Dogs are man's best friends - our loyal companions, always by our side. So why would we want to leave them out when we're enjoying the great outdoors and fancy a pint?
With everything from cosy gastropubs to swanky bars, Christopher Cederskog - European general manager of pet services network www.rover.com - shares his top pick of the best dog-friendly boozers in SE London and north Kent.
1. The Danson Stables
Danson Park, DA6 8HL
The Danson Stables pub is a hidden gem located in the middle of Danson Park, with secret gardens, lakes and a duck pond - what more could you ask for! This hugely dog-friendly pub is known for its massive jar of doggie biscuits – the perfect treat after a long walk.
2. Sydney Arms
Old Perry Street, BR7 6PL
This lovely watering hole is perfectly parked opposite the entrance to Scadbury Farm, making it ideal for a cooling pint after a long scenic walk with your furry friend. Not only are they more than welcoming to you and your pet, but the food is great too.
3. The Greyhound Keston
Commonside, BR2 6BP
The Greyhound is situated on the beautiful Commonside, offering scenic views for both humans and dogs. So for a taste of fresh air and a cooling pint head on down – they even serve a ‘doggie sausage’ for your furry companion.
4. The Three Horseshoes
Knockholt, TN14 7LD
Resident labradors Holly and Jazz will give your pup a warm welcome as soon as you arrive at this relaxing pub. Outdoor lovers can go for a stroll in the beautiful surrounding area of North Downs, or cosy up inside for a warming beverage.
5. The Mitre
Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NA
Located on the Greenwich High Road, right in the heart of the town, The Mitre is the perfect spot to visit with your canine companion. Serving dog bowls and treats, you’ll feel at home in no time.
6.The Sail Loft
11 Victoria Parade, SE10 9FR
A stylish bar located on Greenwich riverside, perfect for watching the world go by. So for a change of scene from the big smoke, hurry down for some delicious grub and a refreshing pint with your furry companion; big or small, all will be warmly welcomed on the ground floor and terrace outside.
7. Greenwich Tavern
1 King William Walk, SE10 9JH
Located right on the foot of the park, you’ll find lots of four-legged friends here. So why not take a sleepy stroll through the park with your little friend and wind down with a glass of wine in the Greenwich Tavern.
8. The Signal Pub
7 Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3HE
Curl up with your favourite furry friend by the fireplace in this cosy pub. Known for its English charcoal rotisserie and grill, you’re in for a delicious treat. They even have local musicians and artists performing at the bar, so you want to jazz up your evening, this is the place to go.
9. The Wharf, Dartford
Cotton Lake, DA2 6QL
The Wharf is situated right on the water’s edge with wonderful views over Cotton Lake making this the perfect place to unwind. The large garden outside beckons your dog to come and join. All dogs are warmly welcomed and encouraged to curl up next to you while you explore their spectacular menu.
10. The Hackney Carriage
Station Road, Sidcup, DA15 7AA
Treats, water and cuddles for all dogs. Upon arrival at the Hackney Carriage your pooch will always feel at home. This cosy pub is the perfect place to kick back with a local ale after a long walk along the River Shuttle with your pal.
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