Dog-friendly pubs in Southampton

This is an ever-growing list of dog-friendly pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in Southampton and the surrounding area. Includes a description of each pub, plus where to find them.

Last updated: 8 August 2017

With hundreds of acres of green spaces, four city parks recently named among the top parks in the UK and the New Forest and South Downs National Parks in easy reach, Southampton is a great place for dog owners.

For me, there’s nothing better than a visit to a pub to refuel after a long dog walk.

Here’s an ever-growing list of dog-friendly pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in Southampton and the surrounding area.

If you have any recommendations or suggestion, or spot something that’s not quite right, leave a comment below, tweet me or drop me a line on tshallett [at] gmail dot com.

Dog-friendly pubs in Southampton

The Bookshop Alehouse (Portswood)

  • Address: 21 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2ES
  • Website:
  • Phone: Unknown
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 12-11pm

Pub slash bookshop at the St Denys and Bevois Valley end of Portswood Road.

You might also like: The ultimate guide to Southampton’s craft beer bars and real ale pubs

Brewhouse and Kitchen (Highfield)

  • Address: 47 Highfield Ln, Southampton, SO17 1QD
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8055 5566
  • Email: southampton [at]
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Saturday 11am-12am and Sunday 12-10.30pm

Based in Highfield, not too far from Portswood High Street and the Common. Dogs allowed in the bar. Takeaway draught ale available.

Butchers Hook Alehouse (Bitterne Park)

  • Address: 7 Manor Farm Rd, Bitterne Park, Southampton, SO18 1NN
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8178 2280
  • Email: hello [at]
  • Opening times: Wednesday and Thursday 6-11pm, Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 1pm-12am and Sunday 2-10pm

Southampton’s first micropub situated near Riverside Park. Takeaway draught beer available.


  • Address: 47 Oxford St, Southampton, SO14 3DP/li>
  • Website:
  • Phone: Unknown
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday 12-10pm

Another micropub for Southampton at the bottom end of town on Oxford Street.

The Cowherds

  • Address: The Common, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7NN
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8055 8405
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm

Popular pub near the south-east corner of Southampton Common off the Avenue. Dates from 1762. Cosy interior with some seating outside.

Cracklerock (Botley)

  • Address: The Old Cooperage The High Street, Botley, Southampton, SO30 2EA
  • Website:
  • Phone: 07733 232806
  • Email: pxwhitfield [at]
  • Opening times: Thursday and Friday 6-9.30pm, Saturday 12-9.30pm and Sunday 12-3pm

Brewery tap room in Botley offering the brewery’s ales plus occasional guest beers. Takeaway available.

Dancing Man

  • Address: 1 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AR
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8083 6666
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Sunday-Wednesday 12-11pm and Thursday-Saturday 11am-12am

Pub and microbrewery in Southampton’s historic Wool House, a Grade II listed building. Great choice of beers. Food too plus takeaway ale.

The Dolphin (St Denys)

  • Address: 30 Osborne Rd South, Southampton, SO17 2EZ
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8055 0277
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 3pm-12.30am, Friday and Saturday 12pm-12.30am and Sunday 12pm-12am.

Just north of St Denys railway station. Great ale and beer selection and varied food menu.

The Elm Tree Inn (Swanwick)

  • Address: 1 Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7DX
  • Website:
  • Phone: 01489 579818
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-12am

Freehouse with a small garden in Swanwick near Park Gate.

Farmers Home (Durley)

  • Address: Heathen St, Durley, Southampton, SO32 2BT
  • Website:
  • Phone: 01489 860457
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 12-10pm

Nestled in Durley, between Hedge End and Bishop’s Waltham with great walks nearby. Massive beer garden.

Fox and Hounds (Bursledon)

Situated in the small village of Hungerford close to old Bursledon.

Guide Dog (Portswood)

  • Address: 38 Earls Rd, Southampton, SO14 6SF
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8063 8947
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm

Award-winning pub offering up to 11 cask ales.

The Humble Plumb (Bitterne)

  • Address: 1 Commercial Street, Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 6LY
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8043 7577
  • Email: humbleplumb [at]
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm

Rural-style pub with bare floorboards and open fires, plus a beer garden.

The Jolly Sailor (Bursledon)

  • Address: Lands End Rd, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8DN
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8040 5557
  • Email: jollysailor.southampton [at]
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm

Overlooks Swanwick Marina and has its own pontoon. A Hall and Woodhouse pub featured in the TV series “Howards’ Way in the 1980s.

The King and Queen (Hamble-le-Rice)

  • Address: High St, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton, SO31 4HA
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8045 4247
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11am-12.30am and Sunday 11am-12am

Famous for its rum collection and popular with the yachting community. Great steaks on a Thursday night.

The Navigator (Lower Swanwick)

  • Address: 286 Bridge Rd, Lower Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7EB
  • Website:
  • Phone: 01489 572123
  • Email: info [at]
  • Opening times: Monday-Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm and Sunday 8am-10.30pm

Upham Ales pub that’s handy for breakfast and well as lunch and dinner. Close to the Hamble River footpaths.

The Old Ship (Lower Swanwick)

  • Address: 261 Bridge Rd, Southampton, SO31 7FN
  • Website:
  • Phone: 01489 575646
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 12-11pm

Old pub close the public hard at Lower Swanwick. Handy for the walk along the River Hamble to Warsash.

Overdraft Craft Ale Bar (Shirley)

  • Address: 383 Shirley Rd, Southampton, SO15 3JD
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8077 5823
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Wednesday 5-10.30pm, Thursday 5-11pm, Friday 3-11.30pm, Saturday 1-11.30pm and Sunday 2-10.30pm

Cool micropub serving cask and keg ales and cider in an old bank. Occasional outdoor seating on the street outside. Carry outs available.

Platform Tavern

  • Address: Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2NY
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8033 7232
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Sunday-Wednesday 12-11pm and Thursday-Saturday 12pm-12am.

Opposite Southampton’s ferry terminals. Former home of the Dancing Man Brewery.

The Rockstone

  • Address: 63 Onslow Rd, Bevois Valley, Southampton, SO14 0JL
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8063 7256
  • Email: enquires [at]
  • Opening times: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am and Friday and Saturday 12pm-1am

Pub a few minutes from the city centre famous for its burgers and real ale selection. One of my top five dog-friendly pubs in Hants.

Santo Lounge (Shirley)

  • Address: 429 Shirley Rd, Southampton, SO15 3JF
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8087 8996
  • Email: santo [at]
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 9am-11pm

One of the “Loungers” chain of cafe/bars.

Shooting Star (Bevois Valley)

  • Address: 40-42 Bevois Valley Rd, City Centre, Southampton, SO14 0JR
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8021 1115
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 3pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 3pm-2am and Sunday 3-10pm.

Located on Bevois Valley road on a decent pub crawl route from St Denys to the city centre.

Vine Inn (Bursledon)

  • Address: High St, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8DJ
  • Website:
  • Phone: 023 8040 3836
  • Email: gillyandy [at]
  • Opening times: Monday-Wednesday 5.30-11pm, Thursday and Friday 12-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm, Saturday 5.30-11pm and Sunday 12-8pm

Within walking distance of the River Hamble and Bursledon train station bang in the centre of Old Bursledon.

Wheatsheaf Inn (Shedfield)

  • Address: Botley Rd, Shedfield, Southampton, SO32 2JG
  • Website:
  • Phone: 01329 833024
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm

On the main A334 main road between Botley and Wickham. Several Flower Pots ales as well as guest beers. Homecooked food and two resident doggies.


Thanks to the following people and organisations for helping me compile this list: