Calling all dog owners! With bank holidays right around the corner, more and more pubs and restaurants offer dog-friendly areas.

Not all pubs are pet friendly, but there are plenty of watering holes across Dorset that will open their arms to four-legged friends, and here is a list of just some you can find in the county.

Bournemouth Echo:

The Goat and Tricycle in Bournemouth offers 11 real ales, ciders, craft beer, and lagers along with great home-cooked food using locally sourced produce and a dog-friendly atmosphere.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “The food is fantastic - lots of choice and cooked very well. I'd say gastro-level cuisine.

“There is a courtyard outside as well if you want to sit out.

“Very reasonably priced and fantastic for those visiting with dogs! We would definitely go again.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The Curlew in West Parley is a dog-friendly pub where every member of the family, including your beloved four-legged friend, is welcome.

 The Curlew understand that dogs are part of the family too. You can bring your dog along and enjoy a relaxing time together.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “The food at The Curlew is really good and great value for money. The environment is beautiful and our friend's dog is also welcome too.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The Grasshopper in Poole is a handsome, historic gastropub that’s packed with character, from its reclaimed interiors to its friendly team and dog-friendly spaces.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “We stopped by here on a visit to Dorset.

“Having been to several Hall and Woodhouse pubs we knew roughly what to expect and we weren’t disappointed.

“Lovely attentive staff who made more fuss of the dogs than us. (A good thing!) and lovely fresh cooked food.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The Spyglass and Kettle is a Greene King pub in the heart of Southbourne with friendly service and live music and a vast beer garden that is dog friendly.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “Lovely food, great service and as always lots of attention paid to my dog. A ready supply of dog biscuits and supporting local pet food bank.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The Rising Sun in Wimborne offers a vast menu of food and drink to be enjoyed in the best beer garden overlooking views of the river Allen, perfect for taking a load off from walking your four-legged friend.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “Really good seating areas and it was nice to see it was dog friendly.

“Nice mix of people having meals in the cosy window seats, will be returning to this perfect little Inn.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The Elm Tree in Ringwood is based in Hightown Ringwood, a stone's throw away from the A31, with a large sunny beer garden, easy-access facilities, and wonderful made-from-scratch-food where dogs are adored.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “Booked a table for 11 people, really great portions and presentation of food.

“Great service and relaxed atmosphere with very attentive staff and it’s dog friendly. Would recommend.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The Barking Cat is an award-winning vibrant two-roomed alehouse in Parkstone serving an interesting choice of beers, mainly from small breweries around the UK which also serves man's best friend.

A review on TripAdvisor wrote: “The friendliest pub to go to. The staff makes you feel welcome from the moment you walk in you are made to feel like one of the family.

“A great selection of real ales and cask ciders which if you're not sure which to pick you can have a taste before you buy. I would highly recommend a visit.”

Who wouldn’t want to have a drink with a man’s best friend?