The Wagging Tail

Hound and human cafe

Thanks for visiting!

Looking for somewhere to take your canine family member for a bite to eat and drink? Well, here at The Wagging Tail cafe we cater for your dogs as much as for humans. With a range of items on our dog menu from cupcakes and popcorn to ice cream, dog beer and puppuccino, your dog will never feel left out again.

We have comfy beds for them to sit on whilst you too relax in our wingback chairs in our quirky decor. Based in historic Churchtown, Southport, we are open Wednesday to Friday 11am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-4.30pm and 10am-4pm on Sundays. 

We serve local Robert's of Mawdesley coffee beans and homemade cakes, as well as a range of light meals and rustic soups. We also serve Afternoon Teas on vintage china and can offer Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Vegan options if the latter is booked in advanced. You can view our current menu below.

Having three rooms inside as well as a spacious quiet, enclosed courtyard, we can accommodate group bookings from walking groups upto 40 people if booked in advanced and we also bake birthday cakes with the option of hosting your bark day party here too! We are registered with DEFRA and Trading Standards for dog food products and all our doggy products use human grade food which are gluten free, including our famous pupcakes. All such cakes have been independently tested in government approved labs (no not the chocolate kind lol!) as is required by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Rest assured, you can rest easy with our canine menu and we gained a 5 Star Hygiene rating from Sefton Council.

We also take group bookings upto 35 people with or without dogs, as well as arrange and plan Birthday Pawties for our furry friends. Personalised cakes can be made in advance from just £12.99.

Our shop area is home to a wide range of doggy gifts, mainly breed related, the majority of which are made in the UK by small businesses. There is off road parking and the beautiful Botanic Gardens are only 5 minutes walk away if you don't fancy the beach or sand dunes. Our toilets are on the ground floor, doorways and floorspace wide enough for wheelchairs or small mobility scooters and we have excellent baby changing facilities available.

Anyway, why not take a peek at us before you come along - just press the video below the map and enjoy!

62-64 botanic road Southport PR9 7NE

Contact us!

You can find us on Facebook on

Otherwise, phone us on 01704 461148 or 07735610276 to book

We look forward to meeting you and, of course, your human servant.