Norfolk is really dog friendly and you will be welcome in the vast majority of the coastal pubs plus many cafes and restaurants – they also welcome well-behaved humans! If you are staying inland you won’t have any problems finding somewhere as nearly all the rural village pubs are dog friendly. Whilst we try to ensure this information is regularly updated policies change, so if your travelling a long way to visit an establishment we recommend phoning first to make sure they are still woof friendly.
Don’t forget to check out our guide for details of dog friendly beaches, accommodation, places to visit, local vets and dog shows in the area.
We are welcome indoors in ALL the following establishments:-
The House on the Green – Dogs are as welcome as humans at The House on the Green; they even have a doggy menu on offer! There’s a huge field out the back where dogs can run around or they can join their owners for a meal in the bar area. Every dog is greeted with a stroke and a refreshing bowl of water! Beer garden and a children’s play area too!
Ling Common Road, North Wootton, King’s Lynn PE30 3RE Tel: 01553 631323
The Coach and Horses – Beer garden and children’s play area. Real Ales and traditional pub meals. 77 Manor Road, PE31 6LN. Tel:- 01485 540391
The Feathers – Beer garden. 71 Manor Road, PE31 6LN. Tel:- 01485 540207 (blog)
The Queen Victoria – Outdoor garden with children’s play area. 19 Lynn Road, PE31 7IW. Tel:- 01485 541344
The Rose & Crown – Cosy pub with open fires. Beer garden. Old Church Road, PE31 7LY. Tel:- 01485 541382
The Granary – 6 Beach Road, Snettisham, PE31 7QU. Seating inside and small patio area outside as well.
King William IV Country Inn & Restaurant – We are welcome in the dog friendly bar/restaurant area and there is also a nice garden to mooch about in. Heacham Road, PE36 5LU. Tel:- 01485 571765
The Railway Inn – Station Road, PE36 8LY. Tel:- 01485 518620. Wood burning stove to have a snooze in front of!
The West Norfolk – 91 Station Road, PE31 7AN. Tel:- 01485 570348
Heacham Halt Cafe – South Beach Road, PE31 7LH. Tel:- 01485 572797. Limited opening times during winter please phone to check.
The Lighthouse Café – You can’t miss this one! Big sign up saying ‘DOGS WELCOME’. Water bowls provided as well as a biscuit. Plenty of indoor seating and bench seats and tables outside. Next to the Cliff Top Car Park by the Lighthouse. PE36 6EL
The Old Marine Bar – Outside patio area with sea views. They have an open fire indoors in the winter months which is perfect for snoozing in front of after a bracing walk. 10 St. Edmund’s Terrace (Opposite Princess Theatre), PE36 5EH. Tel:- 01485 533704
Wash & Tope Hotel – No outside area. Occassional live music. 10 – 12 Le Strange Terrace, PE36 5AJ. Tel:- 01485 532250
Rendezvous Café – A couple of tables outside but plenty of space inside. The High Street, PE36 5AB. Tel:- 01485 532336
The Coffee Pot – We’ve yet to visit this establishment but have been informed it is doggy friendly. 28 Le Strange Terrace, PE36 5AJ. Tel:- 01485 535003 – limited opening hours during the winter.
South Beach Cafe – South Beach Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5BA
T.J’s – High Street, Hunstanton. PE36 5AF
Golden Lion Hotel – The Green, Hunstanton, PE36 6BQ. Tel:- 01485 532688.
Big G’s Pizzeria – 8 Southend Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5AW. Tel: 01485 533200
The Old Boat House Café – This is a favourite of ours as it’s right on the beach. We often stop off here after a walk for breakfast. Fresh water available from tap and they also sell rather tasty snacks for doggies. Dogs welcome inside, even wet, smelly ones! Sea Lane, PE36 6JN. Limited opening hours during the winter.
