Dog-friendly pubs & cafés in Clapham

Dog-friendly pubs, bars & cafés in Clapham

If you are a Clapham dog owner or walker there are plenty of areas nearby – particularly Clapham Common of course – to exercise your dog. We are also lucky to have lots of local pubs, restaurants and cafés which welcome dogs and their owners/walkers. Did you know that, according to The Times, each year the average British dog owner covers around 500 miles walking their dog?! So it helps to know about dog-friendly places you can head for during your walk.

Thanks to everyone who got in touch with suggestions for dog-friendly pubs in Clapham and surrounding areas. The following pubs and cafés have been recommended to us by Totally Clapham followers as being dog-friendly. Do contact us if we’ve missed out your favourite. And, if you are able to listen to the radio on Thursday afternoons, tune into The Barking Hour on BBC Radio London 94.9 when Jo Good and Anna Webb discuss all things doggie related.

We also have a page dedicated to vets, dog walkers and pet shops and pet groomers around Clapham.

Dog-friendly pubs & bars

Max the dog welcomes guests at The Windmill!


The Abbeville 67-69 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JW
The Avalon, 16 Balham Hill, Clapham South, London, SW12 9EB
Belle Vue, 1 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA
The Bobbin, 1-3 Lillieshall Road, Clapham, London SW4 0LN
The Calf in Clapham, 87 Rectory Grove, Clapham, London SW4 0DR
The Clapham North, 409 Clapham Road Clapham, London SW9 9BT
The Jam Tree, 13-19 Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0JT
The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BZ
Prince of Wales, 38 Old Town, Clapham, London SW4 0LB
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
The Stonhouse, 165 Stonhouse Street, Clapham, London SW4 6BJ
The Sun, 47, Old Town, Clapham, London, London SW4 0JL
The Windmill, Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, London SW4 9DE


The Bolingbroke  174 Northcote Road, London SW11 6RE
The Candlemaker, 136 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3JR
The Eagle Ale House, 104 Chatham Road, London SW11 6HG
The Four Thieves, 51 Lavender Gardens, SW11 1DJ
The Lighthouse , 441 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4LR
Northcote, 2 Northcote Road, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 1NT
The Latchmere 503 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3BW
The Waterfront, Juniper Drive, Battersea SW11 1TS


The Balham Bowls Club, 7-9 Ramsden Road, Balham SW12 8QX
The Exhibit
12 Balham Station Rd, London SW12 9SG –  ‘Puppy Love’ dog-friendly cinema showings too!
The Grove, 39 Oldridge Road, Balham, SW12 8PN
The Nightingale, 97 Nightingale Lane, Balham, London, SW12 8NX


Thanks in particular to Shout Streatham and Streatham Alley for many of these recommendations:
Earl Ferrers, 22 Ellora Road, London SW16 6JF
The Exhibit, 5 Streatham Road, Streatham Hill SW16 1EF
Manor Arms, 13 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6LQ
Pied Bull Youngs, 498 Streatham High Road, London SW16 3QB – water bowls on hand!
Pratts & Payne, 103 Streatham High Street, London SW16 1HJ
The Railway, 2 Greyhound Lane, Streatham SW16 5SD

Tooting, Wandsworth Common and Wandsworth

The Alma, 499 Old York Road, Wandsworth SW18 1TF
The Althorp, 20 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London SW17 7EB
The Cat’s Back, 86 Point Pleasant, SW18 1NN, Wandsworth
The County Arms, 345 Trinity Road, London SW18 3SH, T: 020 8874 8532
The Hope, 1 Bellevue Road Wandsworth Common, London SW17 7EG
The Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth SW18 1NP
The Ship, 41 Jews Row, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TB
The Wheatsheaf, 2 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7PG

Further afield

The Florence, 131-133, Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0NG (opposite Brockwell Park)
Jolly Gardeners, 61-63 Lacy Road, Putney, London SW15 1NT (not far from Wandsworth Park)
Hand in Hand, 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4RG
The Normanby, 231 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2PU
The Rosendale, 65 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8EZ

Dog-friendly cafés/restaurants

There are many dog-friendly cafés in Clapham and nearby – those with outside tables usually welcome dogs. However, these are particularly dog-friendly and have been recommended to us by Totally Clapham followers. You may even find a water bowl and doggie treats too!

Ben’s Canteen, 140 St John’s Hill, London, SW11 1SL
Caffé Nero, 5 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London SW17 1EG
Del’Aziz, The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0JQ
Deli Boutique café 32 Webbs Road, London SW11 6SF
Flotsam & Jetsam café, 4 Bellevue Rd, Wandsworth SW17 7EQ
Hideaway Jazz café  227 Streatham High Road, London SW16 2ED
Lavish Habit, 75 Bedford Hill, Balham London SW12 9HA
No 32 The Old Town, 32 The Pavement, Clapham SW4 0JE
Omnibus Arts Centre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, London SW4 0QW- their lounge area and café  are dog-friendly
Pintus, 132 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QZ
Skylark, Wandsworth Common, Dorlcote Road London SW18 3RT (outside terrace)
Tamra, 63 Northcote Road, London SW11 1NP
Toast Rack, 314 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, London SW18 3RG (outside covered terrace)
Tota, 102 Tooting High Street, Tooting Broadway, London SW17 0RR

And if you find yourself dog walking in Dulwich, Romeo Jones café at 80 Dulwich Village is very dog friendly (and people friendly too) plus there’s a café in Dulwich Park.

Get in touch if you know of any others.