Perfect for Pooches: Dog-Friendly Independents in Leicester

A man’s best friend, our trusty sidekicks, and our fur-babies, we’re a nation of dog-lovers and it’s no different here in Leicester city.  If you’re heading out with your furry friend and wondering where you can confidently bring them along to, look no further, as there are some great independent venues who’ll welcome your dog with open arms, a fresh bowl of water and maybe even a little tasty treat or two.

Here are some of our favourite refuel stops for you and your furry friend.

Leicester Coffee House

Based in a historic building on Granby Street, Leicester Coffee House provides in-house roasted coffee and homemade cakes and more importantly, is home to Tommo the dog, Head of Customer Service. It’s the perfect pit-stop for a cup of coffee and something sweet, and, who knows, maybe your dog will find a new best friend in Tommo.

Queen of Bradgate

A craft beer & cask ale house on the High Street with traditional pub dining, cocktail bar, live music and ping pong, the Queen of Bradgate is proud to always be dog friendly and will happily provide you with a fresh drink for them to enjoy while you’re sipping on your choice of beverage, whether it’s a 241 cocktail at happy hour or a morning cuppa.

The Exchange

In the heart of the Cultural Quarter, The Exchange stands tall as a relaxed, airy and friendly space for those mid-day meetings, after work drinks and light lunches. Dogs are welcome, so pop in for a water bowl and tipple du jour, as you watch the hustle and bustle of the city go by.

The Parcel Yard

If you’re taking a trip in or out of the city via Leicester Railway Station or on your way back into town from a walk in Victoria Park, head to The Parcel Yard to spend some quality time with your pooch. Well behaved dogs are welcome and water bowls and complimentary dog treats are available in the bar and garden areas, as with all Steamin’ Billy pubs.

The Tree

A neighbourhood hangout with a glorious beer garden serving up freshly made food and seriously tasty beers and a selection of cocktails. The Tree are self-proclaimed dog lovers and will happily allow your four-legged friend to join you in their bar area.

King Richard III

A cosy historic city centre pub, bring your dog along to marvel at this gorgeous period feature building while you work your way through their large selection of lagers, ciders and real ales. Your furry friend is allowed outside and inside, apart from the back room/restaurant. Water bowls and treats are provided to keep them satisfied.

The Globe

The Globe has been synonymous with serving fine ales and food since 1720 and that’s not all, they are proud to be a dog friendly pub. Welcome in the bar area downstairs or their outdoor seating, they’ll also happily provide water bowls and complimentary dog treats.

The Distillery

Whether it is great beer, delicious cocktails, scrumptious food or a place to just kick back and watch the match; The Distillery is the place to be and an added, important bonus, dogs are welcome too. Where possible they’ll try and seat you in an area away from too much noise so you and your pooch can relax.

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