Ancient Mariner Inn – Lots of outside space, patio area, children’s play area and stunning views of the sea. This is a great place for watching the sunsets. We are welcome indoors in the ‘doggy section’ which just happens to be by the fire. Golf Course Road, PE36 6JJ. Tel:- 01485 534411
Caley Hall Hotel – Old Hunstanton Road, PE36 6JJ. Tel:- 01485 533486
Gin Trap Inn – Whitewashed coaching inn with food, a log fire in the cosy bar and a walled garden for sunny days. 6 High Street, Ringstead, PE36 5JU. Tel:- 01485 525264
The White Horse – Beer garden and log fires in the winter. 40 Kirkgate Street, PE36 6LH. Tel:- 01485 525512
Shuck’s – Doggy water bowls and treats! Drove Orchards, PE36 6LS. Tel:- 01485 525889
The Orange Tree – Stylish village gastropub with a doggy menu which we have not tried out yet! Note to human, ‘Please take me to The Orange Tree for my Birthday’. Patio tables in front garden. High Street, PE36 6LY. Tel:- 01485 512213
The Lifeboat Inn – 16th century and former smuggler’s ale house. Outside patio area and small garden. Fantastic log fire in the winter, very cosy. Ship Lane, PE36 6LT. Tel:- 01485 512236 Our Review
The Chequers Inn – Patio and children’s play area. Main Road, PE36 6LY. Tel:- 01485 512229
Titchwell Manor – Dog and family friendly country hotel with designer Victorian contemporary rooms and fine dining. We are rather fond of Titchwell Manor as Frodo’s humans held their wedding reception there and he was the best man! Outdoor seating area and indoor log fire in the winter months. Main Road, PE31 8BB. Tel:- 01485 210221
Briarfields – Outside decking area and grassy lawn with views across the marshes. Main Road, PE31 8BB. Tel:- 01485 210742
Deepdale Cafe – We are welcome inside but the owners kindly ask that our humans have dried us off first and checked for muddy paws. Main Road, PE31 8FB. Tel:- 01485 210200
The Jolly Sailor – Outside Patio area. Main Road, PE31 8BP. Tel:- 01485 210314
The White Horse – Decking area overlooking the marshes. Main Road, PE31 8BY. Tel:- 01485 210262
The Ship Hotel – Garden area with tables. Allowed everywhere except for the restaurant bit. Main Road, PE31 8AP. Tel:- 01485 210333
The Hoste – Garden at back, outdoor seating area front and back. Water bowls supplied. You may spot one or two celebs here. The Green, PE31 8HP. Tel:- 01328 738257
Tilly’s Café – We are welcome inside at tables furthest from kitchen. Water bowls and if you woof nicely you may get a treat. PE31 8HF. Tel:- 01328 70300
The Nelson – Walled garden with seating. Creak Road, PE31 8EN. Tel:- 01328 738321
The Lord Nelson – Garden and children’s play area. Doggies interested in history may be interested to know that Burnham Thorpe is the birthplace of Lord Horatio Nelson. Walsingham Road, PE31 8HW. Tel:- 01328 738241
The Victoria Hotel – Welcome in all areas with the exception of the restaurant. Main Road, NR23 1RG. Tel:- 01328 711008
The Globe Inn – The Butlands. NR23 1EU. Tel:- 01328 710206
The Edinburgh Inn – We are allowed in the beer garden, bar area and part of seating/food area. Station Road, NR23 1AE. Tel:- 01328 710120
The Captain’s Table – Big sign outside says ‘Dogs Welcome’. The inside has been refurburbished and is bright & airy. Good ‘bar-type’ food and plenty of room in which to lie down. Also tables on a high patio and picnic tables at ground level. Freeman Street, NR23 1BQ. Tel:- 01328 710478
The Golden Fleece – Recently refurbished after last winter’s awful flooding and is very dog-friendly. Dogs warmly welcomed inside and out (couple of tables on quay-side and courtyard behind). Water bowls inside and outside plus a large jar of free dog treats on the bar! Great human food too! 18 The Quay, NR23 1AH .Tel:- 01328 710650
The Bowling Green Inn – Beer garden and log fires. Opposite St Nicholas Church, and on the A149 Hunstanton to Cromer Road. NR23 1GY. Tel: 01328 710100
The Albatros Restaurant – The Quay, NR23 1AT. Tel: 07979 087228
Bang! in Wells – Cafe/Bar 2 Staithe Street, NR23 1AF. Tel: 01328 712149. Open 7 days a week serving food all day. Opening hours November to end of February 8.30am – 4pm. Music Nights every other Thursday of the month – dogs welcome! Dogs welcome throughout the cafe/bar and courtyard. Free dog treats and toys to take away. Chef happy to prepare anything on the menu for dogs – just ask.
