Thursday, 27 March 2014

Favourite dog friendly places // The Lamppost Cafe in Hebden Bridge

Elsie turns 3 years old this week so we kicked off her birthday celebrations with a trip to Hebden Bridge on Monday with a visit to The Lamppost Cafe in mind. The Lamppost Cafe is a truly wonderful place where food and refreshments are served for both human and hound! You really can't get more dog friendly than here!

The cafe is really cosy inside and doggy visitors are extremely well catered for with jugs of water and bowls to help yourself to and baskets of cushioned beds for your pup to relax whilst you are eating.

The dog menu is varied with everything from homemade pupcakes to popcorn and doggy ice cream. We ordered Elsie a birthday cheese and banana pupcake (which the waitress bought to the table with a candle!) and a bottle of 'dog beer' to wash it down with! 
Elsie is a hugely fussy eater but she really loved the food so much so that later on in the day we came back for a chocolate fudge pupcake.... she had no problems polishing that one off either! 

The human menu consists of freshly made homemade soups, salads and jacket potatoes (white and sweet) as well as a variety of cakes and snacks. I had a tough time choosing but in the end opted for the salad of the day which was beetroot, rhubarb and Gorgonzola with barley. Accompanied by a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, it was all delicious! 

We really loved the dog bowls that were available to use and we were pleased to see that they were also sold in the shop, something we'll definitely be buying next time we visit. The shop also sells a selection of collars, leads, toys and treats.... All of which are tastefully selected and would make an ideal gift for your pooch! 

The cafe is baby/child friendly but I wouldn't recommend taking a pushchair in unless you can fold it and tuck it out of the way! On our second visit in the afternoon we decided to leave the pushchair in the car and carry Miss E in, much better! 

Miss E absolutely loves dogs so she had fun seeing heaps of them together in one place! She made friends with a couple of King Charles Spaniels, I think she liked them as they are pretty much Pug sized with similar-ish faces! 

Later on in the afternoon we decided to pop back in for some refreshments before our journey home. The cafe was quieter at this point and we all had a large cup of tea and a slice of cake each. The creme egg brownie I had was fresh out of the oven, still warm and gooey.... It was SO GOOD!

During our visit we also had a good potter round Hebden Bridge and discovered that most of the shops are very welcoming with dogs too. Our favourite dog friendly shop was The Yorkshire Soap Company which is just round the corner from The Lamppost Cafe. They sell the most insanely adorable soaps and stock candles from True Grace, my favourite candle brand. We purchased a few of the soap cupcakes and bath bombs to take home with us and I am sure we will be back for more!

I really recommend the Lamppost Cafe if you are looking for somewhere you can take your dog and make them feel special! Here are the address and contact details for the cafe as well as the Yorkshire Soap Company.....

The Lamppost Cafe and Boutique,
13-15 Bridgegate, 
Hebden Bridge,
West Yorkshire,
HX7 8EX. 

The Yorkshire Soap Company,
6 Market Street,
Hebden Bridge,
West Yorkshire,
HX7 6AA.



  1. Oh wow that looks like the most wonderful place for the whole family
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. ohmygod the fact they have a menu for dogs just melted my heart! sounds perfect!