Do you like to walk for long distances with your dog before finishing the adventure with a relaxing drink? Then you should give the dog and pub crawl hiking trend a go.
The increase in the number of microbreweries popping up in remote locations across the UK has helped to make this trend popular, with Langdale in the Lake District looking to lead the way for walkers to enjoy a great beer and inviting their canine companions along too thanks to it being a dog-friendly pub. In fact, the establishment has been labelled as offering the ‘best beer garden in the world’ by residents and walkers alike.
Flogas, a specialist provider of gas bottle refill services to pubs in remote locations off-grid, believes there are many more reasons why you should look at the Lake District as the ideal location to get on board the dog and pub crawl hiking trend…
A walk you and man’s best friend will both love
Before you start looking at which dog-friendly pubs to visit throughout the Lake District, you should first try and take in as many of the region’s amazing sights. 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.
Three must-visit dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District
You’ll be ready to enjoy some refreshments and downtime when you get to the bottom of the valley — as will your four-legged friend. Here are three dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District that are highly recommended to you and man’s best friend:
The Wainwrights Inn is perfect if you’re looking for a local flavour. 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.
New Dungeon Ghyll
You’ll find a wide selection of craft beers and real ales at the New Dungeon Ghyll, such as Westmorland Gold — a golden ale brewed just along the road by Barngates Brewery. There will also be a bowl waiting in the Walker’s Bar for when your dog gets thirsty, as well.
Sticklebarn won’t take you long to reach from New Dungeon Ghyll. As it’s a National Trust pub, the Sticklebarn ensures that all its meals are prepared freshly on the premises, whilst stocking real ales on top alongside speciality bottled beers.
When it comes to your canine companion, 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.
There are many more dog-friendly pubs to be discovered throughout the Lake District other than the three establishments mentioned above. 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.