Our Story

Central Bark was created by the Golden family, Tania and Tony dreamt of a happy place for dogs to bring their humans. It’s a place that everyone can enjoy, dogs, dog owners and people who want to spend time with dogs. After a number of years providing dog walking, day care and home boarding services, Tania and Tony decided to put it all under one roof which led to the birth of Manchester’s first dog café, The Beach Dog Café combining their love for the Beach, Great Food and Happy Dogs.

We welcome you to our dream ‘a place where everybody can play together. Please tell your friends, ‘check- in’ or follow us on facebook where we’ll share news and upcoming events first and after your visit give us feedback via Feefo.

Our Services

We cater for dogs that have people as well as ‘ dog curious people who may be thinking about sharing their lives with dogs and those who just miss being with dogs. Our dogs welcome everybody and we know they make people happy and provide valuable therapy for some too!

In addition to our well established day care and home boarding facilities, we provide hourly and 4 hourly* supervised play sessions, whilst you can enjoy the café or go about your business elsewhere (*4 hourly pre-booked). Our outdoor BarkParks provide a safe and open area for dogs to run free fenced and watched over by their responsible person, they can be rented exclusively or used communally by the hour for mixed breed or single breed events see the website for details.

Our outdoor ' BarkParks' will provide a safe and open area for dogs to run free

We also operate our very popular ‘ Meet & Greet’ sessions where some of our dogs will meet humans who want to share some time with dogs and a team member. We have a separate Private Party room where we offer parties for dogs as well as children with a selection of party menus and cakes for dogs and people.

Our training facilities and experts provide educational courses for dogs and people and a variety of exercise classes for people and skills training for dogs.


For more details download our services PDF. If you are unable to view the document please download Adobe PDF Viewer from here.

Our Memberships

Our Bronze, Silver and Gold Membership programme for humans provides additional benefits and exclusive access to special events, discounted food and drink from the café, booking preferences and discounts on training and souvenir merchandise.

Our Merchandise

Our range of logo merchandise for dogs and people is also available either from our website or from The Beach Dog Café.