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Top 8 Dog-Friendly Pubs and Restaurants in Oxford

Dog Friendly Restaurants In Oxford
Written by Rich

Oxford, A city known for spire gazing and university elite.

Being Dog-Friendly isn’t the first thing you think of when mentioning the esteemed Oxford.

Oxford after all is a city famed for spire gazing and university achieving. Venture through the city walls and you will soon notice it’s a place for Dog-Lovers.

You will find fabulous Dog-Friendly parks to explore and beautiful countryside adventures but most importantly you will find uber Dog-Friendly pubs and restaurants.

We’ve sniffed out the best British pubs and restaurants in the Oxfordshire vicinity.

So dig in and discover your new favourite watering hole below.

1.  The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak - Oxford

The Royal Oak – Oxford.  Photo Source

 The Royal Oak, 42-44 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HT
 01865 310187

First up is the Royal Oak. Perfect if you want to bring your dog to the Oxford university parks or Jericho areas. The Royal Oak team love meeting your four legged guests with a bowl of fresh water.

If you are looking for something historical then look no further. Housed in a Grade II listed building the Royal Oak oozes traditional. From exposed brickwork, wooden beams, plush furnishings and a roaringly good fire to keep you cosy during those winter months.

Other great features include a Dog-Friendly beer garden – perfect for unwinding after an adventurous day. Al-fresco dining or if you rather just a great new watering hole.

A proper British eating and drinking experience.

2.  The Trout Inn

The Trout Inn – Oxford, UK.

The Trout Inn – Oxford, UK. Photo Source

 The Trout Inn, Godstow Rd, Oxford OX2 8PN
01865 510930

Next up is the Trout Inn. Step out from the cold, drizzly British winter or the sizzling summer months and enjoy the very pleasant and highly regarded Trout Inn.

The Trout Inn pride themselves on being a whole family friendly pub, meaning…you guessed it, your favourite pooch is more than welcome.

Unwind in the knowledge that your furry-friend will be taken care of with their very own bowl of water.

The Trout Inn has some lovely features: A Stunning side-terrace that looks onto the river and private garden to appeal to the outdoor lovers. Beautifully relaxed interior and welcoming staff.

They are experts of their craft, highly regarded in the Oxford area as a talented team that cook up delicious bites for all tastes.

One we highly recommend.

3.  The Old Bookbinders Ale House

The Old Bookbinders Ale House – Oxford, UK

The Old Bookbinders Ale House – Oxford, UK. Photo Source

 The Old Bookbinders Ale House, 17-18 Victor St, Oxford OX2 6BT
 01865 553549

After a new favourite watering hole that is also Dog-Friendly? Then look no further, the Old Bookbinders Ale House could be just the tipple.

A short walk from the Oxford city centre this well regarded establishment is a favourite among it’s Jericho compatriots. Being Dog-friendly is a mantra shared by owners Michel, Josh and their wonderful team. They want the whole family to enjoy the quirky atmosphere “The Bookies” holds on too, giving that feeling of Ale Houses of yesteryear.

Michel and Josh are strong believers of a small menu, a quality over quantity approach. Good news though, a small menu means you won’t be stuck with the same options year in year out.

4.  The Perch

The Perch – Oxford, UK

The Perch – Oxford, UK. Photo Source

 The Perch, Binsey Ln, Binsey, Oxford OX2 0NG
01865 728891

The Perch is one of Oxford’s oldest establishments. A place embezzled in the Oxford institution, as old as the famous Oxford University. So, it seems fitting this rustic yet modern dining experience is also well suited to you and your beloved muddy dog (They even have a shoe cleaner by the entrance).
Set just a short walk from the Isis (Oxford’s very own stretch of the River Thames) and Port Meadow. A great place to relax and enjoy a tasty meal after a long walk with your furry friend.
They’ve recently undergone a big renovation to ensure they keep entertaining muddy paws and hungry walkers for years to come, a must visit!


5.  The Nag’s Head

The Nags Head – Oxford, UK

The Nags Head – Oxford, UK. Photo Source

 The Nags Head, The Bridge, Abingdon OX14 3HX
01235 524516

Keeping you and your Dog’s thirst in mind. The Nags Head is one for the Ale Aficionados, winning the CAMRA Town and Country ‘Pub of the Year’ three times and a regular feature in the Good beer guide, dating from 2014 to 2018.

Positioned in the middle of the Thames. Set in beautiful surroundings with riverside gardens,  a very picturesque retreat for you and your pup!

A menu which is quintessentially British. Always focused on sourcing local produce whenever possible. Rest assured, food is always prepared fresh at The Nags Head. A real treat for the senses.

6.  The Isis Farmhouse

The Isis Farmhouse – Oxford

The Isis Farmhouse – Oxford. Photo Source

 The Isis Farmhouse,Haystacks Corner, The Towing Path, Iffley Lock, Oxford OX4 4EL
 01865 243854

When in Oxford, the Isis Farmhouse is a must for any would-be foodie. A popular haunt among Dog Walkers, Rowers, boating enthusiasts and river amblers to boot.

The Isis Farmhouse is located on the banks of the River Thames. Featuring a large beer garden, super relaxed, friendly atmosphere, top chefs and powered by the Sun/eco friendly.

The Nags Head maybe a pawstop for the beer lovers but Isis Farmhouse is THE destination for cake lovers. An establishment to seriously tantalise your taste buds.

7.  The Flowing Well

The Flowing Well – Abingdon, Oxford, UK. Photo Source

The Flowing Well – Oxford, UK. Photo Source

 The Flowing Well, Sunningwell Road, Abingdon OX13 6RB
 01865 735846

Are you after good food, welcoming staff and most importantly…pooch lovers? The Flowing Well ticks all the boxes.

Located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The bustling, puppilar venue serves up many delights. One for gourmet burger lovers, fish and chip munchers and real ale drinkers.  Highly recommended if you fancy venturing past the city walls.

8.  The Plum Pudding

The Plum Pudding – Milton, Oxford, UK

The Plum Pudding – Oxford, UK. Photo Source

 The Plum Pudding, 44 High St, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4EJ
01235 834443

And finally, The Plum Pudding in Milton is last on our list but by no means least.

Definitely something to bark all the home about, extremely popular with dog owners. No surprise as there’s great walks a mere stones throw away. The landlord (a dog lover) will welcome you and your furry friend with open arms.

Enjoy the local pub feel and delicious food on offer. Their speciality is homemade sausages and pies!

It’s easy to see why the Plum Pudding is a firm favourite in the local area. Always busy from Friday to Sunday with great atmosphere. As we’ve stated above, it may well be last on the list but by no means the least!

So there you have it, our list of top Dog-Friendly pubs and restaurants in Oxford. We hope you discover a new family favourite both you and your pooch can enjoy. Enjoy the tipple, we’ll see you at the bar!

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