Dog-Friendly Pubs in South Wales | Quality Unearthed

dog-friendly pubs in south wales

Whether you’re looking to refuel with a tasty pub lunch or hunker down somewhere in the evening after a long day out exploring, finding a dog-friendly pub is vital for you and your four-legged companion. To help make it a hassle-free holiday for you, we’ve listed some of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in South Wales where you and your pup will be warmly welcomed.


Llanfabon Inn, Nelson

Dog looking to the right

A warm and welcoming pub for you and your furry friend, the Llanfabon Inn is set in the rural countryside roughly half an hour’s drive from Newport and Cardiff. The pub is lovely and cosy with the addition of two toasty log burners, perfect for a winter’s day!


The Red Cow, Pontypridd

Located at the heart of Pontypridd, The Red Cow offers a range of hot and cold pub food, alongside a selection of traditional ales, perfect for washing down a big lunch. Its location is ideal and allows almost immediate access to the countryside surrounding Pontypridd.


Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd

Pulling pints at the pub

Close in proximity to The Red Cow, Bunch of Grapes offer a friendly and relaxed environment for you and your dog(s). The team at the pub butcher their own meat, bake fresh bread daily and use homegrown ingredients where possible. With varying lunch and dinner menus, this pub has everything to keep you coming back again and again.


Aberglais Inn, Merthyr Tydfil

Located in the gorgeous surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the pub’s recently renovated 19th century stone-built building will also be warm and welcoming for your party. The Aberglais has a varied lunch menu and for dinner, offers meat, fish, curries and traditional pub dishes. If you’re out exploring the natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons, this would be a great way to end the day!


The Old White Horse Inn, Pontneddfechan

Nestled on the cusp of the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Old White Horse Inn is a characterful 17th-century building with a cosy bar area, restaurant and games room. Their drinks offering changes with the seasons meaning that you’ll be greeted with a curated selection of ales and ciders each time you visit. The pub is entirely enveloped by natural beauty and greenery making it a great place to base your explorations of your surrounding areas.


The Butchers Arms, Heol-Y-Felin, Cardiff

Dog on a pile of leaves

Based on the outskirts of the Welsh capital, the Butchers Arms is undoubtedly not a rowdy city pub as you might expect. Instead, it welcomes visitors with a warm atmosphere and relaxed environment. Whether you’re just stopping for a quick drink or for a bite to eat, the Butchers Arms is a great place to take a break from exploring the busy city.


The Bush Inn, Upper Cwmbran

The Bush Inn encapsulates everything that a local pub should be, cosy, friendly and wonderful home-cooked food. The pub has a selection of themed food nights with curries, steak and pizzas, along with a range of events throughout the year. Make sure you pop in and say ‘hi’ when you’re holidaying in South Wales.


If you’re thinking of getting a holiday booked, then check out our selection of accommodation for glamping, Wales. No matter where you visit, you’ll be amazed at the warm welcome and friendly locals. If there are any fantastic dog-friendly pubs that we haven’t included, let us know your suggestions on Facebook and Twitter.

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