AS SUMMER approaches, it is only natural to want to flock to sun-soaked watering holes to indulge in a refreshing drink or a delicious roast dinner.

But wouldn't it be even better if you could do so with your best four-legged friend by your side? 

Thankfully for dog owners in and around Colchester, the area boasts a plethora of places which happily accommodate dogs.

With the assistance of, we have compiled a handy list of dog-friendly hangouts in and around Colchester.

From charming pubs to inviting restaurants, these establishments prioritise the comfort of both humans and canines.

Here is the list of dog-friendly establishments:

Gazette: Three Horseshoes, FordhamThree Horseshoes, Fordham (Image: Google Maps)

  • Three Horseshoes, Fordham
  • Queen’s Head, West Bergholt
  • The Crown, Ardleigh
  • Wooden Fender, Ardleigh
  • The Lion, Ardleigh
  • The Layer Fox
  • Quayside Bar & Gurkha Restaurant
  • Grapes
  • Britannia Gurkha Restaurant and Bar

Gazette: New Inn Colchester New Inn Colchester (Image: Google Maps/ Dave Gordanier)

  • British Grenadier
  • Odd One Out
  • Ancient Briton
  • Fat Cat
  • New Inn
  • Centurion
  • Queen Street Brewhouse
  • Foresters Arms

Gazette: Victoria InnVictoria Inn (Image: Google Maps)

  • Victoria Inn, Colchester
  • The Sun Inn, Feering
  • Black Buoy, Wivenhoe
  • Horse and Groom, Wivenhoe

Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments.