Our Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs in Hampshire

Our Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs in Hampshire

Hampshire has a varied and exciting array of scenery to explore, but the best part is you can bring your four-legged friend with you for the journey! There’s no shortage of stunning walking routes if you’re planning an adventure with your canine companion this spring — and you can reward your efforts by making a pitstop at one of the many dog friendly pubs Hampshire boasts.

We’ve created a guide to some of the best dog friendly pubs in Hampshire, take a look and plan a day out that’ll guarantee plenty of waggy tails and great food.

The Brickmakers, Swanmore

Our first stop is in Southampton, in the village of Swanmore where you’ll find The Brickmakers. The pub even has its own resident canine, Rosie, and she’ll likely sniff out any newcomers on the hunt for the nearest water bowl. Of course, visiting pooches will sniff out the complimentary treats, and humans will have a keen eye for the variety of cocktails to choose from. It’s a prime spot for those who’ve enjoyed a day trip to Bishop Waltham, a nearby medieval market town. Stay later into the evening and cosy up next to an open fire, and sample something from the free-range, fresh menu.

Location: Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PA | Visit: www.thebrickmakers.co.uk

The Alice Isle, Ringwood

Head out to the New Forest National Park on a spring day and you’ll have an abundance of places to explore, finding your own hidden gems while your four-legged friends enjoy plenty of space to roam. When it’s time to grab a seat and a drink somewhere, head to Ringwood and find a table at the incredibly picturesque Alice Isle pub and kitchen. For scrumptious food and dog friendly facilities in the heart of the countryside, you can’t pick a better spot!

Location: Rockford Green, Ringwood, BH24 3NA | Visit: www.thealicelisle.co.uk

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The Fox and Hounds, Lyndhurst

Another perfect spot for human and canine visitors of the New Forest, The Fox and Hounds, situated in the scenic village of Lyndhurst. Whether you walk from Ashurst, take on the Parish Circular Walk or opt for the more challenging Brockenhurst Circular route, your efforts will be rewarded when you arrive back into the village at this charming spot. Cask ales and fresh food are best enjoyed as you unwind on one of the sofas by the fire, or weather permitting, on the sun-trap terrace.

Location: Lyndhurst, High Street, New Forest National Park, S043 7BG | Visit: www.foxandhoundslyndhurst.co.uk

The Bush Inn, Ovington

Nestled in the South Downs National Park and overlooking the river Itchen, The Bush Inn is a traditional pub, and it’s a favourite amongst walkers. From the relaxing atmosphere to the tasty dishes on offer, all inspired by the nearby surroundings, you’ll get a real feel for the heritage of the area when you opt to unwind with your pooch here. Choose your favourites from the wine list, main menu or takeaway, and rest assured there’ll be a water bowl and dog treats for your hungry hound.

Location: New Alresford, Ovington, SO24 0RE | Visit: www.thebushinn.net

The Boot Inn, Houghton

After your pooch has left no stone un-sniffed in Farley Mount Country Park, The Boot Inn is an ideal place to recoup — and the bar is fully stocked with dog treats! Settle down into this welcoming establishment and make the most of recommendations from the many regulars that frequent the bar, they’ll be able to tell you everything from the best ales on tap, to the must-try plates on the carefully crafted menu.

Location: Church Lane, Houghton, SO20 6LH | Visit: www.thebootinn-houghton.co.uk

The Shoe, Exton

The Meon Valley has an abundance of natural landscapes to explore, so if you’re new to the area, begin your walk with a stop at this friendly local pub. The Shoe offers up home-cooked food and dog friendly dining options, but don’t miss out on the views of Old Winchester Hill from the pub’s riverside garden. Local suppliers provide every element of the food and drinks menu, giving visitors a real taste of the South Downs! If the temperature drops as the sun sets, bag a spot infront of one of the open log fires.

Location: The Shoe, Shoe Lane, SO32 3NT | Visit: www.theshoeexton.co.uk

Take your four-legged friend on adventure through Hampshire this Spring, and enjoy a tour of these pooch-friendly pubs! After lots of exploring, The Muddy Paw Andover is on hand to get those paws sparkling clean once again with our attentive dog grooming and wellness services.