As one of the greenest cities in the UK, Sheffield is the perfect place to own a dog. Whether you’re braving the 14-mile Sheffield Round Walk or a tree-lined stroll at Ecclesall Woods, a dog-friendly pitstop afterwards is essential. Luckily Sheffield is happy to deliver, with a top selection of dog-friendly free houses full of great food, doggy treats and cosy spots to snuggle up in.
Address & Map: Hundall Lane, S18 4BS
With countryside views of the Peak District, plus a grassy green just outside the gate of its beer garden, The Miners Arms is the perfect pub-stop for dogs and their owners. Doggy water bowls are available inside and out, with doggy snacks provided so dogs can eat inside with owners. Outside there’s a shaded conifer area which is a favourite with the pub dogs, a tap and hose pipe for cleaning muddy paws as well as a dog-friendly conservatory where muddy boots can be left. Dogs are allowed to make friends off-lead if they’re well behaved, which the regular four-legged visitors are. Human food includes snacks such as sausage rolls and pastries and for extra hungry hounds there’s a dog treat machine with the proceeds going to Thornberry Animal Sanctuary.
Address & Map: Hilltop Road, Dronfield, S18 1UH
There are two labradors living at The Hyde Park Inn who often pop out to make sure all is well and that the canine clientele are enjoying themselves. For humans there’s a large selection of guests ales, lagers, bitters, fine wines and soft drinks, otherwise known as, something for everyone. Dogs are allowed inside with owners or outside where there’s a beer garden filled with tables, plus trees and umbrellas to offer shade on sunny days. You’ll even find an H20 doggy bar with plenty of fresh water for thirsty hounds, plus doggy treats and water bowls. The menu features a huge selection of sandwiches, hot dogs, and pub classics like homemade pie, and fish and chips.
3. The Cock Inn
Address & Map: 5 Bridge Hill, Oughtibridge, S35 0FL
The Cock Inn is a dog-friendly pub that’s so popular locals recognise the dogs there as much as the humans. Thanks to dogs playing such a big part in the Oughtibridge community, there’s always a furry friend or two for your dog to meet in the bar. Owners and dogs can eat anywhere and the pub has water bowls and doggy treats available. For the older or more sensitive dog, there’s a quiet area in the pub, perfect for a Sunday-afternoon snooze. The back garden is a doggy-dream with gates to keep your dog safe and plenty of shaded areas to loll around in. Stop in after a walk along the River Don or a wander through Coronation Park. With family-sized pies to share and a brand new games room complete with pool tables, flat screens and sofas to snooze on, it’s the ideal place for dogs and their owners to spend the afternoon.
Address & Map: 56 Trippet Lane, S1 4EL
Despite the Dog & Partridge’s central location, this is a dog-friendly haunt is worth travelling from your local park or woods for. On entry, dogs are offered a water bowl and doggy snack. Meanwhile, humans can enjoy some of Dog & Partridge’s renowned tapas. Lounge around and enjoy meeting some of the pub’s fellow furry patrons while your meal is cooked from scratch. The hard flooring ensures muddy paws and shoes aren’t a problem and there’s a quieter snug for dogs and their owners to relax in. There isn’t a garden area, but for a quick outdoor visit there are a few seats out front.
5. The Huntsman
Address & Map: 136 Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QW
Well-behaved dogs and owners (and even children) are welcome at Sheffield’s The Huntsman . Expect a warm, friendly atmosphere with dog-friendly details like dog biscuits on the bar, water bowls and even dog beds. Pippin the pub dog is a friendly character who’s always excited to make new friends. While your dog catches forty-winks, tuck into hearty homemade soups, roasts, and traditional desserts like apple, plum and rhubarb custard. Play the pub’s traditional games inside or enjoy the sheltered suntrap of the south-facing beer garden which will help keep your dog cool. For the quieter canine, this is the ideal haunt with no jukebox, television or loud music to bother them.
Address & Map: 601 Penistone Road, S6 2GA
New Barrack Tavern is keen to make dogs and their owners feel welcome. Dogs are allowed pretty much anywhere inside, but are expected to be kept on a lead, which is not a bad thing, considering how close the pub is to a busy main road. Due to its prime location not far from the heart of Sheffield city centre, the pub can get busy during football matches, so it may be best avoided in peak times. Dogs can quench their thirst with water bowls, while you try one of the 12 hand-pulled real ales or a traditional cider.
Dogs are an essential part of Sheffield life and the city’s close proximity to glorious countryside makes it perfect for doggy days out. And although it’s brimming with fantastic dog-friendly pubs, some places can get quite busy in the evenings so if your dog would rather stay in you can find a great local pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.com who can take care of your dog while you’re out. Many provide dog boarding in Sheffield so you won’t have to leave your dog home alone.