Local dog-friendly restaurants in Chelmsford

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For big dog lovers, spending time with your dog can be one of the most enjoyable parts of life. That may even include bringing your dog out to eat with you. However, not all restaurants are dog-friendly, and it's important that you find a dog-friendly restaurant specifically if you're looking to enjoy your time with your dog. Here are some Chelmsford restaurants that will allow your dog to join you as you eat.

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1. Central Park Cafe Chelmsford

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The Central Park Café is possibly the most dog-friendly restaurant space in all of Chelmsford. It's an independent, family-run café that focuses on providing quality dog-friendly options for local dog owners. On top of being dog-friendly both inside and out, this café also provides a number of delicious food options, ranging from their full English breakfast to freshly ground coffee and an array of toasties. Bring your dog in to experience what it's like to be in a spot that prides itself on dog friendliness.

2. The Orange Tree

Dine in Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Take out

The Orange Tree is a local pub in Chelmsford that prides itself on being relaxed and laid-back, offering a selection of real ales that regularly rotates. Their weekly schedule is also packed full of pub quizzes, specialty curry nights, and a Sunday roast event. It was voted branch Pub of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2020, and is a beloved local fixture. If you're looking for a spot to bring your dog, The Orange Tree allows you to sit outdoors with your well-behaved dog and enjoy your food and drink.

3. PeaPod Café

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If you're looking for a delicious local café that also focuses on real food, PeaPod Café could be exactly what you're trying to find. It's an independent, family-run café that also describes itself as a "wholefood" café, focusing on local, organic ingredients that are also unprocessed and unrefined. If you like the idea of enjoying yourself in a health-conscious environment, check out this café, which is just a bit southeast of Chelmsford, in Billericay.

4. The Butchers Arms

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Not only is The Butchers Arms dog-friendly, but it's also child-friendly, featuring a large, open area where children can play. They even have a playground for children to enjoy themselves. This combination of restaurant and bar offers a contemporary menu inspired by global flavors, providing everything from ribs to wings to mac 'n cheese, and much more. Their drink menu includes cask ales, fine wines, and more, with something new always available. Drive up a bit to enjoy this unique experience and bring your dog along with you to eat in the outdoor beer garden.

5. Stewart's Deli and Tearoom

Dog friendly Dine in Multiple outdoor seats Take out

Right in the center of Chelmsford, you'll find this unique spot, which is an independent deli and tearoom with a bit of an expansive menu. From sourdough toast to sandwiches to their specialty ploughman's lunch, Stewart's Deli and Tearoom strives to be a spot you can visit and just relax. Additionally, their outdoor seats are dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend to eat with you. They'll even give your furry friend a water bowl and treats.

Sit and eat with your furry friend

The restaurant experience is one of the best ways to learn more about a city, and whether you're a newcomer to Chelmsford or you've been here for decades, visiting local restaurants is sure to be an exciting experience. However, if you're bringing your dog, you should also be sure that your dog is friendly and well-behaved. If you're at all worried about your dog's potential behavior while you're out, you can book a virtual vet appointment with Vetster to get assistance with curbing unwanted behaviors.

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