Dogs are Welcome! My personal guide to pet friendly local venues where I work & play! – by our guest blogger, Laura Tew Fun On All Paws dog walking service based in Kensal Green, North West London.
I thought I’d share my Hot List of Dog friendly venues in and around my local dog walking area of Brent: NW10, NW2, NW6. Hammersmith & Fulham: NW10, W10. Westminster: W9!
I hate being away from my dog almost as much as he hates being away from me! It’s wonderful to know that times are changing so social venues and open spaces are becoming much more dog friendly then they have been in the past. It is mainly because more people are bringing dogs into their family and they want them to be included just as much in their daily outings etc.
Many pubs, cafes, shops and even some salons are opening their doors to well behaved dogs! Here is my personal list of recommended places I visit often with LJ who offer great products, service and even a bowl of water for the pooch!
NW10: The Regent (pub) http://www.theregentkensalgreen.com/ The staff love all dogs (LJ always gets spoiled) get there for Tuesday’s 2 for 1 burger deal!
The Chamberlayne (pub) http://www.thechamberlayne.com/ dogs allowed in the bar. They grill some great steak!
The Masons Arms (pub) http://www.themasonsarmsnw10.co.uk/events.html Love dogs! check out their posh new garden!
The William IV (pub & Tapas) http://www.williamivlondon.com/ dog friendly and they sell my favourite Fruli Strawberry beer!
The Diner (cafe) http://www.goodlifediner.com/#/locations/kensalrise Dogs are allowed in their garden and receive lots of fuss from the staff!
8 Station Terrace (cafe) http://www.8stationterrace.com/ dogs welcome inside! They do GREAT weekend brunch!
Gracelands Cafe http://www.gracelandscafe.com/ Dogs welcome inside They also cook up a great lunch using all local produce.
Roundwood Park, Gladstone park, King Edward VII Recreation Ground.
NW6: Jacks Cafe http://www.jacks-cafe.com/ Dogs allowed in the garden. Great place to meet for a light lunch or just a coffee!
The Tricycle Cafe & Bar http://www.tricycle.co.uk/home/about-the-tricycle-pages/about-us-tab-menu/cafe/ lovely, friendly charity run cafe with nice food and tasty coffee. Dogs allowed into the cafe.
The Salusbury (pub) http://www.thesalusbury.co.uk/ Dogs welcome in the bar area. They also own the Chamberlayne so provide equally good grub!
Queens Park (dogs on lead only) Tiverton Green, Kilburn Grange Park
W10: Paradise by way of Kensal Green (pub) http://www.theparadise.co.uk/ The place for trendy sunday roasts!
The Nektar Bar (pub) http://www.timeout.com/london/venue/15308/nektar-bar Owned by Dimitri who, once you meet, you’ll NEVER forget! He & Maggie make amazing homecooked dishes with fresh ingredients and very generous portions! Dogs welcome inside.
The North Pole (pub) http://www.thenorth-pole.co.uk/ dog friendly and they do a good Quiz on Mondays!
The Garden Bar & Grill (pup) http://www.housebars.co.uk/gardenbar/findus.asp Dog friendly and in the summer they do smoking BBQ nights!
Notting Dale Pizza (set in a pub garden) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Notting-Dale-Pizza/132371263459532 Set in the beer garden of The Pig & Whistle pub, the owner is a lovely guy who loves dogs and, as dogs are allowed in the garden, you can eat your freshly prepped and baked pizza, in their Italian stone oven, with your pooch waiting for the scraps!
North Kensington Vet: http://www.sthelensvets.co.uk/
Wormwood Scrubs, Little Wormwood Scrubs, Meanwhile Gardens (great dog friendly community space!)
W9: The Warrington (pub) http://www.gordonramsay.com/thewarrington/ Posh eatery upstairs but dogs are allowed in the saloon bar downstairs. Good for a posh pint!
Raoul’s (cafe) http://raoulsgourmet.com/ lovely food and a great atmosphere. Dogs allowed in outside area but its covered by a big awning when its raining so you’ll always be comfortable!
Paddington Recreation Ground: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/workspace/assets/publications/siteinfopadrec-1261583395.pdf This place is awesome! They even have a dog friendly section outside in the cafe!
You can always enjoy your days out with your pooch if you hate leaving them behind! If, on the other hand, you prefer to have a dog free day then I will be more then happy to take them off your hands for a fun doggy day of their very own! check out my Doggy Day Care.
Do you have a great dog-friendly venue in your area, and would like to give them some well-deserved publicity here on the blog? Add your comment below!