10 dog-friendly places to eat in Dartmouth
You won’t be short of dog-friendly places to eat in Dartmouth if you come and stay in one of our pet-friendly homes.
Local foods, lovingly made – many in our list of dog-friendly eateries proudly serve delicious Devon-made food and drink. Why not also check out our best places to experience South Devon food and drink – you’ll be in homemade heaven.
Here’s where you’ll find delicious Devon fare sourced locally and prepared fresh on-site to give you a break during your self-catering holiday.
1. Bayards Cove Inn
Tucked away in the winding streets of Dartmouth, this characterful café and restaurant offers all-day dining. From breakfast baps and full Devon fry-ups to lunches and dinners featuring the catch of the day and local producers, this is a great place for an intimate meal, coffee or glass of wine with your pooch in tow. They also have a children’s menu.
Find out more about Bayards Cove Inn.
2. Browns Hotel
The Bistro at Browns makes for a superb’s evening dining, with a wide menu to suit all tastes. Coffee, cakes, pastries, and light snacks are served all day; and the bar is a sumptuous space to sip cocktails, try local gins, craft beers, and all the usual favourites.
Find out more about Browns Hotel.
3. Café Alf Resco
Breakfast is the order of the day at Alf Resco’s. Open from 7am until 2pm daily, you can either sit inside the rustic café or outside in the courtyard, which is heated, plus there are blankets to keep you snug whatever the season. Ingredients are locally-sourced and they serve their own blend of coffee.
Find out more about Café Alf Resco.
4. The Dartmouth Arms
If you prefer a small, traditional pub, they don’t come much better than The Dartmouth Arms. As well as delicious pub favourites, there are hand-stretched artisan pizzas, nachos and fajitas. Sandwiches are served at lunchtime and there’s a children’s menu.
Find out more about The Dartmouth Arms.
5. George & Dragon
For a pub offering plenty of indoor and outdoor dining space with an excellent range of home-cooked, locally-sourced meals, head to the George & Dragon. It’s also a top place for tea and homemade cakes.
Find out more about the George & Dragon.
For a taste of France, visit Saveurs bakery, where you’ll find a mouth-watering selection of French breads, pastries, cake, chocolates and light lunches. Sadly, none of the food is suitable for your dog (you won’t want to share anyway), but they are very welcome to join you. Takeaways are available too. You’ll not be able to resist buying a treat for later.
Find out more about Saveurs.
7. The Cherub
If you enjoy history as well as great food, then step inside The Cherub for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. This traditional inn occupies Dartmouth’s oldest building, which was once a merchant’s house dating from 1380. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, where you’ll find plenty of original features.
Find out more about The Cherub.
8. The Floating Bridge
If you arrive in Dartmouth on the Higher Ferry, the first thing you will see is the Floating Bridge pub. This old-fashioned pub is famed for its locally-caught fish and chips, served in small, medium or large portions (and we really mean large). Take a seat in the bar, out front, or on the roof terrace for excellent views of the River Dart.
Find out more about The Floating Bridge.
9. The Royal Castle
You can’t miss the white-washed front of the Royal Castle Hotel on the Boat Float in Dartmouth. It’s an independent hotel that makes the most of South Devon’s abundant produce in all of its catering. Fish is big on the menu here. Dogs are welcome in the downstairs bars, where you’ll find log fires to keep you cosy in the winter.
Find out more about The Royal Castle.
10. The Windjammer Inn
Set back from the harbour and close to the historic Old Market Square, you’ll find the family-run Windjammer Inn. Pick from doorstep sandwiches or ploughman’s for lunch and hot, traditional pub grub throughout the day. Well-behaved pooches (and kids) are always welcome.
Find out more about The Windjammer Inn.
If, after all that hearty food and drink, you need some activity to work it off, check out our choice of easy day trips from Dartmouth.
Dog-friendly places to stay in Dartmouth
If you are searching for the perfect dog-friendly holiday, whether you are bringing the family or looking for a couples break, take a look at the luxury, dog-friendly self-catering accommodation on offer from us at Dart Valley Cottages.