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Dog-friendly Dining

This selection of cafés and restaurants in Devon welcomes dogs too

Dog sleeping on café floor

Driftwood Coffee Shop, Barnstaple

This family-run coffee shop has a menu with a wide range of breakfast options, sandwiches, salads and scones that are freshly prepared on site, supporting the local community by using local produce where possible.

It is a thriving small business that has plenty of room for families, including four-legged members! Dogs are welcome in both the indoor and outdoor seating areas, and there may be a little treat in store for them too.

driftwoodcoffeeshop.co.uk

The George & Dragon Pub, Dartmouth

This restaurant, bar and beer garden serves a variety of dishes – from flavourful curries and burgers to freshly caught, local seafood – alongside gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. If you fancy something sweeter, you can enjoy afternoon tea or coffee, and homemade cakes.

The staff, who describe themselves as “a dog-mad crew”, warmly welcome furry friends, and always put fresh water inside and out. If you give permission, they might even give your dog a tasty treat. Dogs are welcome in most places inside, as well as in the beer garden.

gandddartmouth.co.uk

Bickleigh Mill, Tiverton

This eating, recreational and shopping destination is housed in a stunning 18th-century water mill. Take a stroll along the tranquil riverside with the family (pooch included) and visit the bistro bar and restaurant for a range of traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Dishes include steaks, smoked salmon and lamb casserole, as well as vegan and vegetarian options, soups and tapas. Well-behaved dogs are allowed both inside the wheel room section of the bistro and in the shop. Bickleigh Mill is listed in the Good Dog Guide, so a great place to visit with your pet.

bickleighmill.com

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ashburton

Dogs get a warm welcome at The Hound of the Baskervilles’ themed restaurant, bar and café. Named after the classic novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this restaurant serves tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners, hot drinks and sweet treats, with a separate children’s menu.

How does a coffee made by a local roaster, a gelato ice cream, or a juicy Baskerville burger sound? All served against the backdrop of the intriguing story of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This place is full of memorabilia connected to the classic story, as well as canine-related items.

houndofthebaskervilles.co.uk

The Merchant, Exmouth

If the sound of a hearty roast dinner, a relaxing traditional afternoon tea, or maybe a vegetarian mushroom Wellington tickles your fancy, then The Merchant in Exmouth is the place for you. In the heart of the town, this restaurant serves a wide variety of traditional lunch and dinner dishes, and is the perfect place to visit after walking your dog along the seafront. Simply tell the staff that you are planning on bringing your furry friend, and they will do their best to accommodate you.

There is water available, plus the occasional treat, so your canine companion will be well looked after. The Merchant allows dogs inside and in the beer garden.

classicinns.co.uk/themerchantexmouth

Millers Farm Shop, Axminster

Based in the historic market town of Axminster, Millers is both a farm shop and cafe that serves produce from the local area. The Teapot Cafe serves local coffees, teas and homemade cakes, guaranteed to tempt you. If you fancy a slightly bigger meal, why not try Millers’ delicious breakfast, bacon & sausage butties, or the toasties.

The farm shop offers produce and products from local suppliers, including staples such as fresh fruit and vegetables, plus ice cream, along with a selection of ciders, beers and wines.

Dogs are more than welcome in both the cafe area and the farm shop, which means you and the family can enjoy everything that Millers has to offer.

millersfarmshop.co.uk

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