Five dog-friendly pubs in Devon to visit on your next trip

If you're looking for a dog-friendly pub in Devon, look no further! We've compiled a list of the best pubs in the area that are happy to welcome dogs. From cosy country pubs to seaside watering holes, there's something for everyone on our list. So next time you're out and about with your four-legged friend, why not head to one of these dog friendly pubs in Devon?

Written by Jem Brownlee

The Bull Inn, Totnes

The Bull is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. Sat in the sun with a pint in hand, you can watch the world go by or take one of the many dog-friendly walks straight from the pub. The Bull prides itself on being local and sustainable, with every piece of furniture, tile and light fitting having a story of being donated, upcycled, opportunistically acquired or locally made. This makes for a nourishing visit in every sense. With ample dog-friendly walking routes and a hearty meal chalked up on the board, The Bull is the perfect place to while away an afternoon.

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Ferry Boat Inn, Dittisham

Found on the picturesque shore of the River Dart in the quaint village of Dittisham, The Ferry Boat Inn (locally known as the FBI) is a charming, traditional pub that has been welcoming locals and tourists alike for over 200 years. Despite its popularity with visitors, the FBI has managed to retain its original character, making it a warm and welcoming place for all. The FBI’s traditional hospitality, dog-friendly welcome, and beautiful setting make it a truly heart-warming experience.

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The Royal George, Appledore

The Royal George in Appledore is the perfect place to stay whether you’re looking for a dog-friendly pub with stunning views of the River Dart, or simply looking for somewhere to enjoy some delicious food. The menu features a variety of inventive and delicious dishes, alongside some classics that are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. There is also an array of activities nearby that you can enjoy during your stay, such as walks along the coast path, cycling along the Tarka Trail, surfing at Westward Ho! or Saunton, or fishing trips from the quay. Sandy Instow and Tapeley Park are also within easy reach, and Rosemoor Garden is just a half an hour drive away.

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The Hart Inn, Hartland

The Hart Inn is dog-friendly and located in the picturesque village of Hartland, Devon. Surrounded by stunning countryside, the Hart Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed pint or meal with your four-legged friend. There’s even a dog-friendly beer garden where you can while away the hours in the summer sun. So, if you’re looking for a dog-friendly pub in Devon, be sure to check out the Hart Inn.

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The Old Smithy Inn, Welcombe

Looking for a dog-friendly inn where you can enjoy a meal or a drink with your hound by your side? Look no further than the Old Smithy Inn in Welcombe. This dog-friendly inn welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes and extends its dog-friendly policy to all areas of the inn, including the bar and restaurant. You’ll find hand-pumped ales, a decent wine list and a lovely garden to spill out into on sunny days. They also have a selection of dog-friendly walks in the surrounding area, so you can explore the beautiful countryside with your four-legged friend by your side.

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Written by Jem Brownlee

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