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What makes a dog friendly pub?

What do you think?

We would love to know!

Personally I think little touches such as bowls of water tell a big story! That is the first thing we look for when judging whether an establishment is dog friendly or not. After all we are having a drink so why shouldn’t our dogs too!

It is nice to have a choice of sitting inside or outside – just because we have dogs it doesn’t mean that we want to sit outside in torrential rain, eating our pub grub, with rain dripping off our noses. It also doesn’t mean that we want to feel like second class citizens.

Then of course there are those lovely people who go the extra mile and have dog treats available, or better still – talk to our four legged friends and pay them the attention they deserve 💖

What matters to you?

The Dolphin Hotel, Beer, Devon

If you visit Beer in Devon, or one of the surrounding villages, the Dolphin Hotel is definitely worth a visit for dinner.

It is located on Fore Street and parking is available in the car park very close by. The Dolphin is dog-friendly, there is a small courtyard out the back where you can eat in the sun, additionally they are happy for dogs to join you inside the pub while you dine. The food is of such excellent taste and quality that it became our favourite place to eat while we were there.

Aside from the food being absolutely delicious, I liked the fact that we were given a large portion of vegetables as an accompaniment to some of the dishes, as well as a choice of potatoes – chips won each time though as – hey we were on holiday, but it makes you feel a bit better when you counteract the chips with broccoli, carrots and peas!

I would definitely recommend the sirloin steak, it was cooked absolutely perfectly, we also tried the burgers which were lovely and served in a brioche bun, the Devon chicken was also delicious – this came with the side dish of mixed vegetables too.

The staff were all really friendly and accommodating and made the dining experience really enjoyable – they have definitely cracked it with their customer service skills and delicious food and know how to get customers to return!

Duke and Ellie say

We loved visiting the Dolphin for dinner and lots of humans stopped to say hello to us and said how gorgeous we are, we are starting to feel like celebs! The nice people who worked there gave us yummy dog treats and made lots of fuss of us. Even when we sat inside because it had been raining, we had lots of room so we were able to avoid being trodden on.

We didn’t stay there but they also have dog-friendly rooms in the hotel too.

You can find out more and view the menu here https://www.dolphinhotelbeer.co.uk/food-drink

All opinions are my own, we were not gifted any meals at the Dolphin.