Raggedy Cat Tearooms – 57 Staithe Street, NR23 1AN. Doggies made very welcome and if you ask nicely you may get a treat!
Beach Café – Voted the most dog friendly cafe in the UK in 2014 and 2015. This cafe even has its own K9 Club of which our Editor, Frodo Cavalier, is the Communications’ Director. Fresh water available at Bertie’s Bar and some very tasty treats on sale. Plus ‘Wash N Wag’, our own bath where our humans can rinse off any mud or sand off us after walkies. There is a lovely wood burning stove inside during the winters, ideal for a quick nap after a long walk. NR23 1DR. Tel:- 01328 713055
Rammshackles Cafe, 29 High Street, NR22 6BZ
The Bull Inn, 8 Common Place, NR22 6BP
Black Lion Hotel, Friday Market, NR22 6DB
The Red Lion – Patio tables outside and wood burning stove indoors – very cosy. 44 Wells Road, NR23 1AJ. Tel:- 01328 830552
The Anchor Inn – limited outdoor seating, nice food for the humans. The St, Morston, NR25 7AA. Tel:- 01263 741392
Blakeney Manor Hotel – Bar area very popular with dogs. NR25 7ND. Tel:- 01263 740376
The Kings Arms – Well known for their locally-sourced fish and sea food. (Did someone say fish? Yum!) Westgate Street, NR25 7NQ. Tel:- 01263 740341
The White Horse – We have heard that if you woof nicely you may be offered a biscuit! 4 High Street, NR25 7AL. Tel:- 01263 740574
The Wiveton Bell – Blakeney Road, NR25 7TL. Tel: 01263 740101
Wiveton Hall Cafe & Farm – Very dog friendly place with a walk through to Blakeney from the farm. 1 Marsh Lane, NR25 7TE. Tel: 01263 740515.
Dun Cow – Always a warm welcome and a pat from the friendly staff. Purdy Street, NR25 7XA. Tel:- 01263 740467
Cookies Crab Shop – Something rather different! Rustic tables outside and a covered gazebo area. Very well known for their fresh seafood. Very popular so booking advised. The Green, NR25 7AJ. Tel:- 01263 740352
The Three Swallows – We are welcome in both bar areas. Newgate Green, NR25 7TT. Tel:- 01263 740526
The George Hotel – High Street, NR25 7RN. Tel:- 01263 740652.
The Artemis Coffee Shop – West Cottage, New Road, NR25 7RA. Tel: 01263 741674
The Ship Inn – Local village pub. The Street, NR25 7SZ. Tel:- 01263 588721
The Lobster Pub -13 High Street, NR26 8JP. Tel:- 01263 822716
The Windham Arms – Landlord has 2 dogs so stop by and say Hi. Traditional pub food plus Greek speciality menu. 15 Wynham Street, NR26 8BA. Tel:- 01263 822609
The Funky Mackerel Cafe – Cliff Road Car Park, NR26 8BJ. Tel: – 01263 826285
Whelk Coppers Tea Rooms – How nice to find a tea room that welcomes dogs! 25 The Driftway, NR26 8LD. Tel:- 01263 825771
Beach Cafe – Water Lane, NR27 9QP. Tel:- 01263 8337762
The Village Inn – Traditional home cooked food, garden with seating area. NR27 9QP. Tel:- 01263 838000
The White Horse – West Street, NR27 9DS. Tel:- 01263 512278
The Red Lion – Brook Street, NR27 9HD. Tel:- 01263 514964
Buttercups Tearooms – 5 High Street, NR27 9HG. Tel:- 01263 510990
The Old Rock Shop Bistro – 10 Hamilton Road, NR27 9HL. Tel:- 01263 511926
Blue Sky Cafe – Outdoor tables but last time we visited we were allowed inside as well. Runton Road, NR27 9AV.
