10 of the best dog-friendly pubs in Cheshire
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A selection of the best pubs that also welcome your four-legged friends.
The Windmill, Whiteley Green
Next to the Middlewood Way and towpath of the Macclesfield Canal, this is an obvious watering hole for dogs and their walkers. Those who frequent this pub know canines get as warm a welcome as their humans in the bar and the beer garden, with treats to snaffle at the bar.
The Roebuck Inn, Mobberley
Even pup can have a 'pint' at The Roebuck Inn, where they serve Dog Bottled Beer - ok, so it's a meaty stock. There are bowls of fresh water and a jar of treats, too. Book a table in the fireside room or beer garden to keep within patting distance.
The Maltings, Warrington
Dog's dinner takes on a new meaning at this pub in the Sankey Valley, where your pet can also enjoy Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. In fact, they love mutts so much here they've created a dog station stocked with treats, water, poo bags and towels for muddy paws.
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The Boot Inn, Willington
Resident fox-red labrador Harvey welcomes canine callers at this cosy inn formed from seven Victorian workers' cottages. Dogs can chow down with their owners at the outside tables, including a covered area. Then walk off lunch with a hike up Little Switzerland, a steep valley that once blossomed with market gardens and orchards.
The Dysart Arms, Bunbury
Few pubs beat The Dysart Arms for quality food and drink, so it's a bonus that dogs are allowed in some dining areas. Good grub for you, treats and water for your friend on their own little napkin. Check the website for guided pub walks and download a suggested local route for a pre- or post-prandial hike.
Commonhall St Social, Chester
This city-centre bar is beloved by dogs for a friendly welcome that sets tails wagging. They'll be fussed with a treat and a dish of water, even a roast on a Sunday if your owner partakes, too. That's welcome refreshment after a morning pounding Chester's pavements, park and riverside path.
The Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley
The Pheasant has got it all going on. It sits midway along the Sandstone Trail in the Peckforton Hills, dogs are allowed throughout the property and in the beer garden, where there are sublime views across the plain, and treats and water are laid on. Pick up the free leaflet detailing three walks from the inn.
The Three Greyhounds, Allostock
Does your dog get the munchies? Then they'll be well cared for at this pub near Shakerley Mere. It has a special menu for man's best friend to drool over, featuring Gourmet Porkies and Baked Doggie Treats, which can be enjoyed in the Brandy Snug, bar and garden.
The Bear's Paw, Sandbach
This sister pub to The Pheasant Inn is set by the River Weaver in the village of Warmingham. It's an inviting place, with its polished wood furnishings and shelves stacked with books, begging you to stay a while. Good news for your furry friend, who'll welcome a treat and a snooze at your feet after a good walk.
The Egerton Arms, Chelford
There's lots of strokes on offer at this pub and deli in rambling country. So expect your little prince or princess to be indulged with water and treats - even the odd sausage - in the bar, restaurant and garden. Dog-daft owners can stock up on canine themed homewares in the adjacent deli.