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Itinerary - Dog Friendly Preston

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Grab your furry friend for a pawfect day out in Preston...

You will be surprised at how many dog-friendly activities and venues Preston has on offer. The city has a great selection of dog-friendly activities, cafes, and even accommodation, making it easy to create special memories with your four-legged family member.

All the places listed welcome well-behaved dogs and owners. Please clean up after your dog and keep them on a lead where necessary.

Many of the places listed also have free parking nearby, these parking spots can be seen on the map below.

For more ideas of things to do in Preston see Inspire Me.


Start your morning off by sharing breakfast time with your pooch. Ultimate Cafe, situated at Deepdale Shopping Park, welcomes dogs to join you inside for a hearty breakfast. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and many tasty snacks and desserts, making it the perfect place to keep popping back to.

Once you're substantially full, it's time to expel some energy. Head over to Moor Park, just a short stroll from Ultimate Cafe, where you will find large open greenspace for your dog to frolic around. The park is enjoyable for both you and your pooch, with a variety of paths to take and scenery to admire.

Ready for another break? After you and your dog have had a suitable amount of exercise, why not enjoy a pit stop at Rosemary on the Park Cafe, situated on Moor Park itself. The cafe welcomes dogs inside and outside and is stocked with treats to help your dog (and you) re-fuel.


For a fun-packed afternoon, Preston Dock is the perfect place to start. The dock is a popular dog walking spot, with its circular waterside walk and a well-known pet shop along the route; perfect for buying your pooch some treats.

If you're ready for another cafe pit stop, why not enjoy a lunch or drink at the Beach Hut Coffee Shop, also along the circular route of the docks. Dogs are welcome into certain areas of the cafe and there is outdoor seating for sunny days. For details on the Beach Hut Coffee Shop visit Preston Marina - The Beach Hut Coffee Shop.

Also situated at Preston Docks, why not pay a visit to Ribble Steam Railway. Here you can take your pooch for a ride on a steam train and admire the exhibits. Dogs are welcome in all areas at the museum except the cafe.

Alternative dog-friendly afternoon walks include Beacon Fell and The Lancashire Cheese Walk. The starting point for The Lancashire Cheese Walk, The Green Man, is also a dog-friendly pub, helping you round off your perfect dog-filled day. For details on the Green Man pub visit The Green Man at Inglewhite.


Enjoy the pawfect ending to a top day out by taking a stroll around Avenham and Miller Parks. You will find a number of routes to take and gems to discover along the way, not to mention a peaceful walk alongside the River Ribble.

Also along the River Ribble, and just outside Miller Park, The Continental is a dog-friendly and modern pub serving restaurant quality food. Your furry friend is allowed to join you indoors or in their large beer garden, where grass areas await them.

Alternatively, why not take a stroll into the city centre and enjoy a meal at The Wellington Inn or a specialist drink at the Guild Ale House or The Black Horse. Each establishment welcomes dogs inside.

Dog-friendly accommodation

If you're visiting Preston from afar, there's a fantastic selection of dog-friendly accommodation to suit all budgets.

For city breaks, why leave your pooch behind? No.10 Preston has luxury apartments perfect for a romantic break where your dog can join you.

To the north of Preston city centre, Farington Lodge offer dog-friendly rooms and extensive gardens. The hotel boasts many walks nearby and even provide a breakfast sausage for four-legged guests.

On the outskirts of Preston, the Villa Country House Hotel makes a great stay for you and your pooch. There are grounds to stretch your dog's legs (and yours) as well as many walks nearby and dog-friendly attractions within driving distance.

Samlesbury Hotel Best Western also welcome dogs with open arms, with the Nabs Head pub nearby, renowned for tasty food and their dog-friendly policy. The hotel is in an ideal location to explore Samlesbury Hall, who happily receive dogs in their grounds, outdoor cafe area, and who also have dog-friendly huts to spend the night in.

Ideally located for exploring Preston city centre, and further afield, Ibis Preston North are happy to receive you and your dog. The hotel makes a great location for discovering all the city's dog-friendly attractions and even some city walks.

Itinerary items

Map address points for Dog Friendly Preston Itinerary

  • Ultimate Cafe, Deepdale Retail Park, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR1 6QY.
  • Moor Park, Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AS.
  • Rosemary on the Park, Pavilion, Moor Park, Preston, PR1 6AU.
  • Preston Riversway Docks, Navigation Way, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YP.
  • The Beach Hut Coffee Shop, Preston Marina, Navigation Way, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YP.
  • Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD.
  • Beacon Fell Country Park, Carwags Lane, Preston, PR3 2ES.
  • The Green Man (Lancashire Cheese Walk start point), Silk Mill Lane, Inglewhite, Preston, PR3 2LP.
  • Avenham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JT.
  • The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.
  • The Wellington Inn, 40 Glovers Court, Preston, PR1 3LS
  • Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD.
  • The Black Horse, 166 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2EJ.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.