There’s something for everyone on a holiday to St Davids, and that includes the furrier members of the family! Expansive beaches to run on, miles of coast path to trot along and beautiful dog-friendly cottages to snuggle up in at the end of a day of adventure. In between all that of course, no holiday to the coast is complete without at least one trip to the pub! Here are 10 of the cosiest, foodiest, dog-friendly pubs in St Davids and further afield.
Picture a typical cosy, country pub and that’s The Bishops. With nautical details and fascinating local history lining the walls, this is the perfect place to while away an afternoon all year round. In winter months, the fireplace creates a gorgeous ambience and snoozing spot for your pooch, while live music events and the beer garden make summer evenings a dream!
A laid back pub in the centre of St Davids, The Farmers prides itself on its live music nights and lively summer evenings. It has undoubtedly the best beer garden in St Davids, with a stunning view of the cathedral and rolling hills beyond. It’s the ideal sun trap for your dog to enjoy a spot of sunbathing! Their menu is what pub grub dreams are made of, and is served in summer months only. In the winter, grab a game of scrabble and settle in!
Nestled in Lower Solva, with the river and harbour a stone’s throw away is the Harbour Inn. A pub of two halves, with a cosy bar area complete with fireplace and dartboard as well as a large restaurant area. End a walk over the Gribbin with a pint in the sun, then let your four-legged friend cool off with a dip at the beach.
Pubs don’t come much more dog-friendly than the Swan Inn in Little Haven. Perched beachside in this stunning village, the Swan Inn’s Sunday lunches are famous for being absolutely delicious, AND the menu comes complete with an option for dogs called ‘Raw to Paw’! So they can enjoy their meal with you after a run on the beach and before curling up by the fire for a snooze.
About a 40-minute drive from St Davids, and well worth the trip, is the village of Newport Pembrokeshire. Cafes and shops line the street and a must-visit is The Golden Lion. The bar area and garden are dog-friendly, and with incredible food and fantastic beer, you’ll enjoy an afternoon here as much as your pooch.
A short walk from Barafundle Bay, this gem of a pub is often found in lists of ‘Best Pubs in the UK’ – and for good reason! The menu is stunning, and if you pay special attention to the specials board, you’ll taste some of the best seafood dishes around. The building is covered in honeysuckle, and so a lazy lunchtime spent in the garden is simply idyllic in the summer.
This pub simply has to be included, if only for its location! Right across the road from the gorgeous Newgale beach. From October to May, dogs can run the length of the beach, with a portion of it closed during summer months. After a long walk and a dip in the sea, a pint (or a bowl of water for the four-legged members of the family) is exactly what’s needed – so head to the Duke!
Hope & Anchor, Tenby
If you’re here for long enough and fancy a day trip, Tenby is about an hour’s drive away and has a completely different vibe to the St Davids peninsula. While you’re there, the Hope and Anchor is a fantastic seaside, dog-friendly pub to pop into!
Carew is a tiny riverside village about 40 minutes away from St Davids. It’s home to Carew Castle, which is well worth a visit for fans of history! Dogs are welcome in the castle and after a wander around, head to Carew Inn! This is a traditional country pub, priding themselves on their selection of real ales. While you peruse them, your pooch can take a nap by the fire!
The Brewery Inn, Cosheston
A little way down the road from Carew is the village of Cosheston. The Brewery Inn is famed for great food served in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Dogs are treated beautifully here, with treats at the ready. What is clear on a visit here is how much thought has gone into the menus and customer experience. We love it!