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Check out our list of the top dog friendly hotels and restaurants across Ireland.

Mans best friend, they’re always by your side through thick and thin. From picking you up when you’re feeling down, making you laugh out loud, or just being your adventure buddy, it’s hard to not love them to bits. But we all get that pang of guilt when we leave them at home when we head off to meet friends or when we drop them off with a dogsitter for a weekend away.

You just know that they’d love to be with you. And with our selection of the best dog friendly hotels, restaurants and pubs in Ireland, you can bring them along whenever you want.

Dog Friendly Hotels in Ireland

Leaving home for a few nights doesn’t mean leaving your doggo behind. Book a stay at one of the dog friendly hotels for the ultimate getaway.

Glasson Lakehouse, Westmeath

When it comes to the best dog friendly hotels in Ireland, Glasson Lakehouse goes above and beyond. Dog friendliness is a key part of the hotel’s ethos with our staff on hand topping up water bowls in the lobby and leaving doggie blankets out.

Stay in one of our dedicated dog friendly rooms, decked out with dog treats, water bowls, and even more comfy blankets, the perfect spot to relax after a walk by the lake. Grab a map from reception (and a lead if you’ve forgotten yours) and plan a route around our on-site trails.

Top human tip
Cosy up after a day spent outside with your four-legged friends with an Irish Sidecar on our patio at Bonnie’s. Made with classic ingredients, the Jameson whiskey, Cointreau, lemon and sugar combination makes for an unbeatable post-walk tipple.

Top dog tip
Stop by the reception and check out our brand new line of doggie merch. We’re stocked up with cute costumes and adorable clothes - perfect for getting those holiday snaps that’ll blow up your feed.

Butler Arms Hotel, Kerry

Bring your dog along for a stay in one of the most spectacular spots in Ireland at the dog friendly Butler Arms Hotel. Book in for a stay on our doggy terrace and take in views of the Kerry coast that’ll stop you in your tracks.

Explore the nearby Waterville Beach, or set off on an adventure along the Ring of Kerry. But whatever you do, don’t forget to get a selfie with the Charlie Chaplin statue. Hollywood's first true superstar loved Waterville and stayed at Butler Arms Hotel year after year.

Top human tip
Staying in a gorgeous hotel by the coast in Kerry can only be improved by one thing. Actually, make that two things - freshly shucked oysters and a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. Head into Charlie’s Restaurant or Fishermen’s Bar for the right way to round off your day.

Top dog tip
Get outside and experience this quintessential corner of Ireland. Walk out of the lobby with your dog and make tracks for the cliff walk nearby. Take in views of Ballinskelligs Bay and end up at Inny Beach on this walk that’s just over 3km long - the perfect length for a dog friendly walk.

Dog friendly restaurants in Dublin

Eating out in Dublin doesn’t mean that your dog gets left home alone. Head to these dog friendly restaurants and spend some quality time together.


Angelina’s, located in the heart of Dublin on the banks of the Grand Canal, offers a vibrant and laid-back atmosphere. The terrace is one of Dublin’s best-kept outdoor dining secrets in the city, making it the perfect place to escape the bustle of Dublin and unwind with your four-legged friend. Whether you are soaking up the summer sun or cosying up in the winter, Angelina’s stunning heated terrace offers a unique chic setting for al-fresco drinks or dining overlooking Grand Canal.

Top human tip
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Grand Canal and maybe spot some of the wildlife that call the canal corridor their home.

Top dog tip
Grab a coffee from Angelina’s Deli and your pooch will be treated to a free Puppuccino - a yummy dog-friendly treat they can enjoy.

Angelinas Dog Friendly Terrace along Grand Canal

Collie staring at pizza on Isabelles Terrace Dublin


If you're looking for a delicious lunch or dinner, or even a weekend brunch with your pooch, then look no further than our dog-friendly terrace at Isabelle’s. Nestled off Grafton Street, the covered terrace at the back of Isabelle’s offers a slice of tranquillity in the heart of Dublin City Centre.

Top human tip
At Isabelle’s, you’ll find a warm welcome and a menu filled with fresh, innovative, and seasonally led dishes. Pair your meal with a delicious cocktail made by our talented bar team.

Top dog tip
With St Stephen’s Green and Merion Square only a short distance from Isabelle’s, why not enjoy a stroll around one of Dublin’s many parks after a bite to eat?


Located between the Grand Canal and the River Liffey, the elegant dining space overlooks the grand canal and the Dublin docklands. Serving an A La Carte Lunch Menu Monday to Thursday, with a brunch menu Friday to Sunday, and a delectable menu in the evening from 4 pm, the beautiful south-facing covered terrace is the ideal dog-friendly space.

