Restaurant Brighton's guide to

Dog Friendly Pubs and Restaurants

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Dogs about town

If you’re looking for a central venue that’s well placed between the North Laine and Brighton Lanes, the Al Duomo is one for you. It’s right next to the Pavillion Gardens with outdoor seating for sunny days. Inside there’s plenty of room extending over two floors. They’re one of the longest serving Italian restaurants in the city and make everything fresh and from scratch. Dogs welcome inside and out.  

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly venue in Seven Dials and you’ve landed on Brighton Cocktail Company, then you’ve hit the jackpot! This restaurant/bar has a secluded courtyard for alfresco dining with your pooch. They serve only the best quality dishes including flatbread pizzas and indulgent sharing boards (and dog treats for your furry friend). If you’re inclined, there is a magnificent selection of independent spirit brands for cocktail masterpieces, local wines, craft beers, and ciders (not for pooch) for you to enjoy. On the weekends, they serve brunch, and there are often unique and inclusive events to join in on.

Lavash on North Street is very handily located for all parts of the city centre. They serve authentic and quality Middle Eastern Street Food. The restaurant is set over two floors with dogs welcome (with well-behaved owners) on the ground floor. Open from 11am daily, you’re welcome to join them for a delicious Redroaster coffee and tasty baklava treat to start your day. For lunch go for a satisfying but not sleep-inducing wrap. They’re made with freshly tandoor cooked lavash bread which is that perfect sweet spot of chewy, bubbly and charred. Dinner is served from 5-11pm, ideal if you’re looking for a late post-walkies quality kebab, shish, shawarma or falafel.

The Black Lion is a centrally located pub in the Brighton Lanes. Lively by night and a great food pub by day. There’s a large heated patio garden with covered booths at the back and additional street-side seating at the front. Dogs welcome in and out. 

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Vios Cafe, the Mediterranean haven in the Lanes, is the perfect spot to unwind with your furry friend. Dogs are welcomed inside the calming cafe, surrounded by beautiful plants and cosy warm tones. Alternatively, enjoy a seat on their terrace, observing the world pass by. Vios is happy to provide a refreshing bowl of water for your pup, and there might even be a delightful dog treat waiting. 

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21 Brighton Square, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1HD, United Kingdom
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Oculist is situated in the centre of Brighton among The Lanes and not far from the seafront. The venue benefits from stylish industrial interiors, decorated with lots of plants and soft cushioned seats to add a comfy feel to the place. It serves great coffee, excellent cocktails along with craft ales and a fab wine list. There is a curfew for furry friends which is 8pm for when the evenings transition into DJ sets.

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2 Boyce’s Street Brighton BN1 1AN
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Situated on the corner of Gardner Street and North Road, the Dorset has been part of Brighton for almost 200 years. Right in the heart of the bustling North Laine it’s the perfect spot to refuel. Full of warmth and character, you can either sit outside on a summer’s evening and people watch or relax by the crackling open fire.

Escape the hustle of the Lanes at Lost in the Lanes café, a welcoming spot for both visitors and their furry friends. Open for breakfast, lunch, and early evening small plates, guests can enjoy a cozy atmosphere with their dogs until 5 pm. Savor a coffee or unwind with a cocktail or glass of wine. Please be aware that the dog-friendly area is limited to the front until 5 pm.

MEATliquor with its hedonistic and fun fuelled offering has everything you need from an American inspired diner menu. Lip smackingly delicious mains, burgers and more burgers, heavenly indulgent sides like deep fried mac ‘n’ cheese and devilishly delicious beverages that can (and probably should) be loaded with liquor. If you’re on a dog day, then we believe MEATliquor will be just the ticket. If you have your pooch in tow, then MEATliquor on York Place will happily accommodate both of you. 

Brighton’s #1 Best Restaurant (BRAVOs 2022/3) welcomes furry friends to its beautiful terrace. Dine alfresco on their fabulous Mediterranean dishes and woodfire flavours while your faithful pooch enjoys a feast for the eyes, a smorgasbord of smells and lots of attention from the delightful staff. What better ways to spend a day with your beastie than relaxing under the pretty striped awning while you sample some of the very best the city has to offer? Top Dog!

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59 Middle Street, Brighton,East Sussex, BN1 1AL
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As a favourite go-to spot for many locals and those passing through the city, The Mes has made sure it is inclusive to all and that includes your pooch pals. This is a superb Lanes location and it’s not far from the seafront. You’ll find great cocktails and a tasty Tex Mex inspired menu. There are also doggie biscuits available for your furry friends. 

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1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE
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Mange Tout is Brighton’s favourite spot for brunch, as voted for by Brightonians in the 2020 BRAVO awards. It’s ethos is on sustainability and quality infused with a relaxed social vibe. The menu changes constantly and gets penned up on a chalk board for ease. Dogs are welcome inside and at the street-side seating.

