Top 10 dog-friendly pubs in Pembrokeshire holiday cottages

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Top 10 dog-friendly pubs in Pembrokeshire

Kate W 27 November 2023

Cover photo credit: Instagram @thecovetenby 

Steeped in history and home to a national park, dog-friendly Pembrokeshire is a pet owner’s delight. It’s bursting with wonderful dog walks and beauty spots where our canine pals can run around. There are delightful attractions across the landscape where our four-pawed friends are welcome and, best of all, the coast abounds with paw-friendly beaches for wave chasing.

On a trip to this enchanting region, you’ll need to know all about the very best dog-friendly pubs in Pembrokeshire in order to keep yourself and your pup fuelled between holiday adventures. That’s why we’ve picked out our favourite watering holes that welcome pup pals and you can find them all below.  

We also have a guide to dog-friendly beaches in Pembrokeshire to further inspire your break. Or if you’ve not found your perfect place to stay yet, click the button for our collection of dog-friendly cottages in Pembrokeshire.

The Cove, Tenby

Roast dinner and a dog on a chair at The Cove, Tenby
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We’re beginning this list with a wonderfully stylish dog-friendly pub in Tenby, where you can enjoy windswept seaside dog walks and admire the colourful cliffside cottages before settling inside The Cove to taste one of their delicious dishes. Before you go, read our guide to dog-friendly Tenby and plan trips to fun attractions and adventures to local beauty spots between dining with Fido. Two of Tenby’s beaches have summer bans on dogs, but South Beach welcomes our canine friends all year round to run on the sand before your pub meal.

  • Why not try: Seafood Lovers sharing board
  • Address: 14 High Street, Tenby, SA70 7HD
  • Stay nearby: Waters Edge 13, Tenby | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

The Royal Oak, Saundersfoot

Dishes laid out in a flatlay and a dining table with feature wall at The Royal Oak, Saundersfoot
Image credit: Instagram @royaloaksaundersfoot (both)

Just around the coast from Tenby sits a second popular pet-friendly resort that welcomes dogs and their owners equally. The Royal Oak is a pet-friendly pub sitting right at the heart of Saundersfoot, metres from the sandy beach and pleasant harbour. Dogs cannot go on the main beach during the summer but can roam The Glen Beach, just to the right of the harbour. They can also explore the magnificent Wales Coast Path which boasts plenty of outstanding coastal views to make the most of this fantastic destination; check out our dog-friendly guide to Saundersfoot.

  • Why not try: Lobster bisque with fresh lobster and focaccia
  • Address: Wogan Terrace, Saundersfoot SA69 9HA
  • Stay nearby: Enfield House, Saundersfoot | sleeps 6 + 1 dog

The Smugglers Bar and Grill, Amroth

Burgers ready to be served and the exterior of The Smugglers Inn
Image credit: Instagram @smugglers.bar.grill.amroth (left) and @vwcalwales (right)

This fantastic dog-friendly pub in Amroth is also a brilliant choice for our canine friends and families with young children as The Smuggler’s Inn has an exciting pirate-themed indoor play area where buccaneering youngsters can burn off steam before the food arrives. Your dog will no doubt be very jealous of the children running around and having a brilliant time – but luckily, the eastern end of Amroth Beach is pet friendly so your dog won’t miss out on having fun during your visit to Amroth.

  • Why not try: The Smokey One – beef burger, shredded brisket and smoked Applewood cheese
  • Address: The Sea Front, Amroth, SA67 8ND
  • Stay nearby: Bwthyn Amroth, Amroth | sleeps 5 + 2 dogs

The Farmers Arms, St Davids

The Farmers Arms sign and a close-up of a beer on a table
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Heading inland now to the UK’s smallest city, this dog-friendly pub in St Davids is a delightful place to unwind after visiting the shops, historic buildings and the pet-friendly and family-friendly Bug Farm. Even for dog owners, there’s plenty to do in and around this ancient city. Cosy up in The Farmers Arms for classic pub grub and locally sourced produce – there’s nearly always fresh fish on their specials menu!

  • Why not try: Spinach and ricotta cannelloni with garlic bread
  • Address: 14-16 Goat Street, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6RF
  • Stay nearby: 10 Bishops Court, St Davids | sleeps 4 + 1 dog

The Royal Oak, Fishguard

View of Fishguard and close up of a beer being poured

This pet-friendly pub is up on Pembrokeshire’s north coast, in the coastal town of Fishguard. The Royal Oak is right in the centre, on the high street and next to the pretty church, so you’re right in the midst of it all. For a pre-dinner ramble, take your four-pawed friend along the Marine Walk and to Saddle Point for scenic views. Freshly caught fish, Pembrokeshire meat from a local butcher and locally grown vegetables all make an appearance on this pub menu that’s a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.

