Bringing a dog into pubs, restaurants or bars may be frowned upon by other customers or site employees.
Some places even refuse entry if you have your dog by your side, which makes it a little inconvenient if you are turned away from your favorite watering hole.
The lack of dog-friendly eating places in an area can make people anxious about leaving their dogs unattended for a long time.
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The good news is that there are places that will gladly allow dogs to accompany you inside.
According to The Good Dog Guide, there are 25 dog-friendly bars, cafes and restaurants in Essex.
So, is there a dog-friendly place near you? Read below for the full list?
Dog-friendly places in Essex
The Shepherd, Langham
The Country Free House welcomes everyone and their dogs in the bar and garden, offering something for everyone.
The place has been creating a “real buzz” since new management took over in 2017.
The Green Man, Takely
Located near Stansted Airport, Green Man Boutique Hotel & Restaurant can accommodate you and your dog in its award-winning restaurant as well as an overnight stay in its hotel rooms.
Five Bells Public House, Colchester
As well as being a dog-friendly pub and restaurant in the village of Colne Engaine, Five Bells also hosts a variety of exciting events including live music, rib night, cigar tastings and more.
The building is over 500 years old and a register of inn owners dating back to 1579 is proudly displayed in the bar along with other historical information about the pub and the village.
Search Sun Inn
Located on the border of Feering and Kelvedon, this Grade II listed building with heavily carved 16th century beams focuses on fine real ales and home-cooked food.
The owners encourage well behaved adults, dogs with their owners and hikers to relax in their large beautiful mature garden or cozy courtyard and traditional pub.
Hotel Ye Olde White Harte, Burnham-on-Crouch
The family-run hotel offers a restaurant and two friendly bars where people and their four-legged friends can enjoy the picturesque view of Burnham-on-Crouch.
Located in the town centre, people can also have views across the south bank of the river to the wild coast of the RSPB’s Wallasea Island.
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Search for The Whalebone Inn
The pub restaurant welcomes people and their canine friends to enjoy their British and French cuisines.
The beautiful Grade II listed gastropub sits at the top of the Roman River Valley and allows guests to enjoy the 17.8 hectare nature reserve.
The Haywain Pub, Little Bromley
This country pub is located five minutes from the market town of Manningtree and provides space for customers and their dogs to fully enjoy a variety of food and drink.
The Black Bull, Chelmsford
This Chelmsford pub welcomes customers and their dogs to their large beer garden, all they have to do is ask for a dog bowl when they arrive.
The Black Bull, based on the outskirts of the city center, also hosts an array of televised events and sports on its big screen. It also has a children’s climbing frame, plenty of seating and lots of outdoor children’s games to keep the little ones amused.
The Green Man, Great Waltham
Set in beautiful Essex countryside in Galvin, The Green Man has won Michelin’s Bib Gourmand award. The British pub and modern restaurant offer panoramic views and an extensive garden.
Stewart’s Deli and Tea Room, Chelmsford
Stewart’s Deli and Tearoom, located in the center of Chelmsford, offers guests and their dogs a place to enjoy delicious food.
This old-fashioned community pub warmly welcomes everyone, including dogs, and offers a selection of beers and events.
Guests can regularly enjoy live music, quizzes and fun nights. in this Chelmsford-based pub.
The Hoop, Ingatestone
The Hoop, based in the village of Stock, is dog-friendly in its gourmet restaurant, which serves award-winning beer and traditional-style food.
The gastropub has been featured year after year in the Good Food Guide, Alastair Sawdays and AA Pub & Restaurant.
Peapod Cafe, Billericay
This family business opens its doors for everyone to have fun in its café located a few steps from the city center.
Driftwood Cafe, Maldon
This cafe in the heart of Maldon will offer free biscuits, water and beds when customers bring their dogs.
While their dogs relax in bed, Driftwood guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and a selection of wines and beers with a lovely view of the Chelmer River.
Search The Barge Hostel
Dogs and their owners can relax easily in this historic 400 year old Grade II listed restaurant/pub.
Restaurant Toulouse, Southend
This restaurant facing the beach welcomes customers and their canines and allows them to enjoy spectacular views of the Estuary.
Jobber’s Rest, Upminster
Jobber’s Rest will offer customers a bowl of water and delicious dog-friendly treats when they bring their dog to the restaurant, whether for a pit stop or for dinner.
Customers can snack from their bar menu with a chilled glass of wine or an ice-cold beer.
Utopia Coffee Lounge, Southend
Dogs can come to this downtown cafe where they can sit inside, outside, or upstairs with a jar of cookies ready to enjoy.
Camellia Hotel & Restaurant, Southend
Guests and dogs can enjoy their stay at the beachfront hotel, which features a restaurant and six luxury suites providing the perfect sanctuary for guests.
The Great Bear, Upminster
Punters and their dogs can hang out at The Plow in their beer garden and pub, which is known for showing televised sports.
The Brave Nelson, Brentwood
This Brentwood pub is also dog friendly as families can enjoy their food, drink and TV sports in their large garden.
The Owl’s Pub, Loughton
This woodsy tavern even offers a dog menu when they come, where dogs can enjoy meals like slices of homemade ham, sausages, and a “puppuccino.”
Fleur De Lys, Widdington
The small country pub between Saffron Walden and London Stansted Airport has a front garden and seating area.
The White Hart – Country Pub and Restaurant, Moreton
The owners of this 16th century inn welcome dogs into their bar area where guests can sample their wide range of beers, ales and food in the reception hall, terrace and garden.
The Red Cow, Chrishall
Dogs and their owners can enjoy the open fireplaces and beautiful countryside views at this freehold pub.
They also have accommodation in a converted barn for one night.
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