I’ve certainly been taking advantage of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme – but has your dog?
The scheme offers diners a 50% discount on their meals until August 31, up to the value of £10. I wrote a huge list of restaurants taking part in Staffordshire here.
Restaurants who sign up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme will automatically deduct the percentage from your food bill (including non-alcoholic drinks) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only – so you don’t need a voucher with you to take part.
Whilst you can search the gov.uk for nearby eateries participating, it doesn’t tell you much about their individual terms. For example, what days they’re offering the discount, their opening hours – and whether you can bring your dog!
But tails.com have done the hard work for us, and compiled this list of dog friendly Eat Out to Help Out participating restaurants in Staffordshire and Cheshire. I mean, is there anything better than a half price pub pit-stop after a walk in a country park?
Here are Tails.com‘s top five dog friendly pubs to Eat Out to Help Out with your dog:
The Gresley Arms, High Street, Staffordshire, ST7 8BQ
A typical country pub set between two country parks in the idyllic village of Alsagers Bank, the Gresley Arms is cask ale heaven with real ale and real food. The pub sits proudly at the top of Alsagers Bank with fantastic views from the beer garden and in the dining rooms. Even better, the staff at the Gresley Arms welcome walkers with muddy boots and dogs with muddy paws for refreshments after a long walk.
The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn, Swan Bank, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 1PS
If you like cask ales, you will simply love the Swan Inn. The pub is renowned across Staffordshire as one of the only places for really fine cask ales. Expect friendly and knowledgeable staff that will provide the best service possible during your time at the Swan. Plus, they are super dog-friendly so bring the whole family for an authentic and traditional British pub experience.
Congleton Road South, Church Lawton, Cheshire, ST7 3AJ
This family friendly pub is a popular stop off for walkers, boaters, locals and passers-by for some good quality British food and a few tipples.
The beer garden offers fantastic views of the canal so you can sit and watch the narrowboats sail by. Plus, bring your four-legged friend along to enjoy the experience as well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at the Red Bull.
Not sure what tipple tickles your fancy, that’s no problem as the bar is fully stocked with a selection of beers and wines. As well as the usual offerings, the bar always has some guest ales to try out.
The Mere Inn
58 Crewe Road, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2HA
You’ll get a warm welcome, great ales, and home cooked food when you visit the Mere Inn. This traditional pub was refurbished in 2013 and still holds on to its Victorian roots for an authentic pub experience. Even better, the pub is dog-friendly so you and your furry best friend can park yourselves on a comfy seat and settle in with a tipple or two.
Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, Cheshire, ST7 3DL
Expect a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the Lawton Arms accompanied by good homemade food and a selection of beverages.
Even better, your four-legged friend is also welcome to join you for some down time so you don’t have to feel guilty about your pooch missing out on all the fun.