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Twenty Top Plymouth Places to Dine with your Dog

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

On warm summer days when you are away from the house or office it’s wonderful to take the

opportunity to make a day of it and sit and relax at many of the city’s cafe’s and restaurants. But if

you have a dog, there’s always the worry of a closed door on your furry friends.

Happily many Plymouth places are pooch-permissive so here’s a list of places along Britain’s

Ocean City’s waterfront where you can paws for thought with your pup.

Dogs are certainly welcome all around Plymouth’s waterfront – in fact they are positively

encouraged as long as they look after their owners responsibly and dispose of any little packages

in the special bins provided.

The Coffee Shack

Quite possibly the best coffee stop view in the whole of Britain! Here good coffee and pastry can

be found and enjoyed above the breathtaking vista of the Sound. Almost exactly positioned in the

middle of the Hoe, you and your furry friend can start the day from 8am and finish as the sun sets.

The Dock

With an unbeatable combination of great food and great coastal views, The Dock is a family run

café and restaurant that’s perfect for everyone including your dog. However, it’s best to only go

with them on a good-weather day because they are only allowed to sit out on the terrace. But as it

is situated at King Point Marina, in the heart of the Plymouth’s vibrant and ever changing Coastal

Quarter in Millbay enjoying the wonderful outlook from the two al fresco balcony dining areas is

utter bliss!


This restaurant for seafood lovers isn’t the place for dog lovers to take their pets unless you are

sitting in their alfresco area. But from here you can overlook the ocean and enjoy food from either

the restaurant or from the takeaway. It’s the perfect spot to watch the boats come into the marina.

Plymouth Waterfront

This spot is well known for being an afternoon and evening sun trap. It can also be accessed by

boat into the little harbour just in case you happen to take your dogs out on the water! The bar, two

dining areas and the outside area are dog friendly, and they have a stash of dog biscuits for four

legged friends.

The Blues Bar and Grill

This is a family run restaurant for those who love blues music and a great atmosphere. There is

seating outside and inside and with a bar, cafe, restaurant and a live music venue all in one it’s a

great place to go. Dogs are welcome until 6pm – after that it’s the humans that do the howling.

Maritimo Tapas

For something with a view to die for and mouthwatering tapas washed down with some wine then

this place is a good bet. During the daytime you can sit on the sun-trap terrace with your four-

footed companions and feel as if you are enjoying a day in the Med…unless its raining of course!

Boston Tea Party

Open from 7am, Boston Tea Party is a modern independent British café. It has an outdoor seating

area for 30 with stunning views over Sutton Harbour Marina towards the Barbican. BTP welcomes dogs inside and outside at any time and absolutely loves them! There is also water provided for

them in special little bowls. Stop here for breakfast on early morning walkies?

Rockets and Rascals

This stylish cycle cafe is open from 8am until 6pm. Dogs are welcome and they get some water

too. The Rockets cafe serves up delicious cakes and coffee from traditional espresso to single

origin pour-over. Of course the cakes and coffee are for you – not your little friend!

The Stable

Offering of over 80 varieties of cider and sourdough base artisan pizzas, this place has some of the

best waterside views in Plymouth – overlooking Sutton Harbour Marina of course! The Stable does

take dogs – as long as they are well behaved and stay on the lead. There’s a great downstairs

area outside where slightly more energetic pets might be more comfortable!

The Ship

Located on the Harbourside, The Ship offers al fresco dining under giant Jumbrellas and also has

a downstairs bar. In both of these places dogs are welcomed and often offered little treats to

accompany their water. The upstairs restaurant is for humans only.

The Boathouse Cafe

This is an award winning seafood cafe and restaurant set under the fisherman's arches by the

Mayflower Steps. Their speciality is fresh fish and shellfish, sustainably caught by their own day

boat. Perfect for a salty sea dog and companion at any time of day or night!

There are a selection of pubs in Sutton Harbour and on the Barbican that allow dogs.

The Admiral McBride offers some light refreshments for your pooch (water) whilst you enjoys

yours (probably not water) and the same goes for the Maritime Inn and Dolphin too.

The Navy also offers them a little biscuit or two and at The Crown and Anchor not only are they

welcome, but it has even been known for a couple of daft dog owners to order gammon steak off

the menu for their pet!

If you are looking for freshly baked bread or pastries with delicious coffee or hot chocolate, Jacka

Bakery offers both of these – and some water for your dog.

Monty’s also welcomes dogs but have a rule that they must stay on the floor and so does the

lovely Flower Café which offers a selection of yummy homemade cakes and freshly made


Finally, the Tourist Information Centre, situated on The Barbican also opposite the Mayflower Steps

has some dog guides that you can collect for the city, including a beach calendar that will give you seasonal information.

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