Category: Food and DrinkOutdoor

Nestled between the sea and the moors, Plymouth is a great place for exploring with your four legged best friend; in this guest blog the Doggy Devon community recommend some of their pawsome dog friendly suggestions for places to eat, drink and play for a day in Plymouth.

South West Coast Path

Enjoy a section of walk on the South West Coast Path which passes by the door of the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre and pop in to their Waterside Cafe for a quick hot chocolate and a treat for your doggy bestie, before enjoying a splash about on Mount Batten beach. Stretch those legs a bit further and stroll to Jennycliff to enjoy the views, have a bite to eat at Jennycliff Cafe and a trip down to the beach.

The Hoe

Take a promenade along Plymouth Hoe and then enjoy an ice cream at one of the many cafes in prime position along the waterfront including Liner Lookout, Duttons or The Terrace, or discover tucked away By the Park Café & Deli in West Hoe. Or go for a spot of lunch and a pint at a range of pubs situated around the Hoe area, including The Waterfront, Pub on the Hoe, or discover the nestled away The Fisherman’s Arms on the Barbican.

“By The Park cafe/deli next to the park in West Hoe. Amazing coffee and cakes, and biscuits for the dog, and resident Vizsla Alfie (in the summer in the courtyard).” Louise

The Barbican

If, after your dog, cake is your second biggest love, then visit The Flower Cafe for one of owner Michelle’s fabulous bakes – the lemon drizzle cake is amazing. There’s such a range of cafes and bistros that are dog friendly on the Barbican and around Sutton Harbour, including the Tudor Rose Tea Rooms with their lovely, tucked away courtyard, Make, Monty’s, Boston Tea Party and Cafe Fandom,  that you’ll definitely need more than one visit to this little city by the sea to enjoy them all!

“Cafe Fandom in Sutton Harbour. Amazing Sunday Roast and dog friendly too.” Nicky

(cafe Fandom is currently closed for a refurbishment but keep your eyes peeled for news on their re-opening).

“The Boathouse Cafe on the Barbican is great, always bring a bowl of water for the dog to the table, amazing food too!” Freya

Plymouth's Waterfront

For the ‘salty sea dogs’ enjoy a short ferry ride across to Mount Edgcumbe with the Cremyll Ferry and take in the views looking back towards Plymouth whilst you explore the spectacular  grounds of the country park*.

“Take a ferry from Royal William Yard or Cremyll over to Mount Edgcumbe for a lovely coastal/garden walk! The Orangery (cafe) is dog friendly too!” Laura

Spend time at the historic Royal William Yard and enjoy a coffee at Seco Lounge or enjoy a fresh bake at the Column Bakehouse and then take the South West Coast Path Staircase to enjoy the views from Devil’s Point out towards Mount Edgcumbe and Drake’s Island.

“Devils Point walk around beaches and into Royal William Yard for a tea and cake at the Column Bakehouse!” Tracy

Plymouth's Countryside

Start or finish your day with a lovely walk at National Trust’s Saltram* and take in the views overlooking the River Plym – a range of paths means there’s plenty to explore and adventures to be had. Or experience one of Plymouth’s dog friendly green spaces including Central Park or Devonport Park.

Plymouth has lots to offer dog owners living or visiting our city by the sea, other recommendations from the Doggy Devon community include:

“Bread and Roses and Vessel beer shop [Ebrington Street]! Both have great craft and real ale selections and are very dog friendly!” Millicent

“Good Coffee Headquarters, Ebrington Street, for dog-friendly drinks.” Robert

“Jolly Jack's has lovely food and always very welcoming to the dogs.” Marti

“The Dock in King Point Marina, always a sausage for the dogs.” Susan

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* Please always check local signage and any restrictions/parking charges/entry fees that may be in place.

Image Credit: Arlo the dog by Ceres Nute

Smeaton's Tower
Smeatons Tower lighthouse with Plymouth Sound in the background

One of the world's most famous lighthouses built by John Smeaton in 1759 on the Eddystone Rocks, (14 miles SW of Plymouth). It was moved to the Hoe in 1884 when a new lighthouse replaced it. Stunning views of Plymouth Sound.....

Historic House/Palace

One of the Trust's hidden treasures, Saltram makes for a perfect family day out: close to Plymouth and yet in a world of its own. The magnificent house with its original contents gives a fascinating insight into rich and country-estate life.

Seco Lounge
An outside shot of the Seco Lounge against a blue sky showing customers sat at tables and chairs.

Seco opened in March 2010 in the Mills Bakery building at the historic Royal William Yard development in Stonehouse. My word Seco is a sexy site with fat stone walls, colossal steel columns & a stunning view out to sea.



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