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Dog friendly pubs in Berkshire: 6 of the best places to go

PUBLISHED: 16:02 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 19 May 2017

Looks like I've grabbed the best seat in the house (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Katy Eachus and her pub expert companion Monty sniff out some dog-friendly dining venues

The Duke of Edinburgh

Half a mile from Ascot racecourse and close to Windsor Great Park, both very popular with dog walkers, the Duke of Edinburgh run by Nick and Annie since 1998 welcomes dogs in the bar and garden. The 200 year old pub has low beams and a cosy atmosphere. It offers an extensive a la carte menu including vegetarian options and does a good Sunday roast.

Woodside Road, Woodside, Ascot SL4 2DP; 01344 882736; www.thedukeofedinburgh.com

The Jolly Farmer

A gastropub in beautiful countryside. It has been owned by the village since 1987 after residents joined forces to buy the freehold to save it from property developers. There is a large garden with fenced off play area for children. The menu includes traditional dishes and sharing platters, and there is a kids’ menu.

Church Road Cookham Dean, Maidenhead SL6 9PD; 01628 482905; www.thejollyfarmerpub.com

The Belvedere Arms

A perfect place to stop for lunch after a walk around Virginia Water Lake, the Belvedere Arms welcomes dogs in the bar area which has traditional features but a clean, modern look with cosy corners and comfy armchairs.

London Road, Sunninghill SL5 7SB; 01344 870931; www.thebelvederearms.co.uk

The Packhorse

Dogs are welcome in the bar area of this gastropub in a quiet, rural village. Download a map of a three-mile circular walk from the website before you go.

Upper Woodcote Road, RG4 7UG; 01189 722140; www.homecountiespubs.co.uk

The Royal Oak

Dogs are welcome in all areas of this beautiful country pub which serves simple, unfussy Michelin rated food and award-winning ales. In warmer weather you can sit outside in the beer garden.

The Square, Yattendon RG18 0UF; 01635 201325; www.royaloakyattendon.co.uk

The Winterbourne Arms

A great place to start or finish your walk, this country pub is in a pretty village and welcomes dogs in the bar area. It also has lovely secure gardens, making it ideal for al fresco dining. Dishes include includes ham, eggs and chips; chicken, salmon and vegetarian quiche.

Winterbourne, Newbury RG20 8BB; 01635 248200; www.winterbournearms.tablesir.com


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