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Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants That Are Dog Friendly Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay draws more people to the coast than ever after the last few years, and thanks to the beautiful walks on the coastline, and the independent food places that rival any in Newcastle, they’ve become very dog friendly too. Ideal places to visit as part of a day out or if you’re staying a while, here’s the pubs, cafes and restaurants that are dog friendly in Whitley Bay.

Kith & Kin, Whitley Bay
Kith & Kin, Whitley Bay

Cafes That Are Dog Friendly In Whitley Bay

The cafe scene in Whitley Bay has really improved in recent years, with some of the best breakfasts in the North East available daily. Here’s some of the best dog friendly cafes.

Kith & Kin

One of the most popular cafes in Whitley Bay, and with good reason as the food is incredible, Kith & Kin welcomes dogs both inside the cafe and outside on the small terrace area. The menu is one of the best brunch menus at the coast, and they’re always trying out new dishes that you’ll find on the specials board. Enjoy great coffee and smoothies here too, but be prepared to wait for a table if you don’t get there early.

Read my review of Kith & Kin here.


Foda is in Monkseaton just up from Front Street, and is a modern lifestyle cafe that does fabulous breakfasts, smoothies and often one off events. They are very dog friendly so take them along, and they have some outdoor seating which is lovely in summer.

The menu changes a lot but always expect good egg dishes, a French toast that is often seasonal, and great coffee!

Foda whitley bay

Dil & The Bear

Dil & The Bear in Whitley Bay is found in the metro station, and although dogs aren’t allowed inside they have a lovely big terrace, which is also sheltered and dogs are welcome there. Go for breakfast or lunch, the bagels are delicious, or enjoy just coffee and cake. It’s a really nice little spot.

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Rustic Cup 

Rustic Cup is a vibrant cafe by day that serves specialty coffee, smoothies and lunch, and a casual bar in the evening serving craft beers, wines and cocktails. They support local businesses and suppliers as much as possible, and welcome four legged friends. You can also buy their coffee beans, and reusable mugs i store too. Find them on Park View. 


The Rendezvous cafe on the promenade by Whitley Bay beach is dog friendly, and it’s got plenty of room and tables inside. They serve coffees, cakes and of course ice cream. Stop before or after a walk on the beach, as the north end from the Rendezvous upwards towards the lighthouse is dog friendly all year round. 

Rendezvous cafe Whitley Bay

Valerie’s Tearoom 

Valerie’s tearoom is part of the Spanish City, and as well as the outside seating overlooking the sea they also have a dog friendly table section inside for the days when it’s just too cold to be outside. Serving sandwiches, savoury snacks, and of course coffee and cake.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Whitley Bay

A lot of the restaurants in Whitley Bay are quite small and family run, and not many of the Italian or Indian restaurants allow dogs. It’s the bistro style or tapas restaurants that have no issue with dogs joining you for food or drinks. 

Al Bear 

On Park View in Whitley Bay, Al Bear is a bar and kitchen open daily for good food, coffee and cocktails. They do pizzas, burgers, kebabs and a selection of tapas on the menu, as well as salads and wraps too. In addition to this they do two bottomless brunch packages, with a good menu for both and different drinks to go with them depending on which you get. They’re open daily from 11am until late, so you can stay and enjoy their excellent selection of cocktails. And of course they’re dog friendly. Book your table online here.

Fox & Finch

Across the road from Kith & Kin you’ll find Fox & Finch, another very dog friendly place throughout the whole restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and in the evening you can enjoy main dishes or tapas, as well as drinks and cocktails. They do have some small outside cafe style tables, but it’s pretty big inside and dogs are welcome. The tapas are big portions and great value for money.


Hinnies is a bistro style restaurant right on Whitley Bay sea front, from the same people that own Dobson & Parnell and Blackfriars in Newcastle. The menu is described as Geordie comfort food, and it’s a nice spot with a sea view. They changed their policy as they weren’t always dog friendly, but now welcome your four legged friends. 

View the menus and book on the Hinnies website here.

Geordie comfort food at Hinnies, Whitley Bay

Crab & Waltzer

On the corner opposite the Spanish City is Crab & Waltzer, serving comfort food with fresh ingredients. Feel free to take your dog inside, where as well as the main menu they have a big kids menu too, so it’s a good one for all the family after a walk along the Whitley Bay links. 

Follow them on Facebook here.

Dog Friendly Pubs in Whitley Bay

A lot if not all of the pubs in Whitley Bay are dog friendly, at least in part, and I have previously shared a post that covers them all in more detail here. You could also do a metro station pub crawl along the North Tyneside metro route which has a number of dog friendly places at each stop. These are some of the stand out dog friendly pubs in Whitley Bay centre.

The Beehive

One of the best if not the best pub in Whitley Bay, and very dog friendly. You will probably drive to it as it’s quite remote on the back roads between Earsdon and St Mary’s, but in the summer you could walk along the tracks to get to it and reward you and your dog with a drink. They have specific dog friendly rooms in this gorgeous old coaching inn, a big beer garden and a doggy menu. They cater for everything, with hooks to hang leads, and blankets if you need one for your pooch to lie on. The food is traditional British pub food and it’s delicious. 

Read more on The Beehive in my post on the Best Pubs in Whitley Bay.

Dog Friendly Whitley Bay

Dog & Rabbit

The Dog & Rabbit is a micro pub on Park View, and as they’re so relaxed, friendly and welcoming they let dogs in too. Serving craft beers and real ales, it’s a canny little place to stop for a pint. On the first Tuesday of every month they also host cheese nights too.

Follow them on Facebook for updates.

The Ticket Office

A micro pub on the Whitley Bay station platform, they serve beers, spirits and wine, often with some good deals on. They’re very welcoming of dogs too.

There’s something for everyone in Whitley Bay, as well as further along the coast in both directions, but most importantly you don’t need to leave your dogs at home while you enjoy them. More places are becoming dog friendly in Whitley Bay, and it’s great to see.

Other posts you might like:

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