Getting out and about on a weekend to some of the beautiful spots in and around Reading is all the more fun with your trusty four-legged friend by your side.
There’s nothing like having a long and muddy dog walk then nipping in somewhere dog-friendly to go for a drink.
It can be hard to find places where they not only don’t mind the furry friends, but actually are happy welcome you both while you enjoy a pint.
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This is where website Doggie Pubs comes in – like TripAdvisor for pets, it’sa go-to to find the dog-friendly pubs in your area:
1. Bird in Hand
Where: Peppard Road, Sonning Common, Reading, RG4 9NP
This 16th century coaching inn has a stunning Inglenook fireplace and backs onto a woodland area known as Bird Wood. There are dog treats on the bar and real ales for you to enjoy.
2. The Castle Tap
Where: 120 Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7RJ
A real beer fan’s pub, with real ales, craft beers and, of course, a dog-friendly environment including water and treats for the little poppets.
3. Nag’s Head
Where: 5 Russell Street, Reading, RG1 7XD
This CAMRA award-winning pub often has regular drinkers with their dogs. There’s a simple bar menu and water bowls for the dogs on request. However, there’s no garden.
4. The Foresters Arms
Where: 79 Brunswick Street, Reading, RG1 6NY
Bring yourself and our dog into the warmth, with a chance to unwind in front of the cosy open fire in this 130-year-old pub.
5. The Three Tuns
Where: 191 Wokingham Road, Reading, RG6 1LT
Walkers can kick off their boots inside or outside on the patio garden and indulge in some home-cooked food and wine.
6. The Hopleaf
Where: 163 Southampton Street, Reading, RG1 2QZ
A great welcome for fans of a good pint and of course for their canine companions.
7. The Hope and Bear
Where: 153 London Road, Reading, RG1 5DE
Dog-friendly and boasting an open fire for those winter months, this bar on the former site of the Abbot Cook has good food for you, dog biscuits and a warm welcome for your buddy,
8. The Fox and Hounds
Where: Station Road, Theale, RG7 4BE
The perfect spot for drinking and dining, or relaxing and it’s both child-friendly and dog-friendly. Fun for all the family.
9. The Volunteer
Where: 65 Church Street, Theale RG7 5BX
It’s been refurbished but still has that charming village inn feel for you and your pet to relax into.
10. The Greyhound
Where: Tidmarsh, Reading, RG8 8ER
Pets are welcome and there’s an open fire, so we’re heading here right now for a cosy afternoon.
11. The Elephant
Where: Church Road, Pangbourne, RG8 7AR
A bar and a hotel, your four-legged friend is welcome in all areas, apart from the restaurant – but you can enjoy dining with your pup in our casual bar area.
12. The Swan
Where: Shooters Hill, Pangbourne, RG8 7DU
A beautiful 17th century listed building with three open fires, and ‘the treats are on them’ for your four-legged buddies.
13. The Sun Inn
Where: Hill Bottom, Reading, RG8 7PU
This self-proclaimed animal-friendly pub is perfect for a swift walk along the River Thames before a relaxing drink for you both.
14. The Spring Inn
Where: Bath Road, Sulhamstead, Reading, RG7 5HP
This 1761 pub has warming fires, high wooden ceilings and promises to help if you’re “two-legged or four, hot or cold, hungry, thirsty or just looking to take a breather”. They’ve even got their own doggy hashtag – #springwoofpack
15. The Cross Keys
A traditional country inn, dating back to the eighteenth century, this cosy spot has food for you and drinks for all – including dogs.
16. The Horse and Groom
Where: The Street, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 3RD
A proper village pub with great food, a warm welcome – and it is dog friendly, so what are you waiting for?
17. The Cunning Man
Where: Burghfield Bridge Cl, Reading RG30 3RB
This thatched country pub and restaurant offers food and drinks, and apparently your dog has a pint to enjoy too. Suspect it’s just water for dogs.
18. The Greyhound
Where: Gallowstree Road, Rotherfield Peppard, Henley, RG9 5HT
Owned by Antony Worrall Thompson, this foodie destination doesn’t allow dogs into the main restaurant area but they will bring food out to the bar where dogs are allowed if you’d like to eat.
19. The Butchers Arms
Where: Blounts Court Road, Sonning Common, Reading, RG4 9RS
Dog friendly and also horse friendly with a set of halting rails outsider for anybody riding by, this is an animal-lovers’ pub and no mistake.
20. The Pheasant
Where: 355 Reading Road, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5LR
This venue promises good food and drinks – and is family-friendly, with the welcome extended to dogs too.
21. The Flowing Spring
Where: Henley Road, Playhatch, Reading, RG4 9RB
On the edge of the Chilterns, The Flowing Spring is the perfect place to stop after a long and muddy dog walk.
22. The Packhorse
Where: Upper Woodcote Road, Chazey Heath, Mapledurham, RG4 7UG
This pub is so doggy friendly, they even host dog walk events! And treats for the best boys.
23. The Royal Oak
Where: Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Reading RG10 9YE
Lovely country pub, popular with locals, families and walkers and dogs are welcome.
24. The Alehouse
Where: 2 Broad Street, Reading RG1 2BH
On the corner of Broad Street, among a cluster of coffee shops, with one of the widest ranges of draught and bottled beers in the area.
Dogs are always welcome and water bowls are always on offer.
25, The Greyfriar
Where: 53 Greyfriars Road, Reading, RG1 1PA
The Greyfriar is a traditional English ale pub, which is just a short walk from Reading Station.
One of the bar staff said: “We always welcome dogs with water and treats. We have a few blind regulars who come in with their guide dogs and we cater to their needs too.”
26. The Allied Arms
Where: 57 St Mary’s Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG
Reading’s Pub of the Year 2013 has been a pub since 1828 – it’s a snack-only eatery with a secluded beer garden that’s perfect for pooches.
27. Alto Lounge
Where: 32-32A Church Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8AU
With a menu for humans full of comfort food, they also make a big fuss of dogs and have water bowls and biscuits on hand.
Alto Lounge’s sister-bar Bosco Lounge in Crockhamwell Road,Woodley offers the same service.
28. The Elm Tree
Where: Beech Hill Road, Reading, RG7 2AZ
Dog walkers who are willing to wander a little further into the wilderness can take a break at The Elm Tree and enjoy the picturesque views.
Thirsty dogs will be welcomed with a bowl of water and cold canines can stretch out in front of one of the three open fires in the barn.
29. The Rowbarge
Where: Station Road, Woolhampton, RG7 5SH
The Rowbarge welcomes all four-legged friends, in all six of its rooms and the garden.
Dog walkers who are in search of a new route can also check out the 5.5 mile circular walk from the pub.
30. The Fox and Hounds
Where: 51 Gosbrook Road, Reading, RG4 8BN
Named the best pub in Reading by the local branch of the CAMRA, The Fox and Hounds is dog-friendly and always has water, treats and even blankets on offer to canine customers.
31. The Turners Arms
Where: West End Road, Mortimer Common, Reading, RG7 3TW
Walkers can find this pub on the corner of Fairfield Park. Dogs can enjoy water and biscuits while owners can treat themselves to some Thai cuisine.
To find more dog friendly pubs in other areas go to www.doggiepubs.org.uk.
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