Dog friendly places to eat in Bristol

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Bristol adores dogs. With an abundance of green space surrounding the cities key boroughs, dogs are just as welcome in many of our cafes and pubs. Here are five dog friendly places to eat in Bristol that go the extra mile...

1. The Courtyard Café at Ashton Court

Dogs welcome!

Ask your average Bristolian where they associate happy dogs with any I’m sure many would immediately point towards the sloping hills of Ashton Court. Once your dog (or yourself) is tired of traversing the 850 historic acres, head over to the Ashton Court Café which has no shortage of water bowls and a recently revamped whole food menu that highlights the best in organic light bites eating and drinking. Win-win.

Where? Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, North Somerset, BS41 9JN


2. The Lazy Dog in Ashley Down

The Lazy Dog

What about dog-friendly pubs? The Lazy Dog is a local’s favourite and a site where you can often find… you guessed it; a selection of relaxed dogs. The staff treat dogs as ‘VIP honoured guests’ and this warm welcome extends to the arrangement of water bowls, dog treats and all-access passes for dogs (although I would make sure to steer clear of the kitchen!). The pub is home to the pub manager’s two rescues and once a year, the ‘Dogs got Talent’ event kicks off in a serious way. To top it off, the Sunday roast, cooked with local produce is off the charts. Everyone is happy!

Where? 112 Ashley Down Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 9JR


3. The Malago on Bedminster’s North Street

One soon to be happy punter

The Malago sits at the very epicentre of North Street’s unique energy. The team

actively encourages visits from our four legged friends, and even has an in-house resident pup called Buddy. Whilst not guaranteed, dogs are often given free treats by staff, so you can tuck into your brunch (the eggs Benedict is ace) or dinner without the usual pestering. Afterwards, head off to Greville Smyth Park after to stretch your collective legs!

Where? 220 North Street, BS3 1JD.


4. Café Du Jour in Clifton

Coffee and dogs

Café Du Jour sits midway up Whiteladies Road, a busy shopping street which runs up through Clifton all the way to The Downs (which happens to be a verifiable dog’s paradise). Aiming at the magical European espresso coffee house experience, Café Du Jour thinks of itself as a neighbourhood café, serving up some of the best relaxed French eating you will find outside of Paris. Sun permitting, make sure to walk through to the decking area at the back to give your dog some room to explore.

Where? 72 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2QA.


5. White Lion Bar in Clifton

Quite the view

Last up in our Bristol Dog Friendly Guide is absolutely the grandest stop, but We’re sure you’ve earned it if you’ve been on a long dog walk! Whilst dogs are not allowed to stay inside, The White Lion Bar’s large Suspension Bridge facing terrace is 100% dog friendly. Arguably Bristol’s best view, enjoy some gastropub style al fresco dining overlooking Avon Gorge and taking in a sunset. Gorgeous.

Where? The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4LD