Dog friendly pubs in Derbyshire
One of the best things recently happened – my bestie got a dog! As the only one out of my friendship group who had a dog, this has opened up a whole new world of social possibilities for me AND a good excuse to take a trip to a pub of an evening. So, over the next few weeks we’re trying out all the dog friendly pubs in Derbyshire and I’ll keep this post updated with all the places we visit.
The Old Poet’s Corner, Ashover
Ashover is really near to where I live and it’s a lovely little village with plenty of places to walk your dog nearby. The Old Poet’s Corner is your traditional village pub (although don’t worry, you don’t get funny looks if you’re not from the village!) – it’s quite dark inside, it’s always pretty busy and on Wednesdays there’s a pub quiz.
The food: The food is pretty traditional pub dinners like fish and chips, pies and burgers. I can recommend the steak and ale pie and I’ve also had the Pie of the Day a couple of times – chicken and veg and turkey and ham which were delicious. They’re served with homemade chips which are amazing and plenty of gravy – the portions are huge so you’ll probably manage to slip a couple of chips to your furry friend.
For the dog: Dogs are allowed in the bar area but not the restaurant. There are dog treats on the bar and there are PLENTY of dogs in the pub. Dogs usually get plenty of fuss from the other customers and staff too.
Find out more here.
The Peacock at Barlow
So this is quite a new venue and the very best thing about it is the outside terrace with incredible views over the Peak District. You can’t book a table here, you just turn up, but there’s plenty of tables and although they were busy when we went there were spaces. I don’t think many places will be better on a sunny day! The only issue for us was that the service was really slow and the food took about 45 minutes to come.
For the dog: Dogs are allowed throughout the pub and restaurant so you can take the pups anywhere. We got a bowl of water and some doggie treats brought out to us too, plus plenty of attention from the staff.
Find out more here.
Three Horseshoes, Clay Cross
Now this really is my local as it’s a really short walk from my house to here. Inside it’s just a normal sort of town pub with a restaurant area and a bar area and they also have lots of live entertainment including music and (ahem) psychic nights. Due to its convenient location, this might become a regular spot for doggie trips.
The food: The menu is really extensive and features classic pub dishes and burgers. I had a pulled pork burger in a brioche bun which was really tasty. The portions were massive and it was served with chunky chips. My boy had the chicken burger which unfortunately he said was a little dry and tough.