Dog-Friendly Watering Holes in Suffolk

The Nethergate Brewery Tap at Rodbridge near Sudbury is a great place to stop off when you’re out with the dogs. The lure of a refreshing pint, cool glass of Prosecco, or flavoured gin, is certainly an encouragement to walk a little bit faster !

The taproom and shop are dog-friendly and there are always lots of lovely dogs to meet at the weekends. There are also outdoor seating areas both at the front and rear of the building – so there’s plenty of space if your dog is nervous of others.

It’s situated just off the Valley Trail – which is a foothpath following the path of the old railway line between Sudbury and Long Melford. The brewery is easily reached by walking through the Rodbridge picnic site  (which has good access to the river for the dogs to swim and plenty of room to run around).

Rusty loves it and we regularly do a circular walk here with his friend Jessie, the Springer. There are many different routes to choose from – some incorporating the glorious expanse of Sudbury Water Meadows.

Today, we stopped at Nethergate for lunch on our way around, to take advantage of the wood-fired pizza stall which is often present at the weekend. Very tasty …

Amongst the dogs visiting today was a lovely greyhound called Grace, who was extremely ‘chilled out’ on the grass behind the brewery. I couldn’t resist a quick photo ..!


Greyhound resting

Grace the Greyhound

Perhaps Rusty and Jessie will see you there soon ?

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