If you’re planning a trip with your four-legged family member, it might be worth checking beforehand where you are allowed to bring your dog. Luckily, I’ve found that especially around Clitheroe, the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland most shops and eateries are very dog-friendly.

The below list is by no means complete yet, but I’ve personally spoken to each one of them and in return, they were very kind to display my flyers advertising my new equine and pet photography business. 

Please save this blog and refer back to it as I will update it over time and let me know who else should be included. 

Have a woof-tastic day out with your dog!

Updated 15/01/2020:

Shops:

Attire – Quality Men’s wear and formal Hire wear specialists. Dogs are being welcomed with a treat. 9 Market Pl, Clitheroe BB7 2BZ https://m.facebook.com/Attire-of-Clitheroe-344185898997536/?locale2=en_GB

Clitheroe Books – Second-hand book store. 29 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE https://www.clitheroebooks.co.uk/

Cowgills of Clitheroe – Cards, toys, stationery and gift shop.  4-6 Market Pl, Clitheroe BB7 2DA https://www.cowgillsofclitheroe.com/

Dawson’s Department Store -Homewares, gifts and DIY. 56 King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EU https://www.dawsonsdepartmentstore.co.uk/

D Byrne & Sons – Award-winning fine wines and spirit merchants. This Victorian shop, with its towering shelves groaning with bottles and warren of underground cellars, is a magnet for wine lovers from all over the country. 12 King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EP https://dbyrne-finewines.co.uk/

EQ Woman – Women’s clothes boutique. 20 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE https://www.eqwoman.com/

Hatty Boo’s – Dog grooming Salon.  28 Whalley Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1AW https://www.facebook.com/Hattyboos-577804509055735/

Hoody Marvelous – dogs are welcome in the printing and graphic design shop. You can find them beneath Brizolla Restaurant, Swan Courtyard, 3A, Clitheroe BB7 2DQ https://www.facebook.com/pg/hoodymarvelous

Hope Fashion – Stylish and quality clothes for women. Dogs are allowed downstairs. 42 King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EU https://www.hopefashion.co.uk/uk/

Ideal Pet Stores – A friendly family-run pet store. Philip is happy to order any products in for you – just ask. 48 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1AJ https://www.idealpetstores.co.uk/

Ken Varey’s Outdoor World –  Town and Country Wear. 4 New Market St, Clitheroe BB7 2JW https://kenvarey.co.uk/

La Téte Et Tout – Women’s clothing and accessories. 22 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE http://ltet.co.uk/

Little House Of Oasis –  Women’s fashions.  Market Pl, Clitheroe BB7 2DA

Michael James Furniture – Bespoke furniture and kitchens. 35 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE http://michaeljamesfurniture.co.uk/?LMCL=tspTFY

Muddy Frogs – Shoe shop for kids. Swan Courtyard, 4, Clitheroe BB7 2DQ https://www.muddyfrogs.co.uk/

Nooshoos – Independent shoe shop.  36 King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EU https://www.nooshoos.co.uk/ 

Paint Pot Clitheroe – you can bring your dog and have their paw prints taken in pottery clay. Swan Courtyard, Clitheroe BB7 2DQ https://www.ilovepaintpot.co.uk/

Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre – four-legged visitors are most welcome in the gallery and information centre. Station Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2JT https://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/platformgallery

Purdie Oak – dogs love the cool floor tiles in summer and there’s always a water bowl waiting for them. 34 Castle St, Clitheroe BB7 2BX https://www.purdieoak.co.uk/

Pristine Pooches – a fabulous pet grooming salon in Longridge. Watch this space for a very special collaboration with Eva Kahan Photography next year!  12 Derby Rd, Longridge, Preston PR3 3NP https://www.facebook.com/pristinepoochesdoggrooming/

Roost – Beautiful gifts and interior designs. 32-36 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE https://www.roost-uk.com/collections/style

RSPCA – Pet charity shop. 33 Castle St, Clitheroe BB7 2BT  https://www.rspca-lancseast.org.uk/

Raffia – A small (but perfectly formed!) lifestyle store selling quirky, design-led and occasionally offensive products. 38 King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EU https://www.facebook.com/myraffia

Smug Fox – Heather has a dog and cat herself and always makes dogs feel welcome in her rustic country interior store at Shawbridge St, Clitheroe BB7 1LY https://www.smugfox.co.uk/

Tastebuds Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour, ​Tastebuds – where friends come together to drink exceptional coffee, eat good food and irresistible ice cream in a relaxed and dog-friendly atmosphere. 1-3 George St, Whalley, BB7 9TH https://www.tastebudsatwhalley.co.uk/

The Barber Shop – dogs are allowed as visitors in the salon. 2 York St, Clitheroe BB7 2DL https://www.facebook.com/thebarbershopyorkstreet/

The Footwear Department –  The friendly Rieker shoes retail outlet. Have a chinwag with Tony, he’s a great source of local information.  2 Castle St, Clitheroe BB7 2BX https://www.facebook.com/FdbyWinters/ 

The Original Factory Shop – everybody who works here loves dogs and they will make a fuss over your little one if you let them. Shawbridge St, Clitheroe BB7 1NA https://www.tofs.com/stores/clitheroe/

The Shop Of Hope – The Shop of Hope is a Community Interest Company that supports local start-up businesses, especially artists, crafters and up-cyclers who can’t initially afford a shop front on the high street. Fairtrade, environmentally friendly, local arts and crafts. 37 Castle Street. Clitheroe BB7 1LY https://www.facebook.com/theshopofhope/

