10 Dog Friendly Pubs in Scarborough

There’s nothing quite like a long walk on the beach with your canine companion! With miles of golden sands waiting to be explored, where better to relax following a two-footed adventure than one of these dog friendly pubs in Scarborough?

Dog Friendly Pubs in Scarborough

Scarborough has special areas for walking your dog on its North Beach. And if that’s not enough, you can always explore the whole town. What better way to peruse the town than by hitting the local watering holes?

There are plenty of dog friendly pubs in Scarborough, as well as in the surrounding villages. Whether you’re out for a pint of local ale or want to see some live music, you can do both in this lively seaside town.

Grab a leash and hit the town with our list of dog friendly pubs in Scarborough…

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1. The Old Scalby Mills

Located at the end of the Promenade, this dog friendly pub on the Scarborough seafront is perfectly positioned for both walkers and families. It’s right in the heart of the Cleveland Way and is it’s next to the Sea Life Centre! Come for a quick bite to eat or book out the function room and celebrate your occasion in style. There’s a huge selection of real Yorkshire ales and an outdoor terrace to enjoy them on in the summer weather. Tuck into pub classics including locally sourced prawn cocktails, haddock and chips, and much more.

2. Scarborough Arms

The Scarborough Arms has made its way onto our list of the best places to eat in Scarborough for good reason – including the fact that it’s dog friendly! Run by a family, this local pub is always ready to welcome families and four-legged friends. Enjoy a full catalogue of beers alongside a hearty meal. The Scarborough Arms is known for serving large portions, so head down to North Terrace if you’re feeling hungry.

3. The Bellyrub

Marketing itself as a Scarborough eatery, craft beer bar and bottle shop, The Bellyrub has it all. Since 2015, this dog-friendly pub has been creating wholesome street food menus and welcoming people in from all walks of life. Not only will you be treated to grub like currywurst fries and Greek salads; you’ll also get the chance to be involved with all the fun. Come along for Thursday quiz nights or monthly themed Saturday trivia, as well as beer tastings and much more. You’ll find The Bellyrub on Victoria Road.

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4. The Sanctuary

Looking for more of a social vibe rather than a traditional dog friendly pub in Scarborough? The Sanctuary is ready to welcome everybody, but think more cocktails than real ales. This family-friendly pub runs regular events for the little ones, as well as live sports and cocktail competitions. You’ll find it on St Nicholas Street, right next to the South Bay Beach, so be sure to pop in after a day relaxing on the sand. There’s even a photo booth to capture the moment and a 25% discount for students!

5. The Waterhouse

If you love sport, you’ll love The Waterhouse, which relishes the chance to show all your favourite games on its big screen! The Waterhouse is within a stone’s throw of popular local attractions, including Scarborough Castle, but there’s plenty of fun to be had here too. Pop in for regular acoustic open mic nights and sample a draught beer or treat yourself to a cocktail. Don’t forget to bring pooch for a fabulous night out with a homely night-in feel.

6. The Plough

If you’re looking for dog friendly pubs near Scarborough that are away from all the hustle and bustle of the seaside, head to The Plough. Found in the village of Scalby, this friendly local pub was awarded an AA rosette in 2022, so you know you’re getting a good meal. Sample local craft ales in this warm and cosy atmosphere, and tuck into the Fish of the Day or a Sunday Roast.

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7. The Valley Bar

This family run dog friendly pub in North Yorkshire is perfectly placed for a day out exploring. You’ll find The Valley Bar on Valley Road, right by the South Bay. Ideally located, the town centre, buses and train station are all nearby. It’s also a short walk from the Scarborough Spa if you’re up for some sightseeing. In the pub, you’ll find a handful of ciders from small, local micro brewers, as well as American craft wheat beer. There are also 100 Belgian beers to choose from, so there’s no end of choice! In the warmer weather, bring your pup to the beer garden, or enjoy some time in the games room.

8. Hole in the Wall

“Not your average hole in the wall”, this dog friendly Scarborough pub is located next to the beach on Vernon Road. Open seven days a week, you and your pooch are welcome between 12pm to 12 midnight. Enjoy local bevvies from breweries such as Black Sheep, and even bag yourself a 5% discount if you’re a CAMRA member. There are also regular live music events, so pull up a pew and enjoy the home brew!

9. Scarborough Flyer

The newly refurbished Scarborough Flyer is the perfect hangout for trying a huge range of cask ales and watching your favourite sport. Keep your eyes open for seasonal offers on drinks including summer cocktails, as well as live showings of boxing and football. You can even treat yourself to a bottomless brunch if you’re so inclined, or explore the full buffet, family and vegan menus. Fly down to Nicholas Street for some good old-fashioned Yorkshire hospitality.

Burgers and beers on a table in a pub

10. Taylor’s Bar and Kitchen

Looking for a room with a view? Head down to Taylor’s Bar and Kitchen. After a long day of dog walks, you’ll want somewhere that’s warm and welcoming. In the heart of the North Bay at Kepwick House, Taylor’s offers modern seating areas both indoors and out. Feast your eyes on a huge selection of beers and spirits, or bring your friends along to watch games and racing on the big screen.

Has our list of dog friendly pubs on the Scarborough seafront got you picking up your leash and heading out? Make a memorable trip of it with a stay in one of our Scarborough cottages.

And for more inspiration on wonderful places to eat, give our guides on the top 10 seafood restaurants in Scarborough and 10 popular pubs in Staithes a read.