Jetty Cafe – Award winning cafe in the heart of Cromer. Very dog friendly! Always plenty of space for poochy pals! 11 High St, NR27 9HG. Tel: 01263 513184.
Shelley’s Pie & Mash Shop – Very doggy friendly. Yummy pies (gluten free and veggie options available). 9 Garden Street, Cromer, NR27 9HN. Tel: 01263 515304
Cafe Main – 50 Church Street, NR27 9HH. Tel: 01263 515070. Dogs welcome in the conservatory, access via a side entrance.
The Albion – 32 Church Street, NR27 9ES. Tel: 01263 515398. Water bowls and biscuits.
The Pavilion Bar – The Pier. (dog welcome in the bar area)
Crab Pot Cafe – 7 Hamilton Road, NR27 9HL. Tel: 01263 514023
The Ship Inn – 21 Beach Road, NR11 8BQ. Tel: 01263 722671
Manor Hotel – Beach Road, NR11 8BG. Tel: 01263 720309
The Corner Cafe – Cromer Road, NR11 8BE. Tel: 01263 720509
The Royal Hotel, Paston Road, NR11 8BN. Tel: 01263 720096
Poacher’s Pocket – NR12 0LS. Tel: 01692 650468. Dining area especially for dogs at the bar.
Sugar & Spice Cafe – Coast Road, NR12 0EU. Tel:- 01692 218118. Treats and water bowls available. Barking Bugle fans might get a free sausage if you bark nicely!
Nelson Head – Horsey, NR29 4AD. TEL: 01493 393378
The Fisherman’s Arms – NR29 4BN. Tel: 01493 393305
The Lacon Arms – Sea View Road, NR29 4JG.
Gorleston Doggie Diner, NR31 6PL (Check out our blog)
Other areas in Norfolk – we’ve not personally visited the following but they have been recommended by our readers:-
Blickling – The Buck Arms, NR11 6NF. Tel: 01263 732133
Chedgrave – The White Horse, NR14 6ND. Good Real Ale, Good Food, Great Staff. Well-behaved owners & dogs welcome. Tel: 01508 520250
Dereham – The George Hotel, Swaffham Road, NR19 2AZ. Tel: 01362 696801
Fakenham – Fakenham Garden Centre, Mill Road, Hempton, NR21 7LH. Tel: 01328 863380. Special dog tables indoors by the cafe entrance, we can also go into the store.
Freethrope – Rampant Horse, 2 Chapelfield, NR13 3LY Tel: 01493 700103
Great Massingham – The Dabbling Duck, 11 Abbey Road, PE32 2HN. Tel: 01485 520827
Heacham – Fox & Hounds, Station Road, PE31 7EX. Tel: 01485 570345. Has live music evenings so telephone before visiting to check.
Horstead – The Recruiting Sergeant, Norwich Road, NR12 7EE. Tel: 01603 737077
Holt – The King’s Head, 19 High Street, NR25 6BN. Tel: 01263 712543
Holt – Wells Deli, 7 Market Place, NR25 6BE
Hoveton – The Kings Head, Station Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8UR (Poppy’s Review)
Hoveton – Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, NR12 8QU (Poppy’s Review)
Kelling – Emcy Garden Centre, Holgate Hill, Nr Holt. NR25 7ER. Tel: 01263 711574
Langham – Langham Blue Bell, Holt Road, NR25 7BX. Tel: 01328 830630
Little Fransham – The Canary & Linnet, Main Road, NR19 2JW. Tel: 01362 687027. Water bowls and biscuits!