The Style Lounge – Dogs are always welcome in this friendly hair salon. 44 Parson Ln, Clitheroe BB7 2JP https://www.facebook.com/debgudgeon44

Twitter Lane Interiors – specialises in hand-sewn, beautifully crafted soft furnishings.  19 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE http://www.twitterlane.co.uk/

Stove Living – Fireplaces and Wood Burning stoves. Cosy up with your dog in front of their fires.  7 Castle Gate, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ http://www.stoveliving.co.uk/

Whalley Warm and Dry – The friendly boot fitting specialist shop in the Ribble Valley.  82 King St, Whalley, BB7 9SN https://www.whalleyoutdoor.co.uk/

Cafés & Places to Eat

Bashall Barn – Café, Restaurant, Farm Shop and Wedding Venue outside of Clitheroe. Bashall Eaves, Clitheroe BB7 3LQ http://www.bashallbarn.co.uk/

Café 65  – a lovely little café, serving great coffee and breakfast, that welcomes well-behaved doggies. 65 Berry Ln, Longridge, Preston PR3 3NH https://www.facebook.com/65sCafe/

Calloh Callay – dogs are only allowed on the front window tables in the tea rooms. 5 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Tea-Room/Callooh-Callay-149033855185760/

EscCC – Escape with Coffee & Cocktails – my favourite place to enjoy an outrageously good coffee or a heavenly cocktail. Now also serving food. No dogs allowed after 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 10 Market Pl, Clitheroe BB7 2DA escapecoffeeandcocktails.co.uk  

The Emporium –  Dogs are welcome on the stone-flagged ground floor of this Parisian-style brasserie, coffee shop and wine bar. Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE  https://www.theemporiumclitheroe.co.uk 

Maxwells Café & Wine Bar – The covered outside area of this popular café bar has heaters for chilly days where dogs are allowed. 54-56 King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EU www.maxwellscafebar.co.uk

Megabites – Sandwich shop that welcomes dogs – at the other side of the counter of course.  3 Moor Ln, Clitheroe BB7 1BE https://www.facebook.com/pg/MegabitesOfCumbria/about/

Millie’s Tearoom & Coffee Shop – A very cosy little café along the popular Tolkien Trail. Some of my pet portraits are on display too. Pop over for great food and coffee and have a look at my pictures. 2A Whalley Rd, Hurst Green, BB7 9QJ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Millies/121921931297420

Piccolino – Dogs are welcome on the outside terrace only.  Moor Ln, Lowergate, Clitheroe BB7 1BE http://individualrestaurants.com/piccolino/clitheroe/

The Aspinall Arms – One of my favourite gastro pubs with a beer garden overlooking the river Ribble. Dogs are allowed in the stone-flagged areas and once a month they organise a dog walking meetup including a complimentary bacon butty – what a great treat for you and your doggies! If you want to work at the Aspinall’s you need to love dogs, that’s actually one of their interview questions. You can be sure to be welcome here.  Mitton Rd, Clitheroe BB7 9PQ https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/aspinallarms/

The Inn at Whitewell – A traditional rural inn where dogs are allowed in the bar, restaurant and in the bedrooms. They even provide dog begs for their four-legged hotel guests! Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, Clitheroe BB7 3AT https://www.innatwhitewell.com/

The Lower Buck Inn, an independent family-owned English Country Inn with three real fires to snuggle up with your dog. Edisford Rd, Waddington, BB7 3HU https://thelowerbuck.com/

The Higher Buck – Walkers, cyclists, dog owners, families, wedding parties, business folk, friends and countrymen are all welcome at the Higher Buck. The Square, Waddington, BB7 3HZ https://www.higherbuck.com/

The Red Pump Inn – Famous for their fantastic steaks. Stone flag floors, oak beams, crackling open fires and 8 boutique bedrooms. Clitheroe Rd, Bashall Eaves, Clitheroe BB7 3DA http://www.theredpumpinn.co.uk/

The Secret Garden Café –  Vegetarian and vegan café. Dogs are allowed in the café as well as the Clitheroe Health Shop next door. Enjoy the nice outdoor terrace with views across the market. 1 New Market Street, Clitheroe BB7 2JW https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/Secret-Garden-Cafe-100576654620829/

Waddington Arms –  Sit outside in the sunshine on the terrace or beer garden or cosy up inside in front of a roaring wood fire with your pooch. 56 Clitheroe Rd, Waddington BB7 3HP https://www.waddingtonarms.co.uk/

Pubs & Bars

Bowland Beer Hall at Holmes Mill – One of the longest bars in Britain is home to 42 hand pulls and hosts a minimum of 24 individual cask beers. The beer hall has lots of original features from its industrial heritage, including a huge steam engine. Serves bar meals. https://www.holmesmill.co.uk/beer-hall/ 

New Inn – Traditional pub with a great selection of Real Ales. Dogs need to be on a leash but in return bar staff often give out dog treats to well-behaved pooches. 20 Parson Ln, Clitheroe BB7 2JN https://m.facebook.com/NewInnBB7/

EscCC – Escape with Coffee & Cocktails – my favourite place to enjoy an outrageously good coffee or a heavenly cocktail. No dogs allowed after 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Now serving food as well. 10 Market Pl, Clitheroe BB7 2DA escapecoffeeandcocktails.co.uk