As a puppy owner I’m finding a good selection of dog friendly pubs and restaurants in Birmingham particularly in The Jewellery Quarter where me and the boy can have a pint, listen to a gig or watch live sports. This page will be ever evolving as I find more establishments that welcome or don’t us both.
RJOnTourUK has discovered chains and independent places so far, some do food other don’t, we have watched sports, listened to a rock band and met many other dogs on our travels.
Dog Friendly Pubs & Restaurants in Birmingham
In no particular order we have found these to be welcoming to canine friends.
Pig and Tail
The Pig and Tail is a frequent haunt of mine and really enjoy visiting, this is a well-decorated bar that serves tapas and often has art displayed on their walls. A comfortable place to sit for a drink, a light bite or to socialise. Puppy is usually supplied a tasteful turquoise bowl for his water, staff and owner are very receptive to canine guests in my experience. My favourite drink at this place is the Aspal cider and have enjoyed a delicious small plate burger as a snack. The Pig & Tail…
A great daytime drinking establishment that I enjoy popping in, usually for a cider and to admire the art on the wall and décor. The 1000Trades has a nice ambience and puppy has been made welcome, one hot day water was served without request. They serve many options for craft beer and cider, my favourite has to be Sandford Orchards – Devon Mist a very refreshing cider. The 1000Trades describe themselves as a friendly neighbourhood bar and kitchen, I would agree. More info…
The rectory is a posh eatery and drinking establishment located in St. Paul’s Square near to St Paul’s Church. Dogs are allowed inside the main bar area but not the restaurant, this has some very nice raised seating and a nice vibe, there are also some outside tables overlooking the church.
Staff have always been friendly on my visits, I have eaten their flat iron steak sandwich which was delicious and well presented while the puppy was given water while he watched me eat. More Info…
A very friendly traditional pub on Newhall Street that has its own Staffordshire bull terrier, a nice place to relax including cinema-style seats in the outdoor seating area. The pub has its own dog who is friendly and they serve what they call doggo dinners, a Sunday roast for canines. More info…
The Good Intent
A new venue in The Great Western Arcade near to my favourite vape shop TabLites, I’m sure this will become a regular destination on my rounds. This is a very nice place with an array of seating options from the humble bar stool downstairs, some nice tables and some comfy lounging options. The Good Intent have a good selection of different beers to enjoy. I have tried their Oldfield’s Cider and a Spanish beer called Mahou. More info…
BTP – Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea party is a nationwide chain of diners, the Birmingham branch is located on Corporation street. BTP has a nice friendly vibe and very welcoming providing water and treats served on a plate when food is served to hungry owners. Boston Tea Party serve some very good coffee and juices to drink. Their full English breakfast is very nice and their burger hit the spot, the BTP menu is diverse and should have something to satisfy most tastes. More info…
The Pint Shop
Located on Bennetts hill this place has a massive selection of lager, cider and real ales to keep most owners happy. When we first arrived, locals were shocked that the dog was welcome and hopefully our presence encouraged others to not leave their fury friends at home. I have heard great things about food here especially the scotch eggs but have only been in for a swift pint so yet to sample, maybe next visit. More info…
A local pub near to Barker Bridge on The Birmingham Fazeley Canal and a short walk from the business district via a subway. The staff are very friendly, beer is cheap and dog made very welcome when visiting for a quiet pint or to see a live music gig. More info…
Jekyll & Hyde
A gin bar just off Colmore Row with indoor and outdoor seating and a uniquely designed smoking area. We were both made welcome and pooch got loads of attention from customers and staff alike. More info…
A chain of dog friendly bars near to Grand Central (New Street Station), they specialise in hosting our doggie friends and have there own line of canine friendly beer and also host puppy parties. Bowls of water are never too much trouble and often delivered to the table, also treats are often offered.
For food I highly recommend their Chipotle and chorizo burger which is full of flavour alongside a Lost Lager or Punk IPI. More info…
Based on Constitution Hill the Wolf is a nice hipster venue with games and unique drinks on tap. They do some interesting shared plates of food and welcome descendants of wolves. More info…
Rose Villa Tavern
A friendly neighbourhood pub in the Jewellery Quarter that serves the usual pub drink offerings as well as a bowl of water if requested. The Rose Villa Tavern has a traditional boozer feel about it with additional outside seating overlooking the Chamberlin Clock. The menu includes lots of options for chicken, burgers and sausages, I have tired many and will try more on future visits. More info…
The Shakespeare Inn
A Victorian-style venue with a nice beer garden and interesting decor inside, a nice place to pop in on a walk along the Birmingham-Fazeley branch of the canal. I called ahead to ask if pet friendly, the staff member was not sure but got the green light to enter anyway. We enjoyed a few visits to their beer garden and friendly staff member supplied water on request. More info…
The Rebel Chicken
After an exchange on twitter about Rebel Chickens tasty looking food it was established that pets are very welcome to pop in. Rebel Chicken is a unique venue that specialise in a variety of different flavoured chicken wings as well as a good selection of beers. The vibe was good and décor was interesting and were very welcoming to the puppy. They even have a sign on the way in that they prefer dogs to humans. After my beers I walked through the Warstone Lane cemetery back home and realised this is a great place to watch the sunset, we will be returning soon. About Rebel chicken…
A posh restaurant in Brindley place that serves delicious food and is very comfortable. I enjoyed a meal out that included monkfish main course and scallops for a starter. On learning their luxury outside seating area is pet friendly have enjoyed many summer evenings lounging on their leather sofas. More info…
The Head of Steam
Located on Temple Street just down the hill from St Philip’s Cathedral The Head of Steam is a very nice bar. In the day time is a nice place for a relaxing drink and in the evenings becomes a bit of a party venue.
We have been welcomed with puppy in tow in the daytime as well as on a bustling Friday night, a bowl of water was provided and the usual fuss from patrons as well as staff. https://www.theheadofsteam.co.uk/bars/birmingham
This pub is a student type venue and has recently had an eco-friendly refit while looking like a traditional boozer. It is located on New Canal street, not far from the canal network and a great place to break up a walk.
We were made very welcome on our visit and a bowl of water was served to the table by the bar staff. The Woodman has a nice looking and good value menu, we may eat lunch on my next visit. https://www.thewoodmanbirmingham.co.uk/
Pitcher & Piano
Another pub in Brindley Place, not strictly dog friendly but their outside seating area is. Was informed before my visit the outside has waitress service for drinks so went ahead and had a few continental lagers. a place with friendly helpful staff and a nice place to drink. More info…
Located not far from New Street Station The Stable is a pizza and cider bar with inside and outside seating. The Stable has an impressive 50 varieties of cider behind the bar and serves a range of pizza types.
On my last visit with puppy I had a pint of Sheppy Cider and a cheese and charcuterie board followed by a steak pie to eat. https://birmingham.stablepizza.com/
The Button Factory
It was confirmed to me many times to me that The Button Factory in the Jewellery Quarter is canine-friendly so took the plunge with the puppy and was pleasantly surprised. This is a very nice bar on Frederic Street with a nice balcony to hang out on in the summer. The Button Factory has a very welcoming environment which provides the perfect sanctuary all day long. They are a multi-purpose venue where you can enjoy a coffee in the morning to a bottomless brunch on the weekend to late-night dinner and cocktails. The Button Factory has a dedicated Dog Bar with water bowls and treats in jars for guests to use. Dogs are welcome in the main bar area which has some very comfy seats and also on the balcony that looks over Frederick Street. http://thebuttonfactorybirmingham.co.uk/
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