Where can you experience the true aussie traditions and values better than in the country side watering holes? Places to swap stories and witness the true mateship the country was built upon. When these country pubs were established (most of them more than a 100 years ago), more or less every man AND HIS DOG visited them on a regular basis to meet up. But where are the best dog friendly country pubs in NSW that still today invite man’s best friend for a drink? We decided to find out!
We are sure, everyone feels they local should be on the list as one of the best dog friendly pubs in NSW, so if you believe we have missed your favourite one, let us know and tell us why it should be included ;-
This is your Ultimate Pub Crawl For Dog Friendly Country Pubs In NSW!
Burrawang Village Hotel | Burrawang
Dog friendly Burrawang Village Hotel is located in the NSW Southern Highlands about 2.5 hour drive from Sydney. Dogs are welcome in the partly covered stunning outdoor area. General Store across the road is also worth a visit for an afternoon tea!
Jamberoo Pub | Jamberoo
Located about 30min drive south from Wollongong, Jamberoo Pub is a popular stop on the way to the Southern Highlands. It is definitely worth a short de-tour if you are staying in the NSW South Coast. Dogs are welcome in the covered beer garden as well as inside the front bar!
Jindabyne Brewing | Jindabyne
Dog friendly brewery just over 2h drive south from Canberra on the shores of Lake Jindabyne. Enjoy a relaxing arvo with family & friends (including the furry ones) while admiring the amazing lake views from the dog friendly terrace. If the weather gets a little too rough, dogs are also welcome inside the brewery.
Mount Warning Hotel | Uki
Mount Warning is located about an hour’s drive inland (north-west) from Byron Bay. Dog friendly pub Mount Warning Hotel is located in the historic town of Uki and has stunning views of the mountain. Dogs are welcome on the under cover outdoor area.
Mudgee Brewing | Mudgee
Mudgee might be better known for it’s wines but Mudgee Brewing is a great example of how much more the Region has to offer. In addition to tasty craft beers there are plenty of other local produce available. Dogs are welcome on the partly covered beer garden.
Railway Hotel | Millthorpe
Millthorpe is a heritage listed village 30 minutes drive from the area’s more famous destination, Orange. Railway Hotel is a true blue country classic that welcomes your dog to join you at the semi enclosed outdoor area with a fireplace to keep them warm during the colder months.
The Boathouse Hotel | Patonga
Previously known as Patonga Hotel, this dog friendly pub was bought and renovated by the Sydney’s Northern Beaches Boathouse group. Take a ferry with your dog from Palm Beach and have a play on the off leash beach before heading for lazy afternoon drinks and meal on the dog friendly beer garden.
The Friendly Inn | Kangaroo Valley
Sydney-siders all time favourite destination, Kangaroo Valley has plenty to offer also for our furry friends. Country side walks, laying by the fire at one of the valley’s dog friendly accommodations and of course visit to the iconic The Friendly Inn. Dogs are welcome at the beer garden but our favourite spot is to sit at the verandah and watch the world go by (rather slowly).
The Heritage Hotel of Gladstone | Gladstone
This NSW mid north coast riverside dog friendly pub is a great place to hang out with your dog on a lazy afternoon! Cold beer, pub food and easy going live music!
The Scarborough Hotel | Scarborough
Just over an hour south from Sydney, you will find one of the most scenic dog friendly country pubs in NSW. Views from The Scarborough Hotel beer garden are hard to match. And the best part is, your dog is welcome to join you to enjoy them.
Thirsty Crow | Wagga Wagga
Iconic dog friendly pub / brewery in the equally iconic country town of Wagga Wagga! Beer flows as the locals gather after a hard days work, with their dogs of course! Of and don’t forget to ask for a special treat for your furry mate!
Tilpa Hotel | Tilpa
Bush Pub at it’s best! Tilpa Hotel has been a popular stop in the region for over 100 years and it’s easy to understand why! Stunning location, friendly service and no b#$%t attitude to enjoy great company and cold beers. Pups included!
Shoal Bay Country Club | Shoal Bay
Destination in itself with plenty of activities on offer, well behaved puppies are welcome to visit Shoal Bay Country Club at the covered alfresco dining area. This is a truly unique spot in the area for all the dog owners to enjoy a superb dining experience with their pups.
Surveyor General Inn | Berrima
Another epic Southern Highlands dog friendly country pub. Dogs are welcome inside the pub to enjoy the warmth of the open fire and friendly staff. Berrima River Walk is a great way to start the day before heading to Surveyor for a refreshment.
Willawarrin Hotel | Willawarrin
Willawarrin Hotel is a small country pub 1h north from Port Macquarie (about 30km inland from Kempsey). Dogs are welcome in the covered beer garden and there is even a designated off lead play ground at the back for the social puppies.
Wollombi Tavern | Wollombi
Dog friendly Wollombi Tavern is located on the edge of the Yengo National Park 30 mins inland from the Hunter Valley. Great escape for fine wines into the country side vibes. Wollombi Tavern is popular amongst the locals as well as regular Sydney-siders!