Find out where you and your best friend are welcome in our guide to Dog Friendly Pubs in Milton Keynes!

I don’t know about you but I love to visit a local pub when out and about with Grizzle. There’s nothing better than meandering around parks, lakes or just having a walk down the canal and stopping off for a bite to eat and a drink (or three). At this point I should say ‘while my dog rests quietly under the table’ but the truth of it is Grizzle causes quite a stir when we go out so now we always bring a raw bone with us to keep him occupied while we chill.

There’s actually quite a few lovely dog friendly pubs in Milton Keynes so you are spoiled for choice. In my list below you’ll find a wide range of styles, some quirky and old (my favourite) others more modern, and everything in between! I do love my nosh so I steer towards places that serve up a good helping of it, but if you just fancy a drink then happy days you have LOTS of options!

I’ve been to most of these places without my camera and pen/paper, but that’s about to change. In future blogs I’ll be writing an individual review of each pub in my list below – these posts will include lots of pictures and greedy foody descriptions where applicable, yum! Oh and not forgetting Grizzle’s opinion as to just how dog friendly they really were.

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Let me know in the comments section if I’ve missed any good ones and what your own findings were.

  • The New Inn – Dogs are allowed inside where you can also enjoy pub grub, all day breakfasts and some interesting alternative menu items and specials.
  • The Galleon – Dogs seem to be okay inside or outside so long as on a lead. Decent honest pub grub. Big beer garden, really friendly staff who seem to like dogs.
  • The Shoulder of Mutton – Dogs permitted in the bar, where you can also order food. Beer good.
  • The Barge – Dogs are welcome in the bar area where water bowls are available. Full food menu can be eaten in the bar area.
  • Nags Head – Fabulous old building with dog friendly public bar next to the park and near the canal. Good ales and excellent food for humans. Treats given to the dogs!
  • The Barley Mow – More dogs than humans both times visited Easter 2015. Dogs allowed inside in all areas. Good selection of beer, Everards, and decent lagers.
  • The Navigation Inn – Ex-Gordon Ramsey Chef Owner with traditional but adventurous bar menu and adjacent fine dining restaurant. Overlooks the canal, great for walks.
  • The Dolphin – Dogs allowed in bar area. Pub serves meals, Sunday lunch and coffee and cake.
  • The Cannon – This pub does not do food but serves a good variety of Real Ales which are very well kept, it is a true pub in the old tradition, it welcomes dogs.
  • The Swan Inn – Dogs allowed in bar area.
  • The Inn on the Lake – Modern Restaurant/pub beside a lake in Milton Keynes. Dogs allowed in the bar area only.
  • The Wavendon Arms – Dogs allowed in bar area
  • The Betsey Wynne – the perfect place to relax and chat with friends, with a wide range of real ales always on tap
  • The Fir Tree Inn – The right blend of season local food, cosiness and quality
  • The Prince George – Log burners, lush wines, real ales and delicious food. And super dog friendly
  • The Black Horse – and cosy pub situated on the canal in Great Linford, serving up cask ales, exquisite wines and decent pub grub
  • The Lowndes Arms – friendly family-owned restaurant, bar and ‘motel’ rooms, free wi-fi
  • The Swan Inn – carefully selected wines, real ales and good food at proper pub prices

A couple additions were suggested by a reader which I have now listed below – enjoy!

  • The Victoria, Bradwell, MK13 9AQ – No food here (yet), but doggy treats always available and great for real ale
  • The North Western, Wolverton, MK12 5LJ – Owned by Boris who also owns the New Inn. Good food and Dogs allowed bar side
  • Halley’s Comet, Bradville, MK13 7AW – Value for money food, family & dog friendly during the day

Credits: The Swan Inn, Doggie Pubs & Seamus!