Great dog friendly pubs in North Devon

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Planning on a holiday with your four-legged friend? Once you've found your perfect dog-friendly cottage in North Devon, you'll need to find the best pubs nearby that will welcome your pooch. From the best pub gardens and watering holes for the historic hound, to the finest food and ales in the county, take a look at our guide to discover some of the best dog friendly pubs in Devon.

The Jack Russell, Swimbridge

The Jack Russell, located in the beautiful village of Swimbridge just outside Barnstaple, offers some of the finest quality food and drink in North Devon. Go for the local ales and ciders, stay for the steaks, sandwiches and pub classics, not forgetting the annual Halloween cider festival which is a hit with holidaymakers and locals alike. Your four-legged friend is welcome in all areas apart from the restaurant, which means you can enjoy a fine Sunday lunch or bite to eat of an evening in the bar, and your pooch need not leave your side! Not only is this popular pub perfect for humans, but for their furry companions too, which is why it's one of our top dog-friendly pubs in Devon.

The Pig On The Hill, Westward Ho!


The Pig on the Hill in Westward Ho!, North Devon, has been beautifully refurbished and offers delicious home-cooked food presented with an inspirational twist. The bar offers a wide selection of local ales and ciders as well as fine teas and coffees, plus the pub has a large patio area as well as a wide grassy area where your dog can get a bit of exercise. Dogs are also welcome in the bar area as long as they are kept on leads.

Westleigh Inn, near Instow


The Westleigh Inn, in the little village of the same name near Bideford, is just off the Tarka Trail, a long cycle and pedestrian path with no dog restrictions - a great place for a long walk or bike ride with your pet! The pub has a huge beer garden where dogs are welcome, and they are also allowed into the bar and restaurant area on leads. If you have children, there is also a great play area in the garden that they will love.

The Muddiford Inn, near Barnstaple


The Muddiford Inn in Barnstaple offers really great quality pub food, and are well known for their amazing pies on the menu. Dogs are welcome in their huge beer garden as well as in the bar area on leads. Your dog will also get to meet Yogi, the pub's friendly Newfoundland who you can see dozing in the sun or curled up in the bar.

The Hunters Inn, Newton Tracey


The Hunters Inn in Newton Tracey, North Devon, offers really excellent food and a fantastic standard of service. Dogs are welcome in the bar area where there is a lovely 'olde worlde' atmosphere and a great variety of local ales and ciders on offer, as well as daily changing specials board with delicious home cooked meals using fresh local ingredients.

Have a browse of our dog friendly page for more inspiration and blogs to help you plan your next holiday, and don't get lost on your way to the pub with our handy map of our favourite spots below!

Posted by Lizzie on 24th January 2018