The Canine Trail | Nottingham Ale Trail | Dog Events

Introducing the Nottingham Ale Trail for dog owners. Find out more about our events for your four-legged friends here.


Due to the recent health concerns in the UK, we have taken the decision to postpone the Nottingham Ale Trail. This isn't a decision made lightly and we appreciate your understanding at this time. We will be sure to update this page and our social media pages the moment we have any news about when the event will be rescheduled.

You asked, we listened! 

We're constantly striving to make the Nottingham Ale Trail bigger, better and more inclusive for everyone who wants to take part. So when you asked for a trail that was dog friendly from start to finish, we couldn't wait to get to work! The Canine Trail is a flexible trail designed for dog owners who'd like to sample some of Nottingham's finest ale in the company of their best friend. 

How does it work?

The Canine Trail works in the exact same fashion as every other trail but you get to choose which venues to visit. Grab a Canine Trail Card from any participating dog friendly venue or the Nottingham Tourism Centre, pick 8 venues and then collect stickers at each stop when you buy a half or pint of cask ale. To make it easy to spot the dog friendly venues, we've added a paw print next to each one on our trail maps. You can also take a peek at our digital maps HERE. Just like all the other Nottingham Ale Trails, you have a month to fill up your card with stamps so don't feel like you need to do it all at once. 

Do I still get a pin badge if I complete the trail? 

Yes! Once you've got 8 stamps on your trail card, head to the Nottingham Tourism Centre or The Malt Cross to collect your limited edition Canine Trail Badge. Just remember the pin badge is for human use only. To avoid any accidents for your pooch we kindly request that pin badges aren't worn by dogs.

Can I collect stamps for the other trails at the same time?

Yes but please remember that you'll only receive one sticker per purchase. For example, if you're at a venue on the King John trail then you would need to purchase one drink for the Canine Trail card and a second for the King John Trail card.


We kindly request that you drink responsibly and consider the welfare of your dog at all times. If you have any questions about the Canine Trail please email us or contact us on social media. We're always happy to help!


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