Dog friendly places to eat out in Ilfracombe

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By Ilf_Peeps | Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 15:32

As all dog owners know, finding a place to enjoy a good meal with man's best friend at your heel can be quite a difficult task. So make sure your dining out experience doesn't end up a dog's dinner by checking out Ilfracombe People's guide to dog-friendly places to dine in Ilfracombe.

For breakfast with your bow-wow head down the Harbour to Adele's Cafe who are dog-friendly and proud, with a welcoming "wuff-wuff" sign in their window! The Prince of Wales and George and Dragon pubs on Fore Street will also accommodate your canine; the George is open for lunch and dinner, while the Prince caters for breakfast too.

Winner of the most dog-friendly award has to go to Temptations Cafe on the High Street. The cheerful staff will welcome your precious pooch with open arms, having even constructed a Kool Dog Korner selling handmade doggy treats and confectionery so you can enjoy a tasty treat for breakfast or lunch together. If you and your faithful friend are after a light lunchtime bite other cafes in Combe that allow dogs are The GenieDolly's Cafe and Larkstone Tea Gardens.

Whether you feel like some pub grub, a bistro experience or a Sunday Roast there is a dog-friendly establishment in Ilfracombe that can cater for your requirements. Open for both lunch and evening meals areHelebilly's6 St James BistroCook IslandThe Britannia and The Pier.

There are many more eateries in Ilfracombe that may not allow dogs inside but have outdoor seating areas for dog owners to dine in. If the weather's fine enough to eat outside, our article Where to eat al fresco in Ilfracombe has some great ideas on where to eat out while keeping your hound happy, such as ChimesExpresso's and The Thatch.

If any of you dog-owners or restaurateurs out there have got any other recommendations of dog-friendly places to eat out, then please let us know by leaving a comment below!



  • Profile image for Larkstone Cafe & Leisure Park, Ilfracombe

    I fully recommend Larkstone, situated at the base of Hilsborough the perfect place for dog walkers. Larkstone allows dogs inside the establishment and has lots of space outside. They are fully licenced and a great place to stop for a bit of lunch or sunset dinner while admiring the views and sunset.

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    The Thatch you say? Wonderful somewhere I will be able to enjoy my meal without having someones else's stinking dog begging for food and sniffing around at my legs. I particulary enjoy it when they have finished wiping there bottom with there tongue and then come and lick me. Or perhaps see another dog and want to fight it or worse all very condusive to enjoying your meal out.
    Thanks for the warning about other places that consider dogs and food an hygenic mix, however I will say the Hele Billys is not so bad as dogs are not allowed in the restaurant area for obvious reasons.
    From a considerate dog owner.
    Ye Ye I know it's not you it's the other ones, the ones who don't pick up after there dog the ones who let there dogs attack children " it's not me it's the few spoiling it for the many" bla bla bla.

    By slipalong at 08:52 on 17/09/11

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    Yeah Adele's cafe was our choice of breakfast for every day of our holidays in Ilfacombe this year. They even have their own resident dog called Ted who is a lovely animal and just loves a nice fuss. My niece loved him :)

    By Khaizarana at 03:59 on 17/09/11

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    'The Thatch' word of warning dogs are NOT welcome inside

    By combeboy at 19:12 on 16/09/11

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    Don't forget The Landmark!
    The Rendezvous Cafe welcomes all well behaved owners and their dogs :)

    Dogs are allowed indoors (hurrah for rainy days), at the table at the end of the bar plus there is outdoor space on the back terrace (with the amazing views), or out the front on the lawn!

    There is also a bowl of fresh water out for dogs that are taking their owners out for lunch, or even if they are just passing after a day at the beach!
    If they are lucky enough, on Sundays the craft stall owners will usually have a doggy treat or two stashed in their pockets ready to welcome their canine friends!

    By Chazi1983 at 18:29 on 14/09/11

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