After a brisk walk along Regent’s Canal or a long trek across Hampstead Heath with your dog, it’s only natural to stop by a local pub to satisfy your appetite. Thankfully, there are so many dog friendly pubs in Islington to visit with your pooch.

In this North London borough, you’re never far from a sunny beer garden or cosy armchair to unwind in with your dog. And, of course, a water bowl and dog treats will always be provided.

Discover eight of our favourite dog friendly pubs in Islington.

The Albion

The Albion, pet-friendly pub

Reminiscent of a countryside retreat thanks to its Georgian roots, The Albion is one of the most welcoming dog friendly pubs in Islington. The pub formerly sat around farmlands and fields before Islington became a cosmopolitan corner of the capital. The staff love dogs so you can rest assured your pooch will be given lots of attention and treats.

Step through the wisteria-covered entrance to be met with plush armchairs, a beautiful bar area and roaring log fires in the winter months. The walled garden is a hidden gem of the pub. Relax among the flowers and foliage on sunny days to escape the bustle of the city, enjoying the extensive wine list. Visit on Sundays for the pub’s acclaimed roast menu, complete with a generous side of roasted vegetables and Yorkshire puddings.

Address: 10 Thornhill Road, Islington, London N1 1HW
Phone: 020 7607 7450
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @thealbionpub

The Narrowboat

The Narrowboat, pet-friendly pub

The friendly staff at The Narrowboat will make sure your pooch is happy. Whatever time you visit, you can expect to be offered a doggie water bowl, biscuits, and a blanket on cold days. Located right on Regent’s Canal, the pub is well situated after a walk together along the towpaths.

The neighbourhood atmosphere means you’re likely to make other dog friends here. Sit outside on the terrace on sunny afternoons to watch the world float by along the canal, drink in hand. As well as a good selection of beers and wines, the menu features British classics, brunch favourites and canal-inspired fresh fish dishes.

Address: 119 St Peter’s Street, Islington, London N1 8PZ
Phone: 020 7400 6003
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @narrowboatpub

The Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge, pet-friendly pub

As well as being Britain’s first certified organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge has always been dog friendly. You and your pooch can expect to receive a warm welcome here, whether you visit for lunch or dinner. Located near Islington Boat Club, the pub is a relaxed pitstop after a walk along Regent’s Canal.

The menu is carefully curated with the freshest ingredients, ethically sourced from local organic farmers. Dishes change with the seasons, so there’s always something delicious and full of flavour to enjoy at this gastropub. Pair your cuisine with one of the organic, natural wines or an artisan ale. Naturally, your dog will be given a water bowl of its own.

Address: 30 St Peters Street, Islington, London N1 8JT
Phone: 020 7359 3066
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @thedukeorganic


The Drapers Arms

 Pet-friendly pub

The Drapers Arms will become your local dog friendly pub when you live in Islington. Centrally located just off of Upper Street, this traditional British pub serves a good choice of beers and lagers on rotation, as well as wines by the glass and carafe. The Sunday roast menu has a mouth-watering selection of options to suit all dietary requirements.

Bring your dog along when you meet up with friends in the huge dog friendly garden. The garden is a sun trap in the summer months, complete with umbrellas and foliage. Unwinding here, you’ll feel like you’ve left the bustle of the city behind.

Address: 44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 1ER
Phone: 020 7619 0348
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @thedrapersarms

The Alwyne Castle

The Alwyne, pet-friendly pub

After a wander around Highbury Fields with your dog, pop by The Alwyne Castle to satiate your appetite. There’s a wide choice of hearty pub classics on the menu, including bottomless brunch and Sunday roasts. If you’re a beer drinker, you’re in luck here too. The Alwyne Castle serves limited edition beers and a seasonal selection from local London breweries, as part of their Craft Beer Residency. The friendly staff behind the bar will readily supply a water bowl and dog biscuits for your pooch.

There’s plenty of outdoor seating in the beer garden, as well as a pretty conservatory area – both are great spots to meet with friends (humans and dogs) in sunny weather. Alternatively, warm up inside by the cosy fireplaces with the pub’s resident French Bulldog.

Address: 83 St. Pauls Road, Highbury, London, N1 2LY
Phone: 020 7359 7351
Follow: @alwyne_castle

The Shaftesbury Tavern

 Pet-friendly pub

The Shaftesbury Tavern is a step apart from other dog friendly pubs in Islington. You’ll find a great selection of wines, beers and spirits behind the bar, but the food menu is what makes this pub special. If you’re looking for a different culinary experience, the pub doubles up as a modern Thai eatery. Whether you’re a spice fanatic or not, simply let your waiter know and each dish can be amended to suit your taste buds.

Your dog can happily join you in the sunny beer garden at the back and in the main pub area. If they’re feeling peckish too, the bar staff will deliver some of the pub’s very own homemade dog biscuits and a bowl of water. The friendly vibe means your dog won’t be the only four-legged friend here.

Address: 534 Hornsey Road, Archway, Islington, London N19 3QN
Phone: 020 7272 7950
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @shaftesburytavern

The Myddleton Arms

Myddleton Arms, pet-friendly pub

Dogs drink for free at The Myddleton Arms. As soon as you and your pooch step inside, you’ll be met with a community-minded vibe. What’s more, your dog will have plenty of other furry friends to say hello to.

The traditional Victorian pub has a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails for humans, including guest ales on tap. The little terrace at the back is a hidden gem during the summer months. If you fancy staying for something to eat, the grill menu won’t disappoint. The pub’s acclaimed ‘Myd Burger’ is a classic option, but they also serve veggie and vegan burgers.

Address: 52 Canonbury Road, Islington, London N1 2HS
Phone: 020 7226 4595
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @myddletonarms


The Lord Palmerston

Lord Palmerston, pet-friendly pub

One of Islington’s larger dog friendly pubs, The Lord Palmerston is a stylish hangout for you and your friends. No one goes without here thanks to the extensive menu of pub grub, craft beers and dog treats behind the bar.

The pub is a sociable haven every day of the week and is well located after a dog walk across Hampstead Heath (and just a short walk away from our Vantage Point apartments too). You’re sure to meet other dogs in the ‘Secret Garden’. The all-weather space is perfect during the sunny months and you can expect blankets and outdoor heaters when it’s cold.

Address: 33 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, Islington, London NW5 1HU
Phone: 020 7485 1578
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @palmerstonpub

The Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Islington

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cosy dog friendly pubs in Islington for a traditional Sunday roast and sunny beer gardens to relax in.

If you’re thinking of moving to this London borough, download our complete guide to Islington. Make the most of all this area has to offer when you live in our stylish Vantage Point apartments in the heart of Islington.

The best part? Our apartments are pet friendly.

Tilly Martin


Leading the way with the London lifestyle and interior editorial content, Tilly sources all of the most stylish hangouts, up-and-coming venues, and latest interiors trends to share with readers.