Dog Friendly in Clitheroe. ^^

Please refer to this more Up To Date Post ~ Dog Friendly Clitheroe.

  • Post last updated ~ August 2020.

It’s raining cats and dogs and you’re out and about in Clitheroe with your four legged friend.Its not beer garden weather, so where can you and Rover ( or Hugo in my case!) shelter from the rain, sit down with a coffee, relax with a pint, or indeed indulge in a little reTail therapy?  Check out these places with your pooch…..after a run in the castle grounds of course!


Banana News~ News agents. Castle Street.

Barclays Bank ~ Castle Street.
Bodycare~ Health and beauty. Castle Street.

Boots ~ Castle Street.

Borough Printing Shop ~ York Street. 

Cancer Research ~ Castle Street.

Clitheroe Books ~  Second hand book store. Moor Lane. 

Clitheroe Market .~ Traditional Outdoor market off New Market Street.

Clitheroe Lighting Centre ~ Moor Lane.

Cowgills ~ Newsagents & toys. 4-6 Market Place.

Dawson’s Department Store ~ Homewares, gifts and DIY. 56 King Street.

D Byrne & Sons ~ Award winning fine wines & spirit merchants, a famous Clitheroe independent wine emporium. King Street. 

Emporium Home Interiors ~ Beautiful interiors and gifts.  

EQ Woman ~ Women’s Clothing Boutique. Moor Lane.

Fat Face~  Clothing store. The Victoria,Market  Place.

Cute cards  in Raffia.

The Flower Shop ~ Fresh flowers, plants & gifts. Well gate.

General Post Office. King street.

Green Jersey. ~ Bicycle shop. Old Shawbridge Sawmill. Also has a café bar inside. See Bowland Distillery Café Bar.

Homebase ~ DIY Store. Queensway.

Hoody Marvellous ~ T shirt printing. Swan Courtyard.

Hope ~ Men’s Clothing. King Street.

House Of Cards ~  Greeting cards and gifts. Castle Street. 

Ken Varey’s Outdoor World. ~  Town and Country wear. New Market Street.

Knowle Top Studio ~ Art Gallery specialising in local photographic art.  Castle gate.

M & Co  ~  Ladies, Gents & Kids clothing and Homeware. Castle Street.

Pups can get involved at Paint Pot in the Swan Courtyard.


Mortimer’s ~ Estate Agents. Castle Street.

Muddy Frogs ~ Children’s footwear. Swan Courtyard.

Nettleton’s ~ Jewellers. You and your four legged friend may be lucky enough to be greeted by little shop dog ‘Dolly’. Castle Street.
The Old Coach House Antiques & Interiors ~ Antiques centre. Here you might pick up anything  from a vintage suitcase or shabby chic  dresser to an antique hay fork. Waddington Road.

The Original Factory Shop ~ Discounted clothing, homewares, toys and gifts. Shawbridge Street.

Number Ten Literature & Lifestyle ~ Independent book shop specialising in all genres of crime. Also sells quirky gifts and cards. Treats available for doggy visitors. Moor Lane near the Castle entrance.

Paint Pot ~ Paint your own pottery studio. Dogs can get involved too. 🙂 1, Swan Courtyard.

Platform Gallery ~ Contemporary arts and crafts and visitor centre. Station Road by the Railway station.
Party People ~ Greeting cards and Fancy dress. 12 Castlegate.

Pendle Stitches ~ Wool Shop. Moor Lane.

Pets At Home. Everything for pet care. Whalley Road.

Phillip Michael ~ Hair studio. Duck Street.

Premier Stores ~ Corner shop chain with shops dotted round the town.

Purdie Oak ~ Luggage, bags & gift shop. Castle Street. 

Hugo out on the Tiles 😉 ~ Tile Productions.

Roost ~ Beautiful gifts and interiors for you and your home. Moor Lane.

R Favourite Shop ~ Locally sourced crafts and homewares. 18 Castlegate.

