April 09, 2021 3 min read
The date we have all been looking forward to; from the 12 April, stage two of the out-of-lockdown roadmap will commence which means that hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to open outside for dining and drinking as long as they have an outdoor setting.
As we hope for more warm, clear weather to finally enjoy a pint in the sunshine again, it is difficult to not think about our four-legged friends if they are left at home while we are in the beer garden.
There is no need to keep them cooped up at home as we have compiled our top 5 dog-friendly pubs that will open on 12 April so you both can soak up with sunshine rays and pints together (maybe just the sunshine for our furry companions!).
An ideal location, overlooking Chorlton’s leafy Green, The Horse and Jockey is famously known for being a top canine-friendly pub! The 500-year-old building is spectacular to look at, with a flower-filled front terrace and canopied tables that are heated so you don’t have to worry if we don’t see the sunshine again.
Offering a traditional pub lunch with vegan options, The Horse and Jockey has a large selection of gins, wines, rums, craft beers, ales and lagers and they even have their very own Bootleg microbrewery located in the base of the pub’s original tower brewery. Dogs are always welcomed with doggy treats and water so this should be at the top of your list to visit with your pawsome pal!
Situated in Castlefield, Manchester, The Wharf has beautiful views that overlook the canal basin – a very popular spot prior to lockdown if you wanted to escape the busy streets of Manchester. Besides offering a wide range of filling, hearty meals, The Wharf has something for everyone to quench their thirst from a decent wine list, cask ales, sixty gins and over a hundred malts. Better yet, dogs big or small are welcome here, on their large outdoor terrace so you don’t have to feel guilty for leaving your pet at home.
The heart of the Brewdog story, Co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie came up with the name after being inspired by James’ chocolate Labrador, Bracken. Dogs have always been welcomed at this premium Brewdog bar which offers a fully-stocked, craft beer from the Brewdog range. With a food menu offering juicy burgers and good pizzas, it is a great location to enjoy a pint in the sunshine with your pooch in the comfort of a bespoke outdoor seating area. However, don’t expect to find a large wine selection, Brewdog is all about enjoying a delicious cold pint with good company.
Located on Thomas St. right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, The Bay Horse Tavern is a charming, modern Victorian pub which offers a vast range of gins, craft beers and other libations. If you are looking for classic pub food grub, The Bay Horse Tavern is the one to look at! A menu filled with mouth-watering English meals from pies, burgers and Sunday roasts and friendly staff that will open their arms for any dog, it is a great dog-friendly pub. However, with a limited outdoor space for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis, make sure you get there first to enjoy a nice cold pint with your fluffy best friend.
The Manchester-based company, created by seven actual brothers who just love beer, they offer a family of drinks from ales, IPAs, stout and even offer a wide selection of wines, spirits and cider to suit everyone. If you are getting a little peckish, they even offer a small collection of burgers, kebab flatbreads, salads and small plates. With a beer garden just outside the front doors, the Seven Bro7hers is an excellent place to take your doggo to relax in the daytime as they are always welcomed by staff and can stay as long as they want as long as their owners are well behaved.
Manchester is a very pro-pup city and there are plenty of places to choose from to visit with your dogs from the 12th of April and soon enough we will also see a lot more open in May when we can eat indoors again, how exciting!
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