This article is a guest post by Tails.com – a tailor-made dog food company based in Richmond.
As a company of dog lovers we’ve adopted a dog friendly office policy. Luckily for us, Richmond itself is extremely dog friendly too – it’s almost harder to find somewhere that doesn’t accept dogs! Here, we the team at tails.com, share our pick of the best places for fellow dog lovers to enjoy in the area.
Firstly, Kew Road is home to a couple of favourites. The restaurant/cafe Educated Palate is owned by a lovely Italian women who herself used to own two bulldogs. She greets all dogs with a warm welcome, and is on hand to offer them treats as well. The Shaftesbury, a Young’s pub on the same road, is well worth a visit for dog owners too, and as with most pubs in Richmond, dog owners can benefit from being offered a dog bowl of water upon entry. The Lass O’Richmond Hill and The Marlborough, both on Richmond Hill, are no exception, and also have large jars of dog biscuits on offer. In colder months, the log fires in both are ideal for tired dogs to sleep in front of.
For riverside fun, The White Cross pub, and Tide Tables Cafe are both good options. The Britannia pub on Brewers Lane, near Richmond Green, is another pub option, and is so dog friendly that there are two dogs who live upstairs. Even one of the fancier bars in Richmond, No 1 Duke Street, is very dog friendly with normally at least one dog enjoying the ambience inside.
Anyone who owns a dog, however, will know that it’s not all about pubs and cafes, though these do make welcome rewards after long walks with your canine friends! Having a dog is all about walking, and Richmond is luckily spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful places to exercise your four-legged friend. In particular, Old Deer Park and Richmond Park provide plenty of green space and interesting sights and sounds.
Riverside walking is also highly recommended, with the Thames Path being a great option in either direction. If you stay on the Richmond side and head South, you’ll find the end of River Lane with a really small beachy area that slopes into the river, making for the perfect spot to throw the ball in if you have a dog who loves swimming.
We hope we’ve recommended some new places for dog lovers in Richmond to try, and maybe there’s some old favourites on our list too. Let us know your favourite dog-friendly spots in the local area!