RSPCA ~ Charity shop. Castle Street.
Raffia ~ Contemporary and unique gifts and cards. King street.

Rue 5 ~ Jewellers. King Street.

Seasons ~  Ladies clothing and accessories. King Street. 

The Shop Of Hope ~ Fairtrade, environmentally friendly, local art & crafts etc. 37 Castle Street.


Smug Fox ~ Rustic Interiors, Vintage Furniture and beautiful home accessories. 2 Shawbridge street.

Cute puppy visitor ‘Harvey’ loves Smug Fox. 🙂


La Tete Et Tout ~ Women’s Clothing  and accessories. Moor Lane.

Tile Productions~ Bespoke and original tiling company, Dean’s Court, Link 59 Industrial estate.

W H Smith ~  Newsagents & stationary. Castle Street. 


Wuffit Mix. ~  Petfood supplies at Dugdale Nutrition. Friendly welcome and treats for the dogs. Bellman Mill, Salthill. 

YMCA ~ Charity shop near Booths supermarket.

Cafes & Places to Eat.

The Emporium now welcomes 4-legged friends.

Bowland Distillery Café/Bar ~ Café bar within the Green Jersey cycle shop on Shawbridge Street. Look out for their ‘Doggy of the week’ competition on Facebook, where four- legged friends can win a complimentary bottle of pawsecco. 🙂

The Boiler House Cafe ~ Situated at Holmes Mill, this rustic but sophisticated space welcomes four legged friends. Lots of seating outdoors too, to enjoy those sunny days.

Outside at The Boiler House. Seating indoors too.

Betty May’s Kitchen ~ Café, Coffee Shop & Cakery. Another ideal place for a brew, yummy home-baked cake or cooked breakfast, after a walk round Clitheroe Castle. Why not try Betty’s Belly Buster breakfast !  22 Woone Lane.

Callooh Callay ~ Alice In Wonderland inspired Tea Room. It is ok to sit with your dog at the window tables in the front of the café.  5 Moor Lane.

Escape Coffee & Cocktails ~ Friendly Coffee and cocktail Bar. Heavenly cocktails, speciality coffees,tea and cake. Pets very welcome including parrots and bearded dragons. 🙂 10 Market Place.
Cafe Nero ~ Comfy sofas, coffee and cakes. Castle street.

The Emporium ~  The stone flagged ground floor of this elegant bar and restaurant is now pet-friendly. Bob in for coffee, drinks, breakfast, lunch or an evening meal. Comfy sofas and Beat The Clock Pizzas are a big draw too.

Exchange Coffee Company ~  Coffee Roasters and café on Wellgate. Dogs allowed in the downstairs part of the café.

Maxwells Cafe & Wine Bar ~  The covered outside area of this popular cafe bar has heaters for chilly days. King Lane. Secret Garden Café ~  Newly opened veggie café with vegan options, tasty cakes & hot drinks. Adjoins Clitheroe Health Shop. Has a nice outdoor terrace with views of the market. 1 New Market Street.

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There’s always a Biscuit for Hugo in Escape. 🙂

Clitheroe Pubs & Bars.

Bowland Beer Hall ~  For the Real ale fan, the Beer Hall at Holmes Mill has 42 cask ales on tap and has lots of original features from its industrial heritage including a huge steam engine. Serves bar meals. Now open every day.

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There’s a Steampunk vibe at Bowland Beer Hall.

White Lion ~ Popular town centre pub with resident dogs Mo and Nugget and Emoji. 11 Market Place.

New Inn ~ Drinkers Pub with good selection of Real Ales and cozy fires. Bar staff often give four legged visitors dog treats.Parson Lane.

Bowland Distillery Café/Bar ~ Independent gin and vodka distillery within the Green Jersey Cycle shop. Very welcoming to dogs. Shawbridge Street.

