Monday 9 December 2013

Dog Friendly Manchester.

I thought I'd compile a list of decent dog friendly bars and restaurants in Manchester and surrounding areas as I always enjoy taking Sammie along with us on our trips out. He's part of our family and is never any trouble. Sadly few if any, proper restaurants let dogs in unlike in France, where it's apparently commonplace even in posh places. The law here actually permits it, it's only in 'food preparation areas' where they are not allowed to be. (The kitchen). If there's any good pubs I've missed please let me know and I'll add them to the list. (Those that I've been to on the blog are linked to the reviews).
We do very well in Chorlton as many places near me let dogs in. (All the best places I might add).
Strange Brew. 8az, 370 Barlow Moor Rd.
The Elk of Chorlton. 48 Beech road. New bar specialising in craft beers
Epicerie Ludo, 46 Beech Road. This wonderful French deli is the only food shop I know of that lets dogs in.
Tiny's Tipple. 510 Wilbraham Road. As this off licence's mascot is Tiny the dog, it's appropriate that other dogs can come in whilst you browse for beer and wine.
Parlour. 60 Beech Road. Great roasts and fine burgers plus a very decent real ale selection.
Palate. 516 Wilbraham Road. Wine Bar.
The Beech. 72 Beech Road. Dogs in all but the horrible carpeted room. Good ale.
The Horse and Jockey. The Green. Abysmal food, ok beer, chain pub.
Serendipitea. 105 Beech Road. Cute little tea shop that's 100% dog friendly.
Electrik Bar. 559a Wilbraham Road. Cool bar, fabulous beers and dog friendly until 9pm.
The Beagle. 456-458 Barlow Moor Road.
Marble Beerhouse. 57 Manchester Rd. Small local bar serving the excellent Marble beers and guests. The Font Bar. 115-117, Manchester Road. Another excellent bar with yet more craft beer.
The Nip and Tipple. 197 Upper Chorlton Rd. Oddest Bar. 414 - 416 Wilbraham Rd.
The Spoon Inn. 364 Barlow Moor Road. If your dog is wearing a jumper you'll get a discount!
Chorlton Green Brasserie. 137 Beech Rd. Dog friendly day time only.
Jacksons Boat. Rifle Road Sale. In the middle of the Waterpark, a nice stop on a dog walk.
Volta. 167 Burton Road. From the team behind the excellent Electrik bar in Chorlton. Day time only.
Reserve Wines. 176 Burton Road.
Railway Inn. 3 Lapwing Lane.
Folk. 169-171 Burton Rd.

Manchester City Centre.
 *New. Bundobust 59 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG
*New. The Refuge. Oxford Street. In the bar area.
Albert's Schloss. 27 Peter St.
Rudy's Pizza, 9 Cotton St, Ancoats. Excellent pizza, Sam's already been in.
Ancoats Coffee Co. 31 Blossom Street, Ancoats.
Mr Thomas's Chop House 52 Cross St.
BrewDog.  35 Peter St.
The Angel. 6 Angel St.
Marble Arch. 73 Rochdale Rd. Wonderful tiled interior and excellent Marble beers.
The King's Arms. 11 Bloom St Salford.
The Wharf. 6 Slate Wharf, Castlefield.
The Oast House. The Avenue Courtyard, Spinningfields.
The Gas Lamp. 50A Bridge Street.
Grindsmith. 231-233 Deansgate.
The Northern Quarter.
Cottonopolis 16 Newton Street.
No.1 Watson St. Great Northern Square.
Hold Fast. 50 Newton St.
Bluu Bar. Smithfield Market Buildings.
Soup Kitchen31-33 Spear St.
Alabama's. 10 Newton St.
Terrace NQ. 43 Thomas St.
The Bay Horse. 35-37 Thomas St. 
The Smithfield Tavern. 37 Swan St. 
Night & Day. 6 Oldham St.
Affleck & Brown. 4 Hilton St.
The Koffee Pot. 84-86 Oldham St.
Fig and Sparrow. 20 Oldham St. 
Sugar Junction. 60 Tib St. 
The Castle Hotel. 66 Oldham St. 
Ply. 26 Lever Street. Fantastic pizzas.
Foundation Coffee House. Sevendale House, Lever St.
The Whiskey Jar. 14 Tariff Street.
Common. 39 Edge.
Kosmonaut. 10 Tariff St.
Takk. 6 Tariff Street. An Icelandic inspired coffee house.
Simple Bar & Kitchen. 44 Tib Street.
El Capo. 12 Tariff St. Mexican bar & restaurant.
Federal Cafe & Bar. 9 Nicholas Croft.
Gullivers. 109 Oldham Street. Terrace.
North Tea Power. 36 Tib Street.
Allotment Bar. 24 Dale Street.
Bar Fringe. 8 Swan Street.
Redbank Café22 Red Bank.
The Hare and Hounds. 46 Shudehill. Old school boozer.
The Wheatsheaf. 30 Oak Street.  
Ezra & Gil. 20 Hilton St. Coffee Shop.

Surrounding areas.
Market House, Altrincham. Great indoor market with fine Honest Crust pizzas amongst a lot more.
Many country pubs are dog friendly, here I'm looking for those that serve excellent food and are about an hour away from Manchester. Here are a few favourites.
Shoulder of Mutton, Holcombe Village, Ramsbottom.
The Parkers Arms. Newton-In-Bowland, Nr Clitheroe, Lancashire. (Photo above).
Freemasons at Wiswell, 8 Vicarage Fold, Wiswell, Clitheroe.

You can see more of Sam in the new Pub Dogs of Manchester book by Georgie Glass & Graham Fulton.


  1. As a regular reader I respectfully request that we see more of your Sammie. How about allowing him to do a regular guest post? If he's pleading for biscuits in Serendipitea he clearly has good taste.

  2. In West Didsbury there's also The Railway Pub on Lapwing Lane - before evening only - and Folk on Burton Rd. Dogs are welcome there night and day.

    In Volta on Burton Rd dogs are only welcome before evening hours.

    In Didsbury village there's The Dog and Partridge Pub on Wilmslow Rd.

  3. Thank you so much for this blog. It's really helpful. Hardy wells in Rusholme also allows dogs into the whole pub.

  4. Thanks for compiling this list! I've just moved to Manchester with a dog and as a freelancer I'm always looking for nice cafes I can sit in and work sometimes - big plus if I can bring Bille!

  5. Today both our dog and baby were welcomed into Oast House in Manchester City Centre, nice to be able to enjoy lunch in the warm

  6. The Oast House were very welcoming to me and my pug!

  7. Does anyone know of any cafes or pubs in the tameside area that are dog friendly. Thanks

  8. Mary & Archie's and Pi both allow dogs as far as I know.