Where Dogs Are Welcome: A Locals Guide to the Best Dog Friendly Cafes & Restaurants in Norfolk!
We have discovered over the years of living here, Norfolk is generally a dog-friendly county, with many pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants welcoming canine customers and their humans. On offer is a wide variety of places to choose from, whether you’re looking for a quick coffee, a lite bite to eat or a leisurely meal, Norfolk has plenty of places to welcome the whole family.
Whether you’re craving a post-beach pup cup at a dog friendly cafe, or a hearty meal with your canine companion at a dog friendly restaurant, there’s a pawfect spot in Norfolk for every tail-wagger.
So, ditch the dog sitter and explore Norfolk’s delicious side with your four-legged best friend by your side!
Some of the best dog-friendly cafes in Norfolk serve delicious coffee, homemade cakes and lunches made from locally sourced produce making them the pawfect destination for a quick break while exploring Norfolk with your four-legged family member.
Discover our Top 10 dog friendly cafes, restaurants & places to eat out in Norfolk!
While we only feature our Top 10 as they are today, we are constantly on the lookout for new destinations to visit so this constantly changes. If like us you rarely go out ‘without’ your pooch, if you visit a place that isn’t dog friendly it’s likely you wont have to travel too far before finding somewhere that is.
This showcase is by no means a definitive list, just a few dog friendly places to eat that are memorable to us. Can you spot any of your favourite places below?
Warham Rd, Binham, NR21 0DQ
T • 01328 830 796
The Parlour, Binham
Set in a beautiful 17th century converted barn next to Binham Priory, that had been largely redundant for several years. They have now turned it into a truly spectacular dog friendly cafe, restaurant and dining space which contains a considerable amount of stone from the ruins of the Norfolk priory.
Fakenham Rd, Holt, NR25 7JJ
T • 01263 715 996
Back to the Garden, Holt
Back to the Garden is the multi-award-winning farm shop and dog friendly cafe close to the North Norfolk coast. The shop and café’s brickwork and oak beams have not changed since the barn was built two hundred years ago. In the warmer months, the garden is a calming oasis, here you can breakfast, enjoy a leisurely coffee, have a secluded lunch or fabulous cream tea.
Drove Orchards, Thornham, PE36 6LS
T • 01328 710 650
Eric’s Pizza, Thornham
Located in a circular yurt, this unique and spacious dog friendly space provides a relaxed, dining environment. Their mission is to serve really tasty pizza using the best, freshly sourced ingredients alongside plenty of other tasty sides. We visit often with our pup, one of our favourite spots to visit on the coast for sure.
5 Pedlars Mews, Snettisham,
The Old Store, Snettisham
It’s all about bread at The Old Store, a dog friendly cafe on the West Norfolk coast, a micro-bakery and coffee store in Snettisham. Its menu focuses on delicious things in and on bread, all made in-house using organic flour. They also serve wonderful coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, cocktails and wine….all in all, fabulous!
The Quay, Blakeney, NR25 7ND
T • 01263 741 368
Two Magpies Bakery, Blakeney
Pushing traditional cafe boundaries into a more informal dining space serving fresh bread, pastries, treats and that all important fabulous coffee fix with a stunning quayside view! A dog and family friendly cafe on the North Norfolk coast and have a special Mini Magpies menu for your little bakers!
Beach Rd, Wells next the Sea, NR23 1DR
T • 01328 713 055
Wells Beach Cafe, Wells
If being on the beach isn’t a treat enough, the dog friendly beach café on the Norfolk Norfolk coast provides tasty goodies to enjoy alongside your dog walk on the sand. You’ll find them at the end of Beach Road, next to the pines and just before the walk over the dunes to the famous Wells-next-the-Sea beach.
The Quay, Wells next the Sea, NR23 1 AH
T • 01328 710 650
St Giles Pantry, Norwich
A fabulous, independent store that sells seasonal and artisan food and drink all sourced from local producers and suppliers. Great coffee, cake and other treats are also served in this unique and welcoming foodie destination. Local to us here in Norwich and very dog friendly.
Old Hunstanton Rd, Norfolk, PE36 6HX
T • 01485 532 896
The Lodge, Old Hunstanton
Situated in the village of Old Hunstanton, The Lodge Hotel is just a short 5 minute walk from the beach. We love the casual and relaxed atmosphere of this small privately-owned dog friendly restaurant and bar perfect for when exploring the North Norfolk coast.
Lady Anne’s Drive, Holkham, NR23 1RG
T • 01328 711 917
The Lookout, Holkham
Situated on the edge of the fabulous dog friendly Holkham National Nature Reserve, the Lookout offers spectacular views and a range of food and drinks such as cakes, sausage rolls, sandwiches, soup and fruit to enjoy inside, outside or to take away.
The Buttlands, Wells next the Sea, NR23 1EU
T • 01328 710 206
The Globe, Wells next the Sea
Overlooking a pretty, leafy Georgian square, this is one of our favourite Wells-next-the-Sea dog friendly restaurants in North Norfolk. The Globe Inn is perfectly placed in this popular seaside town, the front bar has plenty of room for you and your pooch for a quick drink or a hearty meal and if the weather is favourable, there are two outside areas which we really love.
Tips for dining out with your dog in Norfolk
Dining out with your dog can be a wonderful experience, but it’s important to keep a few things in mind to ensure that both you and your furry friend have a pleasant time. Here are some tips for dining out with your dog in Norfolk:
Ultimate guide to dog friendly beaches in Norfolk
Woof woof and welcome to pawsome adventures! Forget chasing squirrels in the park, let’s explore the best Norfolk beaches! Sandy stretches, playful waves, secret coves – Norfolk’s dog-friendly beaches have it all. Unleash endless tail wags at hidden gems and top spots perfect for doggy dips, frisbee throws, and rockpool discoveries. Whether you seek wide-open spaces for Norfolk dog-friendly beaches or dunes and woodlands, pack your pup’s beach towel and let’s explore the best beaches in Norfolk together! ️
There is a Norfolk beach to suit every preference so why not pack a picnic, grab your dog’s lead and head out to explore the stunning coastline of North Norfolk today?
Looking for the best dog friendly beaches in Norfolk can be a tricky process, particularly in the summer months however all beaches in Norfolk allow dogs, you just need to be aware of the seasonal restrictions. We’ve created this guide of some of our favourite dog friendly Norfolk beaches where we take our pooch, all year round.
Enjoying dog-friendly places to eat out; cafes, restaurants and generally having ‘fun’ in fabulous Norfolk
With its wide range of dog-friendly cafes and restaurants, Norfolk truly is a paradise for dog lovers, you and your furry friend can explore the culinary scene together. From cozy cafes with outdoor seating to upscale restaurants with dedicated dog menus, Norfolk has something to offer for every taste and occasion.
So next time you’re in Norfolk, don’t hesitate to bring your dog along for a culinary adventure. Discover hidden gems, dine al fresco at scenic spots, and create memories that will make both you and your furry friend’s tails wag with delight. Norfolk is where dogs are not just welcome – they’re celebrated dining companions.