11 dog-friendly places to eat in Dartmouth
You’ll not be short of dog-friendly places to eat in Dartmouth if you come to stay in one of our pet-friendly cottages. Here’s where you’ll find delicious Devon fare, sourced locally and prepared fresh onsite to give you a break during your self-catering holiday.
If you are a foodie who loves sampling produce in the places it is grown and made then take a look at our post about the best places to experience South Devon food and drink. You’ll find lots of these products served in our favourite dog-friendly places to eat in Dartmouth:
Anchor Stone Cafe
On a sunny day sit yourselves on the edge of Coronation Park and indulge in cakes or pastries, cooked breakfasts and seafood lunches. Chuck a ball for your dog on the grassy park, and if you have kids they will love the playground and sandpit just next-door. Takeaway drinks, cakes and Salcombe ice creams are also available.
Find out more about Anchor Stone Cafe.
Bayards Cove Inn
Tucked away in the winding streets of Dartmouth, this characterful cafe and restaurant offers all-day dining. From breakfast baps and full Devon fry ups, to lunches and dinner featuring the catch of the day and local producers, this is a great place to have 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.
If you love tapas then Browns is the place to go. During the day there’s lots of Spanish bar nibbles to tantalise your tastebuds. By night it’s the perfect place to enjoy a plate, or several, with friends. There’s also a traditional children’s menu for less adventurous young people, although trying something new is always encouraged.
Find out more about Browns Hotel.
Cafe Alf Resco
Breakfast is the order of the day at Alf Rescos which is open from 7am until 2pm daily. You can either sit inside the rustic cafe or outside in the courtyard which has heaters and blankets to keep you snug whatever the season. Food is locally-sourced and they serve their own blend of coffee.
Find out more about Cafe Alf Resco.
If you enjoy a small, traditional pub then they don’t come much better than the Dartmouth Arms. As well as a traditional menu of pub favourites you can order a hand-stretched artisan pizza, nachos or fajitas. Sandwiches are served at lunchtime and there’s a children’s menu.
Find out more about the Dartmouth Arms.
George & Dragon
For a pub offering plenty of indoor and outdoor dining space with an excellent range of home-cooked, locally coursed 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 it 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.
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.
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, which comes in small, medium or a large portion. Wear a elasticated waste if you decide to go for the biggest plate! You can sit in the bar, on the front or on the roof terrace for excellent views of the River Dart.
Find out more about The Floating Bridge.
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.
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 good food and drink, you need some activity to work it off check out our post about easy day trips from Dartmouth.
Dog-friendly places to stay in Dartmouth
Dartmouth is the ideal destination for a dog-friendly holiday including our all-year-round dog-friendly beaches, coast walks and plenty of dog-friendly holiday cottages.
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.