Chester is booming with places to eat and drink, it’s also booming with dogs! However, it’s not easy knowing where will welcome you and your dog, so we’ve done the hard work for you.
Check out all the best dog friendly cafes and restaurants in Chester below that will be sure to give a warm welcome to you and your furry four-legged friend both inside and outside of the city and if it’s a pint or a tipple you fancy check out our list of the best dog friendly pubs and bars.
Of course, there might be a slight chance we’ve missed some fantastic places, if so please do let us know if you come across any not listed!
Dog friendly cafes and restaurants in Chester city centre
5 Eastgate Street Chester CH1 1LQ
Pictura is a cafe with a difference, as it’s actually a creative art studio so not only are dogs welcome but you will find a whole word of creativity open up before your eyes and may find you spend much longer in there than you’d planned for while your loyal companion waits patiently once your creative juices get flowing! Located on Eastgate Rows between the Eastgate Clock and the Chester Cross it a perfect spot to have a break when walking around the city.
Zugers Tea Rooms 2 Saint John Street Chester CH1 1DA
Zugers is a tearoom, coffee shop and restaurant serving up the most exquisite cakes, breakfasts and afternoon teas with a beautiful courtyard at the back which is a little haven in the middle of the city and is very happy to welcome you with your dog. It’s based centrally nearby the Roman Amphitheatre and walls and just a short walk down to the river, perfect for when you and your pooch are walking in the city.
5 – 7 Watergate Street South Chester CH1 2LE
The husband and wife who run this exquisite traditional Turkish eatery and shop are true dog lovers and will be delighted to meet your canine companion while you dine on their delicious Turkish delicacies and within you will find the added bonus of their magnificent bazaar selling handcrafted Turkish artisan homeware and jewellery.
49 – 51 Lower Bridge Street Chester CH1 1RS
This hidden gem is a botanical oasis for humans and dogs alike on Lower Bridge Street just a stones through from both the city walls and the River Dee. Tucked behind the wonderful independent dog friendly hotel The Townhouse it really does feel like you’ve happened upon a secret garden in the midst of the city.
The Steam Mill Canal Side Steam Mill Street Chester CH3 5AN
A walk along the canal side will bring you to the fantastic cafe, bar and bistro Artichoke which is very happy to welcome dogs but do ask that you call ahead to book and let them know you are coming with your four legged friend. Whether it be breakfast lunch or dinner Artichoke will not disappoint and has a magnificent bottle shop Gnome and Away right next door where you can find most tipples you could desire.
10 Commonhall St, Chester CH1 2BJ
Commonhall is a home away from home for many, so the fact that it’s such a dog friendly place is no real surprise. However, the lengths they go to in order to welcome our four- legged friends is astonishing. With water bowls always available and treats on hand to all, Commonhall are true dog lovers. This is shown no more than their offering of free dinners for dogs on Sunday while their owners enjoy a roast!
102 Northgate Street Chester CH1 2HT
You’ll be happy to know that popular restaurant and bar PicNic is super dog friendly and welcoming. They serve up Mediterranean style cuisine in a lovely relaxed atmosphere with regular live music events and are located on Northgate Street in a prime spot opposite Storyhouse and between the city’s walls and the Cathedral so they’re perfect for when you’re roaming around the city with your best mate and feel you need some refreshment.
52 Northgate Street Chester CH1 2HA
The team at Veeno are more than happy to welcome dogs into their beautiful wine bar and eaterie located on the corner of Northgate street right outside the Cathedral in the heart of the city. You can enjoy your favourite wine with a sharing platter or something delicious to accompany your tipple with your dog in tow and not have to worry about it.
Rufus Court Chester CH1 2JW
Cafe / restaurant by day, not only can you enjoy amazing live music acts and comedy at Alexander’s live but this fantastic venue is also dog friendly and available for hire for wedding ceremonies so with the rise of dogs attending weddings these days it’s a solid choice!
5 Godstall Lane Chester CH1 1LN
Tucked away in the unique Diagon Alleyesque venue of Godstall Lane between the Cathedral and Eastgate Rows The Greenhouse is a beautifully stylish tapas restaurant and cocktail bar that is very happy to welcome you to enjoy its mouth watering European small plates with your four legged friend in tow.
6-12 Cuppin Street Chester CH1 2BN
Family owned and run independent restaurant and bar Moules a Go-Go have the largest selection of seafood on offer in Chester along with an expansive menu to suit everyone’s tastes and will be sure to welcome you and your dog to enjoy with them. They are nicely placed on Cuppin Street near the bottom of Bridge Street perfectly located whether you’re walking into the city from the river or if you’re walking around the heart of the city.
13 St Werburgh Street Chester CH1 2DY
In the heart of the city just around the corner from the Cathedral and the Eastgate Clock The Botanist will always offer a warm welcome for you and our four legged friend who will provide special Botanist dog bowls for them to enjoy a drink alongside you. Water for the dog and perhaps one of The Botanist’s signature cocktails and a delicious lunch for yourself!