Top human tip
Take a seat on one of the many benches along the banks of the water and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the busy square and watch the many water sports that can be enjoyed in Grand Canal Dock.

Top dog tip
Plan a walk around Dublin City Centre and enjoy a self-guided tour along the banks of the legendary Liffey.


Dog friendly pubs in Dublin

Don’t leave your dog at home while you’re out having the craic with your mates. Bring them along to these dog friendly pubs so everyone can say hello.

Anne’s Bar & Hardware, Temple Bar

Hit the town with your dog and get into the thick of the action in Temple Bar. Anne’s Bar & Hardware is a great dog friendly pub that’s perfect for watching the world go by. Grab a table on the covered patio with your dog at your feet and treat yourself to a pint.

Top human tip
We don’t do things half-hearted at Anne’s. On top of your usual choice of Tayto, there’s Meanies, Refreshers, and other classic sweets from your childhood to enjoy with your drink.

Top dog tip
Think of Temple Bar as your dog’s runway. Dress them up in their best costume and let them strut their stuff. There’ll be people lining up to pet them.

Bison Bar & BBQ, Wellington Quay

This might just be the cosiest dog friendly pub in Dublin. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city centre is Bison Bar & BBQ, a haven for beer lovers, BBQ fans, and their four legged friends as well.

Top human tip
Choose a whiskey from our extensive menu and pair it with a smoked beef brisket that’s drenched in our special house BBQ sauce.

Top dog tip
Find a quiet corner of the bar and let the busy world outside pass you and your dog by. Bison Bar & BBQ is the spot to rest up after a day of exploring the city.

Thomas Rody Maher’s, Baggot Street

Baggot Street’s newest boozer has quickly become a fan favourite with its new lease of life – serving up creamy pints, an authentic atmosphere and genuine Irish hospitality. Located just a stone's throw away from Merrion Square, this is the perfect place to unwind after a leisurely stroll. You’re spoilt for choice here with the best of both worlds. You can either cosy up into one of our snugs, or you can sit out on one of the finest terraces around (Don’t worry, it’s heated and covered for those winter nights too!).

Top human tip
We’ve just launched our ‘Maher’s Madraí’ Wall of Fame - Ask a member of staff to grab a photo of your four-legged friend and we’ll pop it up on the wall for you right away!

Top dog tip
Once you’ve posed for a photo, make sure you grab yourself an extra treat for being so good.

John’s Bar & Haberdashery, Thomas Street

Enter through the modern facade on Thomas St and step back in time. John’s Bar is a mish mash of salvaged seating, cosy nooks, crannies, snugs, and a long central bar counter filled to the brim with beverages, old school sweets, and haberdashery bits and bobs. With a hidden terrace out the back, and a plenty of cosy seating, this is the perfect spot for a cosy pint after stretching your legs!

Top human tip
Enjoy exploring one of Dublin’s most treasured areas in the city centre. Work up an appetite, order one of Dublin’s finest pints of Guinness while enjoying some traditional Irish music.

Top dog tip
Give them your best puppy eyes and try convincing your owner to give you a little taste of their Wowburger.

Foxhunter, Lucan

The Foxhunter, Lucan’s much-loved pub, has reopened its doors after 10 years, and has quickly established itself as a firm favourite for dog-lovers! The Lucan institution, which started its life as a roadside tavern in the early 1900s, has had an impressive refurbishment, retaining many of the original features. It’s rare you’ll walk into this place without seeing a little furry friend!

Top human tip
Join us for some musical bingo on a Saturday night or play a bit of darts!

Top dog tip
Our staff have a serious soft spot for dogs, wander up to the bar when your owner isn't looking and you’ll almost certainly get an extra treat.

Ashton’s Gastro Pub, Clonskeagh

One of the best-known local pubs on the Southside of Dublin City. Located in the heart of Clonskeagh you’ll find an incredible range of food, an authentic atmosphere, amazing staff, and the finest terrace around. This really is the perfect place to eat, drink and create memories with friends and family (and of course your four-legged friends!)

Top human tip
Join us for a carvery which is served from 12pm seven days, but make sure you come hungry.

Top dog tip
Go for a walk in the local park and along the river dodder before getting cosy on our heated outdoor terrace, sitting back and watching a match on Dublin’s largest outdoor screen!

Mary’s Bar and Hardware, Wicklow St.

Centrally located amidst the hustle and bustle of Ireland’s capital, just a stone’s throw from Grafton Street, Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle, Mary’s sits at the very heart of Dublin City. Grab a boardgame, settle into a snug or chill out on Wicklow Street and watch the world go by with your little companion.

Top human tip
Book into one of our monthly pub quizzes, which take place on the last Monday of every month!

Top dog tip
Convince your owner to stroll home via St Stephen’s Green!