Old School Room ~ Formerly the Catholic Club on Lowergate, this is an attractive newly refurbished bar with big screen tvs, pool table and spacious yet snug seating areas. There’s also a fun retro school theme running through the

PARLR ~  Artisan Coffee House and Cocktail Bar adjoining  Northwest Barbers. Manchester Brewed Coffees,   American Craft Beers and Sailor Jerry Rum Cocktails. You might be lucky and get to meet cutie resident pooch Ivy. Wellgate.
Rose and Crown ~ Town centre pub that serves bar meals. Castle Street.

The Ale House ~ Micro pub specializing in cask ales, ciders and craft beers. Great board game selection too! Market Place.

The Dog Music & Sports Bar ~  Beer, Pool and TVs. Wellgate.

Waggon & Horses. Recently refurbished Real Ale pub that also serves hearty food and has a Gin Cocktail menu. A little out of the town centre on Pimlico Road.

Hugo gets lots of attention in the Ale House. 🙂

Escape Coffee & Cocktails ~ Coffee and cocktail bar next door to The Ale House.Market Place. No dogs allowed after 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Edisford Bridge~ Country pub on the outskirts of Clitheroe. Dog treats on the bar. Small area for eating with your dog. Also lots of outside space. Good food and perfect for river walks.

There are also many country pubs in nearby villages which welcome dogs. Waddington has three pubs which are dog friendly. The Aspinall arms in Mitton, The Inn at Whitewell, The Hark to Bounty at Slaidburn,  The Red Pump at Bashall Eaves and the Parkers Arms in Newton in Bowland love dogs too.Pooches are welcome at the Spread Eagle in Sawley ( they even have a Dogs Dish menu , especially for four-legged visitors) and Hindelinis ( Gisburn), Millie’s ( Hurst green), Potters Barn ( Ribchester), Country Kitchen( Waddington), Ebbeneezers ( Billington) , Puddleducks (Dunsop Bridge), the tea room at Tithe Barn, Browsholme Hall and Greendale ( on the road to Downham) are all pet friendly cafes.   Dogs go free on the train so a trip to the nearby village of Whalley is a must with your dog, where there are more dog friendly pubs including Brady’s Bar , The Dog and Jack’s ,as well as a dog friendly cafe called Taste Buds. Bashall Barn and Melt at Backridge Farm near Clitheroe are  also  pet friendly shopping and eating destination.   You  can even treat your pooch to Afternoon Tea at Sandwitches cafe in Sabden ! Basically I need to write a whole second post about our very dog-friendly Ribble Valley !


Here are a few of my blog posts about dog friendly things to do in the area. 🙂

Millie & Ruby’s Dog Bakery.  

Ribble Valley ~ Glamping Ideas.

Ten fido-friendly Country pubs you can walk to from Clitheroe.

Bowland Beer Hall ~ Clitheroe.

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail.

A countryside walk with some old haunts.

Escape for Coffee…..and cocktails……..and cake!

Can you Glamp in Lancashire? Yes Of Course!

I will try and keep this post updated with any other pet friendly places. :). As ever if you are unsure, always ask establishments first, before you take your dog in. 🙂

23 thoughts on “Dog Friendly in Clitheroe. ^^”

  1. Great idea. I’m amazed so many places are dog friendly 🙂 will have to compile my own local list. I know that Anthropologie in Bath is dog friendly as they have a dog water bowl by the door, which never ceases to amaze me as its full of gorgeous super expensive stuff. They even had an artist painting doggie portraits for free for charity when they first opened.
    My favourite place to take the dogs is the Watch House Cafe at West Bay, Dorset, if you’re ever down south 😉

    1. You will have to compile a list. Always handy to know if you have your lovely dogs with you. 🙂 I have been to a wedding in West Bay a few years ago. Then I was so surprised to see that it became the location of Broadchurch!

  2. Thank you so much for the info- visited Clitheroe with our dog last weekend and went to escape and bowland beer hall which were both excellent! Lovely people of Clitheroe were very friendly towards us and our doggy 🙂

  3. Just an update for your very helpful post, Homebase in Clitheroe no longer accept dogs since their change in ownership ☹️

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