Love Street Chester CH1 1QY
This amazing venue where they brew their own beer actually on the premises is happy to welcome well behaved dogs to come along and enjoy with you. Located in the heart of the city centre just around the corner from the Roman Amphitheatre and the famous Eastgate Clock over two floors there is plenty of space for you and your dog to be comfortable and enjoy.
48 – 50 Lower Bridge Street Chester CH1 1RS
As well as being renowned for being one of the most haunted buildings in Chester the Kings Head on Lower Bridge Street is close to the River Dee and the heart of the city so a great spot for after a good walk along the river or when you and your furry companion are ambling around the city as long as your dog is comfortable with the spirits!
6 Princess St, Chester, CH1 2HH
Shopping alongside our dogs is not something we’re accustomed to, however that might just change with a visit to the market. Chester Market finally made the decision to welcome dogs through its doors, much to the delight of the business owners and customers alike! Sit in for food and drink at one of the many eateries and bars, you and your dog will be welcomed by all in the market, with many traders starting to dish out treats for well-behaved dogs.
Chester’s dog friendly cafes and restaurants outside of the city’s walls
Handbridge Chester CH4 7JE
The perfect spot after a lovely walk along the river, located just as you go over the bridge at the bottom of Lower Bridge Street heading into Handbridge the Ship Inn has a beautiful outlook backing onto the river and is described as ‘faultless’ by dog owners who note the water bowls and treats at the bar ready for any four legged customers who may appear.
22 Charles Street Chester CH2 3AZ
In the village of Hoole just outside the city you will find a great welcome for you and your dog at The Suburbs cocktail bar and eaterie where you and your pooch can take a load off while you relax and enjoy good vibes, music your choice of beverage and good grub (while you’re there you may also want to try some of the owners very popular own brand spirits ‘Kingdom Recommends’).
Village Rd, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AS
Located in the heart of the Cheshire village of Christleton, this popular spot combines the warm welcoming feel of a traditional pub with a fine dining experience. Christleton is one of the best locations for dog walking, with open fields and access to the canal. The Ring O’Bells is the perfect place to end that walk, with water and treats available too!
Higher Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3 9PF
Nestled in the Peckforton hills, The Pheasant Inn offers some of the most stunning panoramic views of Cheshire, with visitors able to sit in the flower filled courtyard and soak up the fantastic sights. Situated on a number of trails, it’s the ideal spot to take a break mid-dog walk. With a warm welcoming interior and sun-dappled external seating area, it’s the perfect destination for you and your dog all year round.
Sandfield Farm Chester Road Chester CH2 4JR
Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside just outside Chester The Chester Fields is another fantastic dog friendly country pub and restaurant with great food, drink and even has a field of Alpacas next door. With plenty of great walks right on the door step for you and your dog The Chester Fields is the perfect the perfect spot for any dog walker!
Sandfield Farm Chester Road Chester CH2 4JR
Oak and Smoke is a magnificent wood fired pizza restaurant which is a part of The Chester Fields, same beautiful setting (especially for dog walking), same warm welcome and super dog friendly but with the added benefit of delicious pizza – you just can’t go wrong!
Fishpool Rd, Northwich, CW8 2HP
The traditionally designed Fishpool Inn is a treat for all who visit… including their lovely dogs. With its quintessential Victorian interior, The Fishpool also plays host to its own dedicated dog friendly dining area. Since it’s renovation and reopening in 2013, The Fishpool Inn has earned wide praise for its homemade food from the environmentally friendly kitchen, along with its extensive selection of ales, gin and wine. Of course, your dog won’t be forgotten about… treats and water will be on hand for refreshments after your adventures in and around Delamere Forest!
Wrexham Road Pulford Chester CH4 9DG
Adjacent to the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa which is also dog friendly Nelson’s Bar is traditional British gastro pub located in an area of natural beauty nearby the River Dee in Eccleston and close to the 1,000 acres of Delamere Forest, and the 40 acre woodland park at Beeston Castle so it’s a welcome place to rest and revive after a good long walk in nature.
The Flower Cup
61 Watergate St, South, Chester, CH1 2LE
Located on the historic rows of Watergate Street, The Flower Cup is an independent botanical coffee shop, serving some of the finest coffee in a colourful and unique environment. Offering breakfast, lunch and an array of freshly baked cakes, The Flower Cup is the perfect place to fuel up before, during or after walk around the city. The interior also offers a cool and ventilated environment, great for your dog to shelter from the sun in the coming summer months.
24 Watergate St, Chester, CH1 2LA
One of Chester’s newer specialist coffee spots, Chalk has made huge waves since its opening. Serving ethically sourced coffee, locally baked cakes and homemade sandwiches, they have sussed the simple formula to a great coffee shop. Of course, this also includes being dog friendly, offering both treats and water to all dogs. Chalk feels like somewhere you and your canine companion could spend all day, soaking up the contemporary design in the spacious yet warm interior, or sat outside in the sun watching the world go by.
