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Dog-friendly places to eat and drink

Josh Carter
14th March 2022

Once you and your best friend have roamed and run the best of Kent's walking territory, you'll need to stop off for refreshment, be it biscuit or burger. Here are some of our recommendations for places to stop off at the end of your day. 

With so many fantastic dog-friendly walks and days out right here in Kent, don't forget to check out our round up of dog-friendly accommodation to make a break of it. 

Please always check the individual websites before you travel. Many of our pubs and restaurants may require you to pre-book first. 

Coachworks

The Coachworks is a dynamic new co-working space, food & drink destination and outdoor event space in Ashford. You can enjoy a refreshing pint from Boutelliers whilst eating a delicious pizza from Il Pakkero, mouth-watering American BBQ from Streetking Smoke Shack or mexican inspired dishes from California Cravings, with plenty of veggie and vegan options on offer - and they're dog-friendly too so the whole family can enjoy this exciting new space!

Pints, pizza, puppies...

The King's Head, Wye

Situated in the heart of the village, the King's Head is the ideal after-walk gastropub. Once you've finished a short or long hike in the Downs, your pooch is welcome in both the bar and the restaurant and even in the bedrooms if you opt to stay a night! Plus there may even be a dog-friendly beer on offer...

Your dogs' local in Wye

The Leicester Arms

If you finish up your trail in Penshurst village be sure to stop off at the Leicester Arms. Seasonal food is on the menu for the human members of the family, while dog treats and water bowls are available for the canines. 

Pets in Penshurst

The Spotted Dog

An appropriately-named rural pub in Penshurst! After a walk around the beautiful village and stopping off at the Leicester Arms above, be sure to take the 25 minute walk along the country lanes to this traditional country pub that welcomes dogs and their owners and offers a regularly changing menu.

Dine with your dog

 

The Fitzwalter Arms

Resting in Goodnestone near Canterbury, the pub dates back to 1589! In winter, the pub is the ideal cosy spot, with paths crisscrossing the village and on sunny days, enjoy a spot of lunch in the garden - don't forget to grab a bowl of water for your friend! 

Feast at the Fitzwalter

The George and Dragon

A traditional 13th century inn at the heart of rural village life in Speldhurst, locally-sourced food is fresh off the menu. With a roaring fire in the winter, and outside seating to admire the architecture of the 800 year old pub in the summer, you and your pup will be made to feel welcome all year. 

Stop off in Speldhurst

Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate

Whether you fancy a pit stop at a cafe, a delicious hand-made pizza, or a cosy spot for a pint and a pie, the coastal towns of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate each offer a range of dog-friendly spots to eat and drink. Alongside miles of coastline all accessible at different points of the year, Thanet is the perfect doggy day out. 

Dine by the coast

Beach Buoys

One of our absolute favourites for the freshest seafood, it goes without saying that Buoy and Oyster's fish and chip shop Beach Buoys has some of the best coastal fayre around. Dine in with traditional cod and chips and your canine companion, or head out with your take out for a true chippy tea by the sea. 

Chippy tea

Macknade

A true favourite around here, Macknade Elwick Place and Macknade Faversham's Food Village welcome dogs with open arms. Tuck into breakfast or brunch with your pooch at Macknade Elwick Place and while you wolf down waffles, your pup can sup a puppacino. Or head to the original Macknade in Faversham for treats in the Food Village for an al-fresco dining date with your Fido. 

Tunbridge Wells

The coffee shop where dogs are treated like royalty and humans are allowed in, Arthurs in Cranbrook will treat your pooch like one of the Queen's corgis. While you grab delicious coffee and cake, your pup can get sip on a pupaccino cosied up in the cafe or out in their beautiful garden. In Tunbridge Wells, Sankeys and The Bedford make perfect pup-friendly pit-stops with treats and water bowls, while the George and Dragon in Speldhurst makes for a great country pub lunch with your four-legged pal. 

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