A-Z of dog friendly pubs in Kent

A-Z of dog friendly pubs in Kent

Looking for the best dog-friendly pubs in Kent? Call off the search!

We’ve put together of all the best doggie pubs across the county and sorted them all alphabetically here. 

This list originally appeared in our book, Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks, which contains 20 routes designed specifically for dogs and their owners.

🐾 APPLEDORE – The Ferry Inn

Located in the heart of the Isle of Oxney near Rye, a traditional yet modern country inn just a couple of miles from the coast. Find out more


🐾 BARFRESTONE – The Wrong Turn

Excellent, renowned micropub with a good selection of real ales. Find out more


🐾 BENENDEN – The Bull

Quintessential English pub overlooking the village green. Can’t go wrong with this one. Find out more


🐾 BETHERSDEN – The George

Classic friendly local pub serving decent pub grub. Find out more 



Traditional pub classics and real ales, plus a great beer garden. Just five miles outside Canterbury. Find out more

Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks - Walking Guide by Countryside Books


🐾 BRAMLING – The Haywain

Beautiful spot where you’ll find home-cooked food, ales from quality local breweries and guest beers from around the country. Find out more 


🐾 BRENCHLEY – Halfway House

Home-made food using locally sourced produce, 7-10 different beers every day and one of the best beer gardens around. Find out more 


🐾 BOTANY BAY - Botany Bay Hotel (see Walk #1 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Clifftop favourite with dog-friendly modern bar. There is plenty of seating in the bar area accommodating dogs and water bowls are provided. There is also outdoor seating on the deck overlooking the clifftop with relaxing ocean views. You can even stay at the hotel with your dog should you wish. Find out more

Botany Bay Hotel, Kent - Dog Friendly Pub 

🐾 BROADSTAIRS – Thirty Nine Steps Brewhouse

Alehouse near Broadstairs seafront serving quality real ales straight from the cask. Find out more


🐾 CHARING – The Bowl Inn

This one’s got the lot - big beer garden and sun terrace (weather permitting), large open fire, award-winning local real ales. Find out more 


🐾 CHILHAM – The White Horse

Historic 14th century inn with a large open fire and a large garden and seating overlooking the square. Find out more 


🐾 CHELSFIELD – The Five Bells

Traditional country pub set in the heart of the Old Chelsfield, near Orpington and Sevenoaks. Ttwo cosy bars and a restaurant, serving real ales and freshly prepared food from either its pub or restaurant menu. Find out more



Award-winning fish and chips in a brilliant setting. Think rustic bookshelves, cosy corners, a roaring wood burner, plus a great beer garden. Find out more


Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks - Walking Guide by Countryside Books


🐾 COBHAM – Darnley Arms

A traditional, family run pub in the charming village of Cobham, in the heart of the Kent countryside. Find out more


🐾 COLDRUM - The George Inn (see Walk #2 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Tile-hung, Grade II-listed pub dating from the 16th century. It faces the village green and features a variety of beamed rooms and bars. Dogs are welcome in all the bar areas. Find out more


🐾 COLDRED – The Carpenters Arms

Friendly and traditional pub overlooking the village green in a beautiful part of Kent. Find out more 


🐾 CONYER – The Ship Inn (see Walk #3 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Historic venue with stripped wooden floors and exposed brickwork, a real fire, comfy armchairs, and a choice of cask ales. Dogs are welcome but need to be on a lead. Find out more

The Ship Inn, Conyer - Kent Dog Friendly Pubs


🐾 COOLING - The Horseshoe & Castle (see Walk #4 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

A traditional country inn with a variety of seating areas and a terrace at the front overlooking the lane. There are dog treats on sale at the bar. Find out more


🐾 COWDEN – The Fountain Inn

Located in the quaint village of Cowden, between East Grinstead and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Locally brewed beer and traditional English fayre from fresh fish and steaks to sandwiches. Find out more


🐾 CRANBROOK – White Horse

Good old fashioned pub in the heart of the village. A local’s pub, and friendly with it. Find out more


🐾 CROCKHAM HILL - The Royal Oak (see Walk #5 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Comfy leather sofas on a stripped wood floor, with original cartoons and old local photographs on the walls, and a log fire in the righthand bar where dogs are welcome. There is also a small garden behind the car park. Find out more


🐾 DUNGENESS – The Britannia

Fun fact: the Britannia Inn is the UK’s only pub located in a desert. Two minutes from the beach, between the two Dungeness lighthouses. The roaring fire will warm you in winter. Find out more 



Bright and airy Victorian pub, with a reputation for excellent food at reasonable prices. Find out more 


