Dog-friendly places to eat & drink holiday cottages

Dog-friendly places to eat & drink

The Lake District is a great place for a holiday with your dog, and at Lakeland Hideaways, we offer a wide selection of pet-friendly properties. Simply head to our collection of dog-friendly Lake District cottages to find your perfect holiday.

The area around Hawkshead offers plenty of low level walks, as well as high mountains nearby. There are plenty of lakes and tarns which dogs love. We are lucky enough to have a very doggy friendly village where you and your four legged companion will be made very welcome. Here are twelve of our favourite tried and tested places.


The Kings Arms Hotel - With its oak beams and open fire, you and your dog are ensured a warm welcome as you walk through the door of this 500 year old inn.

The Red Lion Inn - A traditional 15th century Lakeland inn (the oldest pub in Hawkshead), this pub is very dog-friendly, offering dog snacks and a doggy menu, and also welcomes well behaved owners.

The Queens Head and The Sun Inn both allow dogs in the bar and guests can enjoy a great selection of quality food and local beers.

Poppy Red is a pretty café which sells a delicious range of cakes and pastries.

For a real doggy treat, why not visit the Hawkshead Sportswear Café, which even offers a breakfast for dogs?

Near Sawrey

The Tower Bank Arms will be familiar to generations of children as the small country inn in "The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck”. The slate flag floors are perfect for muddy paws.

Far Sawrey

The Cuckoo Brow Inn welcomes muddy boots, wet dogs and children, and is a firm favourite with walkers who use it as a destination after a walk over Claife Heights.


The Outgate Inn is a 17th century inn offering real ales, fine wines and home-cooked food. Dogs are welcome inside and there is also a secluded beer garden at the rear to enjoy the summer sunshine.


Stiles of Ambleside is a popular coffee bar which even offers dry towels and biscuit treats for your dog.

The Lilly - With a great selection of local cask ales, four legged friends are also assured a warm welcome.


Complete with an open fire, the Eagle's Head is a great place to unwind after a walk in Grizedale Forest.

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