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11 dog-friendly pubs in Devon

Devon is as dog-friendly as it gets. After a long walk, swim or surf, what is often needed is a dog-friendly pub to finish for the day. Keep reading for 11 of the most dog-friendly pubs in Devon; some will even provide your furry friend with a meal and a beer.

1. The Anchor Inn

Location: Cockwood

Address and map: Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA

Why dogs love it: The perfect pit-stop for dogs exploring the local sights

Sitting west of Branscombe with a great view of Cockwood Harbour is The Anchor Inn. With several sites to visit nearby, including a selection of Brunel’s famed bridges, this pub is the perfect pit-stop for dog-walkers. It also specialises in seafood - we’d recommend the home-battered fish and chips.

2. Journey’s End Inn

Location: Ringmore

Address and map: Journey’s End Inn, Ringmore, Kingsbridge TQ7 4HL

Why dogs love it: Four fires, lots of space and a large beer garden

Located in the village of Ringmore, this 13th century traditional pub boasts open spaces both inside and out. With four different rooms; Nelsons Bar, a dining room, the Story Room and a conservatory. Accompany this with four open fires, and Journey’s End Inn is a cosy pub that serves a mix of local pub classics and Thai food using local produce. Not to mention great beer.

3. The Harbour

Location: Seaton

Address and map: Church Street, Axmouth, EX12 4AF

Why dogs love it: Dog biscuits and water available

The Harbour is based in Axmouth, a small village a mile from Seaton and only half a mile from the stunning South West Coast Path. The pub is very popular with walkers and dog owners thanks to its vast 12th century fireplace, which keeps the pub warm in winter. The menu is also delicious, with skilled chefs using locally sourced food, not forgetting dog biscuits and water for your furry friend.

4. Warren House Inn

Location: Postbridge

Address and map: Postbridge, Yelverton PL20 6TA

Why dogs love it: Nearby walk in Dartmoor National Park

Warren House Inn is located just outside the village of Postbridge. Being one of the most isolated pubs in Devon, it’s a perfect pit-stop for dog-walkers exploring Dartmoor. With an open fire, it's a welcoming, warm pub after a walk with your four-legged friend in Dartmoor.

5. The Ferry Inn

Location: Salcombe

Address and map: Fore St, Salcombe TQ8 8ET

Why dogs love it: Dog treats

The Ferry Inn is located at the heart of South Devon in Salcombe, looking out onto the sea. With a log burning stove and a large beer garden, this pub is suitable for all seasons. Dogs are very welcome, with dog biscuits and water available from the bar. There’s even another pup called Winston for your dog to play with.

6. The Mason Arms

Location: Branscombe

Address and map: 3 Myrtle Cottages, Seaton EX12 3DJ

Why dogs love it: Open fire, beer garden and beach nearby

The Mason Arms is a 14th century inn situated in Branscombe. It is cosy in the winter months with a roaring log fire and an idyllic garden to enjoy in the summer. It’s near a dog-friendly beach that is only ten minutes walk away. There are also local walks that take you via the South West Coast Path to Beer and Seaton.

7. The Victoria Inn

Location: Salcombe

Address and map: Fore St, Salcombe TQ8 8BU

Why dogs love it: Beer garden and dog meals

The Victoria Inn is an award-winning pub set in the centre of Salcombe. It features a pub garden for taking advantage of the summer sun and a fire for those long winter nights. The inn also supplies dog-friendly meals such as pig ears and doggy beer.

8. The Village Inn

Location: Thurlestone

Address and map: Parkfield, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge TQ7 3NN

Why dogs love it: Outdoor area and good walks nearby

The Village Inn is nestled in the beautiful village of Thurlestone and is a traditional classic of Devon, down to the very material it is made of. With the wreckage from Spanish Armada ships making the beams of this pub, it really is historical. As well as a fire, there is a sunny garden, and the pub is located near the South West Coast Path, with a walk to Hope Cove not far away. Sunday lunch here is a well-known favourite, especially with a glass of well-crafted beer.

9. The Sloop Inn

Location: Bantham

Address and map: Bantham, Kingsbridge TQ7 3AJ

Why dogs love it: Nearby dog-friendly beach during winter

In the small village of Bantham, you’ll find the award-winning Sloop Inn. This pub is located a short walk from Bantham beach, which is dog-friendly during the winter months. The pub welcomes you and your dog to its friendly and cosy atmosphere with home-cooked food. The famous ‘Sloop Beer Battered Cod’ is well-known and with comfy seating looking out onto Burgh Island; it is a great place to take a break.

10. The Pig on the Hill

Location: Bideford

Address and map: Pusehill Rd, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 5AH

Why dogs love it: Dog-friendly meals and beers

The Pig on the Hill is one of the more popular dog-friendly pubs in Devon and only a mile from the centre of Westward Ho! With creative chefs trained by the likes of Gordon Ramsey, this pub doesn’t leave your pup out. With dog beers and pig’s ears, you and your furry friend will have a wonderful time.

11. The Elizabethan Inn

Location: Luton

Address and map: Fore St, Luton, Newton Abbot TQ13 0BL

Why dogs love it: Garden and nearby forest for walks

The Elizabethan Inn is a 16th century pub hidden in the countryside near Liverton. The chef creates fine home-cooked food using local produce from the surrounding area. For your four-legged friend, there is a garden and bar to rest in after a nearby walk. Little Haldon forest is only a five-minute drive away and will provide an excellent adventure for you and your dog.