If you’re spoiling yourself and friends to a lovely lunch then why not include your pooch? Top of our list of places to enjoy a meal and a drink that are dog welcoming is Lilico’s in Barnstaple. Dogs are welcome to join their owners, people watching from their sunny outside seating area and to indulge in views across the square. Perfect for drinks after work and drinks after a long walk for your four pawed friend too.
The Instow Arms is renowned for its dog welcoming committee. With dogs welcome in the bar or in the outside seating area this seaside bar is a perfect spot for lunch and dinner. Why not walk your dog/s along Instow beach and when you are all tired out retreat to this lovely eatery to spoil yourself? Loved by the locals and tourists alike, this is a great place for your pup to recharge and for you to to have a tasty snack or meal in the bar area.
If you’re on the Tarka line or following the Atlantic coast then you may have spotted Fremington Quay. This tucked away rest stop is ideal for everyone wanting to exercise their legs and their taste buds. Perfect if you have been on a bike ride or a dog walk. With stunning coastal views, Fremington Quay is one of the best spots to stop and enjoy lunch with your best friend. Boasting a play area for the kids, free parking and a delicious cooked breakfast, what more could you ask for after your outing? With tea, coffee, ice creams and cakes, there’s no excuse not to visit here.
Have you been to Chittlehamholt? This tiny village hides one of North Devon's wondrous dog friendly pubs, The Exeter Inn. This 16th Century coaching inn has accommodation available and offers tasty food in both their restaurant and bar. They host amazing foodie evenings and you could even indulge in their Wednesday steak night. One for you and one for Rover - Your best friend will certainly thank you for it!
If you’re out and about near Appledore pop into Susie's Tea Rooms. Tucked away behind the quay in the historic Market Street, it not only offers scrumptious cakes, cream teas, coffees and other specialties it also offers respite from your long walk with your energetic pooch. With refreshments and friendly surroundings on offer and dogs welcome in both the tea room and the garden, why are you not there now?
Everyone knows The Cedars Inn at the top of Sticklepath hill! and dogs are made as welcome as their owners whatever the time of day. The full menu can be served in several of their bar areas or in the peaceful gardens. There is no reason not to visit here with or without your doggy friends. Serving a wide range of hot meals, refreshing summer salads and Sunday carvery lunches, you and your furry friend can enjoy a special occasion at a central Barnstaple location.
If you want to really treat your beloved pooch then expand your horizons and visit The Old George Inn in High Bickington. They have a wonderful roaring fire and a bowl of fresh water for your pet. So after your long, muddy, wet walk dry off beside the fire, grab a bag of peanuts or pamper yourself with a delicious home cooked meal.
Happy Walking and happy woofing to all our four legged friends!!
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