Situated along the banks of the River Thames and home to the expansive Greenwich Park, Greenwich is an idyllic place to live for dog owners. As well as plenty of scenic dog walking routes, there’s an abundance of dog friendly pubs in Greenwich.
If you’re looking for a dog friendly hangout to visit after your daily walk, we’ve handpicked eight of the best Greenwich pubs that will happily welcome you and your pooch.
The Greenwich Tavern
Set over three floors, there’s plenty of space for you and your dog to unwind in The Greenwich Tavern. Right next door to the Greenwich Park exit by the National Maritime Museum, the family-run pub is ideally located as a pitstop after a walk around the park with your dog. Water bowls are readily available to keep your dog refreshed, and you’ll even find some dog treats behind the bar.
Depending on the weather, you can sit outside in the spacious terrace area, relax with friends around one of the cosy booths, or people watch from the street-side benches at the front. As well as serving traditional pub food and sharing plates, the pub is well-stocked with beers from local London breweries and a delicious cocktail menu.
The Coach & Horses
Right in the heart of Greenwich Market between the Thames riverfront and Greenwich Park, The Coach & Horses is one of the cosiest dog friendly pubs in Greenwich. The pub is brimming with historic relics spanning from 1780. Dogs always receive a warm welcome from the owners, and are allowed both inside and outside the pub.
In the winter months, there’s a covered winter terrace complete with picnic tables, fairy-lights and plants – the perfect respite after a cold riverside walk or grocery shopping at the market. The food menu reflects the best of British cuisine, utilising seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. Visit on Sundays for a hearty roast menu served with all the trimmings. There’s even a special vegan roast.
The big all-weather beer garden at Richard I is a welcoming retreat for dogs and humans alike. Escape the bustle of central Greenwich along Royal Hill to enjoy a pint and pub nibbles al fresco. You’ll stay warm and dry in the winter months with the heaters and umbrellas; in the summer months, the space is a sunny hideaway.
The food menu changes with the seasons, so you can tuck into home-cooked favourites such as beef and ale pie, a vegetable tart, and a seasonal fruit crumble. You’ll be spoilt for choice on the drinks menu with an array of award-winning ales, craft beers and international wines. Dog water bowls are also readily available, whatever time of day you visit.
The Sail Loft
One of the best dog friendly pubs in Greenwich is The Sail Loft. Overlooking the Thames, you and your furry pooch can soak up the beautiful views towards the Isle of Dogs and the nearby Cutty Sark. Enjoy a pint and a bite to eat at the water’s edge in the outdoor terrace or retreat upstairs for panoramic views from the first-floor dining area.
The stylish interiors and neighbourhood atmosphere will make you and your dog feel quite at home. Choose from a delicious menu of pub classics, such as rib eye steak, the pie of the day, and garlic roasted squash. On Sundays, you can expect a generously laden roast menu with beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian nut roast options.
The Cutty Sark
As its name suggests, The Cutty Sark is located just around the corner from the eponymous Cutty Sark ship and Maritime museum. Welcoming locals for over two hundred years, the riverside location makes the pub a good spot for a rest after your daily dog walk. Dogs are welcome throughout the pub, whether you want to enjoy the views from the outdoor tables or warm up indoors.
The pub is true to its historic past with many traditional features and a charming ambience. The menu celebrates the pub’s British heritage, featuring premium produce and seasonal dishes by the expert chefs. Join your friends for a weekend brunch of smoked haddock and spinach or poached eggs and sourdough. Or visit in the evenings for a glass of wine, sharing platter and nibbles. Your dog will happily receive a bowl of water and some treats.
Plume of Feathers
With the title of Greenwich’s oldest pub, The Plume of Feathers is an atmospheric choice if you’re looking for a dog friendly pub near Greenwich Park. After you’ve been for a walk through the park and past the Millennium Sun Dial, the pub’s quaint garden area will gladly welcome you and your pooch.
The relaxed outdoor setting makes this historical pub a nice meeting spot for friends and dogs. If your pooch is particularly curious and on their best behaviour, they can join the pub’s resident cat indoors by the bar area. There’s a specialist drinks menu featuring real ales, guest beers, draught lagers and bottled beers.
The Old Brewery
The Old Brewery is a hidden gem in the heart of the Old Royal Naval College by The University of Greenwich. The pub loves welcoming dogs of all sizes and breeds and your pooch may just make its way onto their doggie hall of fame on social media.
There’s a spacious seating area inside with a choice of leather sofas and plush armchairs. Or sit in the lovely garden overlooking the university parklands, River Thames and Cutty Sark. Specialists in beer, the pub is home to the original Meantime Brewery copper brewing tanks. As well as an extensive choice of local beers, gin enthusiasts will also be spoilt. The brunch menu and Sunday roasts are the culinary highlights of the pub.
The Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Greenwich
Whether you’re seeking somewhere to unwind with your pooch after a riverside or park walk, or you’re looking for a cosy spot to meet friends, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the abundance of dog friendly pubs in Greenwich.
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