Dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire 2023

Are you looking for great dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire? Look no further. There are many places in the area that welcome dogs including pubs, restaurants and cafés. You can also check out my list of dog friendly days out in the West Midlands. As always, if you know of a landlord who loves dogs and welcomes them with open arms, please leave me a comment or get in touch so I can add them to the post.

All these establishments are dog friendly at the time of writing. Please do check their website before visiting to make sure they’re still open and accepting pets.

For other places nearby to visit with your dog, check out my list of dog friendly pubs in Worcestershire.

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Dog friendly pubs in Aymestrey, Herefordshire

The Riverside at Aymestrey

Growing their own food and sourcing other ingredients locally, sustainability is important to the Riverside at Aymestrey. With a menu of local food cooked on site, the restaurant looks to be very well thought of by locals and vistors alike. There are dog friendly tables in the bar so your pet can come with you. They do ask that you let them know when booking, so they can seat you in an appropriate place.

Address: Aymestrey, Herefordshire, HR6 9ST

Dog friendly pubs in Bromyard, Herefordshire

The Three Horseshoes

Located in beautiful countryside in Little Cowarne near Bromyard, the Three Horseshoes welcomes dogs and children. Serving everything from coffee and cake to takeaways and three-course dinners, the Three Horseshoes caters for every eventuality. The bar, restaurant and beer garden are only open from 11 am to 11 pm Thursday to Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm on Sundays, so do check they’re open before visiting.

Address: Little Cowarne, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4RQ

Dog friendly pubs in Eardisland, Herefordshire

The White Swan

Family-run pub the White Swan in Eardisland is open daily for food and drinks. As dog lovers themselves, the owners of the White Swan welcome dogs everywhere except for the restaurant. Complimentary treats and water are always available. They ask that owners clean up after their dogs and keep them on leads.

Address: Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9BD

Dog friendly pubs in Fownhope, Herefordshire

The New Inn, Fownhope

Owned by the same family for half a century, the New Inn at Fownhope serves a variety of beers in a homely atmosphere. Its large garden is ideal for enjoying the sunshine in the warmer months. A review on their homepage mentions how warmly welcomed they were on going for lunch with their dogs. However, it is not clear whether dogs are allowed inside or whether the people who wrote the review sat outside for their meal. The New Inn is open Wednesday to Sunday.

Address: Fownhope, Hereford, HR1 4PE

Dog friendly pubs in Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire

Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop

The Bunch of Carrots in Hampton Bishop is located right next to the river Wye. Enjoy food or drink in their beer garden or inside the rustic pub. Whilst the Bunch of Carrots website doesn’t state they welcome dogs, three of the reviews on their website mention it being dog friendly. It looks like they can go inside as well as out.

Address: Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4JR

The river Wye behind the Bunch of Carrots Dog Friendly Pub in Herefordshire with grass in foreground and on far bank and blue sky
River Wye behind the Bunch of Carrots Dog Friendly Pub in Herefordshire

Dog friendly pubs in Harewood End, Herefordshire

The Harewood End Inn, Harewood End

Named after the village where it is located, the Harewood End Inn is a family-run B&B and pub. They welcome dogs, muddy boots and children, not necessarily in that order. Enjoy their landscaped garden during warmer months or snuggle up by a fire indoors in winter. Serving proper pub food from locally sourced ingredients, they always have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Other dietary requirements will also be catered for, just let them know what you need.

Address: Harewood End, Herefordshire, HR2 8JT

Dog friendly pubs in Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Old Black Lion, Hay-on-Wye

The Old Black Lion in Hay-on-Wye boasts a fine dining restaurant, bar and accommodation in the popular historic town. Enjoy a drink or opt for a meal with accompanying wine. Dogs are permitted in the marquee, on the patio and and in the “Lion’s Den”, which I can only assume is the bar. However, they are not allowed in the restaurant.

Address: Lion Street, Hay-on Wye, Hereford, HR3 5AD

The Swan at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

The Swan at Hay welcomes both dogs and children with a dedicated children’s menu. They pride themselves on their steaks and serve in the garden room, market bar and 1812 bar. Diners can also make use of the garden and enjoy its flowers and fruit trees.

Address: Church Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DQ

Dog friendly pubs in Hereford

Rose & Crown, Hereford

A traditional local pub in Hereford, the Rose & Crown serves food daily. They also show live sport from Sky Sports and BT Sport, so call in to catch your favourite events. The pub is both dog friendly and family friendly and it also has a car park.