🐾 EASTRY – The Five Bells

Set in a beautiful 17th-century building in the heart of this pretty village near Sandwich. A traditional village pub with an open fire and friendly, welcoming staff. Find out more


🐾 EYNSFORD – The Plough Inn

Pub, bar, and restaurant with its own courtyard, in the heart of the picturesque town of Eynsford. Dogs welcome in the bar, but not the restaurant. Find out more


🐾 FARNBOROUGH - Green Roof Café (see Walk #6 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Eco-friendly, picturesque café. Whilst dogs are not permitted inside, it is very popular with dog walkers, with plenty of outdoor tables, some on a deck overlooking a pond and walled garden with other tables under a deep canopy. Find out more 


Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks - Walking Guide by Countryside Books


🐾 FOLKESTONE - The Harbour Inn (see Walk #7 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

A great example of Folkestone’s regeneration, reopened in 2018 with an unsurprisingly nautical theme. Stripped floors, wooden seats and benches, and candlelit tables with bunches of hops hanging from the ceiling. Dogs are welcome in the area to the right-hand side of the bar. Find out more  


🐾 FRITTENDEN – The Bell & Jorrocks

Splendidly named 18th century pub in the heart of Frittenden. Expect real ales and classic pub food grub. Find out more


🐾 GODDEN GREEN – The Bucks Head

Oak beams, roaring log fires, comfy sofas and beer garden - this is a stellar country pub near historic Knole Park near Sevenoaks. An idyllic setting. Find out more


🐾 GRAVENEY – The Freewheel

Popular pub and cycling cafe located between the North Downs and the Kent coast in the village of Graveney. Find out more



Rural and rustic pub in picturesque surroundings serving quality seasonal pub food. Find out more



Charming pub overlooking the village green. Cosy beamed restaurant with log fires to keep you warm in winter, plus seating outside in the summer. Find out more


🐾 GROOMBRIDGE - The Junction

19th-century village pub, tucked away in the heart of Groombridge opposite the cricket ground. Find out more


🐾 HALSTEAD – The Rose & Crown

In the heart of walking country, this popular family-run pub has a large garden at the back with a kids’ play area. Decently priced food. Find out more



A single bar with a roaring fire for winter and a lovely garden with views for the warmer months. A must if you’re in the area. Find out more


🐾 HERNE – The Butchers Arms

Reputedly the smallest free house in England, with a fab selection of real ales. Find out more

🐾 HILDENBOROUGH – The Plough Inn

Trust us on this. You’ll have to go a long way to find a nicer beer garden. The rest ain’t bad either. Find out more



Describes itself as having been “stuck in a time-warp for the last 50 years,with no wish to escape”. Find out more 


🐾 IGHTHAM MOTE - The Chaser Inn (see Walk #8 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Popular Grade II-listed pub built in a colonial style in 1880. An interesting building with several rooms leading off the central bar area and an impressive barrel-vaulted dining room. Dogs are welcome in the front bar, courtyard room and garden where water bowls and dog treats are available. Find out more

The Chaser Inn, Ightham Mote


🐾  IVYCHURCH - The Bell Inn (see Walk #9 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

A proper community pub and winner of many CAMRA awards. St George’s church forms an impressive backdrop to the large and well cared for beer garden. Dogs are welcome inside on the tiled area provided they don’t get on the furniture. Find out more


🐾 KEMSING – The Bell

Country pub with a friendly atmosphere, a good selection of real ales and home cooked food. Find out more 


🐾 LAMBERHURST – Elephants Head 

Historic timbered Wealden Farmhouse on the Kent/Sussex border, east of Tunbridge Wells. Find out more 


🐾 LEEDS - The George Inn (see Walk #10 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Grade II-listed with parts of it dating back to 1652. Owned by Kentish brewer Shepherd Neame, it’s a welcoming country pub with a real fire in winter. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and there is also a small patio at the front and a nice garden at the side. Find out more

Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks - Walking Guide by Countryside Books


🐾 LENHAM & THE PILGRIMS' WAY - The Red Lion (see Walk #11 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Classic friendly local pub with a traditional log fire for cooler days and a beer garden with barbeque area. It retains many of its original 14th-century characteristics with low heavily beamed ceilings throughout. Find out more 


🐾 LENHAM & THE PILGRIMS' WAY - Dog & Bear Hotel 

Sitting in the square is the aptly named Dog & Bear Hotel , which has a dog-friendly bar area and a fine courtyard garden. Ales are from the Shepherd Neame stable. Find out more


🐾 LOWER HALSTOW –  The Three Tuns 

Parts of this pub were built in 1468. Inside there are crackling open fires, at the rear is a large beer garden with a stream-side decking area and lots of seating. Find out more