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81 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EB
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Permit Room Brighton warmly welcomes furry friends. Whether you’re visiting for some breakfast, or to do some work, your canine companion is treated to dog treats, and dog bowls are provided for their comfort. Exciting plans for dogs are on the horizon. The outside space offers a perfect spot to relax with your dog on sunny days.

Hotel Du Vin are dog friendly, happily welcoming your four legged friend into the Bar. Here you can have a post walkies tipple in comfort and style. If you want to dine, the Bistro is out of bounds for your pooch however the team can set you up a dining spot in the bar while you order from the Bistro menu. For overnight stays you can book up to 2 dogs to lap up some luxury alongside you. Your furry friend will get a comfy mat, a bowl and a bag of treats to make their stay special. 

Brighton offers a plethora of dog-friendly venues, ensuring your furry friend can join in on your dining experiences. Social Board proudly stands among them, extending a warm welcome to dogs. Treats and dog bowls are readily available, making it convenient for dog owners whether they’re dining in or stopping by during a leisurely stroll with their canine companions. And what could be better than tucking into a signature sandwich while your loyal companion enjoys their treats right beside you?


The Chimney House, located between Seven Dials and the back of Brighton Station is just a short walk from Hove Park, so the ideal pitstop during your dog walk. You’ll both be welcomed with dog bowls and treats for your pet including their vegan treats provided by local supplier W’zis. It has everything you could want from a ‘proper pub’ with a Brighton edge – delicious pub food, quality beer and that warm local pub vibe and you can bring your dog.

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28 Upper Hamilton Road, Brighton BN1 5DF
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The Cleveland Arms is a community pub that serves great food (and prize-winning roasts). Handily located near Preston Park (for big walks) and Blacker’s Park (for little walks or top-ups). It’s a light, modern venue that still feels cozy and has rear and front outdoor seating. 

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27A Cleveland Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6FF
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If you’ve worked up an appetite from all the boundless fun of Preston Park then The Joker is a go-to spot to refresh and recharge. The food element is supplied by Lost Boys Chicken, bringing a sassy New York to feel with a selection of wings and sizeable sandwiches together with Big Apple proportioned sides and lip-smacking sauces. 

The Ladies Mile Pub on the edge of Mackie Park strongly embraces its local community, welcoming all members of the family including the four-legged kind. Stop by for a drink in the garden or visit for a delicious Sunday roast.

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Mackie Avenue Patcham Brighton BN1 8RA
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Starfish and Coffee is the perfect stop after taking your dog for a walk in Queen’s Park. This light and friendly cafe is a central part of the Hanover community where you can #BrunchLikeABoss with this BRAVO 2020 Best Cafe winner. Dogs are very welcome with water bowls, biscuits and doggy ice cream!

Sea dogs

Arcobaleno is a welcoming and inclusive cafe-bar and restaurant in Kemptown, and that level of warm welcome is extended to four legged friends. A nice garden out back makes this a good spot for relaxing in the summer months while there’s lots of room indoors, perfect for coming together in groups. The food is perfect for sharing, with a Maltese influence and the well stocked bar is good for freshly mixed cocktails, including a menu of fun signature drinks. Frequent live entertainment makes this a lively spot, not so suited to dogs of a nervous disposition but well worth checking out. 

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120 St George's Rd, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1EA
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The DaddyLonglegs in Kemptown is a fantastic dog-friendly venue that has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in small plates, their yakitori menu, a fine wine selection, live events, or more, you’ll find it here. The pub welcomes dogs in all areas, making it a perfect spot to bring your furry friend. Additionally, their stunning lawned beer garden features an adult swing and ample outdoor seating, providing a delightful atmosphere for both you and your pet to enjoy.

The Brighton Metropole Bar is a welcoming venue for dog owners. While dogs are not allowed inside the bar itself, they are more than welcome to join their owners on the terrace. Water bowls are provided to keep our furry friends hydrated and comfortable. Located on Brighton seafront, the bar offers a vibrant dining experience with stunning views of the sea. Whether you’re indulging in their delicious Metropole Burger, savouring the Beer-Battered Fish and Chips, or enjoying the flavours of the Halloumi Salad, you can do so while enjoying the company of your four-legged companion.

Looking for a dog-friendly restaurant in Brighton? Then take a “walkies” to Nanima! Located in the heart of Kemptown, this family-run restaurant offers a warm welcome to both two and four-legged customers. With a unique menu of delicious pan-Asian dishes, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste buds. Open from 9am for breakfast, coffee, a snack, lunch or takeaway, Nanima also serves dinner until 8pm on weekdays and 9pm on weekends. And don’t forget to try their signature dishes – Singapore Laksa and Thai Papaya Salad – available as weekend specials. Come for the food and stay for the cosy atmosphere and friendly service.

