Don’t leave your dog behind next time you’re heading out on a dinner date, with SoGlos rounding up 14 of Cheltenham’s dog-friendliest bars and restaurants.
From upmarket eateries to craft beer hangouts – your pooch will be as welcome as you are at these Cheltenham venues.
The recently opened BrewDog at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter is already a hit with visitors on four legs. The super dog-friendly craft beer bar offers drinking water and plenty of treats for your furry friends – it even has a Paws of Fame wall with Polaroids of all the visiting pooches!
Offering an extensive range of craft beers – from pale ales to dark, chocolatey stouts – and a menu of burgers, wings, loaded fries and plenty of plant-based options, humans will love it, too.
The Brewery Quarter’s newest venue, Pho, is dog-friendly, with pooches able to enjoy the lively new Vietnamese restaurant with their human pals.
With delicious dishes on the menu, from crispy spring rolls with its famous peanut sauce to its signature steaming bowls of fragrant pho, all made fresh on-site, it’s a must-visit for Asian food fans and their canine companions.
The Tavern on Royal Well Place is a great spot to indulge in some upmarket American comfort food when you’ve got furry friends in tow.
Well-behaved pooches can enjoy tasty treats from the staff, while their owners tuck into juicy steaks, Buffalo wings, baby back ribs, cheeseburgers and some of the best mac and cheese in town. The sticky toffee ice cream sandwich is well worth leaving room for, too.
With animal-loving founder Nisha Katona in charge, it’s no surprise that Mowgli at The Brewery Quarter is a dog-friendly restaurant – with four-legged friends given a welcome as warm as its spicy street food.
Serving up a sharing style menu of Indian-inspired dishes from mother butter chicken to its famous sticky treacle tamarind fries and cocktails too, it’s an ideal place to get together with friends on two and four legs.
The Alchemist Cheltenham
Offering theatrical cocktails and a quirky menu, The Alchemist is a popular choice for drinkers and diners – and the Brewery Quarter venue is dog-friendly.
Dogs are welcome anywhere in the bar area, ideal for enjoying its menu of showstopping cocktails that smoke, bubble, fizz and even change colour, with the restaurant having a dedicated dog-friendly area, too. There’s also a boozy brunch menu served on Saturdays and Sundays – ideal for anyone in need of a ‘hair of the dog’!
The Old Courthouse
Welcoming dogs to its characterful town-centre pub, The Old Courthouse is a paw-fect place to enjoy a drink with your furry friend.
Housed in the former county courthouse, the aptly-named Old Courthouse has an impressive gin list, equally good food menu and regularly changing ales – not to mention dog brew on tap!
Hub Box Cheltenham
Craft beer and burger restaurant, Hub Box, is dog-friendly, inviting well-behaved pups into certain areas of its Brewery Quarter venue.
Hub Box offers laid-back vibes and a menu including Cornish beef, chicken or vegan burgers; fresh fish; rare breed pork hotdogs; and dirty fries, washed down with cocktails, beer or malt milkshakes.
Describing itself as ‘dog crazy’, The Railway on the outskirts of Cheltenham town centre welcomes furry friends to its pub and spacious beer garden.
Plus, The Railway’s own Smokey Phi Phi Thai street barbecue dishes up some of the town’s tastiest Thai food, too, making it an ideal spot for a casual dinner with your dog.
Wine and cheese restaurant, Domaine 16 on Cheltenham’s Regent Street is dog-friendly, with pooches allowed on the ground floor.
A dairy lover’s dream, the French-inspired menu features twice-baked cheese soufflé, crispy camembert wedges, tartiflette and fondue – not to mention bottomless raclette every Tuesday.
The Bottle of Sauce
Cool Cheltenham pub, The Bottle of Sauce, is a super dog-friendly spot on the corner of Ambrose and Clarence Street, with plenty of space inside and a beer garden for well-behaved pets to enjoy.
With craft beers, juicy burgers and some of the best pizzas in the county on the menu, there’s plenty to keep human companions happy, too.
Cosy Club Cheltenham
Serving everything from brunch and laid-back lunches, to tapas-style small plates and main dishes, as well as coffee and cocktails, Cosy Club at The Brewery Quarter welcomes well-behaved dogs in its bar and lounge area.
With good views for watching the shoppers of Cheltenham stroll by and a selection of boardgames to borrow too, it’s a nice spot for a leisurely afternoon – with a more lively atmosphere when the sun sets.
Calling itself ‘Cheltenham’s most pet-friendly pub’, The Strand welcomes dogs – and even birds – to its cosy venue near Sandford Park.
As well as a sunny beer garden for humans and animals to enjoy, it offers a range of wine, spirits and cocktails, a good selection of craft beer, and a small menu of burgers, sandwiches and pub classics, too.
Brasserie Blanc Cheltenham
Stylish French restaurant Brasserie Blanc on Cheltenham’s promenade offers a menu of modern French classics like moules marinieres and duck leg confit – and the restaurant and bar has dog-friendly areas inside, as well as a small outdoor terrace.
Brasserie Blanc’s pet-loving staff also provide bowls of water and tasty dog treats to get those tails wagging.
Popular Bath Road boozer The Five Alls serves a menu of great quality tapas-style small plates; brunch on Saturdays; and Sunday roasts.
With the vibrant pub hosting regular live music nights too – with dogs welcome to join in the fun with their owners.