The Dog Inn, Whalley


The Dog Inn is Whalley's traditional village inn, offering both excellent hospitality and a unique - and often eccentric - community atmosphere.

Until the late 19th century the premises had its own farm attached. Its original name was The Spotted Dog and a Dalmatian still features on the sign. 

It is a sturdy corner-site building adjoining the churchyard, built of local stone, with tall, white painted chimneys and white painted door and window surrounds.

Since 1992, the pub has been run by Rev. Canon Norman Atty and his wife Christine and has become renowned for its warm welcome, delicious food and superb range of cask beers.  The menu features home-made food - daily or weekly specials, soups, puddings and free range omelettes. Local produce is always used when possible. Many regulars speak of The Dog Inn as a "gluepot" and, certainly, it is often easier to arrive in it than to leave it!


Whether you are a regular customer, a new arrival in Whalley or a visitor, we look forward to welcoming you very soon!

The child (and dog) friendly inn is open every session and longer hours at the discretion of the licensees. Disabled access is not a problem. Major credit cards taken. 

Small parties and functions for up to 50 people catered for - free room hire on request.

Please go to events and check dates for monthly Open Mic Night and Charity Quiz plus any bands / singers we have

Whalley is well worth taking time to explore, the ancient parish Church of St Mary features Norman origins with stalls and misericords. These date back to the 14thC when Whalley Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII, the Abbey ruins are nearby. The churchyard contains three Saxon crosses origin dating back to the 7thC A.D. 

The village contains a variety of shops and is a worthwhile and attractive destination in the beautiful Ribble Valley.