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Pint With Your Pup

Posted by Samantha Hicks on 11 Feb 2018

After a long leisurely walk with your faithful friend there’s not much that beats a well-deserved rest and glass of your favourite in one of our many dog-friendly locals.  Last month ‘DogBuddy’ experts chose their top 10 best pubs for dogs in Surrey and we were amazed at the lack of mention of Epsom & Ewell’s many establishments. Fear not, we have rounded up a few below…..

Epsom:

Pampered pooches are seriously spoilt for choice in Epsom with plenty of places that welcome doggy patrons.

The Cricketers Inn on Stamford Green with it’s idyllic setting adjacent to the pond is particularly popular with dog walkers taking advantage of the abundant paths of nearby Epsom Common.

Slightly further along on Wheeler lane nestles Jolly Coopers, an 18th century pub that serves up a selection of craft beers along with treats for your tail-wagger.

As you head down into the town centre a warm welcome awaits at the The Marquis of Granby on West Street with freshly filled water bowls and a jar of biscuits by the door.

Other Fido-friendly establishments include the Amato Inn on Chalk Lane which now makes up the fifth member of acclaimed gastronomic group The Grumpy Mole. Funky pub The Faraday in Church Street and vegan pleasing The Barley Mow in Pike Street also both describe themselves as dog-friendly. Others worth noting are warm and cosy The Rising Sun in Heathcoate Road and The Derby Arms opposite our world famous racecourse which is perfect for a pint after a breezy walk on the downs.

Ewell:

The Wheatsheaf on Kingston Road, Ewell has great character along with a spacious garden and separate children’s play area whilst The Spring Tavern on London Road with it’s log fires and buzzing atmosphere has it’s doors always open to our furry bright-eyed boys and girls..

Leatherhead:

Leatherhead is another area which has ample opportunity for man’s best friend to re-charge, with worst-kept secret The Star on the Leatherhead Road, Malden Rushett a particular hot spot. It gets very busy on Sundays and booking is recommended if you fancy sampling their stellar roasts.

A bonus at The Bell on Bell Lane is the complimentary canine biscuits and many a riverside walk has ended by the open fire at The Running Horse in Bridge Street.

Worcester Park & Cheam: 

The Willow Tree in Vale Road, Worcester Park offers good value meals and is described as excellent for families as well as inviting cheerful canines to join you at the right-hand bar and in the garden.

In Cheam, historical Ye Olde Red Lion in Park Road has stood proudly on the same site for over 400 years and is thought to be the oldest public house in Sutton – dogs are very welcome here.

Ashtead:

As well as allowing dogs into the main bar area imaginatively named The Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower in The Street, Ashtead has a heated and sheltered external area allowing views of major sporting events on the big screens.

Banstead:

Banstead’s picturesque Woodman in Woodmansterne Street has a generous garden, and serves up no-fuss traditional British bites along with a good selection of ales.

Tadworth:

Lastly The Blue Anchor in Dorking Road, Tadworth prides itself on its fish specials and cocktails and the surrounding countryside is perfect for rambling with your Rover.

No doubt there are numerous other pubs in Epsom, Ewell and the surrounds which cater for loyal pups and their owners, but we do hope the above provides you with a few contenders to put on your list!

Sam xx

(image courtesy of Little Pip Photography! How cute is Ollie the Cockerpoo?)

 
Samantha Hicks
Samantha Hicks is an Epsom based writer and mum of two who has contributed to a number of online publications and also managed several social media pages for local information Facebook pages. She can be found at various soft plays and toddler groups in the area and is constantly on the lookout for new activities to keep her small people entertained!

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