10 Best Dog-Friendly Pubs in Norwich

Looking to raise a glass with your dog by your side? Well, you’re in luck. Legend has it that Norwich has a pub for every day of the year. (While that might not be true nowadays, Norwich does have 10 pubs and bars per square mile – and many of them are dog-friendly!)

So, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re in the mood for a pub quiz, live music, or more-ish street food, Norwich’s dog-friendly pubs have something to offer everyone.

The best part? There’s no need to search for the top local spots – because we’ve hand-picked the 10 best pubs in Norwich. This list is based on their:

  • Warm welcome to our furry friends
  • Tasty food
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Drink selection (of course)

Have you found your go-to spot yet? Let’s see if your favourite made the cut.

1. The Earlham (Earlham Road)

Nestled on Earlham Road, The Earlham is popular for its friendly staff, mouth watering food, and fabulous craft beer. From cocktails to pasta, their menu offers something for everyone.

Plus, every Wednesday at 7pm, you can test your knowledge with their entertaining pub quiz – while sinking a crisp pint. And, of course, your furry friend is more than welcome to join.

2. The Plough (St Benedicts Street)

The Plough is a hidden gem on St Benedicts Street. There, you’ll discover a drink that tastes just like apple crumble: the Polish martini. You’ll also find a lovely, sunny beer garden – and super friendly staff.

This pub has an ever-changing selection of beers, and they organise fun events (like Turntable Tuesday, where you can bring your vinyl and receive a free drink). Don’t miss their exciting quizzes, too, and pop-up food from local businesses like Gorilla Street Kitchen.

3. The Garden House (Pembroke Road)

The Garden House is not just a pub; it’s a community hub that goes the extra mile. During lockdown, they distributed food parcels to those in need. Plus, the pub actively welcomes refugees and supports causes like the UEA hardship fund.

On Mondays, you can participate in their quizzes – with hefty cash prizes – while enjoying the beautiful garden.

4. Last Pub Standing (King Street)

True to its name, Last Pub Standing is a lively spot that serves food all week long. With a fully covered beer garden, you can enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather. 

They host a variety of events, including open mic poetry nights, quizzes, gigs, comedy shows, and tasty street food from Norwich Soul Kitchen. (Sometimes, they even have treats for your furry friend behind the bar!)

5. The Coach & Horses (Bethel Street)

Step into The Coach & Horses, a classic pub that serves local ales and offers a charming old-world atmosphere. They’ve got a bunch of tapas plates and real ales, as well as scrummy sandwiches. The courtyard garden provides a cosy spot to relax, and you might even find a few board games to entertain yourself with.

6. The Reindeer (Dereham Road)

If you’re a fan of live music, The Reindeer is the place to be. Alongside its brilliant beer garden, this pub offers enticing mid-week deals, like a pie and a pint for £10 every Thursday. With a lively atmosphere and a fantastic selection of drinks, it’s a must-visit spot for folk looking to go just outside of the city centre.

7. The Garnet (Market Place)

Right in the heart of the city, you’ll experience a unique pub: The Garnet. There, you can grab a delicious Brick Pizza from just next door, or you can take your pick from the market instead. 

Don’t forget to explore their selection of great bottles of wine that you can buy to takeaway. Oh, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hatake Ramen Club takes over the kitchen. It’s Japanese cuisine that’s to die for.

8. The Fat Cat (West End Street)

The Fat Cat is named among the best in the UK – and it’s easy to see why. They’ve won The Good Pub Guide’s Beer Pub of the Year a record E-L-E-V-E-N times. It’s full of character, and, since lockdown, they offer a takeaway option – so you can bring home a couple of pints in a milk carton.

Their brilliant real ale and traditional cider goes nicely with the food from Harry’s Soul Station, just down the road. (Which is also dog-friendly, by the way.)

P.S. The Fat Cat Brewery Tap is a community go-to, too!

9. Adam & Eve (Bishopgate)

With a history dating back to 1249, Adam & Eve claims to be the oldest pub in Norwich. Housed in a former monastery brewhouse, this legendary establishment offers comfort food and a seasonal garden. Enjoy your meal in the tiny low-ceilinged oak-beamed bar. Or, their great value lunches can be demolished at the patio tables outside.

10. The Murderers (Timber Hill)

The Murderers (which has an interesting story behind the name) is a firm favourite for Norwich Natives. As a renowned sports bar in Norwich, this pub combines great beer, fantastic food, and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s a family-owned pub, dating back to 1530, and keeps hold of its intriguing nooks and crannies. Don’t miss their live music performances, brunch options, and classic pub dishes. They also have a very lovely pub dog called Alfie so give him a ear tickle from us.

Other notable names from our community include: The Leopard, The Whalebone, The Farmhouse, The Malt and Mardle, The Stanley, Rushcutters Arms, The Eagle, The Dog Inn, The Unthank Arms, The Recruiting Sergeant, The Artichoke, William & Florence, The Ten Bells.

(It’s safe to say our community – including their four-legged friends – loves their local pubs!)

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