East London is home to some of the trendiest hangouts in the whole capital. If you’re a dog owner living here, you can rest assured there’s an abundance of dog friendly pubs in East London. You don’t have to wander far to find a welcoming beer garden or trendy gastropub.
After a riverside stroll or long walk through Victoria Park with your pooch, reward your dog with a handful of treats and yourself with a hearty pub lunch. The lively neighbourhood vibe of this side of the capital means you’ll always stumble upon other four-legged friends. Here are ten of the best dog friendly pubs in East London.
People’s Park Tavern
Boasting one of East London’s largest beer gardens, People’s Park Tavern is a haven for four-legged friends. You’re sure to meet dogs of all shapes and sizes here. Situated at the tip of Victoria Park, the pub is a convenient rest spot after a long dog walk around the gardens and lake. The staff will happily accommodate for you and your pooch, bringing water bowls and treats straight to your table.
As well as being one of the best dog friendly pubs in East London, People’s Park Tavern is home to an onsite brewery. Beer lovers can enjoy the ever-changing line up of Laine family draught beers, guest ales and bottled beers – the perfect refreshment after your outdoor wanderings. If you’re feeling peckish, take a look at the classic pub grub, Sunday roast and bottomless brunch menus (vegetarian and vegan options included).
Cosy and laidback, you and your dog will feel right at home in The Crown. Just opposite the gates to Victoria Park, the pub feels like a countryside retreat in the heart of East London. After working up an appetite during your stroll around the park or along the canal, you’ll be grateful for the delicious menu of pub food (doggie equivalents available).
Dogs are welcome throughout the pub, so you can enjoy the views together from the upstairs balconies, tuck into a Sunday roast at the dining tables, or meet with friends in the gin bar. You can even bring your laptop to work remotely, dog at your side as your new office assistant. Unlimited coffee and tea is offered throughout the day.
The Prince Arthur
Recently revamped, The Prince Arthur is a stylish dog friendly pub in the heart of Hackney. With all the traditional fittings and fixtures of a classic country pub, from leather chairs to a welcoming open bar area, your dog will feel completely at ease here. Meet with friends (and dogs) over a pint, choosing from the handpicked selection of draft and local beers.
After a tiring trek across London Fields, the tasty food menu of barbecue snacks is sure to whet your appetite. While you enjoy a nibble, your dog can happily tuck into its own choice of dog treats.
If you’re looking for an alternative dog friendly pub in East London, look no further than The Kenton. Self-described as a traditional British pub with a Norwegian twist, the E9 hangout is a colourful mismatch of knick-knacks, leather armchairs and kitschy art. The best part is that dogs are always made right at home here with free biscuits galore.
There are plenty of places for you and your dog to unwind in – snuggle down on one of the squishy sofas, soak up the great British summer from the beer garden, or team up against your friends over a board game indoors. Beer lovers can rejoice with the rotating selection of beers, featuring local London breweries and Scandi favourites.
Restored Victorian pub, Birdcage, is full of character. Located along Columbia Road, it’s the perfect haunt after picking up some flowers to decorate your home from Columbia Road Flower Market. The staff are all dog lovers so your pooch will be treated like royalty here. Biscuits and dog water bowls are provided without having to ask, plus plenty of ear scratches and belly rubs.
There’s also an enviable choice of beers, cocktails and wines for humans here. If you fancy a nibble too, tuck into traditional East End pie and mash, a Beyond Meat plant-based burger, or spicy chicken wings. This dog friendly pub in East London is also a great meeting spot for friends at the weekend thanks to the bottomless brunch menu.
The Owl & Pussycat
Oozing the heart and soul of Shoreditch, The Owl & Pussycat has a lively atmosphere every day of the week. Nestled at the back of the pub is a huge heated garden area. An ideal drinking spot for all seasons, enjoy the cosy setting and buzz during the winter months or soak up the sun in the summer – your dog is sure to meet other four-legged friends here.
Looking for a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings? The pub offers a complete Sunday pub lunch experience, complete with roasted meat, bottomless Yorkshire puddings and unlimited gravy. Alternatively, nibble on one of the sharing boards with friends. Naturally, doggie treats are provided separately.
As its name suggests, there’s a neighbourhood vibe at The Village in Walthamstow. The pub will become your local dog friendly hangout when you live this side of East London. Your dog will enjoy meeting other pooches in the garden area. The huge beer garden has been recently renovated, offering a wealth of seating and all-weather coverings for rainy or chilly days.
After a walk around the block to stretch your legs, pop by for a pint. There’s an extensive selection of craft beers and cask ales, including beers from local London breweries. Dogs are also welcome indoors where there are some special treats waiting for them behind the bar.
Fusing the neighbourhood vibe of your local pub with a contemporary menu of meaty and vegan street food dishes, The Birds will become your go-to dog friendly pub in the Leytonstone side of East London. The pub is a homage to film director, Alfred Hitchcock, who famously grew up in the area.
Dogs are welcome inside and out. The huge all-weather garden area is the perfect spot for a drink with friends in the summer. You can also expect to find blankets provided during the winter. While you enjoy a classic burger, roast beef with all the trimmings or spicy vegan seitan wings box, your dog will be treated to his own doggie snacks.
The Florist Arms
Located in the heart of Bethnal Green (and just around the corner from our Dressage Court apartments), The Florist Arms is a cosy retreat around the clock. The independent pub places community at its core, meaning you and your dog can expect a warm welcome here.
There’s always a different beer to try on the menu, which champions independent and local London breweries. If you’re tired of typical pub grub, The Florist Arms’ authentic stone-baked Italian pizzas are sure to satisfy your appetite. After a long walk across Victoria Park, your dog will be grateful for the jar of doggie treats waiting for them here.
Dog Friendly Pubs in East London
Living in East London, you’ll have plenty of leafy retreats and suburban walking routes to enjoy with your pooch.
And nothing beats a long walk than a refreshing pint at the end, plus dog treats for your pooch. There are so many dog friendly pubs in the area, you’ll always have a different place to try.
If you’re thinking about moving to East London, read our guide to the best places to live in the area.
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