The Dog-friendly Guide to Leeds

16th May 2022

Our pets are one of the family – so why should they have to stay at home while we have all the fun? They shouldn’t! And they don’t have to*. More and more venues in Leeds are opening their doors to our four-legged friends. Below are just a few…

Northern Monk Refectory sits pretty in a former Holbeck mill. The refectory serves up fresh beer on tap, brewed just beneath your feet in the brewery on the ground floor. You can bring your furry friend along for a pint or two – for you, not them. 

The Brunswick are serving up home-cooked burgers, fried chicken, and wholesome Sunday roasts – claimed to be one of the best in Leeds. With 9 keg lines, 6 cask lines, and over 50 beers in the fridges, it’s the perfect spot for you and your buddy to cool down. 

The Reliance is a modern British restaurant offering all the homely favourites, like haddock and chips and lamb shoulder with potatoes, as well as smaller dishes and a generous wine list. With outdoor seating, The Reliance is a solid choice for a sunny summer’s day where your pup doesn’t have to miss out. 

Mowgli, the famous Indian street food eatery which spans the Pennines, serves fresh and bright dishes in metal tiffins. Bringing the true tastes of Indian homes to the streets of Leeds, this restaurant is dog-friendly, so you can take the whole family out for dinner (subject to the manager’s discretion). 


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Housed in a renovated 19th century building with warm exposed brickwork and big open windows, Lamb & Flag has a great locally sourced, freshly cooked menu, and an extensive range of ales to enjoy in the superb courtyard beer garden. And what’s better than sitting with your shadow in a sun-filled beer garden? 

Head to Leeds Dock where you’ll find North Star Coffee Shop and Roasters. These caffeine connoisseurs are pouring ethically sourced shots of espresso made to order and enjoy alongside a cake or pastry from Scandi-inspired Nova Bakehouse. So you can stop for a friendly cuppa while getting your daily walk in. 

If … Up North specialise in breakfast and brunch – and coffee, too! Take your pup on a sniff-sensation around the town then fuel up and cosy up amongst the rustic interior with some of the fluffiest pancakes in Leeds.


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Chapel Allerton-based House of Koko offer hand-pulled North Star coffee and a wide range of loose teas. With seating inside and outside, you can tuck into toast or pancakes, muffins or hash browns, all in the company of man’s best friend.  


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SIO Coffee & Shakes is a recently opened indie cafe in Rawdon, specialising in shakes and speciality coffee, where dogs and humans are welcome. Check out their Instagram for tonnes of dog content and the most aesthetically-pleasing shots of latte art.

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*Subject to change.