Dog friendly hotels in Devon: 22 top choices

Devon is a dog owner’s paradise, with plenty of dog friendly hotels, beaches, walks, pubs and attractions to choose from – so when you come here on holiday you can bring the whole family.

It’s all about the great outdoors here in Devon, and many of our activities and attractions actively welcome dogs, meaning days out can include your pet too. Plus, there are lots of pet-friendly places to stay all over the county, and many go to great lengths to make dogs feel as welcome as their owners.

Take a look at some lovely dog friendly hotels in Devon, plus ideas for beaches to go to and idyllic doggy walking spots.

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The Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton 
Dogs might not be able to choose from the restaurant menu at The Moorland Garden Hotel (pictured above), but they’re made so welcome here that treats are provided in its Dartmoor Bar. It’s a great place to stop after a long day exploring nearby Dartmoor – and the hotel will also furnish you with maps of dog-friendly walks, and point you towards a dog-drying-off room on your return. There are eight dog friendly rooms on the ground floor of this beautifully decorated hotel, all with with garden views, and luxury dog beds, bowls and blankets are provided too. More
Also pet friendly near here: Boringdon Hall, Plymouth (home page image)
Pet friendly beaches and walks nearby: Plymouth Sound shore and cliffs; Wembury beach; Challaborough beach


dog friendly hotels devon soar mill cove mSoar Mill Cove Hotel, Kingsbridge
This lovely hotel on the romp-friendly South Hams is known for its adorable blonde-bombshell receptionist – Farley the yellow Labrador, who mans the reception desk. The hotel has plenty of areas designated as ‘canine compatible’, and is close to 2000 acres of National Trust grassland, the South West Coast Path and the dog friendly hotel beach, making it a pooch-perfect hotel choice. More
Also pet friendly near here: The Grand Hotel, Torquay; Livermead House Hotel, Torquay; Quayside Hotel, Brixham
Pet friendly beaches nearby: Babbacombe; Saltern Cove; Maidencombe


dog friendly hotels devon bovey castle 2Bovey Castle, Bovey Tracy
This grand hotel is set in acres of beautiful grounds and is right onDartmoor, so there are plenty of places to roam near and far. Happily then, it’s also really dog-friendly, and as Bovey Castle is known for its high level of service and attention-to-detail when it comes to looking after its guests, you can be sure that your pet will end the holiday feeling such as relaxed and happy as you. More
Also pet friendly near here: The Arundell Arms, Lifton; Ilsington Country House Hotel, Haytor; The Two Bridges Hotel, Princetown
Pet friendly walks nearby: Dartmoor


dog friendly hotels devon the port light hotelPort Light Hotel, Salcombe
Ok, it doesn’t get more pet-friendly (“All pets are welcome to stay at Port Light Hotel, especially dogs!” – so you could take your tortoise, your hampster …) than this. The Port Light Hotel recently won the ‘most pet friendly hotel in the UK’ award, and we can see why: pets can stay for free, and are welcome in all areas of the hotel; there’s a pet food fridge and an outside dog wash; there are even trays in every room for your pet’s dining crockery/food bowl. What’s more, a gate from the hotel garden leads directly onto National Trust fields where dogs can run free, leading to walks along the South West Coast Path, and most of the beaches in the surrounding area are dog friendly for most of the year. Woof! More
Also pet friendly near here: Royal Seven Stars, Totnes; The Cottage Hotel, Kingsbridge; Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth
Pet friendly beaches nearby: Teignmouth River Beach; East Portlemouth


dog friendly hotels devon yeolden house hotelYeolden House Hotel, Bideford
Stay at this small, friendly and pet-friendly hotel on the banks of the Torridge estuary and you step straight out of its grounds and on to the South West Coast Path, leading you to the dog-friendly beaches of Westward Ho! and Sandymere, and beautiful countryside. Being surrounded by many excellent shooting estates, Yeolden also makes a good place to stay for a shoot, and its restaurant even offers special shoot menus. More
Also pet friendly near here: Lynton Country House Hotel, Lynton; Trimstone Manor, Woolacombe; Lynton North Cliff Hotel, Lynton
Pet friendly beaches nearby: Saunton Sands; Instow; Putsborough; Crow Point


dog friendly hotels devon the bedford hotel 3The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock
It’s a dog’s life … at this historic hotel in the market town of Tavistock they offer pets a hot breakfast of  delicious local sausages – and if that doesn’t take your best friend’s fancy then they’ll order something special in from the local pet shop. Again, this hotel has Dartmoor and its miles of fantastic walks on its doorstep, beautiful riverside walks directly behind, and its own walled garden where your dog can run in a safe area off the lea,. And even though dogs aren’t allowed in the restaurant here (in common with most pet-friendly hotels), they will set aside a table for you in the bar or lounge and offer the same restaurant menu. More
Also pet friendly near here: The Edgemoor Hotel; The Lamb Inn; Salcombe Harbour Hotel;
Pet friendly beaches and walks nearby: Haldon Forest; Exmouth; Branscombe; Sidmouth