London Dog Friendly Cafes, Restaurants and Bars

How does the law view dogs in eating places?

Whilst Foof regulations quite rightly ban dogs from the area where food is being prepared, there is no law that says they cannot be in places where food is served as long as standard hygiene practices are followed.

The Kennel; club has a campaign called ‘Open for Dogs’, which they started in 2008. The idea behind the campaign n is to try and encourage more places to become dog friendly

In the words of the Kennel Club:

“Eating out is a social experience, and the very presence of dogs encourages people to socialise and relax, so businesses would really benefit from opening their doors to dogs.  There are also millions of dog owners in the UK who want to pop out for a bite to eat but don’t wish to leave their dogs behind, so it’s a win, win situation.”

In North London, we are quite lucky to have various venues that are dog friendly, from just a simple coffee to a drink and meal; however, please remember to make sure that your dog is kept under control at all times and respect the other customers.

Dog-Friendly Cafes

The Grove Cafe, Alexander Palace.  A very friendly cafe that also does single sausages for dogs as a treat

Dog-Friendly Pubs – North London

East Finchley Dog friendly pubs

The Old White Lion – East Finchley

This is a very charming pub right by East Finchley that has a lovely beer garden and patio.  It serves some great real ales along with Belgium beers such as Hogarten and has a nice range of food.

Dog-friendly bowls are provided for water

LARGE size dogs allowed.  Dogs allowed inside

Bald Faced Stag
69 High Road, London

Muswell Hill

The Maid of Muswell – Muswell Hill, Harringay
This pub is in Alexander Road and is close to Alley Pally as well as  Muswell Hill and Bounds Green.  It is the sister pub to The Ranleigh in bounds green and has an all-weather beer garden serving a good range of wines and beers.
LARGE size dogs allowed.  Dogs allowed inside

North Finchley

The Elephant Inn – Finchley
A much loved local near Tally Ho that has a great family atmosphere


The Spaniards Inn – Hampstead
One of the oldest pubs in Hamstead with an award-winning garden including doggy-wash

The Bull
13 North Hill, Highgate
LARGE size dogs allowed.  Dogs allowed inside

If you know of any other dog-friendly places then please let us know and we will add them

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