Our Dog-Friendly Guide to the Calder Valley

Photo credit: Ed Percival


Dog lovers unite! The Calder Valley is a fantastic place to bring along your furry friends, with a great mix of dog-friendly cafes and pubs, stunning landscapes and endless walks to explore with your canine companion. Below are some of our favourite dog friendly venues in the valley.


Dog friendly Cafes and Pubs in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden

Kibble Bakery is a dog friendly café in Hebden Bridge, selling award winning coffee, vegan-friendly food and fresh cakes baked on site every morning… and that’s just for humans! What makes Kibble special, is their hand baked, all-natural hound menu and fresh dog treats. Their dog treats are baked by hand, in house, every day in a specifically designed and DEFRA accredited hound kitchen.


Café Solo is an artisan café based in the heart of Hebden Bridge. Come here for the ‘best coffee in the valley’, and don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend! Dogs are more than welcome at Café Solo, and they even have their own jar of “sweets” to go at!


At the White Lion, you and your doggo can enjoy snug winter nights by their open log fire…and long summer afternoons in Hebden Bridge’s largest beer garden! They have also made 4 of their 10 rooms dog friendly so provides the perfect place to stay overnight in beautiful Hebden Bridge.


Dogs are very welcome at Amicis Coffee Shop in Todmorden – just look out for the free treat jar on the counter! Amicis means friends and this cafe is a great spot to catch up with yours while enjoying a fantastic cup of coffee and a slice of something delicious!


Dog Walks in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden

We’d recommend a trip to Hardcastle Crags with your dog whilst you are in Hebden Bridge. It’s a National Trust site set just 5 minutes outside of the town, in a beautiful, wooded valley. There are 5 main trails which range from 1.6km to 4.8km, depending on how energetic you and your canine friend are feeling!

And if you’re in Todmorden, why not pop and see the ‘Lucky Dog of Todmorden’ – a life size sculpture of a dog, cast in steel, in the beautiful Centre Vale Park. This famous dog has gained a reputation for bringing good luck to anybody that gives it a friendly pat!


Dog friendly Cafes and Pubs in Sowerby Bridge and Ripponden

Roast and Toast is a dog-friendly café in the heart of Sowerby Bridge, serving quality, locally sourced coffee, food and drinks. They have indoor and outdoor seating, and are positioned perfectly for a lovely, long canalside walk.


The Wildgoose café in stunning Ripponden is a dog friendly country café with a modern twist, offering quality food, afternoon tea, cake and fantastic coffee. Whilst you are in Ripponden, why not take your dog for a walk along part of the Calderdale Way, a local walking trail exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale.



Dog friendly Cafes and Pubs in Brighouse and Elland

Good Karma Coffee House is a specialist coffee shop in Brighouse bringing you the best coffees, teas, hot chocolate, iced drinks, smoothies and baked treats to eat in or take away. Dog treats available!


The Millers Bar is an award-winning canal side pub in Brighouse, with great homemade food, a stunning beer garden and real log fires for the cold winter months. They even provide free dog biscuits – as you can see, Bailey approves!


Elland Craft and Tap is a micropub which is both dog and family friendly. They even run monthly walks – they call them ‘Tap Treks’ – which you can bring your dog along too! And we’ve got to admit – there’s nothing quite like a dog walk with a pint waiting for you at the end of it!


For more information on dog-welcoming venues in Calderdale, take a look at our ‘See and Do’ page, and tick the category ‘Pet Friendly’. And for more inspiration for your dog walks, check out our ‘Walking in Calderdale’ page!