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Seven dog-friendly places to eat in Wales

Whether you’re taking your staffie to Snowdonia, or your poodle to Pembrokeshire, you’ll need sustenance after a day out in the Welsh countryside. The good news is that you don’t need to leave your four-legged friend behind while you enjoy a local meal. Read on for some of the best dog-friendly restaurants, cafes and pubs in Wales.

1. King’s Head Inn

Location: Llangennith

Address and map: Clos St Cenydd, Llangennith, Swansea, SA3 1HX

Why dogs love it: Delicious doggy ice-cream is available

With water bowls and dog-friendly items on the menu, King’s Head Inn will keep hungry canines happy. The 17th-century inn is perfectly located for exploring the stunning Gower Peninsula, with nearby access to the expansive, dog-friendly beach of Llangennith.

2. Moel Siabod Cafe

Location: Betws-y-Coed

Address and map: A5, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0EL

Why dogs love it: Fantastic walks in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park

For a day of walking in Snowdonia, it’s essential to fuel up. The superb Moel Siabod Cafe not only offers hearty meals with dogs welcome indoors, but it also provides takeaway pack-ups for those who prefer to picnic on the hill. All kinds of maps and guides are on sale here, enabling you to plan your dog-friendly walk while you eat.

3. The Black Lion

Location: Abergorlech

Address and map: B4310, Carmarthen, SA32 7SN

Why dogs love it: Pre-pub walkies through neighbouring Brechfa Forest

Image Credit: The Black Lion

Located in the picturesque village of Abergorlech, The Black Lion prides itself on serving home-cooked fare. From the locally-roasted Coaltown Coffee, to the welsh meats sourced from a butcher in nearby Carmarthen, hungry visitors to this pub will get a real taste of Wales. While dogs are welcome in the bar areas, the beer garden is the real draw. It’s right on the banks of the Cothi River.

4. L’s Coffee and Books

Location: Conwy

Address and map: 7 High Street, Conwy, LL32 8DB

Why dogs love it: Well-behaved pooches will be pampered with free treats

Located right on the high street in Conwy, L’s Coffee and Books welcomes dogs just as much as humans, with free doggie treats and plenty of water. Their delicious coffee, cream teas and sandwiches provide a well-deserved rest stop during a busy holiday.

5. The Brewery Inn

Location: Cosheston

Address and map: Cosheston, Pembroke Dock, SA72 4UD

Why dogs love it: The warm and friendly staff welcome dogs with open arms

The Brewery Inn won the accolade of 2018’s ‘Best Dog-Friendly Pub in Pembrokeshire’, and their incredibly friendly team will give a warm welcome to pups, big and small. With a village location in Cosheston, it’s close to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the multitude of dog-friendly beaches in this region of South Wales.

6. K9 Plus 1

Location: Barry Island

Address and map: 9 Friar’s Road, Barry, CF62 5TJ

Why dogs love it: Reclining on the comfortable dog beds with a frozen yoghurt

Dogs are treated like royalty at K9 Plus 1, Barry’s unique cafe created just for dogs. With beds, home-made treats and plenty of water available for your pooch, they’ll be in doggie heaven while you relax with a coffee and a cake. Located on the front, it’s a pawfect stop after playing on the beach.

7. Sun Trevor

Location: Llangollen

Address and map: Sun Bank, Llangollen, LL20 8EG

Why dogs love it: Dog-friendly seating inside and out

Sun Trevor is a warm and friendly pub in Llangollen, with an excellent restaurant that serves traditional pub food, as well as hot drinks and real ales. The views are second to none, with tables looking over the canal and the rolling hills of the Vale of Llangollen. Inside, meals or light bites can be enjoyed in front of a roaring fire.