There’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind on a trip to Yorkshire as at Unique-retreats we welcome, indeed love, to have your dog to stay with us. There is also lots you can do on your holiday. From pubs to beaches there has never been more things to do in dog-friendly Yorkshire!

Dog-Friendly Yorkshire Pubs

An increasing number of Yorkshire pubs are now welcoming dogs into their bars. There are too many to list here so we have just included a small selection: a detailed selection is detailed in our cottage guides and on the guests iPad.

North York Moors


The Crown Inn, Hutton-le-Hole

The pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole is home to The Ryedale Fold Museum and this traditional dog-friendly pub.

The Moors Inn, Appleton-le-Moors

Dogs will be giving a warm welcome at The Moors Inn, which dates all the way back to the 17th century!

The Grapes, Slingsby

This Grade II listed building has been beautifully renovated into a traditional pub with a warm and cosy atmosphere. Easily reached from Malton, Hovingham and Helmsley.

The Plough Inn, Wombleton

The Plough has served fine ales to customers since the 15th century and uses the finest locally sourced ingredients on its food menu.

The Buck Inn, Chopgate

Just 2.5 miles from Clay Bank Top on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, you’ll find seasonal food and a wide range of German beers at The Buck Inn.

Yorkshire Coast

The Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay

Marking the end of the coast-to-coast walk from St. Bees, The Bay is situated in the dock of Robin Hood’s Bay. The dog-friendly bar offers a range of food and drinks.

Cod and Lobster, Staithes

The Cod & Lobster is as close to the sea as you can get in Staithes. Watch the boats go by as you enjoy some freshly caught fish with some drinks to wash it down.

The Anvil Inn, Sawdon

This beautiful building was a working forge from the 1700s to 1985. Nowadays you’ll find fine food and drink to enjoy amongst original features which include the old anvil and bellows.

The Copper Horse, near Cayton Bay

We love the opulent feel of the recently redecorated Copper Horse. It’s certainly very stylish with a copper-topped bar and range of show business pictures that pay homage to nearby Scarborough.

The Hart Inn, Sandsend

This pub is close to the beach in Sandsend and does an excellent crab sandwich. Perfect for heading to after a brisk walk by the sea with your dog!

Dog-friendly Yorkshire Beaches

There’s miles and miles of fantastic coastline in Yorkshire and dogs can get their feet wet at a whole range of dog friendly beaches. Here is just a small selection to try:

Cayton Bay

A quiet beach which is just down the road from Scarborough and a good option for a peaceful walk with your pet. It’s also very popular with surfers.

Robin Hood’s Bay

This very pretty fisherman’s village is well worth a visit. There’s a steep incline from the cliffs at the top to the beach below but you can explore a maze of streets that were once used for smuggling on your way.

Runswick Bay

The walk along the cliffs from Robin Hood’s Bay to Runswick Bay is pretty special and you will be rewarded with stunning views and another fabulous beach. This one has a long sandy stretch for dogs to run along!


Another firm favourite, Staithes is an extremely pretty fishing village and kids will love the fact it was used for the CBBC series Old Jack’s Boat. The beach is sheltered by the harbour and is fully dog-friendly.

Paw-fect properties with wonderful walks

Whether you want a bijou retreat for 2 or a 3 bedroomed cottage sleeping 6 where you are gathering your family, there is no need to leave your dog behind AT UNIQUE-RETREATS