  • Why not try: The Naked Katsu Chicken Burger with curried chargrilled chicken breast, Cheddar cheese and curry mayonnaise
  • Address: Market Square, Fishguard SA65 9HA
  • Stay nearby: Cei Gwaun, Fishguard | sleeps 7 + 2 dogs 

The Dragon Inn, Narberth

Curry and rice dish and the old ruins of Narberth Castle

Head out to the beer garden or settle into a comfortable chair inside at this dog-friendly pub in Narberth, where locals and visitors all sit and dine shoulder to shoulder. Dogs are welcome in the bar area of The Dragon Inn, and they might even get a treat or two during their visit! Aside from supping on a cold pint, in Narberth town, you can stroll past the old ruins of Narberth Castle, take in the Edwardian and Georgian buildings that line the high street and follow the footpath towards Carding Mill Lane for a woodland walk.

  • Why not try: Scampi and chips in a basket – a true classic! 
  • Address: Water St, Narberth SA67 7AT 
  • Stay nearby: Bryncoed Narberth, Narberth | sleeps 5 + 1 dog

The Waterman’s Arms, Pembroke

Martini glasses and a view of the outside of The Waterman's Arms
Image credit: Instagram @squeezingtheday (left)

This pet-friendly pub is in a fantastic location right beside the large mill pond, so you and your hound will have enchanting waterside views to admire while you tuck into your cod and chips. Other tasty offerings on the menu at The Waterman’s Arms include a buttermilk chicken burger, aromatic Penang curry, and a ribeye steak dish, all popular choices. Our canine friends are welcome in the bar area and out on the veranda, the best spot for a picturesque view of water and wildlife.

  • Why not try: Black pudding, beetroot and apple salad topped with a fried egg and crispy bacon
  • Address: 2 The Grn, Pembroke SA71 4NU
  • Stay nearby: Ty Clyd – Pembroke, Pembroke | sleeps 5 + 2 dogs 

The Pembroke Yeoman, Haverfordwest

Microphone and dog with guitar in a case
Image credit: Instagram @the_yeoman_hwest (right)

Find this cosy dog-friendly pub in the centre of Haverfordwest, the characterful county town of Pembrokeshire. The Pembroke Yeoman is a bit of a hidden gem and unlike anywhere else in town. Colourful, charming décor fills this old pub and you can chow down on dishes with contemporary twists. The beer garden is lovely and has a pergola, and they run a calendar of events so you can catch a performance here during an exciting, fun-filled break to Pembrokeshire with your pup pal in tow.

  • Why not try: Full English brunch
  • Address: 11 Hill Street, Haverfordwest 
  • Stay nearby: Swallow Cottage, Broad Haven | sleeps 5 + 1 dog 

The Stackpole Inn, Stackpole

Chocolate brownie and a cute dog
Image credit: Instagram @the_discerning_hound_girl (right) 

Settle in for a feast at this elegant dog-friendly pub in Stackpole. The Stackpole Inn welcomes our canine friends to join you in the pretty bar area and their menu consists of a wealth of local, high-quality ingredients – they’ve even got a list of their suppliers on their website if you’re curious about where your food is coming from. Aubergine tagine, roast Scottish salmon, and whole roasted bream are a few of the options available on their very thoughtfully put-together menu.

  • Why not try: ‘Double Dragon’ beer battered fillet of cod with thick-cut chips 
  • Address: Jasons Corner, Stackpole, Pembroke SA71 5DF
  • Stay nearby: Chestnut Cottage – Stackpole, Pembroke | sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Castle Inn, Newport

A toasty with sweet potatos chips, and fish and chips dishes from Castle Inn
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This delightful dog-friendly pub in Newport, Pembrokeshire, is a top choice with plenty of snug places to sit and dine, and lovely surroundings out the door for dog walks pre or post-meal. At the Castle Inn, there’s a great beer garden, and the majority of their food is made from scratch, such as their flavourful curry and mouth-watering chilli. Aside from the pub’s delights, there are some brilliant dog-friendly attractions in Newport that you and your hound can enjoy together – soak in some history at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and Carreg Coetan, or explore the shores of the River Nevern Wildfowl Conservation Area.

  • Why not try: Pan-fried sea bass, tomato, olive and caper sauce
  • Address: Bridge Street, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TB
  • Stay nearby: Caban Cwm Hedd, Newport | sleeps 5 + 2 dogs 

Pet-friendly cottages in Pembrokeshire

If you’ve already chosen your ideal pet-friendly pub in Pembrokeshire, then maybe it’s time to find your perfect holiday cottage.

From hot tub hideaways to coastal cottages with sea views, we’ve got a first-rate collection of dog-friendly cottages in Pembrokeshire for you and your canine companion to enjoy.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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