Many people like to take their dog with them when they go off day tripping and sightseeing – after all they’re part of your family and you love them.
We’re on a mission to find out which businesses – shops and cafes/pubs etc – are dog friendly, and are places where you can go with your pooch.
We know where a few of them are and they’re listed on this page but there must be many more. Feel free to add your business – and to distinguish whether all dogs are welcome on foot, small dogs are welcome which are carried, or you’d prefer them only in a pram.
If you know of somewhere else that isn’t on this list please get in touch and tell us. We want to know of shops, public buildings, hotels and more. Just email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
Dog friendly places in and around Blackpool*:
– Beauchief Hotel, 48 King Edward Avenue.
Small fee of £2 per pet per night (no more than £8 per pet in any one stay) this money is donated to a local animal sanctuary.
– A&B Christie Jewellers
Dog friendly environment with no restrictions – pretty much dog mad!
– Blackpool Transport
Allow dogs on buses and trams, but you must agree to carry it or hold it on a lead for the whole of the journey. Dogs are not allowed on seats. The fares for dogs is 50p per journey. A Rover24 is available offering your best friend 24 hours of travel with you for just £1. Guide dogs or recognised assistance dogs travel free on both buses and trams.
– Cafe Fresch
In the outside seating area – water bowls available too
– Dahlias Kitchen
Is a dog friendly store, with a few sensible restrictions:
No dogs allowed in restaurant. (Except guide dogs).
No dogs in Toilets.
No large dogs/dogs on foot, apart from Guide dogs in store.
All dogs to be with handlers/owners at all time.
All small dogs to be carried.
– Gynn pub
– Heritage Trams – no charge for dogs
– Highlands Pub Queen’s Promenade, Bispham
– Mandarin Chinese Restaurant
Welcomes small dogs which will sit quietly under the table. Please no wet and sandy dogs 🙂
– Party People
An office rather than a customer facing shop, but are pet friendly for employees. A Chocolate Labrador called Floof comes into work every day and has her own profile on the website!
– Pump and Truncheon Pub, Bonny Street
This is dog friendly throughout, with the only requirement being that
dogs are on a lead.
– Rose and Crown, Corporation Street
Welcomes dogs on a lead in it’s extensive (up to 25 table) covered
– Skipton Building Society
– Solaris cafe, New South Promenade
– The Corona B&B, Clifton Drive Blackpool
Accept one small dog per room, approx 20kg, free of charge
Must book by phone otherwise a charge will be added to guests account on arrival of £20.00 per night per dog
The dog must be 12 months or older and fully house trained.
– The Gynway Guesthouse, Dickson Road, Blackpool
Pet friendly, and don’t make a charge for your pets
– West Coast Choc Cafe, Birley Street
Dogs and their owners welcome in our large outside street cafe, but not inside.
– World Travel Lounge
All dogs, all sizes, with dog bowls for any thirsty canines (plus free hot and cold drinks for any thirsty humans!)
Dog Friendly Fylde Coast
Around the other towns of the Fylde Coast there are a number of businesses who will allow you to come onto their premises with your dog.
Many people bring their dogs on holiday with them, and many local people prefer to take them with them when they go out for the day – after all you wouldn’t like being locked up with no access to a toilet all day would you?!
The majority of dog owners are responsible and the average dog does much less damage in a shop than a wilful child with an ice cream!
After all, carried or walking, most people would only take their dog onto commercial premises if they knew that they could be trusted – you just wouldn’t show yourself up if your dog did something it shouldn’t do in the middle of a shop.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a bad dog – only bad owners!
* these shops are believed to allow dogs at the time of publication. If in doubt please check first.
Benefits of being a Dog Friendly business
There are over 8 million dogs in the UK – that’s a considerable amount of pets with many more mums and dads who could all be spending money in your business.