Little Walsingham – The Black Lion Hotel, Friday Market Place, NR22 6DB. Cosy wood burner and open fire for post walk naps. Don’t mind muddy dogs and treats available. Tel: 01328 820235
Loddon – The Swan, 23 Church Close, Loddon, Norwich. NR14 6LX. The staff love dogs and will always welcome them with a fuss, water and treats. Tables outside in our courtyard garden and also dogs welcome in the bar area while their owners are eating or drinking. Tel: 01508 528039
Norwich – The Earlham Arms, 41 Earlham Road, NR2 AD. Tel: 01603 622993 (Poppy’s Review)
Norwich – The Golden Star, 57 Colegare Road, NR3 1DD. Tel: 01603 632447
Norwich – The Red Lion, Bishopgate, Norwich, NR1 4AA. Tel: 01603 620154 (Poppy’s Review)
Norwich – The Whalebone Freehouse, 144 Magdalen Road, Norwich, NR3 4BA. Tel: 01603 425482 (Poppy’s Review)
Norwich – Olives Cafe, 40 Elm Hill, NR3 1HG. Tel: 01603 230500
Norwich – Earlham Park Cafe, Earlham Road, NR4 7TQ. Tel:
Norwich – Cactus Cafe, 102 Magdalen Street, NR3 1JD. Tel: 01603 627667
Norwich – Cherryleaf Coffee House, 50 St. Giles Street, NR2 1LW. Tel: 01603 699955
Norwich – The Plasterers Arms, 43 Cowgate, NR3 1SZ. Tel: 01603 387525
Norwich – River Green Cafe, The Street, Trowse Newton, NR14 8AH. Tel: 01603 622448
Norwich – House Cafe, 52 St. Benedicts Street, NR2 4AR. Tel: 01603 920037
Norwich – Eaton Park Cafe, 86 N Park Avenue, NR4 7EG. Tel; 01603 457359
Norwich – Storm in a Teacup, 2 Elm Hill, NR3 1HN. Tel: 01603 667658
Norwich – The Bicycle Shop, 17 St. Benedicts Street, NR2 4PE. Tel: -1603 625777
Norwich – The Unthank Kitchen, 117 Unthank Road, NR2 2PE. Tel: 07340 157800
Norwich – The Black Horse, 50 Earlham Road, NR2 3DE. Tel: 01603 630880
Norwich – The Cottage, 149 Thunder Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 0JD. Tel: 01603 433444 (Poppy’s Review)
Norwich – The River Gardens, 36 Yarmouth Road, NR7 0EQ . Tel: 01603 703900 (Poppy’s Review)
Norwich – The Rising Sun, 28 Wroxham Road, Coltishall, NR12 7EA. Tel: 01603 737440 (Poppy’s Review)
Ranworth – Malsters, The Hill, NR13 6AB. Tel: 01603 270900
Skeyton – The Goat Inn – Long Road, NR10 5DH. Tel: 01692 538600.
Smallburgh – The Crown Inn, NR12 9AD. TEL: 01692 536314
Spixworth – The Longe Arms, I Crostwick Lane, Spixworth (Poppy’s Review)
Sporle – The Peddars Inn, 70 The Street, PE32 7DR. Tel: 01760 788 101. Has a doggy menu and a doggy hall of fame!
Swaffham – Bridget’s Cafe, 5 London Road, PE37 7DD. Tel: 01760 722552
Thetford – The Bell Hotel, Kings Street. IP24 2AZ
Thetford – The Albion, Castle Street. IP24 2DN
West Beckham – The Wheatsheaf, Church Road, NR25 6nX. There motto is “dogs, horses and muddy boots welcome”. Four legged friends are welcome in the pub and in the restaurant – do you think that includes the horses? Tel: 01263 822110
Watton – The Old Windmill Inn, Water End, Watton. IP25 6NN. Tel: 01760 756232
Weasenham St. Peters – The Fox & Hounds, The Green, PE32 2TD. Tel: 01328 838868
Wisbech – The Orchard Tearooms, Redmoor Lane, PE14 0RN
Wolterton – The Saracens Head, Wall Road, NR11 7LZ. Tel: 01263 768909
Wroxham – The Boat Shed. Tel: 01603 783892
Woofs Frodo Cavalier – Editor