Dog Friendly Pubs in and around Rutland

5 April 2017
As a dog owner I'm always searching for dog friendly pubs around the area that we can visits with friends and family after a walk or somewhere we can go where we don't have to leave our pooch home alone.

Meet my 1 year old Pug, Arla.

I thought I can't be the only Rutlander forever searching for dog friendly pubs, and with summer just around the corner I thought it was the perfect time to share which pubs in and around Rutland are doggy friendly!

The Exeter Arms, Barrowden
Growing up in Harringworth and with my grandparents living in Barrowden I have visited The Exeter Arms many times. Last year the Wade family took over the pub, who are also from Barrowden. The large beer garden, bar and outdoor bench make it a perfect spot for you and your pooch in this spring and summer months.

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The Lord Nelson, Oakham
Nestled in the corner of Oakham's market place, The Lord Nelson is a real hidden treasure. Very dog friendly with treat tins too, The Nelson is a rustic pub with great food and a great feel. It's one of our favourite places to visit.

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The White Swan, Harringworth
Just over the Rutland border and under the Viaduct is The White Swan in Harringworth. The 16th century inn was refurbished a few years ago and now has a fresh and light decoration. The pub is  very dog friendly and has a stunning beer garden to the rear.

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The Vaults, Uppingham
Uppingham's popular pub, The Vaults is a lovely place to take your dog as you can sit in the bar, on stools, tables or even in front of the fire on a cosy sofa. The Vaults is very dog friendly and the atmosphere on the weekends especially is lovely.

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The George & Dragon, Seaton
Another pub I have visited for many years is the G&D in Seaton. The bar is very dog friendly and it's lovely to sit in the beer garden or out the front admiring the village in the sunnier months. The G&D was actually the place we first took our families Cocker Spaniel puppies for their first outing.

The Olive Branch, Clipsham
I've only visited The Olive Branch once a few years ago however it is many of my friends top choice for food around the area, I'm also told it's very dog friendly too.

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The Grainstore, Oakham
A very popular choice in Oakham, The Grainstore is named one of the best brew pubs in Britain. It's also dog friendly and has regular live music events too.

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The White Horse, Empingham
Close to Rutland Water, The White Horse says you can pop in with your walking boots and your dog to enjoy food, good company and fine ales.

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The Kings Arms, Wing
 A traditional country pub in one of Rutland's picturesque villages is very dog friendly and has a bar, restaurant, accommodation and function facilities. 

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The Toby Norris, Stamford
Another pub outside of Rutland with great food, real ales, fine wine and all in a 13th century building. It's one of my favourite pubs to visit if I'm in Stamford and it's dog friendly too.


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Horse & Jockey, Manton
Very close to Rutland Water the Horse & Jockey is a popular stop for the attractions visitors. It's also an award winning pub with flagstone floors, open fires and doggy friendly.

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The Fox, North Luffenham
A traditional country pub in the heart of one of Rutland's villages and was voted CAMRA Pub of the year 2016 & 2017 and your dog can enjoy the pub with you in the bar, restaurant and lounge.

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The Crown, Uppingham
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful market town of Rutland you'll find The Crown! Which allows our four legged friend in all hours.

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The Coach House Inn, South Luffenham
On your way to or from Stamford you could pop into The Coach House. A tradition pub with great ales and lovely out door seating for you and your dog in the summer months.

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There is a few country pubs for you to visit with your pooch. If you know of any we haven't mentioned then please let us know so we can add other dog friendly pubs to the list.

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