Posted 7 months ago ago
What better way to finish a walk in the Staffordshire countryside than to stop off at the pub for a pint and some chips?
There are dozens of dog-friendly pubs across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, but we’ve picked out some of our favourite watering holes to relax after taking our dogs for a run out.
From the country pubs of the Staffordshire Moorlands, to the town centre lounge bars of Stafford. Here are seven dog friendly pubs and restaurants in Staffordshire to enjoy when they reopen after lockdown.
The Talbot Inn
73 Grange Rd, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7RY
After a walk at Biddulph Grange Country Park, The Talbot is the perfect place to stop off for a drink. The cosy country pub welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes in their spacious bar area, where you’ll be able to enjoy the warmth from the nearby log fire. They also do a cracking Sunday Roast!
The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn, Swan Bank, Talke, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 1PS
If you like cask ales, you will simply love the dog-friendly Swan Inn. The pub is renowned across Staffordshire as one of the only places for really fine cask ales. Expect friendly and knowledgeable staff that will provide the best service possible during your time at the Swan.
The Roebuck, Leek
18 Derby St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5AB
All of the Titanic Brewery pubs in Staffordshire are dog-friendly, including The Bulls Head, Burslem; The Greyhound, Newcastle; The White Star, Stoke; The Royal Exchange, Stone; The Sun, Stafford; and The Roebuck, Leek.
The pub was built in 1626, and is full of character and charm with 13 cask ale pumps on the bar.
Titanic Brewery said: The fires are a haven from the cold and are perfect to cosy up to with a pint. There is regular live music and festivals held in the Hop Yard, with its own shed come bar stacked full of craft beers. The Roebuck is a dog-friendly pub which means that our four legged friends are very welcome.”
The Gresley Arms, High Street, Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire, ST7 8BQ
A typical country pub set between two country parks in the idyllic village of Alsagers Bank, the Gresley Arms is cask ale heaven with real ale and real food. The pub has fantastic views from the beer garden and in the dining rooms. Muddy boots and paws welcome after a long countryside walk!
The Greyhound Inn
Manor Court, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 5DW
Dog by name, dog-friendly by nature! The Greyhound, in Penkhull welcomes your four-legged friends in their cosy bar.
The pub was built as a Yeoman’s house in 1540 and became a Manorial Court House with its own cells in 1558. It’s since been a private house, a butcher’s shop, a slaughterhouse, a hardware shop and oatcake shop!
Having won ‘The Pubzine Readers Choice’ for the best food in Staffordshire, Cheshire and the surrounding areas in previous years, it is obvious that The Greyhound Inn has a great selection of food.
Mount Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8LL
The Borehole in Stone has won Enjoy Staffordshire's Dog Friendly Business of the Year numerous times and offers a basket of toys to keep dogs happy during their trip.
Serving up a range of Lymestone Brewery ales the pub has become a popular stop-off point for dog lovers.
Brewery owner Viv Bradford - who has a spaniel called Sparky - said: “We’re huge dog lovers so it’s really important that man’s best friend is made very welcome indeed at the brewery and in our pubs. The Borehole is certainly a popular stop-off for dog walkers and some days there seems to be as many dogs as people.”
1c Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2LP
Found between the Stafford registry office and library, the Verso Lounge has water bowls and dog biscuits available for pets of all sizes as they sit happily on the floor next to you.
The lounge prioritises a communal atmosphere and easygoing nature that will make you and your dog feel at ease the moment you walk in.
Dogs just have to stick to ‘the canine code’, so no barking or sitting on the table/chairs, and no eating from human plates.
With so many places to visit with your dog, do you think Staffordshire made the list of the most dog-friendly places in the UK?