31 dog-friendly Berkshire pubs where you and your pet will be welcome

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.

See their website here.

2. The Castle Tap

The Castle Tap, Reading
The Castle Tap, Reading
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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.

Find out more here.

3. Nag’s Head

The Nags Head, Reading
The Nags Head, Reading
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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.

Here’s the website.

4. The Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms in Reading
The Foresters Arms in Reading
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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.

Find out more here.

5. The Three Tuns

The Three Tuns, Reading
The Three Tuns, Reading
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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.

Their website is here.

6. The Hopleaf

The Hopleaf, Reading
The Hopleaf, Reading
(Image: Google Streetview)

Where: 163 Southampton Street, Reading, RG1 2QZ

A great welcome for fans of a good pint and of course for their canine companions.

Find out more here.

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,

Pop to their website for more.

8. The Fox and Hounds

The Fox and Hounds, Theale
The Fox and Hounds, Theale
(Image: Google Streetview)

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.

Learn more on their website.

9. The Volunteer

The Volunteer at Theale
The Volunteer at Theale
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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.

Here is the website.

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.

Check out their website for more.

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.

Read more here.

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.

More details here.

13. The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn, Hill Bottom
The Sun Inn, Hill Bottom
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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.

There’s more on their website.

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

Here’s the website.

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.

Go to their website here.

16. The Horse and Groom

The Horse and Groom, Mortimer Common
The Horse and Groom, Mortimer Common
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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?

See their Facebook page here.

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.

See more about the venue here.

18. The Greyhound

The Greyhound, Henley
The Greyhound, Henley
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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.

More online here.

19. The Butchers Arms

The Butchers Arms, Sonning Common
The Butchers Arms, Sonning Common
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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.

Their website is here.

20. The Pheasant

The Pheasant Bar and Restaurant, Winnersh
The Pheasant Bar and Restaurant, Winnersh
(Image: Google Streetview)

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.

More online here.

21. The Flowing Spring

The Flowing Spring
The Flowing Spring
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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.

Read all about it here.

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.

More online here.

23. The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak in Knowl Hill
The Royal Oak in Knowl Hill
(Image: Google Streetview)

Where: Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Reading RG10 9YE

Lovely country pub, popular with locals, families and walkers and dogs are welcome.

Check out their Facebook page here.

24. The Alehouse

The Alehouse, Reading
The Alehouse, Reading
(Image: Google Streetview)

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

The Greyfriar, Reading
The Greyfriar, Reading
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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.”

Find out more here.

26. The Allied Arms

The Allied Arms
The Allied Arms
(Image: Google Streetview)

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.

Check out their website here.

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.

Here’s the website for all the Lounges.

28. The Elm Tree

The Elm Tree in Reading
The Elm Tree in Reading
(Image: Google Streetview)

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.

More details available here.

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.

Their website is right here.

30. The Fox and Hounds

The Fox and Hounds
The Fox and Hounds
(Image: Google Streetview)

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.

Check out the website here.

31. The Turners Arms

The Turners Arms
The Turners Arms
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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.

More here.

To find more dog friendly pubs in other areas go to www.doggiepubs.org.uk.

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