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Dining with pets in Northern Ireland

Places to Dine with Pets

Want to enjoy a day out with the whole family, don't want to leave your four legged friend out.  Here is a list of places that you can dine with your dog.  Please note all dogs must be kept on their leads.


Lily Johnston's Bar and Restaurant, Glenavy
Stopping off in this traditional pub is a must. Enjoy a delicious meal in our cosy bar or Parlour Restaurant.  Dogs welcome outside on leads, water bowls are provided.

Courtyard Coffee House, Carrickfergus
This cofee house is set in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by unique boutiques, jewellers, craft shops and galleries. Prided for traditional home baked food using locally sourced produce. They stock a wide range of teas including Suki Tea and Tea Pigs and the coffee is ethically sourced Ristretto. Whether you are looking for breakfast to start a busy day, lunch with friends or afternoon tea you are assured of a warm welcome.  Dogs are welcome outside.


Paws 4 Tea, Dundrum
This is the ideal place to come after a long day exploring the Mourne Mountains, with refreshments for you and your pet available.  The beautiful home cooking and friendly service makes this a lovely place for anyone to visit whether you are a dog owner or not.

Pier 36, Donaghadee 
Visit the famous and multi award winning bar and restaurant with a reputation for food and service that is second to none. Well situated right on the pier in Donaghadee harbour with a cosy and vibrant atmosphere, Pier 36 is a real treat for all your senses. The bar area is traditionally decorated with a real open fire and is a great place to sample one of Ireland's finest pints of Guinness and some fresh local seafood. The restaurant to the rear of the property has a magical atmosphere and a well deserved reputation as one of the finest places to eat in Ireland. Dogs on a lead are welcome in the bar area and also outside where a water tap and bowls are available.

Pier 36

The Saltwater Brig, Kircubbin
Come and experience the good food and craic on the shores of Strangford Lough where you can be assured of a warm welcome whatever the weather! Patrons are attracted here during the winter months as it’s hard to beat the warmth and cosiness of a real open fire. It has been known for fresh soda bread and pancakes hot off the griddle to be available. The extensive gardens to the rear of the Brig is ideal for eating or drinking al fresco. An elevated view looks out over Strangford Lough, and in summer food is available from the stone-wall barbeque.  Dogs welcome outside.

Barholm, Portaferry
Step into the restaurant and experience probably one of the best sea views from any dining area in the country. Menus containing a wide range of dishes are prepared and served by our experienced staff. Where possible, locally sourced wholesome products are used to give the best quality and freshness. Children's Menu and Vegetarian choices are also available.  Dogs welcome outside.

The Hillside Bar and Restaurant, Hillsborough
Why not call into The Hillside, which is renowned for its roaring coal fires in the winter and its atmospheric cobble stoned beer garden in the summer. You can relax in the original unspoilt front bar or walk through into the refectory where you can enjoy excellent food in rustic surroundings.  Dogs welcome outside with water bowls provided.

The Plough Inn, Hillsborough
Call into this famous family owned pub with an outstanding reputation for hospitality, atmosphere and fantastic food. Enjoy a friendly pint in the bar, a hearty pub lunch or a gastronomic delight in the evening.  Dogs welcome outside, dog bowls are provided.

The Secret Garden Restaurant, Hillsborough
Why not visit the Secret Garden Cafe which is set within the grounds of Hillsborough estate against the magnificent backdrop of the Castle, with beautifully maintained flower beds and elegant walk ways. Call into the cafe for lunch or just a coffee.  Dogs are welcome outside and dog water bowls are provided.

Harrison's of Greyabbey
Visit Harrison's of Greyabbey which is nestled on the shores of Strangford Lough near Greyabbey village, with breathtaking panoromic views. This restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - everything is made from scratch, and if you fancy a tipple with dinner, you can bring your own. Dogs on a lead are welcome outside on the terrace where water bowls are supplied. Visit the gift shop which sells dogs' accessories.

Pretty Mary's, Moira
Why not visit Pretty Mary's which is popular with locals and visitors alike seeking great food, entertainment and a friendly atmosphere. The food menus are extensive with a wide selection of beers and wine from across the globe. The cosy front bar attracts locals swapping stories over creamy pints, while the spacious restaurant with its comfy sofas, wood pannelling and exposed brick in chocolates and creams, is the domain of shoppers, friends and families ravenous for that great grub.  Dogs welcome outside by arrangement only.

Wildfowler Inn, Greyabbey
Why not sample the excellent menu to suit all tastes with locally sourced produce and fresh fish from nearby Portavogie. For a delicious family meal or a quiet lunch, call by and soak up the beautifully atmospheric surroundings at the new Wildfowler Inn. Dogs are welcome inside and outside, dog bowls are supplied and well behaved dogs do not have to be on a lead.

Wildfowler inn

Jamaica Inn, Bangor
Why not visit The Jamaica Inn which is known for its fantastic food, drinks served with style and quality live music. Join in the pub quiz, or just relax beside the cosy fire.  Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Beer Garden.

Dirty Duck Ale House, Holywood
Visit The Dirty Duck which prides itself on its good quality food and dining experience. Ranging from the famous seafood chowder to their prime steaks. A warm welcome by the coal fire awaits visitors and the locals. The restaurant boasts a view which looks out along Belfast Lough from every table. The bright airy atmosphere within ensures an enjoyable experience whatever the ocassion. The beer garden takes advantage of the unique position. Both food and drink are available in the garden.  Dogs are welcome outside on leads.

The Dirty Duck Ale House


Otter Lodge, Cookstown
Why not stop off for a light lunch or an evening meal - open seven days a week and renowned for consistently good food and wines at very keen prices.  Dogs are welcome outside.

*Contact premises directly for further information.

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