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Posted on 12/05/2016 by David

Opt for a staycation in stunning North Wales this year, and you’ll be able to take your beloved four-legged friend along for the ride, too! Check out some of these dog-friendly cottages - ideal for those of you who can’t part with your pets. You’ll also need to ensure that there are dog-friendly walks, eateries, bars etc. before you head off. To help you out a little, we’ve scoped out some of the best dog-friendly pubs in North Wales, for the perfect pit-stop after a long walk on the beach, or in the countryside! 

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Here're 5 of the best dog-friendly pubs in North Wales: 

1. The Pant y Ochain, Wrexham

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The Pant y Ochain is a real hidden gem, nestled in the countryside just outside of Wrexham. With a large outside area, it’s the perfect location for a sunny afternoon. Dogs are allowed within the main bar area, meaning that you and your dog can visit whatever the weather. Popular with the locals, there is a large variety of cask ales as well as high quality, locally sourced, dishes - the perfect way to end a busy day exploring North Wales!

2. Tafarn Y Plu, Llanystmdwy

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Found on the Llyn Peninsula, Tafarn Y Plu is a lovely Grade II listed building and with the Coastal Path now passing through Llanystmdwy, it’s a great spot for dog walkers! If you’re a fan of welsh specials and hearty meals, this is the perfect pub for you! 

3. The Old Stag, Llangernyw

Situated in the Elwy Valley, in the small village of Llangernyw, The Old Stag is surrounded by great walks for you and the dog to enjoy. Moments away from the Snowdonia National Park and only 10 miles away from the closest beaches, this is a perfect spot to relax after a long walk. The Old Stag encourages walkers (with dogs) to come in and enjoy home-cooked food, fine wines, and quality real ales. 

4. The Cross Foxes Inn, Garndolbenmaen

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Located about 4 miles from Porthmadog, The Cross Foxes Inn is a welcoming, family-run pub, which allows dogs in both the bar area and the garden (as long as they are on their leads). They have an extensive food menu, including their infamous home-made pies! It’s a great spot to refuel in during your walk. 

5. Kings Head, Llandudno

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Not only is the King’s Head the oldest pub in Llandudno, but it’s totally dog-friendly, too! This pub offers a warm atmosphere alongside an old world décor. For days when the sun is not shining, the King’s Head offers a big, toasty fire - perfect for cosying up with your dog.

Why not take a break for a few days (or a week!) and enjoy North Wales’ gorgeous walks and pubs? Where will you be heading? Let us know in the comments below!