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Dog-friendly Brighton: Eat, drink and stay

The south-coast city of Brighton is a top tourist attraction in the summer months, offering a variety of things to do for everyone, including your four-legged friend.

You won’t be disappointed if you’re looking for dog-friendly places in Brighton – there is a huge selection of restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops, so there’s something for all the family.

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Dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in Brighton

Whether you want a bite to eat or are looking for a lively local, Brighton has several dog-friendly pubs and restaurants ready to welcome you and your pooch.

Lost in the Lanes

The Lost in the Lanes café offers a well-deserved break from your winding walk around the Lanes. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and early evening small plates. Perfect for you and your dog to recharge when sightseeing in town.

The Hartington

The Hartington is a family-friendly pub situated near Queen’s Park, Hanover. It has a welcoming atmosphere with one of the largest outdoor pub gardens in the area. Dogs are more than welcome, with fresh water on tap and dog treats ready at the bar – it’s a great pit stop during your long walk.

Ohso Social

If you’re looking for a seafront bar and restaurant, Ohso Social is the perfect venue for lunch after a dog walk. It has plenty of outdoor seating to soak up the summer rays and an extensive menu, so you can enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the sea.

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Brighton’s dog-friendly accommodation

When planning your city break, it can certainly be frustrating finding out that hotels and guest houses don’t allow dogs. Our list below all offer dog-friendly accommodation in Brighton, but it’s still important to contact the venues beforehand as these rooms may be limited.

The Old Ship Hotel

Named as one of Brighton’s oldest guesthouses, the dog-friendly Old Ship Hotel is situated right on the seafront. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to be in the heart of the city. They offer a pet package that you can request for your room, supplying a dog bed, bowl and treats for your furry friend.

New Steine Hotel

New Steine Hotel is a five-storey Georgian Townhouse located in the centre of Brighton. It is a boutique hotel that offers elegance, warmth and style with French influence. Thanks to their dog-friendly rooms, you won’t need to leave anyone behind.

Experience Freedom glamping

Dog-friendly stays in Brighton aren’t just limited to hotels – just two miles from the city centre lies the Experience Freedom glamping site. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend or an outdoor adventure, their luxury glamping pods are an ideal choice with plenty of walking routes nearby.

Dog-friendly activities

Of course, if you’re looking to bring your dog along to Brighton, you’ll be needing plenty of activities that everyone can enjoy.

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Go to the beach

Brighton is renowned for its popular beaches, so taking your dog while you’re there is a must. The huge pebble beach is ideal – your dog can’t make a mess as there’s no sand to roll in! Enjoy a long stroll down the seafront and see the beautiful sights Brighton has to offer.

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Picnic at the Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion Garden is open to the public and their pooches, providing a lovely stroll around one of Brighton’s well-known sights. Bring a picnic along with you and sit outside the incredible Royal Pavilion building – a perfect photo opportunity to remember your holiday.

Volk’s Electric Railway

Built in 1883 and known as the oldest running electric railway, the Volk’s Electric Railway runs along Brighton seafront and all dogs are welcome aboard! Trains run from Easter to October and journeys take around 12 minutes. 

Getting to Brighton

Now you know of some dog-friendly places in Brighton, it’s time to plan how you’re going to get there. Whether you’re taking a day trip or a weekend away, choosing a train to Brighton couldn’t be easier.

Only an hour away from the capital, it’s a cost-effective travel option for you and your dog, saving on parking costs and avoiding the busy traffic.



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