frequent this pub as humans, so yours may also end up making a few pals of its own.
If you’re after a good spot to take your dog on a hearty walk, visit Sutton Park. At 2,400 acres, it’s one of Europe’s largest urban parks and boasts an abundant of woodland, heathland, lakes and marshes for you and your four legged friend to explore. What makes this park even better is that fact that just on the outskirts of the south-west side of the park sits the Brewhouse and Kitchen, a dog friendly dwelling where you can both refuel. With a fruitful menu of all your pub classics and then some, the Brewhouse and Kitchen will also recommend the perfect beer to accompany your meal. Now that’s what we call service!
In the heart of the bohemian village of Moseley sits The Fighting Cocks. This pub has character – be it the original 1800s exterior or the contemporary interior, the Fighting Cocks proudly houses a wide selection of craft beers, as well as plenty for other drinks to help wet your whistle. Take your pup to the backyard beer garden to make them feel more at home while you tuck into the homemade pub grub and sample some of the finest speciality drinks the city has to offer.
Situated in the picturesque town of Earlswood, The Bull’s Head is an idyllic, traditional country pub serving contemporary twists on classic mains and an award winning selection of cask ales. Surrounded by miles of countryside, canals and cycling paths, there is a plethora of striking scenery to explore with your furry friend at your side before taking your seat in The Bull’s Head. Make sure to visit the nearby Earlswood Lakes for a pleasant amble on a Sunday afternoon.
Throwing their doors open to those who walk on both two and four legs, The Plough is a great spot to stop off and grab some lunch with man (and woman)’s best friend. Located on Harborne High Street, this stylish pub boasts an atmosphere to rival most of Birmingham’s watering holes, with a lively atmosphere and menu to boot. We’d recommend you book a table in advance as this Harborne pub can get particularly busy during lunch times, evenings and on the weekends – we blame the food, it’s definitely worth a stop off for this alone, dog in tow or not!
This old, Victorian style pub is the perfect spot for all ages looking to stop off and recoup before exploring the wonders of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with their four legged friends. Boasting an extensive drinks list and bar bites including burgers and hot dogs (we promise yours will be safe!) and various food deals on throughout the week, the Rose Villa Tavern is a great spot to visit with your furry friend.
Take a turn off Radford Road in Kings Norton to reach this little country pub. With low ceilings and quaint decor, it’s a great stop off if you’re in the area and after a real country vibe – and it is, of course, dog friendly! Nab a bench in the garden outside in the good weather to allow your pet to enjoy the outdoors whilst you soak up the rays and chew the beef with your human friends.
If you’re after a great atmosphere, a tiki bar, wine shack and huge beer garden, make sure you stop off at the Prince of Wales, a short walk up the road from The Fighting Cocks. Walk through the old fashioned boozer and you’d be forgiven for questioning if there’s enough space for you and your furry partner, but continue out the back door to understand why this is the favourite lay by of the pub’s loyal visitors. The beer garden is fully heated with the majority of seating covered up, so come rain or shine, this is the perfect spot for a early evening tipple with your dog at your side.