Dog Friendly Pubs in Derbyshire: Top 6 Spots
Derbyshire is home to so many dazzling views, making it the perfect destination for a glorious springtime walk with your canine companion. We’re all familiar with that post-fresh air hit of tiredness though, so finding a pitstop is essential after a long day of exploring. Pet parents can rejoice though, as we’ve rounded up our must visit dog friendly pubs in Derbyshire, all nestled within stunning spots across the county. Plan your next trip out with these hound-friendly haunts!
Holly Bush Inn, Belper
This grade II listed pub has likely welcomed your pooches’ own ancestors, opening its doors in the 17th century and maintaining so much of its original charm even now. Ale enthusiasts, dog walkers and regulars make up much of the crowds at The Holly Bush Inn, and the laid-back atmosphere of the pub makes it the ideal spot for some well-deserved rest post-hike. Your dog will undoubtedly manage to sniff out a treat and a water bowl, but be warned — once they’ve picked up the scent of the pubs legendary pork pies, they’ll be hunting for scraps!
Location: Holly Bush Lane, Belper, DE56 0RX | Visit: www.hollybushinnmakeney.co.uk
The Prince of Wales, Baslow
The Prince of Wales is in a prime spot for those visiting the Peak District, located in the heart of the National Park in Baslow. Artisan produce, locally brewed ales and perfectly paired gin and tonics are all to be enjoyed at The Prince of Wales, and they all taste even better when enjoyed after a long day of exploring the stunning surroundings. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, as long as they’re accompanied by well behaved owners! Make the most of your visit by sampling a scrumptious Sunday roast and make it a spot you return to every time you’re in the area.
Location: Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1RY | Visit: www.princeofwalesbaslow.co.uk
The Royal Oak, Hurdlow
Situated in the picturesque countryside of the southern Peak District, walkers (and their four legged friends) will find this traditional pub a welcome sight after hiking through the grounds of the nearby Pilsbury Castle, or after a day of exploring the limestone trail at Chee Dale. The Royal Oak boasts open fires, cask beers and hearty homemade delights, ticking every box for those in need of some relaxation, and dogs are welcome to take a break here too. The pub even offers accommodation options too, so it’s a great spot for making the most of a weekend spent adventuring in this mesmerising part of the Peak District. The ploughman’s platter is our top recommendation, so give it a go while you’re there!
Location: Hurdlow, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9QJ | Visit: www.peakpub.co.uk
The George Inn, Castleton
Once you’ve admired the views from Mam Tor, make sure to pop in to The George Inn, located in Castleton, it’s the perfect place to recharge after taking in a birdseye view of the region. Castleton itself is an idyllic hamlet, packed with character and a great spot for an adventure with your canine companion. Enjoy lunch at this traditional spot, where the menu packs in every pub classic imaginable, all washed down with a refreshing ale. If you’d rather pick something up to fuel your wander through this quaint area, then opt for a bite from the takeaway menu and ask one of the members of staff for tips on the most scenic walking routes.
Location: Castle Street, Castleton, S33 8WG | Visit: www.thegeorgecastleton.co.uk
The Devonshire Arms, Beeley
After a regal stroll through the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate, quench your thirst at an inviting spot in Beeley. Bustling with just as much heritage as Chatsworth, The Devonshire Arms is a cosy spot, with many visitors spending a leisurely afternoon sampling all that is on offer here. Avid foodies should know that the pub is recognised by the Michelin guide, so be sure to tuck into some exquisite plates, crafted by connoisseurs. Pooches will be treated to only the finest selection of tasty treats too, of course, and they’re welcomed into the bar area.
Location: Devonshire Square, Beeley, Matlock DE4 2NZ | Visit: www.devonshirehotels.co.uk
The Greenman Public House, Ashbourne
Winding cobbled streets, Tudor & Georgian heritage and a vibrant market feel all characterise Ashbourne perfectly, and The Greenman Public House captures the best of this pleasant town. Call in with your canine companion after you’ve wandered through the marketplace (Thursdays and Saturdays are the best days to visit), and enjoy one of the kitchen’s special offerings, succulent beef sliders. Dog treats are available from the bar, even though your pooch will likely be trying their best to hunt for scraps. You’re only a stone’s throw away from a whole host of rewarding hikes through the southern Peak District too, so whether you work up an appetite or if you simply enjoy a relaxed jaunt through the town, ending up at this spot is always going to guarantee happy owners and waggy tails.
Location: 10 St John St, Ashbourne DE6 1GH | Visit: www.thegreenman.co.uk
Plan your next trip to this blissful part of the UK and explore some of the most awe-inspiring views with your four-legged friend – just be sure to anticipate for some extremely muddy paws upon return! Get your pooch back looking and feeling fresh with our expert dog grooming services, here at The Muddy Paw Chesterfield.