Dog Friendly Places

The following places in the Ulverston LA12 postcode area welcome dogs indoors. We’ve included a few exceptionally dog friendly establishments from slightly further afield. It is generally expected that dogs will be well behaved and under control. Remember that not everybody likes being close to dogs, perhaps due to allergies or a previous bad experience, and even some dogs don’t like other dogs.

The information on this website is provided for guidance only, and arrangements at individual premises may change without notice. Check with staff at each venue if you are in any doubt about what facilities are available. If booking a visit or a meal in advance, let the staff know when you make the reservation that you plan to bring a dog.

Please be sensible, and co-operate with local rules and requests. Dogs may be limited to certain indoor areas, such as a public bar in a hotel but not in a formal restaurant or function room. In all cases, it should be possible for you to go to the toilet whilst looking after a dog!

Dogs are not permitted in Ulverston pharmacies (Boots and Cohens), except for assistance dogs, or other dogs at the local shop manager’s discretion.

Eating places that provide additional facilities for dogs, such as rugs, or sell products specially for dogs, such as homemade dog biscuits or dog ice cream, are eligible for our coveted “Dog’s Dinner” award. Award winners are indicated by a bone against the listing.

Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants & Hotels

Public Places & Visitor Attractions


You can nominate additional places to be listed on this page via our Contact Us form. We only include venues that allow dogs indoors. For example, the lovely Orangery Cafe at St Mary’s Hospice does allow dogs at outdoor tables and even sells dog ice cream, but we have not included them in the list because they don’t allow dogs indoors.

Please let us know if you discover any errors in the information provided, or if you experience difficulties with taking a dog anywhere listed.

For those of you who might be travelling on the motorway, dogs are welcome in designated indoor areas at service stations operated by Westmorland Services, including Tebay on the M6, and Cairn Lodge on the M74. If you need any help whilst there, please ask a member of staff.

Finally, the Equalities Act 2010 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (NI) say that reasonable adjustments must be made in order to avoid discriminating against disabled people. These reasonable adjustments will range from creating an access route for a person with a wheelchair, to modifying a “no dogs policy” in order that a disabled person may be accompanied by their assistance dog. Learn more.