🐾 LUDDESDOWN – The Cock Inn

Proudly traditional country ale house, set in the beautiful Luddesdowne Valley. Dogs are welcome, mobile phones are not. Find out more


🐾 NEWENDEN - The White Hart (see Walk #12 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Good food made with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Dogs are welcome in the bar areas. Find out more 

White Hart, Newenden - Kent Dog Friendly Pubs


🐾 OARE – Three Mariners

Good old fashioned 18th-century pub looking out over the coast near Faversham. Book beforehand if you want to eat - it’s popular. Find out more


🐾 OARE – The  Castle

No-nonsense traditional boozer on the corner of the main street in Oare, serving decent real ales. Find out more


🐾 PLUCKLEY - The Black Horse  (see Walk #13 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Everything you would expect from a traditional village pub - beamed ceilings, five log burning fires and a large garden overlooking the village square. It even has a ghost. It is, of course, dog friendly as well. Find out more  


🐾 RECULVER – The King Ethelbert  Inn

Brilliant pub in an iconic setting - there’s a large decked terrace for warmer weather and two log burners for the winter months. Find out more


🐾 PENSHURST – The Leicester Arms Hotel

A favourite with locals, ramblers and cyclists, with a cozy bar and snug, a sun terrace and plenty of parking. Find out more


🐾 PENSHURST – The Bottle House

A beautiful spot and a perfect vision of the English country pub. Exposed beams and brickwork, great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Find out more


🐾 RUSTHALL – Toad Rock Retreat

Wooden beams, bright and interesting decor, a roaring open fire and a large comfy sofa area. Find out more


🐾 RYARSH – Duke of Wellington

Inglenook fireplaces for the colder months and a variety of outside eating areas for alfresco dining. Find out more


🐾 SANDGATE - The Sandgate Hotel (see Walk #14 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Stylish and modern and includes a dog friendly bar featuring a coal fire by winter and a fantastic sunny terrace overlooking the English Channel during the summer. A great place to sit and watch the world go by. Water bowls are provided. Find out more


🐾 SANDWICH - The Crispin Inn (see Walk #15 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Built in 1491 and named after St Crispin who was said to have been shipwrecked in the English Channel near Sandwich. Bar adorned with hops, patio next to the river, plus an open fire. Find out more 


🐾 SEVENOAKS WEALD – The Windmill  

Multi-award winning cask ale freehouse, serving great food in the beautiful village of Sevenoaks Weald. Find out more 


🐾 SHOREHAM & POLHILL Ye Olde George Inn (see Walk #15 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Low beams, uneven floors and, in winter, cosy fires. Dogs are welcome in the bar and in the back room. Some of the ales are from local breweries. In the summer you can sit at the picnic benches at the front of the pub. Find out more 

Ye Olde George Inn


🐾 SNARGATE – The Red Lion

Antique marble bar top, low wooden beams, original gaslight fittings. This pub dates back to around 1540 - a visit here is like stepping back in time. Find out more


🐾 STANSTED – The Black Horse  

Recently renovated country pub offering a warm welcome with great food and drink. Excellent beer garden too. Find out more


🐾 TANKERTON & WHITSTABLE - The Royal (see Walk #17 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Sitting on the top of the Tankerton Slopes. Sea views & surprisingly modern bar. Dogs are restricted to the bar area, but you can order food from the restaurant to eat in the bar. Find out more  


🐾 TEMPLE EWELL – The Fox Inn  

Very much a traditional pub experience. We love the stream-side garden with skittle alley. Find out more 


🐾 UPNOR – The Kings Arms

Just 100 yards from Upnor Castle. Freshly made, good, honest pub food and loads of ales to choose from. Find out more 


🐾 WESTBERE & FORDWICH – Ye Olde Yew Tree Inn (see Walk #18 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Claims to be the oldest pub in Kent an a onetime hideout of Dick Turpin. Has one of the most magnificent inglenook fireplaces for miles around and large beer garden at the back. Find out more 

🐾 WHITE CLIFFS – The Coastguard (see Walk #19 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Britain’s nearest pub to France sits in an enviable position with great views over St Margaret’s Bay and the sea. Dogs are welcome inside and out with water bowls on the terrace. At the foot of the cliffs you will have lost your UK mobile phone signal – the signal here comes from France! Find out more


🐾 WORMSHILL - Blacksmiths Arms (see Walk #20 in Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks)

Independently owned free house in the centre of the village. Think timber frames, inglenook fireplace and cosy interior, near the Pilgrims' Way. Find out more


Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks

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