Pier 36, Donaghadee, County Down - Dog Friendly Restaurant

Northern Ireland has some wonderful dog-friendly restaurants, pubs and bars.

We know pets are part of the family, so we've got a list of the bars and eateries that will welcome your furry friend just as warmly as you.


55 Degrees North, Portrush

Take a brisk stroll along 2.5 miles of golden sand with its curvaceous walkway and landscaped gardens - the ideal location for you and your pooch to take in the fresh sea air. Stop off at 55 Degrees North Café for a quality dining experience with amazing views overlooking Portrush East Strand beach, dogs are accepted outside in the balcony area.

Fullerton Arms, Ballycastle

Located along along the breath-taking Causeway Coastal Route, The Fullerton Arms Hotel is the ideal starting point for all your adventures. The perfect getaway with your 4-legged friend offering both a dog-friendly dining area and a room available for them to rest their head for the night.

The Dirty Onion, Belfast

The Dirty Onion  welcomes you to one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, reintroduced as an authentic Irish pub with a modern twist. Home to one of Belfast’s biggest beer gardens and a cozy peat fire inside, we’ve got you covered all year round.

Renowned for being one of the main dog-friendly establishments in the Cathedral quarter, stop off for pint and your dog can enjoy some complimentary water and fresh tasting home-made doggie treats at the Doggie Dock.  We also host seasonal social events for your 4-legged friend - Keep an eye out on Discover NI for upcoming Pooch Social events at The Dirty Onion.

The Sunflower Public House, Belfast

A simple corner pub, The Sunflower  is free of gimmicks or themes that shares an interesting history. Music of all genres is very much part of the pub’s life. From the traditional, Appalachian and Gypsy Swing to Folk and Bluegrass. A dog-friendly bar throughout, enjoy a perfect night out with a drink and some live music with your best friend by your side.

Hickson's Point at Titanic Belfast

When you're about and about in the Titanic Quarter with your four-legged friend, call into Hickson's Point at Titanic Belfast where you can enjoy live music, a crisp pint and some nibbles.


Paws 4 Tea, Dundrum

This is the ideal place to come after a long day exploring the Mourne Mountains, with refreshments for you and your pet available. The beautiful home cooking and friendly service makes this a lovely place for anyone to visit whether you are a dog owner or not.

Pier 36, Donaghadee 

Visit the famous and multi award-winning bar and restaurant with a reputation for exceptional food and service. Well situated right on the pier in Donaghadee harbour with a cosy and vibrant atmosphere, Pier 36 is a real treat for all your senses. Dogs on a lead are welcome in the bar area and outside where a water tap and bowls are available. The bar area is traditionally decorated with a real open fire and is a great place to sample one of Ireland's finest pints of Guinness and some fresh local seafood. The restaurant to the rear of the property has a magical atmosphere and a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest places to eat in Ireland. 

The Saltwater Brig, Kircubbin

Come and experience the sumptuous food at The Saltwater Brig on the shores of Strangford Lough where you can be assured of a warm welcome for both you and your dog. While your pet is welcome to enjoy the outside of the restaurant, you are sure to be drawn inside by the fresh soda bread and pancakes hot off the griddle. If leaving your pet outside is not for you, the extensive gardens to the rear of the Brig are ideal for eating or drinking al fresco. An elevated view looks out over Strangford Lough, and in summer, food is available from the stone built barbeque.   

The Plough Inn, Hillsborough

Call into this famous family owned pub  with an outstanding reputation for hospitality, atmosphere and fantastic food. Make use of the outside water bowls provided for your dog as you step inside to enjoy a friendly pint in the bar, a hearty pub lunch or a gastronomic delight in the evening.  

Pretty Mary's, Moira

Pretty Mary's  is popular with locals and visitors alike seeking great food, entertainment and a friendly atmosphere. The food menus are extensive with a wide selection of beers and wine from across the globe. If you're planning to bring your dog along, then make sure to let a member of staff know before your arrival, as dogs are welcome by arrangement only.

Jamaica Inn, Bangor

The Jamaica Inn is known for its fantastic food, drinks served with style and quality live music. Join in on the pub quiz, or just relax beside the cosy fire. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Beer Garden.

Hugh McCann's, Newcastle

Situated in the heart of Newcastle, where memories are made - Hugh McCann's is filled with intimate charm, a renowned friendly welcome awaits you and your pooch. After a brisk walk along the promenade, stop off at Hugh McCann's for a tasty bite to eat and relax with your pooch in the Hogg Snog.



Otter Lodge, Cookstown

Why not stop off for a light lunch or an evening meal at the Otter Lodge - open seven days a week and renowned for consistently good food and wines at very keen prices. Dogs are welcome outside.

*Contact premises directly for further information.