News/27 Nov 2019


We love pooches and a cute collection of furry residents call The Forge home. While they love kicking back in our residents lounge and having some ‘me time’ when their owners head out to work, we bet they hate missing out on fun days out in Newcastle!

Heading into the city doesn’t mean leaving your pup behind, and to help you navigate your way through Newcastle’s top dog-friendly hangouts, we’re sharing our favourite places catering to both you and your pup which are guaranteed to get tails wagging!

Ernest, Boyd Street This is the paw-fect place to head to for a lazy weekend brunch. Found in the heart of the city’s creative district, Ouseburn Valley, Ernest is known for its ‘proper’ comfort food and drinks from local suppliers like Ouseburn Coffee Company and Tyne Bank Brewery.

Breakfast is something it’s particularly proud of with delicious brunch dishes available until the afternoon in case you fancy a lie in. On a weekend evening leave your dog at home but bring your dancing shoes for events like open deck nights.

City Tavern, Northumberland Road Welcoming hounds and humans, the City Tavern is just off Northumberland Street and even has a ‘gourmet’ dog treat menu with training treats, biscuit bakes and chew sticks. On a special occasion they can even have a tipple with a dog beer or pawsecco! If your dog loves making friends, there’s four resident pets to get to know called Alfie, Hector, Dillon and Rupert.

And for you, it’s all about laid back comfort food with everything from pub classics including homemade pies, Northumberland rib-eye steak and fish finger sarnies on the daily menu. There’s also Spanish tapas, sharing planks and a whole menu dedicated to Sunday lunch! Hearty breakfasts are served too or enjoy a bar snack with a pint, or two…

Lola Jeans, Market Street Stretch your pooch’s paws on a walk to Lola Jeans which is less than a 15 minute stroll from our front door. Dogs are allowed as long as they’re accompanied by a well-behaved owner! It often pops up at By the River Brew Co on the banks of the River Tyne as part of its street food market HWRKMRKT, where you can tuck into burgers and beers while your pup enjoys some fresh air.

Flat Caps Coffee, Carliol Square Looking for somewhere to brunch or simply grab a coffee on the go? This award-winning independent coffee house not only serves what it thinks is ‘the best coffee in the city’ but also offers an everchanging food menu with breakfast, brunch and late afternoon options. The added bonus being that dogs are welcome too!

Pitcher & Piano, Newcastle Quayside With a great selection of food and an impressive list of cocktails and drinks, the outdoor terrace overlooking Newcastle’s Quayside makes for a beautiful afternoon or evening spent outside for both you and your four-legged friend. On a sunny Sunday, have a wander through the Quayside Market before a drinks stop-off here, or the Sunday lunch is pretty good too!