Pooches on patch

Pooches on patch

Pooches on patch

We love dogs and luckily lots of our traders do, too!

There are plenty of options for dog friendly days out across our patch, whether you want to chase the waves on a beach, grab a bite to eat, or soak up some local history.

Check out our dog-friendly gallery of places that will welcome you and your pet for a furry adventure – with shops, cafes, parks, and gardens, here are all the places that will really get your pooch’s tail wagging!


Robin’s Nest Emporium, Fareham

All traders at Robin’s Nest welcome well-behaved dogs and The Nest is a dog-friendly cafe to sit in and take a breather or grab a coffee and homemade cake to go.


The Mansion at Coldeast

This splendid Victorian apart-hotel in nine acres of landscaped grounds and woodland welcomes well-behaved dogs and has dedicated dog-friendly rooms.


Salt Café, Portchester

A dog fur-iendly marina café, where you can give your pup a treat while you relax on the jetty and enjoy the stunning views over the water.

Breezes Café, Hill Head

Not only are dogs welcome in the front of the café, but they can also enjoy a choice of special doggie dishes, including doggie ices on warm summer days.

Dovecote Eatery, Cams Estate

This family-run eatery loves four-legged customers – don’t forget to order the complimentary doggy sausage when you order.

Tides, Fareham Marina

Tides coffee shop at the back of the Chandlery serves fresh coffee, cakes, hot savoury snacks and tea and is a welcome stop for berth holders, visitors, and dog walkers.

Vito Lounge, West Street, Fareham

Furry friends are welcomed with a water bowl and treat at this quirky café serving everything from brunch to lunch, coffee and cakes.

The Nook and Cranny, Warsash

At this family-owned and run restaurant and bar, which uses largely locally sourced ingredients, resident dog Mabel happily greets visitors and their pooches for lunch, an evening meal, or just coffee and cake.


The Portcullis Taphouse, Porchester

A huge range of craft beers, real ales and ciders is on offer at this dog-friendly taphouse in Portchester precinct.

The Cormorant, Portchester

Family-run traditional pub perfect for dog walkers – why not pop in after a brisk walk around the castle?


River Hamble

Walk along the water’s edge on the River Hamble on the Warsash side. A gravelled pathway takes you from Warsash along to Bursledon.

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Holly Hill Woodland

The peaceful nature reserve has lakes, waterfalls and shaded woodland walking paths.

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Warsash Common

Woodland, meadows and ponds make this a great spot for dogs, and there are lots of different paths to follow.

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Titchfield Canal

A flat 2.1 mile stretch great for walking. Water loving dogs will be in seventh heaven, with the canal on one side and fields on the other.

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Titchfield Abbey

Soak up some history and enjoy a good dog walk around the ruins of this 13th-century Premonstratensian abbey.

Portchester Castle

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds of the castle – treat yourself to a freshly ground coffee and your furry friend to a Pupaccino at the lovely Seahorse Coffee Bar afterwards.


Brownwich Beach

The perfect shingle beach for those who love escaping the crowds – access by walking along Meon Shore beach or through the fields behind.

Meon Shore

Dog friendly all year round, with plenty of free parking right on the beach. There’s also a beautiful cliff top walk overlooking the sea.

Hill Head

There is a small part of the beach to the west of the main car park where dogs are allowed to run all year. Search for sea glass while your dog chases the waves.