Ideally situated on the King’s Road with great views over the West Pier, The New Club Brighton is a seriously cool NY style eatery. Serving across two floors and with outdoor seating, The New Club is open for brunch through to late evening meals, coffee to cocktails. Dawgs with dogs welcome.

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The New Club, 133-134 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH
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Seafront bar and restaurant Ohso Social is the perfect post dog walk lunch or dinner venue. With plenty of outside seating, their extensive menu caters for all, and the drinks menu is vast and thoughtful and perfectly enjoyed overlooking the sea on a sunny day.

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250a King's Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB
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Shelter Hall is a dog-friendly venue located on the Brighton seafront. Whether you’re enjoying our delicious food or a relaxing drink, feel free to bring your furry friends along. With ample outdoor seating, they welcome dogs both indoors and in our outdoor areas, making it a perfect spot to enjoy a great time with your four-legged companions.

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Kings Road Arches, Shelter Hall, Brighton BN1 1NB,
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Hove hounds

Conveniently located just off Hove seafront, this is an ideal venue if you want to take the dog for a stroll along the seafront. Just one road back from the main Hove seafront. The Better Half is situated slightly west of Hove lawns on Hove Place. Known as your friendly neighbourhood local, this great quality food pub offers a gastro style menu along with a great selection of wines and ales.

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1 Hove Place, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2RG
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E39 welcomes well-behaved dogs and considerate owners to their Mediterranean-style restaurant in Hove. Dogs are welcome both indoors and on the south-facing pavement terrace, with water bowls provided and plenty of space throughout. E39 is the perfect choice for brunch, lunch, or dinner and is conveniently located close to Palmeira Square in Hove. Whether you’re combining mealtime with a walk along the Hove seafront or just looking for a dog-friendly spot, you’ll receive a warm Mediterranean-style welcome at E39. Italian influences reign supreme in this stunning new restaurant, where you can experience the best of Italy, the best of sundowners and transport yourself to different parts of artisanal Italy.

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86-87 Western Rd, Brighton and Hove, BN3 1JB
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At Jo and Co, your furry friends are more than welcome! This dog-friendly café-restaurant in Hove is truly dedicated to our canine companions, with the owners having two of their own adorable dogs. To ensure your four-legged pals have a paw-sitively delightful experience, Jo and Co provides a special dog survival kit. This kit includes a dog bowl and tasty treats, allowing your furry friend to join in the fun and feel right at home.

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115 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2AF
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Cin Cin warmly welcomes small well-behaved dogs, providing a dog bowl and treats for your furry friend. If the weather permits, there’s a lovely courtyard where you can sit with your pooch and enjoy your meal. Please make a note when booking that you’ll be bringing your dog to ensure you have enough space. Whether you’re visiting for lunch or dinner, for an aperitif and antipasti, or a three-course meal, the team at Cin Cin will happily welcome both you and your pooch.

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60 Western Rd, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1JD
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Described as a ‘bistro pub and gardens’, the Hove Place is a stylish, modern pub with an emphasis on their outdoor space which includes a large Italian garden out the back and a delightful terrace at the front – the perfect spot to bring your dog. Offering a contemporary twist on pub food, there’s something for everyone’s taste.

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1 Hove Place, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2RG
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Oeuf Café in Hove is a breakfast and brunch café with a streak of Parisian Chic about it. It’s close to the seafront near Hove Lawns and so makes the perfect place to stop for a coffee and a pastry after a morning walk. Or something more substantial (and maybe a cocktail?) if the walk is leading you to meet friends over brunch. They pride themselves on making everything fresh and sourcing as much as possible locally. In fact even dogs get treated to a homemade doggy biscuit. 

Bring your canine companion to The Gather Inn in Hove—a charming seaside pub and restaurant. Enjoy scenic views of the Lagoon while savouring authentic Caribbean delights from Lobo’s Cuisine, including Jerk Chicken and Buffalo Souljah Burger. With a well-stocked bar, it’s the perfect spot for a thirst-quenching and delicious experience. Immerse yourself the seaside ambiance and indulge in a memorable meal with your furry friend.

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330 Kingsway, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4LW
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The Paris Wine Bar on Church Road is just a short distance from both the seafront and St Anne’s Well Gardens. As the name suggests, you’ll find an excellent selection of wines at Paris Wine Bar, what’s less obvious is their menu of modern British tapas, expertly mixed cocktails and a large secluded rear garden. Dogs are welcome throughout.

Parents of pooches head to The Farm Tavern for a well-earned post-park pint. The pub is deceptively spacious and has a charming rustic feel. Its tucked-away positioning lends itself to providing a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re peckish then you’ll want to tuck into their Eastern European small plates menu available Thursday-Saturday. Or if you’re at The Farm on a Sunday, their roasts are not to be missed. Sorry pooches this is strictly for humans, however, there are dog treats at the bar for your pet pal to munch on.