Address: 152 Ledbury Road, Hereford, HR1 1RG

The Imperial Inn, Hereford

Serving food and drinks daily, the Imperial Inn is family friendly and dog friendly. Providing entertainment including live music as well as showing sport, this pub in Hereford city centre also boasts real ale, a cocktail menu and a beer garden. They ask dog owners to let them know if you’re bringing a dog when you book a table and they are welcome both indoors and out. Water is always available and treats are on offer periodically.

Address: 31 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9EA

The Lichfield Vaults, Hereford

Known locally as the Lich, Lichfield Vaults is a city centre pub just a minute’s walk from the cathedral. This cosy and relaxing traditional pub serves pub food and real ales. Its setting of wood paneling and coal fires gives a homely atmosphere. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Address: 11 Church Street, Hereford, HR1 2LR

Three Elms, Hereford

Priding itself on showing all the live football, rugby, golf and cricket action, the Three Elms is a dog and family friendly pub with a car park. They serve food and drinks with special offers on both available on certain days.

Address: 1 Canon Pyon Road, Hereford, HR4 9QQ

Yates, Hereford

Located a five-minute walk from Hereford train station, Yates serves food and drinks daily and regularly has special offers to make your visit a little cheaper. Enjoy evening entertainment and live sports or bring the family. The pub is accessible and offers baby changing facilities. Children are welcome until 9pm and the pub is dog friendly.

Address: 58 Commercial Road, Hereford, HR1 2BP

Dog Friendly pubs in Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

Inn on the Wye, Kerne Bridge

The Inn on the Wye looks to be one of the most dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire. They welcome dogs throughout the bar, restaurant and hotel. With beautiful dog walking routes on the doorstep, this looks like an ideal place to visit with your dog. They serve food and drinks and are extremely family friendly, with a soft play bus open from 9am to 9pm daily.

Address: Kerne Bridge, Nr Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5QS

Dog friendly pubs in Kington, Herefordshire

Whilst a few reviews on Google say that pubs in Kington are dog friendly, these are the only ones that mention it on the website or social media.

The Oxford Arms, Kington

A 17th Century timber building in Kington, the Oxford Arms is a pet friendly hotel serving traditional pub food. Choose from a pub bar or a lounge bar. Enjoy Sunday lunch or pop in for a pint of real ale.

Address: 45 Duke St, Kington HR5 3DR

The Stagg, Titley, Kington

The Stagg at Titley, Kington mentions in the accommodation section that there is a pet surcharge. I can only assume that this means they allow dogs at least in some parts of the bar / restaurant. The Stagg serves award-winning food that looks very much more gastro-pub than traditional pub grub.

Address: Titley, Herefordshire HR5 3RL

dog in a camper van
Dog in a camper van in herefordshire

Dog friendly pubs in Ledbury, Herefordshire

The Full Pitcher

Located out of the town centre, the Full Pitcher has car parking and an outside area. Dogs are welcome both outdoors and in their conservatory. The pub is also family friendly and they serve a carvery on Sundays plus a standard menu on other days. Discounts on food are available at certain times.

Address: New Street, Ledbury, HR8 2EN

The Oak Inn at Staplow, Ledbury

Located at Staplow, just outside Ledbury, the Oak Inn is dog friendly everywhere except for the restaurant. Enjoy both traditional and modern pub food made with locally sourced ingredients. Open seven days a week, the Oak also allows camper vans and motor homes to park there for free overnight as long as you eat in their restaurant. This needs to be booked in advance.

Address: Bromyard Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1NP

The Retreat, Ledbury

Branding itself the go-to local for all your favourite drinks, the Retreat in Ledbury welcomes pets. They have multiple HD screens showing various sports and sometimes host live music events. They also have an outdoor area.

Address: 7 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS

The Talbot, Ledbury

The cosy Talbot pub in Ledbury provides a relaxing environment with log fires in the winter and a courtyard garden to enjoy during warmer months. Water and complimentary treats are provided for canine customers. They serve food and drinks daily and have a children’s menu available. Three of their hotel rooms are dog friendly too if you decide to stay.

Address: 14 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DX

Dog friendly pubs in Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire

The Plough, Little Dewchurch

The Plough Inn at Little Dewchurch is a restaurant, pub and B&B with views across the Herefordshire countryside. A campsite with shower and toilet facilities is also based at the pub. Serving real ales and an extensive gin list, the Plough welcomes dogs in the pub rooms and on the campsite. Country pub food is served every day. There’s also a brasserie restaurant but it doesn’t look like dogs are allowed in that area.

