Look no further than the King’s Head if you’re looking for a dog-friendly pub in the Teddington area. For many years, this southwest London pub has been a favourite among locals and their furry friends. Last week a new initiative launched on Thursday evenings – the Dogs’ Dinners! This entails a four-course treat box from Happy Paws and Claws for canine companions and 20% off food bills for owners.
The King’s Head pub is located on Teddington High Street, and its rich history dating back to the Victorian days and cosy atmosphere make it a great pub choice. We went along to try it out and here are four reasons why we think you should add the King’s Head Teddington to the list of dog-friendly London pubs to visit with your dog…
Dogs get a warm welcome at the King’s Head Teddington
As soon as you walk into this dog-friendly pub, the first thing that stands out is a gallery of dog photographs on the wall (and a cat too). This indicates that the King’s Head Teddington truly value its four-legged customers.
A beer barrel and bowls at the entrance mean water will be readily available for visiting dogs, who can also get some treats from the dog treat jar!
We love it when places like these add small touches that make dogs and their owners feel welcome.
Thursday is Dog’s Dinner Night!
The King’s Head recently introduced the new Dog’s Dinner initiative, which offers a four-course treat box for dogs from independent natural treat company Happy Paws and Claws. The Dog’s Dinner menu will be served free of charge to pups when owners order from the à la carte menu and they will enjoy 20% off their food bill too. The Dog’s Dinner is available on Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm until the 26th of May, initially on a trial basis but we hope it becomes a permanent addition to the menu as it’s a great way to treat your dog.
Pups are served their Dogs’ Dinners in a handy little box, which means you can easily take the treats home for later in their own ‘doggy bag’ if needed. Dogs’ Dinners will be served in the spacious heated tent outside at the King’s Head, or you can ask to be seated inside, where there are plenty of cosy seats in the bar nook areas.
The doggy dinner fun doesn’t stop there either as Jude’s dog ice cream is available to buy if your pup fancies dessert. Plus every week, guests dining with their dogs can enter the ‘Paws for a Photo’ competition and be in with a chance to win a gift voucher for a complimentary dinner.
Belinha couldn’t wait to tuck into her Dog’s Dinner, which included
- Starter of salmon & potato cakes
- A fish course of mini fish biscuits
- Main course of “Surimi” crab sticks (the surprise favourite of the night)
- And finally, a cheese course of chicken & cheese bites
The pub has a great selection of food that owners will love
The King’s Head Teddington is part of the White Brasserie Pubs – a family of British pubs with a French brasserie twist owned by renowned chef Raymond Blanc and the food doesn’t disappoint.
We tried the Morrocan Mezze and Asparagus with soft poached egg to start, followed by the Halloumi Burger with house coleslaw and the Pan-fried chicken with morels & sherry sauce for our mains, and it was all delicious.
The standout items on the menu were undoubtedly the desserts with the amazing Pistachio soufflé, and the melt in your mouth Mango & Pineapple crumble. We would go back for the desserts alone!
The King’s Head Teddington is the perfect place to refuel after walking your dog
With its location just a short walk from the river, warm welcome and great service (our server James was really helpful), the King’s Head is a perfect place to finish a walk along the Thames. Or if you’re visiting nearby dog-friendly Ham House and Gardens (read our review here), it’s a good pub option to visit afterwards.
We haven’t explored the river walks in this area yet, but we hear from the locals that there are some excellent river walks waiting for us! Our visit to the King’s Head definitely left us wanting to come back to explore, and we’d recommend finishing off any exploration with another Dog’s Dinner!
The King’s Head Teddington is a great place to visit with your dog year-round, but especially now whilst the Dogs’ Dinners are available until the 26th of May. So make sure to stop by and treat your pup (and yourself) whilst it’s on.
Which White Brasserie Pubs are serving the Dogs’ Dinners?
All Raymond Blanc’s White Brasserie Pubs give a warm welcome to dogs in their bars and gardens. The Dogs’ Dinners are available until 26 May at the following locations:
- The Kings Head Teddington: 123 High St, Teddington TW11 8HG
- The Queens Head Weybridge
- The Jobbers Rest Upminster
- The Barley Mow Englefield Green, Egham
- The Black Horse Reigate
- The Boot Histon Cambridge
Booking for the Dogs’ Dinners is essential, quote ‘Pups Eat Free’ when booking and find all the participating locations on The White Brasserie website.