Restaurant Brighton's guide to
Dog Friendly Pubs and Restaurants
Our top picks
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 pooch. They serve only the best quality and most sustainable modern European small plates, sharing platters (and dog treats for pooch). 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.
The Basketmakers Arms is an award-winning local in the heart of the North Laine. It’s a cosy, classic pub that serves up good atmosphere, classic home made pub grub and quality beers, wines and spirits. On Sundays, they serve a classic roast which is very popular for the gathering of friends and family for a weekend wind-down. Dogs are welcome with biscuits on the bar and water bowls on request.
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.
White Cloud Coffee is a stylish hidden gem in the heart of Brighton and a dog-friendly venue dedicated to serving exceptional specialty coffee and amazing food. With a menu that includes tasty toasties, a salad of the day, and homemade cakes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It’s the perfect space to catch up with friends or get some work done while enjoying a fantastic cup of coffee with your furry friend.
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.
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.
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.
Oculist is situated in the centre of Brighton among the Lanes and not far from the seafront. So if you’re out and about with your dog and feeling parched or a hankering for some dim-sum, then Oculist has your back! 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. The menu serves a selection of tasty dim-sum created by the Daddy’s Dim Sum kitchen – which you might have seen as a takeaway. There is a curfew for furry friends which is 8pm for when the evenings transition into DJ sets.
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.
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.
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 its not far from the seafront. You’ll find great cocktails and tasty Asian inspired dishes from Umami Nation. There are also doggie biscuits available for your fury friends.
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!
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.
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.
The Chimney House, located between Seven Dials and the back of Brighton Station is just a short walk from Hove Green. It has everything you could want from a ‘proper pub’ with a Brighton edge – seasonally led elevated pub food, quality beer and that warm local pub vibe that extends to dogs.
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.
Located close to The Level and downhill from the gorgeous Queen’s Park, The Lewes Road Inn is a bright, light and welcoming stop-off. It’s popular with local families and students alike for its daily offers and deals and freshly made pizzas. Dogs are welcome and there’s a good menu for children, making this a great location to catch up with other family groups.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dog owners take heed, word on the street is that Baked has some of the yummiest biscuits in town. The biscuits are from the highly regarded and barkingly brilliant Snaffles, also unbeknown to the dogs, they’re vegan! Don’t believe us, try walking past the cafe with your pouch and see where you end up!
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.
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.
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.
The George Payne in Hove serves a menu of modern and pub classics which are freshly prepared daily. They champion seasonal and local produce, using meats, game and fish which are butchered locally. The pub is light and spacious with a large beer garden and their calendar is populated with events, entertainment and weekday drink and food deals. They’re dog friendly and child friendly, so the whole family can enjoy this gem of a Hove local.
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.
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.
If you find yourself hungry in Hove with a hound then The Gather Inn can accommodate you both. This charming seaside pub and restaurant is located far west in Hove and benefits from views of the Lagoon. There aren’t mermaids here, but you will find plenty of water-based sports to keep you entertained. From the menu you can expect a well paired selection of traditional English classics, such as meat and two veg, and other International dishes like Burgers and currys for the more adventurous and of course a well stocked bar to quench your thirst and see that you are amply caffeinated.
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.
If you find your Hove walkies enthusiastically lead you further west than anticipated then a stop off at The Railway Inn in Portslade for refreshments for you and your hound. It’s a spacious and friendly pub with a large beer garden out the back and a good selection of beers, wines, spirits, water bowls and doggy biscuits. During the week there’s a generous menu of Asian and Mexican street food and plenty of food and drink deals to take advantage of.
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.
The Stirling Arms is tucked away in urban Hove, just off the busy thoroughfare of Church Road. As such it feels like one of those pubs ‘for those in the know’, while retaining a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They serve a menu of tasty dishes inspired by the Head Chef’s travels throughout the Mediterranean. Here, fresh quality ingredients are celebrated with simplicity. There’s something of an emphasis on locally landed seafood and locally butchered meat. They serve a top range of quality wines, premium spirits and Cask Marque ales. Dogs are welcome, there are normally biscuits at the bar and water bowls on request.
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.
The Poets Ale and Smokehouse in Hove is a surprising local with more to offer than you might first think. Not only will you find a friendly atmosphere and a good drop to drink but a menu of in-house butchered and smoked meats, most sports are aired (without feeling like a sports bar) and there’s a gem of a secret back garden. Dogs are very welcome, there are normally some treats on the bar and water bowls on request.
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.
The vineyard at Albourne Estate is a wonderful place to explore, with an option for wine tasting at the Tasting Room before or after. Or pick up a picnic basket and dine among the vines. Dogs are welcome in the vineyard provided they’re kept on a lead, and they might also make friends with Bonnie, the four-legged resident Customer Relations Manager!
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)
The Cricketers in Worthing is not only a beloved Sussex pub but also a great place to walk along to with your dog. Located in the charming Broadwater area, this pub warmly welcomes four-legged friends alongside their owners. With its spacious beer garden and inviting atmosphere, it’s an ideal spot to bring your furry companions for a relaxing time. The Cricketers also go the extra mile by providing doggy treats, ensuring your canine friends feel as welcome as you do.
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.
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
The Crabtree is an idyllic country pub surrounded by fantastic dog-walking trials. Run by the former founders of Food For Friends this is a spot to go to for exceptional food and service as well as a warm welcome to four legged friends.
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.
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.