Dog Friendly Chester

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Dog Friendly Chester

Dappled with green spaces, and more canine-friendly establishments than you can shake a stick at, Chester is the ideal location for a doggy day out. Your furry friends can enjoy a walk whilst you also enjoy some shopping and enjoy tasty treats along the way! 

Below you can find a list of Dog friendly establishments in the Centre of Chesters walls and walks that are just a sticks throw away!

Take pictures of your furry friends whilst in our beautiful city using the hashtag #DogFriendlyChester be sure to tag us to using @Chester_BID

A DOG'S LIFE CHESTER

Come on a journey around Chester City Centre with Digby, and Will (the human)… enjoying the best of Chester’s dog friendly re-TAIL businesses and the best places to enjoy some tasty treats. 

Having enough dog friendly businesses in Chester City Centre to shake a stick at means Digby’s tail was wagging until the very end!

 

RESTAURANTS & PUBS

The Marlborough Arms

Zugers

Popcorn

Bonobo Bar & Canteen

The Church

Hickories Smokehouse (Down Souters Lane towards the River)

DOG-FRIENDLY ALFRESCO AREA

All Bar One

Piccolino

Opera Grill

ALSO:

The Hotel Chester (Just off Pepper St.)    

RESTAURANTS & PUBS

Barlounge

Beer Heroes

Stile Napoletano

Frankies

Assembly

Vinsanto

Watergates

The White Horse (Down Lower Watergate at The Racecourse)

CAFES & COFFEE SHOPS

The Flower Cup

Chalk Coffee

Pars Kahve

Panna Coffee

DOG-FRIENDLY ALFRESCO AREA

Fallafel Express

Ye Olde Customs House

Hamayuu

Katie’s Tea Room

Palm Chester

RETAIL

Alison Bradely Gallery

Watergate Street Gallery

Reiss

Bravissimo

Terms

The Cheese Wedge (On Goss Street, just off Watergate after Reiss)

 

RESTAURANTS & PUBS

The Old Duke’s

Sergios

The Botanist (Godstall Lane just off St. Werburgh St.)

Duttons (Godstall Lane just off St. Werburgh St.)

Doghouse Cafe

RETAIL

Barbour

Ecco Shoes

White Stuff

Seasalt

Up North Records

PARTLY

RESTAURANTS & PUBS

Number Fifteens

Revolution

Atina Kitchen

Brewhouse and Kitchen (Just off Foregate St on Love St.)

That Beer Place

CAFES & COFFEE SHOPS

The Eatery  

RETAIL

Lee Lousie

Ryman

Lush

Cotswolds Outdoors

Clarks

Updated April 2023

The Chester Boat Tour is Dog Friendly, don’t worry you won’t need to get your paws wet! As long as your furry friend is on a lead, they will be welcomed with a woof on the daytime sightseeing cruise!

This is paw-fest fun for the whole family where you can enjoy the views down the river… 

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Chester boat tour
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The New Chester Market is a furry friendly place! With passionate traders, unique food and communal spaces to eat and drink in the heart of the city.

Follow @newchestermarket for all the current traders

Digby and Champ can be found inside the market for all premium paw products or even just a treat for your best friend! 

Walk this way…

From a 3km walk around Chester historic Roman Walls, a blooming good time at the stunning Grosvenor park or if you done these, head to the historical Chester Cathedral Gardens or even take a little car journey outside the city to Delamere ForestChester as an extremely Dog Friendly city with both residents and visitors bringing in their dogs daily to experience the city together.

Well-trodden dog walking spots in the city also include The Roman Gardens, the Amphitheatre, and The Groves also known as Chester’s riverside promenade (River Dee). Just over the Old Dee Bridge lies neighbouring Handbridge. Home to The Meadows, this lush beauty spot is a vast space to explore on 4 legs or 2 and feels a world away from the bustling city that’s visible beyond the water. Handbridge is also where you’ll find Edgar’s Field, which plays host to Minerva’s Shrine. This stone carving has guarded Chester for over 1,800 years and is the only monument of its kind in Western Europe that remains in its original location, so best not to let your dog relieve themselves in its presence, or you might unleash the wrath of the Roman Goddess of War. 

For a more spacious adventure, Chester Racecourse or RooDee to use its Saxon name, is open to the public and their four-legged friends, for a stomp around the 1.1-mile track, or to take advantage of the 56 acres of open grass within. Although dogs aren’t permitted at race meets, they are more than welcome at The White Horse, the pub on the course, and also at the regular Polo matches over the summer months, because dogs deserve their ‘Pretty Woman’ moment too.

A Dog’s Dinner?

To take advantage of Chester’s café society culture, the best stroll for stopping places would have to be the grade 1 listed City Walls. This 1.8-mile loop encircles the site of the Mediaeval City. They are considered to be the best-preserved city walls in Great Britain, with unparalleled views of Chester’s attractions such as the Cathedral, the Eastgate Clock and the Amphitheatre. Many locals and visitors alike take a walk-through time with their canine companion in tow, on this historical lap of Chester. There are a plethora of pit stops en route. If you follow the steps down the City Walls Bridge, you will find yourself on Northgate Street, a road currently staking its claim as the epicentre of Chester’s independent food scene. Not 1 but 3 restaurants in the vicinity have been awarded coveted spots in the Michelin Guide.

ReTAIL Therapy

Whilst spending the day or more exploring the city treating your furry friend to a lovely stroll, treat yourself to some retail therapy and enjoy our plethora of shops! Dogs are aloud up on the rows too for a mooch…

Whilst we encourage our city to be Dog Friendly, we’d also appreciate our furry friends to respect the cleanliness of the city. Please remember to bring some bags and use the many bins provided. Thank you!

Enjoy #DogFriendlyChester

Dog Friendly Chester