10 dog-friendly pubs in Suffolk with great walks nearby
PUBLISHED: 15:13 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:15 28 April 2016
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Weather for the weekend is looking chilly but fair so why not head out for a stroll with your canine friend and enjoy some Suffolk pub hospitality while you're there.
We have put together a list of ten dog-friendly pubs in Suffolk with great walks nearby – if we have missed any of your favourites we’d love to hear your recommendations below.
The Maybush – Waldringfield
Situated on the River Deben, this pub is part of the Deben Inn family.
Take a stroll along the beautiful river bank before enjoying a drink and meal.
The King’s Head – Woodbridge
Enjoy a dog-friendly walk along the river, with views of England’s last working tide mill, then pop into town for refreshments. This pub even offers a ‘Mutt’s Menu’ with £1 treats including a knotted bone and pig’s ears.
The Fleece – Bungay
Take the riverside footpath around Outney Common then into Bungay for a well-earned drink and meal.
The Ship – Dunwich
Plenty of walking opportunities in this area, with forest, heath, coastline walks and beaches. Take your pick before popping to this pub which was once the haunt of smugglers.
The Cock Inn – Polstead
Ancient footpaths, hills, valleys and bluebell woods offer a variety of walks for you and your pooch then enjoy a pint at the pub or a cuppa and cake in their tearoom.
The Crown – Framlingham
Enjoy a hike around Framlingham Castle and the Mere Trail (dogs on leads) then into the market town for a drink and a bite.
The Punch Bowl – Battisford
A community run establishment with good food, local ales and fine wine, they welcome all visitors – even those with four legs! Perfect after a walk following field edge paths and quiet lanes.
The George – Hadleigh
Have a relaxed lunch (perhaps pizza from their pizza oven in the summer) then take a stroll along the old railway line.
The Plough and Sail – Snape Maltings
Well marked footpaths take you from browsing the shops along the River Alde and back to the pub to rest.
The Greyhound – Lavenham
Refurbished 14th century pub with a varied menu - perfect after enjoying the well-signposted Lavenham Walk.