Here are Sheffield's most dog-friendly places – as voted for by pet owners

The votes have been counted, the results are decided – and now Sheffield’s favourite dog-friendly places of 2020 can be revealed.

By Richard Blackledge
Friday, 18th December 2020, 4:48 pm
Updated Friday, 18th December 2020, 4:52 pm

More than 350 dog owners voted in six categories in the first annual awards run by Dog Friendly Sheffield, an initiative that aims to highlight the spots that are most welcoming for canines and their keepers.

Champions will receive a special window sticker emblazoned with the slogan ‘We are dog friendly’, along with other promotional help. Here are this year’s winners.

Sheffield’s Favourite Dog Friendly Pub/Bar

A dog and its owner at a pub. Picture: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images.

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    Winner: The Dog & Partridge, city centre

    Special Mention: The Royal Hotel, Dungworth; Pour, Heeley; The Harlequin, Kelham Island

    “Traditional pubs and dog friendly have always gone hand in hand, and the Dog & Partridge is no different,” says Dog Friendly Sheffield. “You can expect a friendly welcome and a great range of ales to choose from along with one of the best pints of Guinness in the city. For your dog there’s a good amount of space and a mixture of hardwood flooring and carpet, so there’s something to cater to even the fussiest of dogs.”

    Sheffield’s Favourite Dog Friendly Beer Garden

    Eddie the labrador at the Dog & Partridge pub in Sheffield. Picture: Dog Friendly Sheffield.

    Winner: The Brothers Arms, Heeley

    Special Mention: Gardeners Rest, Neepsend; The Broadfield, Abbeydale Road

    “The Brothers Arms in Heeley isn’t just a fantastic pub – its spacious beer garden makes it the perfect spot for a daytime drink during the summer,” Dog Friendly Sheffield says. “The pub’s position on a hill gives it great views over the city.”

    Sheffield’s Favourite Dog Friendly Sunday Roast

    Winner: The Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield

    Special Mention: The Broadfield, Abbeydale Road; The Red Deer, city centre

    “The perfect Sunday is surely a scenic walk followed up by a good pub meal, so there’s no wonder that the Old Horns Inn at High Bradfield snagged our best Sunday Roast category,” says Dog Friendly Sheffield. “You can spend your Sunday walking around Dam Flask or Agden reservoir and follow it up with a fantastic Sunday carvery in a countryside pub for only £10.”

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    Sheffield’s Favourite Dog Friendly Café/Restaurant

    Winner: The Coffee Kennel, Darnall

    Special Mention: Molly’s Deli, Hillsborough; Greenbean Bistro, Todwick

    “If ever there was somewhere that both dogs and dog owners would vote for, it’d be the Coffee Kennel,” says Dog Friendly Sheffield. “Situated near High Hazels park and Tinsley Park golf club, the Coffee Kennel serves up hot drinks and treats for humans alongside puppacinos and dog treats for four-legged friends. They’ve hosted themed events when open including puppy socialising as well as breed specific events.”

    Sheffield’s Favourite Dog Friendly Food Hall

    Winner: Cutlery Works

    Sheffield’s multiple-vendor locations were pitted against each other for the awards’ only pre-picked category. “Making children and dogs welcome, it’s an ideal place for families,” says Dog Friendly Sheffield of Cutlery Works. “With two bars and multiple food vendors, there’s something for every taste for every occasion.”

    Sheffield’s Favourite Dog Walk

    The top five routes:

    Rivelin Valley

    Ecclesall Woods

    Damflask Reservoir

    Endcliffe Park

    Graves Park

    "There are plenty of perfect dog walks around ‘The Outdoor City’ and there were no less than 55 different routes voted for in this category,” says Dog Friendly Sheffield.

    In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a digital subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.