Looking for dog walks near you that are near a friendly country pub?

Walking with your dog

Follow these simple steps to make sure you and your pet have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Public paths

There are paths that cross private land, much of which is used to grow the food we eat. You can bring your dog if:

  • dogs are on a lead or under close control
  • your dog is with you on the path, not straying off to one side, or in front
  • where livestock are present, they remain on a short lead
  • you exercise caution where cows have calves – let go of the lead if approached, your dog will take care of himself
  • you always clean up after your dog in the interest of good hygiene
  • you regularly worm your dog – dogs can carry parasites which are harmful to farm animals.
Dogs at other countryside locations
Country parks

Dogs are welcome in some country parks.

Waste bins are available at many parks

Sometimes dogs are allowed on a lead

Nature reserves

Dogs are not usually permitted.

When you use a public path crossing a reserve it is strongly strongly recommend they are on a short lead.


Please clean up after your dog and keep it under control

Commons and open access land (‘right to roam’ areas)
The law states that dogs must be on a short lead. Other restrictions may be in force
The Countryside Code: advice for countryside visitors

Always check the venue first.


The Bunk Inn | The Bunk Inn is a great place to relax with a drink, have a superb meal with family and friends or enjoy a peaceful stay in glorious surroundings.

The Six Bells, Beenham | The Six Bells is a family run pub and restaurant, which has been lovingly renovated in 2020 to bring a modern feeling to this historic building.

The Carnarvon Arms, Burghclere | The Carnarvon Arms is the ideal place to relax, recharge and explore the beautiful surrounding area.

The Dundas Arms at Kintbury | The Dundas Arms is a traditional country pub in Kintbury, in the heart of rural Berkshire, nestled between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon canal.

The Rowbarge, Woolhampton | The Rowbarge, has been serving the needs of travellers and locals alike for hundreds of years. It is a truly characterful traditional pub. There are six different rooms with nooks and crannies aplenty, six different cask ales on tap, a decent wine list and a shelf crammed with malts. And most important of all, you'll find a warm welcome from a friendly crew who'll enjoy looking after you.

The Butt Inn in Aldermaston | This classic pub offers all the contemporary charm of a traditional local. With dark leathers and rich wood panelling, you’ll be surrounded with modern comforts after a day of casually exploring or dog walking.

Since taking over the Fox at Peasemore in 2013, Phil & Lauren Davison have breathed life back into this fantastic village pub.

The Packhorse, Mapledurham | Presenting a combination of both stylish and contemporary décor set in a comforting and relaxed environment.

Try one of the hearty dishes with a glass of wine or perhaps a golden pint of cask-conditioned real ale

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