A Dog Friendly Afternoon in Cardiff City Centre

A Dog Friendly Afternoon in Cardiff City Centre

Our lovely capital, Cardiff is home to many dog friendly places, including shops, restaurants and bars. Here’s our guide on how to spend a dog friendly afternoon in Cardiff with your pooch.

If you have to travel to Cardiff dogs are allowed to travel on trains free of charge, provided they are kept on a lead. There will be a blog on dog friendly travel coming soon.


We arrived in Cardiff Central around lunchtime, meaning we had to find somewhere for a bite to eat. Referring to the Dog Furiendly website we thought we would check out The Stable. From the moment we arrived at The Stable, they were super accommodating asking first and foremost if our dog wanted some water.

This lovely place is famous for their pizza, pies and cider – being dog friendly too makes it the perfect combination, right? While we started digging into our delicious pie, our pooch received attention from each of the staff members. They told us how they are super keen to get more dogs into the establishment and put on events to support local dog charities. The food was very good, the staff were very friendly and our pooch was very happy to be there. We really had the pawfect lunch.


After lunch, we went for a spot of shopping to pick up some gifts for upcoming birthdays. We visited a few shops with our pooch including, Seasalt, Fat Face, Cath Kidston, Vans, Urban Outfitters and Lush Cosmetics. All of the staff were super excited to see a dog in the shop, some of whom were saying they wish more dogs came in to visit. If more places had a dogs welcome sign on the window we would be more than happy to take them in right?

Ice Cream

Once we were all shopped out and picked up exactly what we needed, we visited the very delicious and widely talked about, Science Cream. Again, the staff were so excited to have a dog in the place offering gravy bones as soon as we entered. We tackled big delicious ice creams that were way too big for our appetite but our pooch was so happy and chilled out we just didn’t want to leave.


Shortly after, we had to meet some friends for drinks. We decided to visit Kongs on St Marys St – another place that many people don’t know is dog friendly. This place is a large industrial basement dotted with retro games and ping pong tables – like an adult’s arcade. The drinks are perfect and the food is tasty with big dirty burgers and fries.

We sat in the booth and our pooch was loving all the attention from staff and other visitors. He felt that relaxed that at one point he was having a little snooze in the corner. With the drinks flowing and with something for everyone, we stayed there all night long and had a fantastic evening.

So that wraps up our afternoon in Cardiff. Are there any places you’ve visited in Cardiff city centre which we can add to our website? Leave a reply below or tell us on Instagram Twitter or Facebook.

4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. chris December 16, 2018 Subscriber

    was looking for a place for lunch in Cardiff but the Stable, you recommend here is in fact in Cheltenham…a bit too far!
    shame the city of Cardiff is not very dog friendly.

    • Dog Furiendly December 16, 2018 Administrator

      Hi Chris, Cardiff is very Dog Furiendly! We’ve run multiple event there and it’s one of our top Dog Furiendly places to visit. To check out all our Cardiff listings please click here, it also looks like the Stable is a chain so there may be one in Cheltenham but there’s also one in Cardiff, click here to view.

  2. Steve March 12, 2019 Subscriber

    Thanks for your recomendation of the Stable, Cardiff being paws friendly. We had a really good evening there with Nelson our Lhasa Apso, he was made a big fuss soon as we walk through the door. Thanks for your listing of dog friendly places In Cardiff. 🐾🐾🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 We hope to visit again soon.

  3. Rocky April 17, 2019 Subscriber

    Thanks for your recommendations!!

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