Have you ever got to the end of a dog walk and felt like grabbing some delicious cuisine or something to quench your thirst before heading home?

With an increasing number of people deciding to invest in a furry friend, pooch-friend eateries have never been so important.

From old-traditional pubs to modern cocktail bars, these establishments find a way to treat your four-legged friend like family.

Features that transform a friendly eatery into a dog-friendly eatery include free treats upon arrival, doggy cocktails and one-on-one treatment by staff members at some of the most well-equipped places.

The Alto Lounge

Located in the heart of Caversham, Alto Lounge is a friendly relaxed restaurant with great food and coffee perfect after a long walk by the Thames.

Highlights for your four-legged friends include treats, water bowls and cuddles from the team of staff.

Whilst you enjoy their delicious variety of tapas, your dog can re-energise with some much-deserved treats of their own.

The quiet ambience is perfect for both a romantic date after a riverside walk and an ambient atmosphere sensitive to dogs.

A past customer said: “Fab cafe, lovely staff and VERY dog friendly. It’s a fab spot for me and Pippa (she’s like a VIP there).”

Zero Degrees Microbrewery and Restaurant

Zero Degrees is a microbrewery and restaurant in Reading town centre where both dogs and their owners are welcome.

Bring your four-legged friends to the bar area and they will be provided with lots of hugs and affection, and also delicious doggy treats!

The venue is flooded with natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors looking out onto the streets of Reading. There is a space which offers a more casual experience and one for a more sophisticated ambience.

Fisherman’s Cottage

Fisherman’s Cottage is one of the last traditional pubs located along the Thames towards Sonning when taking a waterfront trek on a quiet afternoon.  

When stopping for a bit-to-eat in the middle of a relazing walk, dogs are welcome and during their visit are given a water bowl and a warm environment to relax.

One reviewer on Trip Advisor said: “Walked along the Thames from Thames Valley Park with our dogs and found this pub on the waterfront (turn left at the bridge not straight on into town).

“Dogs were welcome and were given a water bowl. Intended just to have a drink but the menu looked good (Spanish themed). Some really nice craft beers too; my wife couldn't choose so was given a few tasters.

“Food was good, had calamari to start and then grilled chicken. Well cooked, straightforward food, nice decor inside, lots of space.”

The Shurlock Inn

The Shurlock Inn, located near a walking trail at Charvil Country Park, is perfect for a well-needed break for both dogs and owners out for a countryside ramble.

According to reviewers, well-behaved pups are allowed on the lead and are treated to a water bowl during their visit.

The nature walks surrounding the pub include the Canberra Loop which takes you around two scenic lakes.