Ownership/management and the rules of pubs and cafes are ever changing. Please let us know if you find that this information is out of date or if there are additional businesses to add to this list. 



We are incredibly fortunate in this area to have not just beautiful scenery and excellent footpaths, but also a large number of cafes and pubs that welcome well-behaved and supervised dogs. No more leaving your dog in the car or sitting outside in the rain ! 


Just a mile from Low Force, The Strathmore Arms at Holwick has gained a place on the national ‘Dog Friendly’ web-site. Dogs genuinely welcomed (usually with a treat as well) in the bar and garden. 


Further up the dale Langdon Beck Hotel and High Force Hotel both allow dogs in the bar and the garden areas, whilst Bowlees Visitor Centre let them into the ground floor area with its cafe. The Middleton cafes The Conduit and Cafe Fresh both welcome dogs and again offer them treats, whilst Rumours and Cafe 16-18 also both accept dogs. In addition the two pubs in the village, the Foresters Hotel and The Teesdale Hotel allow dogs into the main bar areas. At Eggleston the Moorcock Inn allows dogs into the back bar, whilst Eggleston Hall not only lets dogs into the outside area of its cafe, but dogs on leads are also allowed within the gardens. In Romaldkirk The Rose and Crown (water bowls and dog treats available) allows dogs into the bar as does the Fox and Hounds at Cotherstone. 


If you are venturing further down the dale to Barnard Castle The Redwell Arms on the Eggleston road into the town gives dogs a warm welcome as do Penny’s Tearoom and No. 15 Coffee House and Deli in the centre of the town. Nearby is the Golden Lion which also allows dogs into the bars. Whilst for those walking in the forest, out at Hamsterley the Cross Keys is a dog friendly pub.


Guest Comments


A superb location for walking, running, fishing and climbing.Superbly equipped and with fantastic views over to Kirkcarrion & Cronkley Fell, the cottage is warm & comfortable. The double bed is one of the largest & certainly the most comfortable we've ever had the pleasure of sleeping in and the utility room is a welcome bonus ! Nick & Liz are superb hosts. We would heartily recommend you stay here. S. H. from Liverpool Oct 2018


This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in lots. Elizabeth, Nick & Missy could not have been more helpful. The cottage was immaculate. It had everything you needed and views to die for from all windows. Walks from the doorstep.  G. & F. from Yorkshire Nov 2017


                                        Lovely cottage: clean, cosy, well equipped and with stunning views.                                                R. W. from Cheshire June 2017

5-Star-Reviews-3D-printer-business-kit Over many years and many destinations we  have stayed in holiday cottages & apartments; this is by far the best I have stayed in with hosts to match. The cottage/views/accommodation/hosts/welcome is all 110%.    A. & S. from Nottinghamshire April 2017

Nick and Elizabeth Long
East Farm, Stanhope Road,  Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0RR
T: 01833 641494 E: enquiries@eastfarmcottage.co.uk