67 Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2HQ
One of Chester’s longstanding independent cafés, Marmalade is a prime example of simple things done extremely well, using the highest quality locally sourced ingredients for breakfast and lunch. It’s a great place to enjoy a quick bite to eat with your dog, who’ll be welcomed with equal enthusiasm by the helpful and dedicated staff.
5 City Walls, Chester CH1 2JG
Despite being in its freshman year, Hypha’s unique approach to vegan cuisine has made this one of a kind restaurant a huge success. As it is a restaurant Hypha are unable to accommodate dogs except for at the designated unbookable tables located in the bar area! It’s a chance worth taking to sample some of their exceptional food, including such treats as their Pear poached in Tinto de Verano!
57 Bridge St, Chester, CH1 1NG
One of Chester’s most popular specialist coffee spots is also one of Chester’s most popular dog walking stops. With seating available inside and out, delectable treats available for owners and dogs (including some of the nicest scrambled egg we’ve ever tried!), and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, Jaunty Goat is a must visit for all coffee lovers – dog or no dog! However, I’m sure they’ll be over the moon if you bring your furry friend with you on your next stop.
Hanky Panky Pancakes
20 Commonhall St, Chester CH1 2BJ
After half a decade of business, Hanky Panky remains as popular now as the day they first opened. This fantastic café specialises in serving the finest pancakes in the city! The fact that you can take your dog with you is yet another reason for their ever-growing popularity. One might consider pancakes a niche market, not Hanky Panky though, their extensive menu will have something for everyone, we’d also recommend trying one of their delicious milkshakes made with locally sourced ice cream.
66 Lower Bridge St, Chester, CH1 1RU
Although in its infancy, Obscure Coffee has made waves in its first year of trading. With its eco-friendly stance and dedication to quality coffee, it’s garnered a lot of well-deserved support. Obscure is beyond dog-friendly, with tasty treats and water always nearby, along with a warm welcome from the incredibly helpful staff. A true a hidden gem that we advise you uncover sooner rather than later!
The Café at The Walls
13 Bridge Place, Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1SA
Situated at the very bottom of Lower Bridge Street, The Café at The Walls is a small yet exceptional eatery that rests on the historic Chester Walls. Offering home-made treats such as soup, cakes and even jam! It’s a perfect pre or post-walk destination where you’ll be subject to the warmest of welcomes!
23 The Groves, Chester, CH1 1SD
This traditional English eatery is a hotspot for dog owners. Whether it’s a short riverside stroll or a long weekend walk, The Moorings is an ideal choice. With traditional food served to the highest standards, you’ll be sure to love it, and with dog treats and water bowls aplenty, it’ll be your dog’s favourite place too. The Moorings has an outdoor seating area that delivers gorgeous views of the River Dee from the sun-soaked groves, a unique location that will charm you instantly.
Snugbury’s on the River
4-6 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD
We’re not sure about other dogs but we do know for a fact that our Eric loves ice cream, and Snugbury’s new riverside spot has it in bucket loads! Located right next to the Dee Suspension bridge, Snugbury’s by the river is a great location to cool off after lengthy walk around the meadows and just like the bridge itself; we can see it becoming a huge attraction in this great city!
14 Queen’s Park View, Chester, CH4 7BU
After a long walk on Chester Meadows, you and your canine friend will be chomping at the bit for somewhere to rest and recharge, and where better than the fabulous Meltdown, home of the ‘Toastie Queen’!? Here, a vast choice of mouth-watering toasties are available, alongside a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Bean & Cole
41 Frodsham St, Chester, CH1 3JJ
Multiple award winners at the Taste Cheshire Awards, Bean & Cole are absolutely dog crazy, and we can’t blame them! They’re also crazy about magnificent coffee, with extra care taken to ensure you get the best brew possible. Bean & Cole also cater for all dietary requirements, serving up a scrumptious vegan sponge cake! They also look after all well-behaved dogs with water and delicious treats always available.
Short + Stout
3A Ermine Rd, Chester CH2 3PN
Although in its infancy, this hidden gem has quickly proved to be one of Chester’s finest coffee spots. The fact that it’s dog-friendly has made it even more popular with locals and visitors alike! It’s simplistic yet modern décor and unique culinary delights have cemented Short + Stout as a distinctive destination for you and your dog!
The Little Yellow Pig
31A Charles St, Chester, CH2 3AY
Hoole’s prime coffee spot is also a great place to bring your dog. Though relatively new, The Little Yellow Pig’s popularity is indisputable. It’s a must-visit for any looking to enjoy some fine ‘Dark Arts’ coffee and spectacular food options – such as the delicious vegan pancakes! Your dog will be spoilt too, with tasty treats on offer.
Lombard House, 122 Foregate St, Chester CH1 2HB
A stone’s throw from Grosvenor Park, Rubens offers fresh coffee alongside both sweet and savoury options, whether it’s a classic sponge cake or a full English breakfast you won’t be disappointed, and neither will your canine companion, who will receive a warm welcome and fresh water from the helpful staff.
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