In fact, recent figures suggest a staggering 3.2 million households have acquired a pooch since the start of the pandemic.
But now that Covid restrictions have been axed, we’re enjoying mixing with our friends and family again – including down the pub.
We therefore thought it would be handy to know some drinking holes in Northumberland which are happy to welcome four-legged friends, and which have been rated highly by TripAdvisor reviewers.
Here’s a list of 17 which have received at least a four-star rating. One even has a five!
1. The Masons Arms, Amble
A 4.5 TripAdvisor rating, with 1839 reviews.
2. The Black Bull, Haltwhistle
A 4.5 rating and 753 reviews.
3. The Red Lion Inn, Alnmouth
A 4.5 rating, and 1153 reviews.
4. The Craster Arms, Beadnell
A rating of four, and 1529 reviews.