top 5 dog-friendly pubs in Cambridge

Every dog has its day. Even better when that day involves a trip to the pub. Whether it’s relaxing in a sunny beer garden or cosying up to an open fire, if your dog loves going everywhere with you, they’ll no doubt love the pub too. And for you, what’s better than having your best pal by your side as you enjoy a cold drink after a nice walk. Or getting them involved with a family meal, special occasion or get-together with your mates. Looking for the best dog-friendly pubs in Cambridge? You’re barking up the right tree. 
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1. The Anchor

Once you’ve dropped anchor at this pub, you’re sure to want to stay. Perched on the bank of the River Cam in the heart of town, you can go for a stroll around the nearby Backs before pulling up a chair with a stunning view across the water. Watch the punting from your spot at the Anchor, which is one of the most picturesque dog-friendly pubs Cambridge has to offer. 


2. The Granta

Only a short stroll southwest of the Anchor lies the Granta, another pub where you can soak up some incredible waterside views. Right next to the scenic Mill Pond, which is perfect for a leisurely stroll, there are a number of other lovely Cambridge dog walking spots a stone’s throw away. Like Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen, both full of things to sniff and explore. 


3. The Red Lion

Moving further south still, you’ll find the Red Lion, nestled on the outskirts of town, next to Grantchester Meadows. Perhaps you’re exploring the open countryside with your dog beforehand, going for a walk around Trumpington Meadows Country Park and Byron’s Pool, or looking for somewhere to have a meal and a drink after you’ve been to Wandlebury Country Park. Maybe you’re passing through the area and looking for dog-friendly pubs near Cambridge, without having to go into the city centre. Whatever it is, the family-friendly Red Lion serves a selection of ales, beers and wines, has a food menu packed with pub classics and also offers a kids’ outdoor play area.


4. The Duke of Cambridge

This central hotspot is a short stroll from an array of parks where your dog can let off some steam, before accompanying you for a drink and a bite. The beer garden offers plenty of shade for your dog when it’s hot, but your pet’s more than welcome to join you inside, too. With food served throughout the day, seven days a week, the Duke of Cambridge is perfect for brunch, lunch or an evening meal alike. 

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5. The Fort St George

We’ll finish where we started, back on the banks of the River Cam. The Fort St George has an epic location looking out across the water, surrounded by green spaces for your dog to enjoy like the historic Midsummer Common and Jesus Green. And speaking of history, the Fort dates back to the 16th century and is the oldest pub on the River Cam. Your dog’s much more likely to be interested in the delicious food coming out of the kitchen though, like the traditional Sunday roasts to cap your weekend in style. And, of course, we won’t judge if you share some of yours with them under the table. 

Whether you’re just visiting or you live in Cambridge, dog-friendly pubs are vital for making sure our pets are always part of the family. If you’re looking for a pub in Cambridge where you can take your dog, use the button below to find one near you and book your table online. 
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