Dog friendly eating out in Dorset
With many of Dorset's dog-friendly pubs and restaurants situated on scenic walking routes, they are perfect for a treat after roaming Dorset’s stunning landscapes or a pit stop for a cold drink on a warm summer's day.
There’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying a hearty, freshly prepared pub lunch with your pup after a crisp mornings walk. Whether you're looking for a cosy corner for you and your four legged friend to escape the cold or a tasty treat to fill your famished tummies, you’ll find a welcoming establishment for you and your pooch in Dorset.
With so many dog-friendly food and drink establishments, you don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to set down for some good food. Our superb dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and tea rooms are sure to blow you away with their scrumptious variety of menus.
Tasty treats on the Coast
If you and your pup are heading down to the sandy shores of Bournemouth beach to stretch your legs, the Key West Bar and Grill on the pier is a great spot to refuel and admire the panoramic views after a day of exploring. When the sun is shining, grab a seat outside in their large sun terrace and relax as you watch the sun set over the UK's number 1 Best Beach voted for by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2019.
Kimmeridge is always a great place for your companion to burn off some energy with a stroll around the Bay and you could stop for a delicious lunch or dinner at Clavell's Restaurant before setting off home. The menu offers an array of appetizing breakfasts, lunches and traditional afternoon teas and many of their meat dishes are sourced from their very own Dorset family run farm.
How about stretching your legs on the Purbeck Way walking route and then stopping off at The Halfway Inn for a bite to eat? Situated in the heart of Purbeck at the gateway to Swanage and Studland beach, The Halfway Inn is conveniently located between the historic village of Corfe Castle and the market town of Wareham. They serve a range of quality food including warm snacks and delicious, traditional pub lunches all freshly prepared to order.
If you fancy sightseeing, The Bankes Arms is the perfect pit stop for a cliff-top walk to the scenic Old Harry Rocks. Situated at the start of the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, it is also close to Studland’s beautiful long sandy beaches so is the ideal location for a bite to eat after a stroll along the coast. They have a wide range of bar meals available every day, always prepared by hand from fresh local produce on the premises with their speciality being seafood and fish dishes.
Just outside of Wareham is The Kings Arms, which is on a convenient driving route from Corfe Castle. This historic 400-year-old Inn serves fresh, local and seasonal produce with something for all tastes. The choice of both traditional and modern dishes will leave you satisfied no matter what you fancy and there is an attractive garden for you to sit outside with your pup and enjoy the fresh air.
A day of fun
Why not visit one of Dorset’s dog friendly attractions such as Corfe Castle Model Village and Tearooms? They offer a scrumptious choice of hearty meals and locally produced foods, perfect for recharging after a jam packed day of fun. You can explore the history of the mystical castle at the model village and then spoil yourself with a delicious snack or one of their special Dorset cream teas and handmade cakes!
If you're in the west of the county, how about visiting some of our dog-friendly attractions in Dorchester then treating yourself and your pooch to some good food at a near-by dog-friendly restaurant?
The inviting Greyhound Inn serves up an appetizing Sunday lunch, perfect at the end of a day spent with your furry friend.
The delightful Poet Laureate caters for most tastes with their various menus - as well as the main menu there is also a specials board, classics board, burger board and baguette board!
Special treat from Dorset
Treat your much loved companion to a locally produced Dorset doggie treats, look out for dairy free ice cream for dogs called Doggy Doggy Yum Yum or 100% natural deer antler dog chews from Staglers, packed with vitamins, minerals and virtually fat-free!