Do you often go walking for long distances with your dog? After a trek, do you then like to relax with a refreshing drink while your trusty companion enjoys some downtime too? Then the dog and pub crawl hiking trend will be perfect for you and your four-legged friend.
This trend has grown in popularity as more and more microbreweries have begun to pop up in remote locations throughout the UK. Langdale in the Lake District is a key example of a place where walkers can taste some great beer alongside their canine companions, with its dog-friendly pub being labelled as having the ‘best beer garden in the world’ by both hikers and residents.
There are many more reasons why you should consider the Lake District as the place to try out the dog and pub crawl hiking trend though. Flogas, which provides specialist gas bottle refill services to pubs in remote locations off-grid, explains more…
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Enjoy a memorable walk with man’s best friend
Ahead of calling into any of the Lake District’s dog-friendly pubs, be sure to enjoy a walk that will take in a selection of the area’s wonderful sights and sounds. To begin, why not climb the pyramid-shaped mountain that is Bowfell, the sixth-highest mountain in the Lake District and one of the most popular? From here, you can continue along Crinkle Crags to Cold Pike and then finish at Pike O’ Blisco, which will lead you back down to the bottom of the valley again.
3 dog-friendly pubs you must visit in the Lake District
Get to the bottom of that valley and we won’t be surprised if you and your canine companion are ready for some refreshments and relaxation. Here’s three dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District that are highly recommended to you and man’s best friend:
Sticklebarn is a National Trust pub where every meal is prepared freshly on the premises. It also stocks a fine collection of real ales alongside speciality bottled beers.
Don’t panic about your four-legged friend either. Both well-behaved dogs and those muddy from their adventures across the Lake District are welcome at Sticklebarn. This is because dog towels, water bowls, and doggy treats are all provided here, and there is even a special doggy menu for when you’re enjoying a pint of real ale.
New Dungeon Ghyll
Very near to Sticklebarn, you’ll find the New Dungeon Ghyll. Here, a wide selection of real ales and craft beers are available, including Westmorland Gold — a Golden Ale brewed just along the road by Barngates Brewery. There will also be a doggy bowl waiting in the Walker’s Bar for when they get thirsty as well.
If local flavour is what you’re after, check out the Wainwrights Inn. This dog-friendly pub serves Coniston, a local brewery based in Cumbria. Try the Coniston Bluebird Bitter – an exceedingly pale beer that has a hint of colour.
We have only listed three of many dog-friendly pubs that will be deserving of your attention across the Lake District. So, get out there with your canine companion and start following your own trail today, making sure you stop off at every pub along the way so you and your dog can get a true taste of what the Lake District has to offer.