10 dog friendly pubs in Essex

PUBLISHED: 18:13 06 June 2016

Enjoy a pint with your pooch

Enjoy a pint with your pooch


Dog friendly pubs are sometimes hard to find so we have collated 10 excellent dog friendly pubs in Essex. Locally sourced food, real ales, and man’s best friend.

The Queen’s Head Inn, Maldon

Located on the Quay in Maldon and providing beautiful views of the Thames River is the Queen’s Head Inn. Serving fresh, high quality food that is sourced locally, there is plenty to choose from with a menu that includes a wide range of changing specials and home-comfort desserts to finish. Why not take your dog with you after a long walk for a cosy meal?

The Anchor, Danbury
This traditional pub in charming rural surroundings is the perfect place to relax with your pup after a tiring walk. Enjoy some local Aspall Cider in this tranquil hideaway.

The White Hart, Margaretting Tye

In the heart of the stunning Essex countryside, the White Hart Inn Margaretting Tye serves traditional pub food and real ales. Welcoming you and your dog, this cosy tavern is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Old Windmill, South Hanningfield

Serving food and ale since 1799, The Old Windmill in South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, is a classic old pub with charming original features such as the wood fires, beams, and stone floors that create an old-worldly atmosphere. Your dog will be welcomed here too, so why not forget your troubles in this historical building?

The Hoop, Stock
Enjoy the relaxed surroundings in The Hoop, originally three weavers’ cottages but renovated into a traditional and cosy pub. Why not relax with your pooch and a glass of locally sourced ale, or order from the extensive pub menu that features delicious and traditional pub food?

The Viper, Ingatestone

With a traditional pub interior that is quintessentially British, The Viper, which is located in the middle of the woods in Mill Green, Ingatestone, is a charming hamlet pub that will welcome you and your four legged friend.

The Leather Bottle, Pleshey

This village pub in the heart of Pleshey is Grade II listed and features cosy interiors and real ales for you, with a cosy spot on the floor for your dog. With antiques peppered around and original wooden beams on show, this is a beautiful little pub to warm up in after a long walk.

The Rose and Crown, Stansted Mountfitchet

Serving seasonally changing and locally sourced high quality food and a selection of ales to keep you coming back, The Rose and Crown in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet is a warm and friendly place to bring your dog after a walk or just to relax with a glass of your favourite ale.

The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, Harwich
With live music playing throughout the year and other events such as quizzes, steak nights, and also a lovely beer garden for use in the summer, your dog will be happy by your side knowing that you are enjoying the atmosphere at The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms.

The Fighting Cocks, Wendens Ambo

Voted number one restaurant in Saffron Walden on Trip Advisor, the daily changing and extensive menu at The Fighting Cocks in Saffron Walden is a testament to the passion for food and service that this charming pub has. Your dog will also be welcome and you can both enjoy village calm here.

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