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13 Farm Rd, Hove BN3 1FB
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Entirely dedicated to shellfish, matched with an extensive range of craft beers including their own house brews Larrikin, The Urchin is a local that people will travel the country to visit! Hidden in the residential streets of Hove, The Urchin mixes a serious love of brewing and cooking with a lot of fun. Dog friendly covered and heated beer garden but no pooches in the restaurant. please.

From leisurely lunches to luxurious evenings, Wild Flor has you well catered for. The menu is classic cookery using quality seasonal ingredients. The cellar is stocked with interesting and unusual fine wines and the hospitality is outstanding. Wild Flor is all about creating an experience of refined comfort. Few restaurants like this allow for dogs; in this Wild Flor remains an exceptional exception. 

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Wild Flor, 42 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FN
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Honey Cake by Mary not only welcomes dogs but also offers a variety of seating options. Choose to relax inside the stylish café, unwind in the serene back garden, or enjoy the lively street terrace. Indulge in Mary’s freshly made artisan honey cakes, available in a range of delicious flavours—our favourite is the caramel! Light, decadent, and perfectly paired with a cup of coffee, it’s a treat not to be missed.

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20 Richardson Rd, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 5RB, United Kingdom
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Sussex walkies

The Jolly Sportsman, situated near Lewes on the cusp of the picturesque South Downs National Park, is perfectly situated for delightful Sussex country walks. Welcoming well-behaved four-legged companions, this venue, voted third best Sussex pub at the 2024 BRAVO awards, offers ample space for dogs both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy a gastro destination experience complemented by a superb wine list and The Jolly Garden Bar, where you can soak in the outdoor ambiance with your furry friend by your side.

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The Jolly Sportsman, Chapel Lane, East Chiltington BN73BA
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Tottington Manor warmly welcomes dogs in their Olive Lounge and alfresco area, offering a dedicated dog menu with treat pots and bark burgers! The Olive Lounge is cosy with a roaring fire in the winter months and shelves of Sussex books for browsing while dining with your furry friend. Enjoy open sandwiches along with sumptuous mains, and desserts. Outside, the countryside garden features a covered pergola with fire pits and blankets for cooler days, along with benches to relax and enjoy a drink after your dog walk.

The spacious Grade II listed New Inn in Hurstpierpoint boasts a third-acre garden with a southern aspect giving it full exposure during the summer months, perfect for dog-days. en with a southern aspect giving it full exposure during the summer months, perfect for dog-days. The New Inn welcomes dogs and will give out refreshments such as treats and water – they even serve ‘doggy roasts’ on a Sunday so they don’t miss out! Set in the foothills of the South Downs National Park The New Inn is a welcome break during country walks, with a fantastic gastropub menu and local beers and wines

Mannings Heath Vineyard and Golf Club in Horsham is set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside. The Vineyard Kitchen is open to non-members and their four-legged companions and is open from breakfast through to early evening lunch and afternoon teas daily. 

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Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PG, United Kingdom
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Situated in the little West Sussex village of Goddards Green, the Sportsman is a traditional English country pub. Known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, The Sportsman is the perfect place for a pub lunch or cosy evening meal. The diverse menu offers pub classics with a creative twist. Locally sourced fresh ingredients.

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Cuckfield Road, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9LQ, UK
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If you’ve planned a visit to The Cider Tap or fancy a spontaneous adventure and you have a pet pooch, then make sure you take them along for the trip. The idyllic countryside tap house and restaurant are set on the vast grounds of Wobblegate Farm, a place that welcomes all critters to explore and enjoy the offering. The food menu changes but you can be sure that you’ll always find yummy street food on weeknights, brunch on Saturdays and award-worthy roasts on Sundays (booking is essential). There’s also an unbeatable selection of cider to choose from – unfortunately dogs can’t drink cider, but people can get stuck in! (Call ahead to check open hours)

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Old Mill Fruit Farm, Cowfold Road, Bolney, West Sussex, RH17 5SE
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The field at Woodfire Camping is doggy-heaven with plenty of space, unlimited attention and wonderful smells wafting across the site. The UK’s first gastro campsite is surrounded by green fields and miles of delightful walks so you and your faithful friend will have plenty to keep you entertained. Keep them on a lead in the campsite itself or you know they’ll be off snatching snags! They’ll be welcome to sit by you as you enjoy the delicious live fire cooking, and they get the odd under the table treat. And when it is time to settle down for the night, your lovely pooch can share your tent though can’t be accommodated in the pre-pitched ones.

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Westerlands Estate, Graffham, Petworth GU28 0QJ, UK
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