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As the saying goes, dogs are a man’s best friend. So, when you’re out and about in Horsham, why not bring your four-legged bestie with you?
At Horsham Blog, we have researched some of the great eateries, shops and activities you can enjoy in Horsham with your dog.
Dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and coffee shops
Located on West Street, it serves rich, full flavoured coffee, patisseries, and paninis. It also has comfy sofas for some time out with your dog!
This is a great dog-friendly place for those looking to sit down with a cup of tea and get lost in a new book. If you have young children, the store also has baby changing facilities too.
The Black Jug
The Black Jug welcomes well-behaved dogs away from the dining areas. If you’re looking to enjoy a pint of ale next to a roaring log fire, this is the perfect pub to bring along your furry friend.
Crates Local is a very dog-friendly produce shop which also has a coffee shop and eatery. Based in the heart of Horsham in the Carfax, every dog visitor gets given a biscuit!
The Anchor Tap
Known as Horsham’s smallest pub, it features a vast selection of local craft beer that draws in a crowd! There are 6 cask pulls and 10 keg lines available, and plenty of room for your four-legged companion.
The Malt Shovel
Not only is The Malt Shovel the place for great live music, it’s also a dog friendly bar so they won’t miss out on all of the fun either.
Fun fact: The Malt Shovel is known for having Horsham’s largest range of tequilas – what’s not to love!
The Olive Branch
Situated in the Bishopric, The Olive Branch is a perfect place to meet friends due to its central location and free parking. As winners of the West Sussex Pub of the Year award, you could dine with the whole family, paws and all!
Bill’s resides in the centre of Horsham in the old town hall, with great food and a great setting. It provides indoor and outdoor seating and is completely dog friendly!
Dog and Bacon
Yet another of Horsham’s brilliant pubs, the Dog and Bacon provides a friendly atmosphere for both you and your dog, alongside tasty pub food and drink.
The Red Deer
The Red Deer is located in the centre of the market town. It serves an array of seasonal home-cooked dishes, and even offers free water and treats for your four-legged friend.
Top tip: Ask for water for your dog if you can’t see a doggy bowl already available.
Mountain Warehouse is in the town centre and offers quality outdoor clothing and equipment, with staff who are delighted to welcome four-legged friends. Great for socialising your dog and stocking up on clothing for your next adventure.
White Stuff may have begun as a ski apparel brand, but these days the responsible clothing and homeware store in the Carfax can be browsed by men, women and canines alike.
Currys PC World
Currys PC World in Horsham also features a Carphone Warehouse (and dog bowl!). Browse the latest in TVs, fridges, and laptops with your four-legged friend.
Top tip: Use a dog lead that lets you vary the length as you shop to keep them close.
Dog-friendly walks in Horsham
Just a stone’s throw away from the town centre and the perfect place to socialise your dog. The paths are mainly hard soil, so is a great place for a leisurely stroll with every member of the family. The historic farmland also houses the District’s most colourful wildflower displays and is the farm where two of Henry VIII’s wives once lived!
Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods
Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods have five different paths to explore through varying habitats and includes boardwalks, bridges, and steps. Writers at the Guardian announced in 2017 that these woodlands are one of the best travel discoveries of 2017. The beautiful woodland that often hosts organised dog walks too.
Horsham Park is brilliant for puppy training due to its vast open spaces! With lots of parking opportunities and activities around the park, it’s a lovely walk no matter the weather.
Roosthole is a popular spot for families and walkers. Although the car park can at times be busy, the Roosthole is a beautiful woodland walk with many different routes to take so the path never seem crowded. With a main gravel path (and a few off-road muddy paths!), this is a great walk for walkers and dogs alike.
Top tip: Take water on long walks, as well as dog poo bags.
We highly recommend joining the Horsham Dog Community and the Horsham Animal Lovers Facebook groups.
Simply ask a question, or search the group and their helpful members will be on hand to help. In addition to this, they also run regular dog walking sessions where your four-legged pals can meet up and socialise!
We’d love to hear where you go with your dogs! Tag us on Instagram and we may share them on our page!