A sleeping dog in a pub, with a pint of bitter in front

Dog-friendly pubs

There are too many pubs close the the Birmingham canals to list them all. But, as so many boaters have dogs, we are trying to compile a list of dog friendly pubs! They should be within walking distance from the canal.

We need your help:

If you know a pub

that deserves to be on the list, please let us know! Either via the comments form below, or by email to webmaster@bcnsociety.com. We need the name, address, and, if possible, the website URL. It would be great tif you could add a few words about the venue – sort of a testimonial. Please let us know if we can publish you name with it!

It would help fellow boaters if you could mention where you moored, and, approximately, how long it took to get to the pub – and back…

If you have a great photo

of a dog in a pub, or, even better, a boaters dog in a pub – it could become the title photo for Dog-friendly pubs! Of course you would be credited. The photo should have at least 1500 pixels on the longer side, and in landscape orientation. The decision to publish will be an unanimous one by the webmaster himself.


BCN New Main Line

The Bull
A pub in in easy walking distance from the canal!
Great Western
Close to the canal and the railway station. Moor at Wolverhampton Top Lock

BCN Old Main Line

Waggon & Horses
Tie up on the large bollards near Whimsey Bridge

Titford Canal

Crosswell Inn
Whyley Walk, Oldbury, B69 4SB, tel 0121 552, 2629
A pub in easy walking distance from the Titford Canal, moor at Titford Pump House.

Walsall Canal

The Black Country Arms

High Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1QW, tel 01922 640588, recommended by Kirsty Wilson November 2019

Moor at Walsall Basin

The Garrison Micro-Pub
Waterfront E, Brierley Hill DY5 1XJ, tel 01384 349 644, , recommended by Kirsty Wilson November 2019
Very canal-side, it could hardly be closer to the Dudley Canal

The Manor Arms

Park Road, Off Daw End Lane, Rushall, Walsall WS4 1LG, tel 01922 642 333

A real canal-side pub at the Daw End Branch

Dudley No. 1 Canal

The Vine (Bull & Bladder)
A bit of a walk from the Delph Locks area. Moor at Merry Hill or above Delph Bottom Lock.

Dudley No. 2 Canal
The Olde Swan (Ma Pardoes)
89 Halesowen Road DY2 9PY, tel 01384 253 075
Also a bit of a walk from the Dudley Canal. Moor at Windmill End outside Bumble Hole Visitors Centre.
The Waggon & Horses
A bit of a walk from Hawne Basin, the best place to moor!

Comments 1

  1. I can recommend the Victoria, 23 Lower Rushall St. (junction with, and entrance on Intown Row), Walsall. Other side of town centre from the basin, about 10 mins brisk walk. Very friendly and down to earth local with excellently kept real ales. Last visit was the Monday prior to the first lockdown when I still had a dog…she passed away in January this year.
    Also, and I’m surprised no one has recommended this next pub. I was there in September, minus my dog but I “temporarily adopted” plenty of other peoples’ dogs whilst in there: The Fountain, Owen St., Tipton. Moorings plentiful!
    Another in central Birmingham is the Craven Arms, Upper Gough St. Black Country Inns owned so excellent real ales available. Closest Moorings are by Salvage turn (I KNOW it’s on the WRONG side of the Worcester Bar but for an extra 5 mins walk you could moor on the BCN.)

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