The UK has experienced a rise in breweries, with around 1,700 of them, that are producing craft beers that appeal to those of us who enjoy drinking something that’s extra special and has been locally brewed, whenever we visit a pub.
As it turns out, dogs can get in on the action too, as there has been a new trend that has developed for walkers who love to explore the outdoors with their canine companions, and it’s clear that microbreweries are opening up in more remote locations as they become more popular in the UK.
One of the pubs that is leading the way for great beers and being dog friendly, is the Langdale in the Lake District. It has been branded by walkers and residents for having the ‘best beer garden in the world’
With Lpg Gas Tank supplier for pubs Flogas, we offer this guide in how to navigate the Lake District with man’s best friend as well as stopping for a locally crafted beverages along the way.
The New Dungeon Ghyll
This pub is the first one that you’ll come across, which offers real ales and craft beers by Barngates Brewery, which is located in the heart of the Lake District. One of their beers if called Westmorland Gold, which is a golden ale. They offer dog bowls in the Walker’s Bar for when your canine companion becomes thirsty as well.
The next pub that you can stop by is the Sticklebarn, which isn’t a far walk from the New Dungeon Ghyll. As it’s a National Trust pub, the Sticklebarn ensures that all its meals are prepared freshly on the premises, whilst stocking real ales on top alongside speciality bottled beers.
This is the perfect pub for well-behaved dogs, as well as muddy dogs! Dog towels, water bowls, and doggy treats are all provided here, and there is even a special doggy menu for when you’re enjoying a pint of real ale.
The Wainwrights Inn is a 40-minute walk down the valley and is another dog-friendly pub that serves Coniston, a local brewery based in Cumbria. Try the Coniston Bluebird Bitter – an exceedingly pale beer that has a hint of colour.
This beer is balanced by a biscuity malt, which provides it with an orange fruit aroma that balances the flavour; a perfect example of how locally brewed ales from microbreweries come to life in local pubs across your fell hike!
With eight pubs in total benefitting from the microbrewery phenomenon, it’s easy to see how this new trend has emerged within the region. With over 30 microbreweries creating the best of what the Lakeland region has to offer in terms of real ales, pubs across the Lake District are now benefitting from being dog friendly, as well as serving the most unique beers and flavours available.
Get out there and start following your own trail today, but make sure you stop off at every pub along the way to get a true taste of what the Lake District has to offer.