Dog Friendly Places

Places in and around Ulverston that welcome dogs indoors at the food serving area, and drive through eating places where you can order and collect without leaving your dog alone in the car. 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.

The information on this website is provided for guidance only, and arrangements 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.

Dogs may be limited to certain indoor areas, such as a public bar in a hotel but not in a formal restaurant. In all cases, it should be possible for you to choose and eat your food and 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 local discretion. There are a few dog-free cafes in the area, so if you don’t like dogs or are allergic to them, then Poppies Cafe in Union Street Ulverston, or Charnley’s in Dalton might be good places to visit, although Charnley’s does have a semi-outdoor eating area where you can take a dog. The most dog unfriendly cafe in Ulverston in our experience is Costa, so you can go there for a totally dog-free experience.

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

Drive Through Eating Places

Public Places & Visitor Attractions


You can nominate additional places for the list via our Contact Us form. We only include venues that allow dogs indoors at the food serving area, and drive throughs where you can order and collect without leaving your car. Please let us know if you discover any errors in the information, or if you experience difficulties with taking a dog anywhere listed.

We’d like to include a special mention for the lovely Orangery Cafe at St Mary’s Hospice (next to Ford Park), which allows dogs at outdoor tables and even sells dog ice cream. However, you can’t take a dog inside the cafe with you to order.

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.