So you fancy going for a drink and maybe grabbing a nice bite to eat with your sweet li’l angel face in tow but for some reason a lot of pubs aren’t as excited about you bringing your dog along with you as you’d think they’d be. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of some pubs where your furry best friend will receive a warm welcome. From cosy gastropubs to coffee shops that turn into bars at night, here’s our pick of a few of the best dog-friendly pubs with grub in Birmingham.
Some establishments can get quite busy in the evening so the little fella might prefer to be tucked up in bed if the surroundings are too loud for his sensitive wee ears. And if you fancy going for a drink but your dog prefers to stay at home, don’t worry, we’ve got you! You can find a great local pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.
Address & Map: 172 Warstone Ln, B18 6JW
Victorian tiles, ornate stained-glass windows, a red telephone box, cask ales, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, great food and friendly staff await at The Rose Villa Tavern in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. It’s one of the best pubs in Birmingham to visit with your furry little fella. Although it’s in a grade II listed building, their food menu looks like it came straight out of an American diner so look forward to burgers, hot dogs, subs, chicken wings, mac ‘n’ cheese and cobb salads. They even have cocktail masterclasses as well as happy hours, and special offers like 2-for-1 sundaes on Sundays.
Address & Map: 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
Cafe by day, stylish lounge bar by night, Fredericks is a great place to take Fluffy if you’re out and about in the Jewellery Quarter. Whether you head there for a cappuccino and a bit of cake or a dirty martini, you and your four-legged buddy can chill inside or on their patio which overlooks some of the Jewellery Quarters most iconic historic buildings. It can attract quite a lively crowd at nights so it may be best to take dogs home before it gets too loud for them.
Address & Map: Harborne Rd, B15 3DH
Nearly as many dogs as humans frequent The Physician, a lovely Victorian watering hole in the suburb of Edgbaston. It has a fireplace, a beer garden and cosy little nooks for doggies to enjoy. Owners will probably like sampling its 8 local cask ales, a few glasses of wine from its huge list, and an impressive array of spirits at its reclaimed wooden bar. And since good boys and girls will also be treated to doggy biscuits that their owners can pick up at the bar, we’re not surprised that it was awarded the title of “Best Pub in the County” by the National Pub and Bar awards.
Address & Map: 62 Belwell Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4TR
After a long walk in Four Oaks Park head to The Four Oaks, a warm and welcoming pub in Sutton Coldfield. Here you can enjoy gourmet pub grub with little fluffy at your feet, and she’ll even be given a nice bowl of cold water. You and the doggies will love hanging out in the outdoor area in the summer or curled up next to the open fire in the winter.
Address & Map: 81 John Bright St, B1 1BL
Dogs are always more than welcome at Brewdog bars across the country and they’ve been hooking up the drinkers of The Black Country to a steady stream of delicious craft beer and quality food since 2012. Located in the city’s former industrial heartland, BrewDog pays tribute to the venue’s heritage by making the building’s exposed metal girders as much of a feature as its hundreds of unique and tasty craft beers. It also serves a range of top-notch food like burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, and salads, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. And if Fluffy happens to have a birthday coming up this is the place to celebrate. For £5 per dog, Fluffy and her friends will be treated to dog-safe cakes, a specially made doggy beer, and party hats. Brewdog also actively support Guide Dogs Scotland which is just a very lovely thing to do. Good job.
Address & Map: 1 St Mary’s Row, B13 8HW
This friendly pub in the bohemian suburb of Moseley is as welcoming to dogs as it is to their owners. The Victorian building with original period features has a quirky modern interior and a diverse selection of beers ranging from cask ales to crisp lagers to bold craft beers. It’s also got a nice selection of wines and spirits, and it serves modern and classic home-cooked, British pub food, including guinea fowl breast stuffed with spinach and pecorino, ale-battered cod and chips, and sumptuous Sunday roasts. Fluffy will enjoy the beer garden where she’s bound to meet other good girls and boys.
Address & Map: Sugarbrook Lane, Bromsgrove, B60 3AU
Family members of all shapes and sizes are welcome at The Queens Head in Bromsgrove. After a leisurely stroll along the canal you’ll want to make a pit stop at this beautiful pub on the water’s edge. Your dog can refuel with a nice bowl of water and a few treats while you peruse the gin menu, have a beer or two, or enjoy a pizza from the wood fire oven. There’s a nice open fire and a lovely beer garden. Doggy and human heaven.
Address & Map: 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham, B13 8EE
The Prince of Wales in the heart of Moseley has been serving seriously good cask beer since 1861, but this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Victorian boozer. As well as a cigar lounges with leather benches, it has an indoor cocktail parlour, and a tiki-themed cocktail bar in the 200-seater beer garden (which is heated in the winter and on cooler evenings). Dogs are given a warm welcome both inside and in the beer garden, and the pub regularly hosts events for dogs to enjoy! “Pints ’n’ Pooches” was one such event which invited a dog photographer to give owners the chance to get some professional shots of their little buddies, and owners were also given the opportunity to talk with canine behavioural expert Hannah Molloy of Channel 4’s Puppy School.
More and more pubs are welcoming four-legged patrons but if you’re not sure whether a bar is dog-friendly it’s always worth calling, Tweeting, emailing, or just stopping by without your dog to ask to ensure your little buddy isn’t turned away.