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Dog friendly pubs Dorset - Smugglers Inn

Dog friendly pubs Dorset…what are the best ones? Where to take your pooch when you are on holiday? With an abundance walks, dog friendly beaches and cosy open fires, your dogs will enjoy their Dorset holiday just as much as you will! To add a special touch to your holiday, we have selected our favourite dog friendly pubs and restaurants in and around Dorset, so that you can completely immerse yourself in laid back country life as soon as you arrive.

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Dog Friendly Pubs Dorset: Our Top Picks

There are many dog friendly pubs in Weymouth Dorset, so there’s no surprise that at the top we have two pet friendly pubs.

1) Nothe Fort Café, Weymouth

Nothe Fort is a fantastic dog welcoming attraction in Weymouth. As long as they are kept on a lead they are permitted to walk around all sections of the Fort with you and are more than welcome in the café for refreshments. Enjoy delicious homemade cakes and cups of tea and take in the view of the Fort with your hairy companion.

2) The Crow’s Nest in the Square, Weymouth

This gorgeous bistro, sat behind the Old Harbour in Weymouth’s Hope Square is the perfect way to while away the afternoon sipping your favourite tipple and eating delicious food. Tapas is served from 6:30pm every evening and dogs are more than welcome. The Crow’s Nest in the Square prides itself on being ‘The little Weymouth Bistro with big Spanish Passion’!

3) The Castle Inn, West Lulworth

With dogs being made to feel welcome in the bar area and special treats available, this pub prides itself on being extremely dog friendly. The absolute perfect spot in Dorset for dog walks, with nearby geological beauties including Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove to admire on your coastal stroll. Walk the Jurassic Coastline and the beautiful Purbeck countryside, then rest tired feet and paws in The Castle Inn. They even have their own dog page on their website, pubs don’t come any more dog friendly than this!

4) The Smugglers Inn, Osmington Mills

Boasting with beautiful sea views, great coastal walks right on the doorstep and a glorious garden. This dog friendly pub has its own resident dog and is also steeped in fascinating smuggler history and is just a fantastic pub to visit. With doggy treats on the bar to make your dog feel completely at home, this pub is not to be missed!

5) The Brewers Arms, Dorchester

Set in the picturesque village of Martinstown, just outside of Dorchester, The Brewers Arms offer locally sourced, homemade food served up in a friendly atmosphere. Make like a local and schedule The Brewers Arms as a welcome ‘stop off’ on your country walk, relax with a delicious cask ale in the sunny courtyard!

6) The George Inn, Portland

Said to be the oldest inhabited building on the Isle of Portland, The George Inn exudes character and the quirky layout, selection of authentic ales and south facing beer garden all add to the charm of this dog friendly pub. The George prides itself on being a hub of the community, so be sure to check out the events page before your visit also!

7) The Greyhound, Corfe

True to its name, The Greyhound is a dog friendly gem of a pub, in the beautiful village of Corfe. We recommend making use of the large beer garden, which overlooks Corfe Castle and the Swanage Steam Railway. They have a packed events calendar, with beer and food festivals, fireworks and live music. The Crab and Lobster Festival, and The Sausage n Cider Festival are a just a couple of the excellent events on offer.

8) The Cobb Arms, Lyme Regis

A wonderful harbour side pub which joyfully welcomes everyone and their dogs. The lounge overlooks the famous Cobb Wall and in the colder months you can warm up by the open fires. In the summer, just sit back and relax and watch the fishing boats and if you time it right, the carnival and the food festivals will all be happening around you.

9) The Anchor Inn, Seatown

The Anchor Inn is nestling right by the beach in Seatown, near Chideock. The idyllic location affords breath taking views from this pet friendly pub. Perfectly placed to reward yourself after scaling the renowned Golden Cap – the highest point on the south coast of Great Britain. Sit in the scenic beer garden, overlooking the sea, with one of The Anchors’ fabulous cocktails in hand. The ideal spot to finish your Golden Cap ramble in style!

10) The Watch House Café, West Bay

A lovely dog friendly café with excellent food and doggy treats. This café is located just next to West Bay beach. Enjoy being just yards from the sea and with a great reputation for its locally caught, fine, fresh seafood. Enjoy stunning views along the coastline across the harbour towards Lyme Regis, it is worth visiting for the location alone!

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