Top Dog Friendly Pubs in Pembrokeshire for Winter Shelter

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What better way to complement a day out with your dog in Pembrokeshire, than with a pit-stop in a pooch-friendly pub? Once you’ve made paw prints on the vast, sandy beaches, enjoyed waggy-tailed wanders through woodland, and tackled the trails of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, take shelter in one of these cosy inns where Fido can flop at your feet and enjoy a treat, too. 

These cosy, dog-friendly pubs in Pembrokeshire are perfect for post-walk winter shelter.

The Lifeboat Tavern, Tenby

Unique Bar at the The Lifeboat Tavern
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Right in the heart of the lively seaside town of Tenby, The Lifeboat Tavern’s bar was made by a local craftsman using an old ‘clinker’ boat that was previously a lifeboat. History and handy location aside, it’s an atmospheric spot to stroll straight off the beach with your hound at your heels. And while humans can take on the giant burger challenge or sip a sophisticated cocktail, you can guarantee your dog will be welcomed with a bowl of water and a tasty treat. 

The Bishops, St Davids

Whether you’ve been stomping along the coast path with your canine companion or bounding along the beaches close to the UK’s smallest city, The Farmers Arms is a cosy spot to sit back beside the open fire in a charming ambience with your canine companion. There’s even a dedicated dog menu. Just two miles from the stunning Whitesands Bay for wave-side walks, it’s also close to dog-friendly attractions, including St Davids Cathedral and plenty of cosy cottages to hole up in after a long day. 

Swan Inn, Little Haven

The Swan Inn dog friendly pub
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After a leisurely stroll on Little Haven, rest your legs – and paws – in this welcoming pub overlooking the beach. Going above and beyond to make dogs as welcome as their owners, the Swan Inn even has a dedicated dog area with toys and treats to keep your four-legged friend entertained while you enjoy a hearty meal and local tipples. 

Harbour Inn, Solva

After a blustery walk to the Gribbin headland, or a low-tide ramble with Rover along the estuary beach, squirrel away in the cosy Harbour Inn nestled in Lower Solva. While your furry friend dries off beside the fire, you can play darts over a pint of local ale or fill up on delicious seasonal fare in the restaurant area. 

The Stackpole Inn, Stackpole

Stackpole Inn, Pembrokeshire
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In a cracking location for dog walks to Barafundle Bay, Stackpole Quay and Stackpole Elidyr woodland (included in our list of favourite dog walks in Pembrokeshire), The Stackpole Inn is a haven for dogs and their owners. If the weather prevails, your pooch can play in the spacious beer garden, but they might prefer to rest their paws and snooze in the bar. Often listed as one of the UK’s best pubs, great food and drink is guaranteed, and the staff are also incredibly knowledgeable about the local walks and dog-friendly attractions.

The Galleon, Broad Haven

From November to May, the dog restrictions are lifted on Broad Haven’s wide, pebble-backed sands, making it one of our favourite beaches for a wild winter dog walk. Once you’ve been buffeted by the sea breeze, shelter from stormy weather in The Galleon, famous for its Sunday lunches and beachside location. With dog-friendly ice cream on the menu, your four-legged friends can enjoy beach life followed by a treat, before curling up beside the fire for a nap. 

The Duke of Edinburgh, Newgale

Location, location, location. The Duke of Edinburgh sits right beside Newgale Beach, with its two miles of crushed-shell sands that lure surfers, dog walkers (November to May) and winter storm watchers. Once you’ve captured the wild landscapes lashed by the Celtic Sea, braved a dip, or sought out the secret low-tide coves just beyond the boundaries of the beach, head inside to warm up and quench your thirst with a local ale for you, and a bowl of water for your pooch. 

Tafarn Sinc, Rosebush

Tafarn Sinc pub
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Scamper along the trails of the magical Pantmaenog Forest near Fishguard, summit the peak of Foel Cwmcerwyn, then descend into the village of Rosebush for well-deserved refreshments in the dog-friendly Tarfarn Sinc. Exuding all the charm of a traditional community pub, this historic Welsh boozer extends a hearty welcome to dogs and their owners, whether you fancy a cup of tea, a quenching pint or a hearty platter of pub grub. 

The Royal George, Pembroke

Overlooking the River Cleddau, The Royal George is a charming pub for a waterside pit-stop with your pooch in Pembroke. If the winter sun has got its hat on, you can sit in the beer garden, but if you’re tired, wet and muddy after hitting the trails of nearby Holyland Wood, or need to put your feet up after exploring dog-friendly Pembroke Castle, relax in a comfy corner with your dog at your feet. 

Freshwater Inn, Freshwater East

The picturesque village of Freshwater East is the perfect destination to set off on dog-friendly adventures. Gallivant on golden sands, bound across verdant countryside, explore The Burrows nature reserve and hit the coast path east to remote Swanlake Bay or west to Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Beach. Whichever way you wander, return to the relaxed and cosy atmosphere of the Freshwater Inn, where you – and your four-legged friend – can eat and drink.

Book Your Dog Friendly Retreat in Pembrokeshire

Wild winter walks and cosy country pubs. Can’t wait to explore Pembrokeshire with your four-legged friend? Check out our range of dog-friendly cottages in Pembrokeshire for your next holiday in southwest Wales. 

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