Address: Little Dewchurch, Hereford, HR2 6PW

Dog friendly pubs in Mordiford, Herefordshire

The Moon Inn, Mordiford

The Moon Inn at Mordiford promises a warm welcome to all the family, including the dogs. They are open Wednesday to Sunday and serve food including a children’s menu. From March to November, a campsite opens up at the Moon. They accept tents and caravans, have a toilet block and can provide electricity if required. Out in the beer garden is a large children’s play area.

Address: Mordiford, Hereford HR1 4LW

Dog friendly pubs in Leominster, Herefordshire

You may notice the lack of dog friendly pubs in Leominster. In fact, I could only find one. If you happen to know of any others, please do let me know. I do only include dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire that state on their website or social media that they welcome dogs. This is to avoid people turning up and finding that the policy has changed.

White Lion, Leominster

The White Lion dog friendly pub in Leominster serves food and drinks in its small dining room and in its beer garden. A children’s play area outside will keep kids entertained while adults enjoy a quiet drink or meal. Food is served every day with roast dinners on Sunday lunchtimes. They also have a small children’s menu.

Address: Etnam St, Leominster HR6 8AE

Dog friendly pubs in Symonds Yat, Herefordshire

Ye Old Ferrie Inn

This historical pub has been on the banks of the river Wye since 1473. These days, it is a family-run establishment with traditional features, beautiful views and log fires. Take in the countryside scenery and enjoy good pub food, a selection of local ales and gins and a homely atmosphere. Ye Old Ferrie Inn has a dog friendly area inside, which is the section of the pub with flagstones. Outside, all tables are dog friendly.

Address: Ferrie Lane, Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire, HR9 6BL

Dog friendly pubs in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

King Charles II Ross-on-Wye

Boasting good pub food and cold drinks, the King Charles II serves pub classics with lighter options at lunchtime. With a well-stocked bar and food served daily from midday, the bar shows live sport so it’s a great place to spend an afternoon. The website invites customers to bring their dogs along as the pub is dog friendly.

Address: 13 Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7EA

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Dog friendly pubs in Upton Bishop, Herefordshire

The Moody Cow

Sustainably-run restaurant and pub the Moody Cow in Upton Bishop sources local ingredients to serve in a welcoming environment. This dog-friendly pub serves innovative dishes including steaks that you cook yourself on black rock cooking stones, and wood-fired pizzas that you make yourself in the gazebo. The moody cow does have limited opening hours and is only open Thursday to Sunday, so do check they’re open before you go.

Address: Upton Bishop, Ross on Wye, HR9 7TT

Dog friendly pubs in Wigmore, Herefordshire

The Castle Inn, Wigmore

Dog friendly, family friendly and community minded is the way the Castle Inn website describes it. Located near to Wigmore Castle, the Castle Inn serves hot drinks as well as a selection of alcoholic drinks in their two bar areas. Enjoy a sports style bar with television, pub games, a jukebox and a pool table. Or, head to the lounge bar for something a little quieter. The castle also has a restaurant but it’s not clear whether dogs can go in there as well as the bar.

Address: Ford Street, Wigmore, Leominster, HR6 9UN

Dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire: FAQs

Where can I find dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire?

This article lists dog friendly pubs in Herefordshire that mention the fact they welcome dogs on their website or social media. Ledbury and Hereford are both particularly well-off for dog friendly pubs.

Can dogs go into Hereford Cathedral?

Dogs are not allowed inside the Hereford cathedral building. However, they are welcome in the chapter house garden next to the café. Water bowls are available in this area. Hereford Cathedral is an impressive building even from the outside, so it’s well worth taking a walk past it with your dog.

Poppies at Hereford cathedral

Which pubs are dog friendly in Wye Valley?

Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Symonds Yat are all in the Herefordshire part of the Wye Valley and they all have dog friendly pubs. If you’re in Ross on Wye, head to King Charles II. Ye Olde Ferrie Inn at Symonds Yat welcomes dogs too. Hereford’s dog friendly pubs are Rose & Crown, Imperial Inn, Lichfield Vaults, Three Elms and Yates.

Where can I walk my dog in Hereford?

Castle Green in Hereford is a great place to walk your dog. Head to the community website to find out more about the area. From there, it’s easy to get to the banks of the River Wye. Follow the river bank for a longer walk.

Can dogs go to Symonds Yat?

There are plenty of dog friendly places to go in Symonds Yat, including lots of lovely walks, a dog friendly pub (Ye Olde Ferrie Inn) and accommodation that welcomes dogs.

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