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22 dog-friendly places in Bournemouth

Dog friendly places Bournemouth: where to take dogs when they want some coffee, a pint or an amazing dinner in and around Bournemouth.


1. Urban Reef Seafront Restaurant & Beach Bar – Bournemouth 

Urban Reef offers wonderful scenery as it is located right on the beach next to Boscombe Pier. The restaurant and bar welcomes dogs both inside and outside so you can spend some quality time near the water.

2. Reef Encounter Bar and Grill – Boscombe

Reef Encounter is a funky cafe with a sea-view terrace near Boscombe Pier. It has a great grill option, vegan menus, with food served until late. Dogs are permitted in the restaurant and on the decking, and are offered treats.

3. Flirt Cafe Bar – Bournemouth

A colourful, cozy spot in the heart of Bournemouth with homemade food and coffee that offers a big welcome to dogs.

4. Urban Beach Boutique Hotel & Restaurant – Boscombe

The sister of Urban Reef, Urban Beach, near Boscombe Pier, has an amazing terrace with heated seats. The restaurant is dog friendly and offers al-fresco dining with a modern bistro.

5. Aruba Restaurant & Bar – Bournemouth

Aruba, the Caribbean-themed place above Bournemouth pier, has amazing views along the beach and their outdoor terrace is dog friendly. Fresh seafood, cocktails and genuine BBQ meals are served.


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6. Cosy Club Restaurant & Bar – Bournemouth

Split across three floors, the Cosy Club in the town centre has a special ambience with its original art-deco facade. The bar area welcomes dogs and children in a homely environment. Expect great tunes and lovely decor.

7. Conto Lounge Restaurant & Bar – Winton

The neighbourhood cafe/bar, Conto Lounge in Winton, serves a great range of food and drinks with gluten-free, vegan and full kids’ menus. Although it can get busy at the weekend, you will still find that the place has a relaxed atmosphere with cocktails, sofas, tapas, friends – and dog- friendly staff.

8. Goat and Tricycle Pub – Bournemouth

Local beer house Goat and Tricycle Pub doesn’t accept kids but welcomes dogs. They serve pub food but what you will really delight in is the huge range of hand-pulled cask ales, wine and spirits.

9. The Libertine Pub & Kitchen – Westbourne

Situated in the buzzing heart of Westbourne, The Libertine is a haven for the weary shopper. This pub and kitchen welcomes dogs in the bar area and has a rear garden too. Steaks, pizzas, fish and light bites are all on the menu, which has kids’ options.

10. The Dancing Moose Restaurant & Bar – Bournemouth

Dog-friendly venue The Dancing Moose is located in the heart of Bournemouth next to the Central and Lower Gardens. The ambiance is reminiscent of a modern Western Saloon due to its quirky decor and huge space. It is open for breakfast until late and there are live acoustic sessions and DJs from time to time.

11. The Woolpack Inn – near Christchurch

The Woolpack Inn is a dog-friendly pub near Christchurch and the New Forest, based in Sopley. The 17th-century pub, with a garden by a stream, has its own dog menu including dog mains, treats and travel essentials, with eat-in or take-away options.

12. The Thomas Tripp Pub – Christchurch

The Thomas Tripp Pub in Christchurch is known for fresh fish and seafood thanks to the Seafood Shack situated in its garden. They will serve you the very best in locally-sourced seafood and shellfish, surf & turf and even steaks. The pub welcomes dogs.


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13. The Green Man – Wimborne

The Green Man is a cosy inn located two minute’s walk from the heart of Wimborne. An ideal starting point for those with four-legged friends and who enjoy country walks, with the River Stour just moments away. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.

14. The Rope and Anchor – Poole  

The family and dog-friendly Rope and Anchor is located just off Poole Quay next to the Poole Museum. It is a traditional English pub that offers a Sunday roast as well as traditional beers. Bright, warm decor and a lovely outside area where you can watch the world go by.

15. Coffee Saloon – Poole

Coffee Saloon in old town Poole is situated in a converted mill with old stables behind it. The staff love dogs and welcome well-behaved humans, and even offer a complimentary dog treat. This speciality coffee shop serves banging coffee, toasties, bakes and cakes.

16. Hiker Cafe – Hengistbury Head

The Hiker Cafe is situated in a natural scenic area of headland between Bournemouth and Christchurch. The area is perfect for lovely walks and offers stunning views. And when you need some rest, you can enjoy breakfast or a light lunch at the cafe, which serves a range of beverages and cakes too. Dogs are welcome on the terrace.

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