Short days are made for cosying up in front of an open fire. Here are some of the best dog friendly pubs to visit around South Devon this Spring!
Cary Arms, Babbacombe, Torquay
This seaside bar and restaurant is part of the award-winning Cary Arms and Spa, shortlisted for the UK Best Waterside Hotels in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2019. The bar and restaurant have a relaxed atmosphere with stunning views of Lyme Bay and beyond. It has beamed ceilings, original stone walls and a log burner roaring on cold days. Dogs are welcome and there are even books and board games for quiet afternoons!
Church House Inn, Marldon
With a wood burner lit on chilly days, this village pub is well worth a visit. The Grade II listed pub was originally built around 1400 and gave accommodation to the artisans working on the neighbouring church, after which it became the meeting house for the church congregation and finally the Village Inn.
The Warren Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor
This lovely old pub must be the most famous on Dartmoor and boasts what must be the longest burning fire in Devon - they reckon it’s been burning continuously since 1845.
Found on the road between Moretonhampstead and Princetown, The Warren House Inn stands isolated at 1425ft (434m) above sea level. Originally built to serve the busy local tin mining community, the Inn was always a favourite resort with miners from neighbouring tin mines, including Golden Dagger, Vitifer and Birch Tor Mines. Dogs on a lead are welcome in the bar. Food is served all day from noon, including famous home-made 'Warreners Pie', a rabbit feast made to the Inn's own recipe.
The Cockhaven Arms, Bishopsteignton
The Cockhaven Arms is located in the quiet village of Bishopsteignton, at the foot of Haldon Moor and overlooking the lovely Teign Estuary. Downstairs retains much of its traditional character but has been opened to create a lovely bar and restaurant with open log fires and an intimate and cosy atmosphere, which is ideal for informal eating and drinking. Dogs are welcome in the bar, and outside, there is a large beer garden with lovely views of the estuary.
The Torbay Inn, Paignton
If you’re looking for a touch of tradition, The Torbay Inn is the pub for you. Located close by to Paignton Seafront, The Torbay Inn is the oldest pub in Paignton. Original wooden beams and a log fire in the bar make this pub wonderfully cosy. Dogs are welcome in both the bar and lounge and a large selection of local beers and ales are available at the bar. You can even enjoy a traditional pub quiz on a Sunday evening too!
Victoria Inn, Salcombe
A traditional pub with traditional values in a spectacular setting. The Victoria Inn have a large range of beers, wines and spirits with food served from Midday until 9pm daily. The recently refurbished pub now features 2 floors of seating allowing you to eat and drink anywhere in the pub. Food is sourced as locally as possible, with fresh fish coming from Brixham and beef from a local farm. There’s even an ‘A La Bark’ menu for your furry friend along with blankets and toys to keep them cosy and entertained while you eat!
Samuel Jones, Exeter Quayside
The Samuel Jones is located on the quay in the heart of Exeter, it is renowned for its range of quality craft beers and delicious food. Smoked and cured in-house and cooked on chargrills and barbecue ovens, our imaginative, tasty dishes fit perfectly with the contemporary, stylish and fun warehouse surroundings. There is a range of Ales and speciality Gins on offer and the quirky decor complements the relaxed ambience and there is a lovely terrace for drinking and dining alfresco! Dogs are welcome in the carpeted areas of the pub.
Hope & Anchor, Hope Cove
The Hope and Anchor is the ideal place to eat in Hope Cove. The friendly pub has traditional features and overlooks the beautiful, sandy Hope Cove beach. Dine on the decking, the upstairs area complete with contemporary design and impressive views or the pub watching the action unfold in the theatre style kitchen. Mussels, devilled whitebait and fresh lobster or crab, we serve seafood fresh from the sea, just metres away! Dogs are welcome in all areas of the pub with plenty of water bowls on offer.