15 Terrific dog friendly pubs in Tenby

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Beautiful little Tenby looks like it’s been pulled straight off a postcard with its warm sands, vivid green hills, and a rainbow of pastel houses overlooking the beach. This adorable seaside resort has it all, including a generous helping of friendly places to eat and drink.

Whenever you and the family visit this picture-perfect resort, there’s no need to leave the pup behind and you can all enjoy a meal out together in one of these dog-friendly pubs in Tenby, or just a quick pint to cool off after walkies around the pretty Pembrokeshire coast.

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The Bush Inn

Nestled under one of the arches is this teeny tiny tavern, The Bush Inn. It’s a super dog-friendly pub in Tenby that’s only a five-minute walk from the station and it’s loved by locals and visitors alike.

Pups are allowed inside and out of this “proper pub”, but be aware there’s no scoff as it’s a wet-only venue, but you will find a very social atmosphere and delightfully friendly staff.

The Cove

The Cove is a stylish gastropub that serves food as attractive as the decor, and it’s the perfect place to hang out with friends whether they’re on two legs or four.

This is one of the most enthusiastically dog-friendly pubs in Tenby, with staff patting pooches and fetching water for them and sometimes a snack or an utterly-mutterly sundae! There are so many doggy regulars you’re sure to make new friends.

Carew Inn

Dogs are welcome in the rustic bar of the Carew Inn, and it makes a great pit-stop after walkies along the river or visiting the castle, (which the pups are also welcome to explore!)

You might be tempted to stray into the roomy garden if one of the weekly BBQ parties are on. This family-run pub has become the perfect pub for homecooked food and a quiet pint in a cosy, country atmosphere.

The Billycan

The Billycan is a boutique bar and hotel housed in the old British Legion building, so there’s something social in the makeup of the place. It’s stylish and modern with one of the best drink ranges in town.

There’s plenty of wines and real ales to quench your thirst, and comfort food in heaping portions that’s sure to fill even the hungriest of bellies. Your pooch is welcome inside as long as they’re well behaved, and there’s plenty of space for them to curl up by your feet and chill out.

The Crown Inn

If you’re looking for somewhere to call your local, “pup” into The Crown Inn. This lovely little traditional pub is the perfect place to relax with a pint and the pooch at your feet.

There are dog treats for sale behind the bar and the staff gladly make a fuss of any furry patrons at this dog-friendly pub in Tenby. However the humans might be slightly more peckish as this pub doesn’t do food, so you might have to sniff out a takeaway from down the road.

Tenby House

It’s hard to miss this beautiful blue pub, and Tenby House isn’t far from the glorious beaches so you’re sure to sniff it out. The whole family are welcome inside for a drink and bite to eat, the pooch included, and you might meet Monty the pub dog if he’s putting a shift in.

The inside is warm and cosy with a log fire and lots of brass and wood, giving it a sophisticated old-school pub feel that sure to lull you into relaxing for a few hours amongst friends.

  • Address: Tudor Square, SA70 7AJ

  • Opening Times: Mon: Closed / Tue: 16:00-22:00 / Wed-Thu & Sun: 12:30-22:00 / Fri-Sat: 13:00-23:00

The Fat Seagull

The Fat Seagull is a cafe come restaurant with a well-stocked bar, perfect for “pup-ping” in for a big brekkie, light lunch, or decadent dinner with the pooch in tow. Their breakfast burger is unreal and ideal for fueling up before walkies along the seafront.

This family-run bar is a cool and comfy hangout at any time of day and they’re always happy to welcome every member of your own family, including the pooch.

Sandbar & Cwylbox

Sandbar is the bar, and Cwylbox brings the scoffable street food straight to the venue, and you might sometimes see their food truck by the beach. There’s beers, ales, and ciders from local brewers and tons of tasty treats made using yet more local ingredients.

This easygoing bar is perfect for a relaxed lunch or social dinner and drinks and your pooch can come inside this dog-friendly pub in Tenby too and they’ll get a fuss and might sneak a little snack.

Plantagenet House

Okay, this one’s definitely a restaurant with a bar, but it’s so utterly unique we have to recommend it. Plus, dogs are allowed downstairs and are made to feel right at home with some water and biscuits to keep them satisfied.

Plantagenet House is potentially the oldest building in Tenby, with some areas dating back over 1000 years! Don’t expect a medieval banquet though, the food here is pretty fine dining sure to tantalise the tastebuds.

  • Address: 1 Quay Hill, SA70 7BX

  • Opening Times: Mon: Closed / Tue: 18:00-21:00 / Wed-Sun: 12:00-14:30 & 18:00-21:00

Salty’s Beach Bar and Grill

Previously known as the South Beach Bar, Salty’s rises up from the shore like the prow of a ship, and this bustling bar overlooks the beach so it’s ideally located for a cold drink after a day paddling and sunbathing on the sand.

They’re dog-friendly inside, but you might prefer to stay out to admire the seafront and enjoy the sea air, which is sure to work up an appetite!

The Hope and Anchor

If the seaside location and the name didn’t give you a clue, The Hope and Anchor is a nautical-themed and dog-friendly pub in Tenby that is happy to welcome pups inside the bar or in the garden.

There’s a solid range of drinks and this is a foodie heaven, including some decadent burgers and sumptuous fresh seafood that will rival any local restaurant. But don’t just take our word on it, it’s one of the Guardian’s favourite pubs in all of Pembrokeshire too.

The Five Arches

The Five Arches is a proper pub at the top of Upper Frog Street, opposite the chippy. Its sunny colour isn’t the only thing warm about this place, it’s one of the friendliest pubs in Tenby and warmly welcomes all family members whether young or old, hound or human.

Dogs get a fuss and a bowl of water first thing. The food is simple pub grub, but tasty enough and there’s more than enough drinks to tempt all tastes, whether you’re an ale aficionado or a gin guzzler!

Cross Inn

The Cross Inn is a short trip out of town and perfect for a pint after a day on South Beach, since it’s only a five-minute walk from the shore. Their terrace garden has glorious views over Caldey Island which might tempt you and the pooch to dine out alfresco.

All the family are welcome inside as well though, including kiddos and pets, although doggos have to be kept to one side of the pub and in the bar area.

Three Mariners

The Three Mariners has been a firm favourite amongst locals for decades, famous for its bustling nightlife with live music, DJs, and karaoke. It draws the sports crowd as well since it’s one of few local pubs with Sky, plus pool and darts for those who want a more hands-on experience.

The food’s simple pub grub but it’s tasty and well portioned, and the staff will usually fetch a bowl of water and a few biscuits for the pooch so they won’t get peckish either!

The Paddock Inn

The Paddock Inn is another dog-friendly pub near Tenby, and it’s in amongst the holiday parks so it’s perfect for pup-ping in on an evening for a hot meal and warm atmosphere. It’s more than just a pub though, it’s a restaurant and bakery too.

So if a cold beer, luxurious wine, or any other tasty tipples weren’t enough to tempt you, the smell of freshly baked bread might get your tails wagging!

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