Coco and my all time favorite thing about Europe is that I can take him with me inside many bars, cafes, and restaurants. The U.S., where we are from, has much stricter rules and only service animals are allowed inside places that serve food. At least back home dogs are allowed to sit in the outdoor seating areas of restaurants, even if they cant come inside.
There is nothing in the law that prevents you from entering bars, cafes, and restaurants with your dog in England, as long as your dog stays out of the food preparation areas, but it is still up to the owners to decide if they will allow them. The only legal obligation for the owner is that they make sure there is no risk of the animal contaminating the food. Lucky for us, we found a bunch of restaurants and pubs that loved having him.
The Three Crowns was one of our favorite restaurants. If you bring your dog you will get 20% off your bill!
The Three Crowns located in Hoxton, London.
We loved going for Sunday roasts.
Here is us again at The Three Crowns ordering..
Fish and Chips with a side of mushy peas. The food was always good.
Another dog friendly bar and restaurant located in Kensington, London
Expresso Martini in the Allegory off Shoreditch High Street
We loved Nelson’s Head in Bethnal Green for great local beers and Sunday Lamb
Coco has the best times in bars. He loves to people watch and LOVES the attention. This is the Horseshoe located in Ringley, a small town outside of Manchester. Coco loved the fire on a cold December night and Daniel loved the beer (the Lancashire Bomber might be the best thing he’s ever drank) and we all loved the company.
We found the majority of bars, cafes, and restaurants to be dog friendly in the UK. The only times we couldn’t bring him were places that had a no dog sign on the door or popular chain restaurants, like Nandos.
We always made sure to ask first if he would be allowed inside. Coco is well behaved and doesn’t bark, try and grab my food, or have accidents when we are out so I gladly take him with us. If it’s a rainy day, I usually bring a towel and wipe the mud off of his feet before entering the premises (can’t tell you how many times this saved my shirt). If you are thinking of bringing your dog, please be considerate of others and make sure your pet is clean and well behaved enough to be around other people and animals. Nothing like having a nice intimate dinner and being interrupted by loud barking.