7 of the best dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in Tenby holiday cottages

7 of the best dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in Tenby

Marketing Department 17 October 2023

If you are planning a holiday to Tenby with your dog, then read on to discover 7 of the best places to eat and drink in town. Quite simply, dogs are family, and we love taking them on holiday with us. Therefore, it’s important to know, before you go, the places that welcome your four-legged friends.

Beautiful Tenby is a very dog-friendly destination and those looking for good dog-friendly restaurants and pubs should have no trouble finding somewhere to dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are some places where you hound can dine table side, or others that simply welcome your pets into the bar area. Either way, there’s a very high chance you won’t have to leave your dog behind at your holiday home when you get hungry. There are lots of cool dog-friendly beaches in Tenby too, where you can relax after a nice meal and some beers. To discover even more dog-friendly beaches in Pembrokeshire, why not read our handy guide?

We have some lovely holiday homes for you to choose from. Our self-catering dog-friendly accommodation in Tenby caters to everybody from couples with pets to large family groups with a whole pack of dogs! Click on the button below to find your perfect dog-friendly place to stay in Tenby.

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Salty's Beach Bar & Restaurant |  ££

Tenby South Beach on a sunny day

For an amazing meal with beautiful sea views after walking the dog along Tenby's gorgeous South Beach, head to Salty's Beach Bar & Restaurant

Dine alfresco with your pawfect pup and enjoy the gorgeous setting, quality wines and high-end meals. There's everything from mouth-watering seafood to locally sourced contemporary meals to enjoy at this special spot. 

Good to know

  • Where is Salty's?: Water's Edge, Tenby, SA70 7EG
  • When is Salty's open?: Monday to Friday 12 noon – 9pm, Saturday 12 noon –10pm, Sunday 12 noon –  5:30pm
  • Price range: £40 – £60 per head based on starters, main, dessert and drink
  • Stay nearby: Waters Edge 13 | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

The Cove | ££


Your dog can join in on the fun at The Cove if you fancy one of their amazing cocktails or locally brewed South Wales beers. The large bar is a great place to relax with friends and family; keep an eye on the programme of themed nights too. 

Food is served all day with a combination of mouth-watering dishes, from seafood to Sunday roasts.

Good to know

  • Where is The Cove?:  The Cove, 14 High Street, Tenby SA70 7HD
  • When is The Cove open?: Sunday to Thursday 12 noon – 10pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 2am
  • Price range: £40 – £60 per head based on starters, main, dessert and drink
  • Stay nearby: 2 Prospect House | sleeps 2 + 1 dog 

Tenby Harbwr Brewery Tap and Kitchen  | £

Harbwr Brewery Tap and Kitchen

The owners of the Harbwr Brewery Tap and Kitchen brew their own ales just above the historic and picturesque Tenby Harbour. Normally, this would be the prime reason for visiting this dog-friendly pub in Tenby, but it’s also worth stopping by for the wonderful beer garden and more importantly, its fantastic menu. 

Sizzling Welsh steaks, large portions, and reasonable prices ensure that this is an easygoing dog-friendly Tenby pub to enjoy an afternoon or evening meal. As it opens at 9.30, you can also enjoy a hearty brekkie here too!

Good to know

  • Where is the Harbwr Tap and Kitchen?: Harbwr Tap and Kitchen, St Julian’s St, Tenby, SA70 7AS
  • When is the Harbwr Tap and Kitchen open?: Monday to Sunday 9.30am – 11pm 
  • Price range:  £20 – £35 per head based on starters, main, dessert and drink
  • Stay nearby: China Cottage | sleeps 7 + 2 dogs 

Hope and Anchor | £

Circle-shaped sign for a dog-friendly pub

With its wide selection of ales, ciders and spirits, the Hope and Anchor is a friendly pub that gives dogs a warm welcome. 

The seafood and fish dishes are recommended by the locals, so make sure you add them to your list if you happen to get hungry and thirsty whilst walking along the harbour. Dogs are welcome in the family room upstairs to join you for your meal if the weather is too cold or rainy to dine on the harbourfront.

Good to know

  • Where is the Hope and Anchor?: Hope and Anchor, St Julian's Street, Tenby, SA70 7AX
  • When is the Hope and Anchor open?: Sunday to Wednesday 12pm – 2am, Thursday to Saturday 10am – midnight
  • Price range: £25 – £35 per head based on starters, main, dessert and drink
  • Stay nearby: Blue Sky | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs 

The Lifeboat Tavern | £

Majestic black dog laps up a gold-coloured drink

Dogs are welcome to join you in the beer garden at the Lifeboat Tavern but not inside. This place is one of the very best seafood places in Tenby, so make sure you add it to your list of gastronomic pitstops. 

Situated in the town square, the Lifeboat Tavern is a big hit with visitors and locals alike. On some evenings there is live music and pub quizzes to enjoy. It’s a quirky old pub with a bar that’s shaped like a clinker boat which gives the interior lots of character. It's also nice and close to both North Beach and Castle Beach.

Good to know

  • Where is the Lifeboat Tavern?: The Lifeboat Tavern, Tudor Square, Tenby SA70 7AJ
  • When is the Lifeboat Tavern open?: Daily between 12pm – 11pm
  • Price range: £20 – £30 per head based on starters, main, dessert and drink
  • Stay nearby: Kiwi Cottage | sleeps 5 + 2 dogs  

Tenby House | ££

Veal cheeks and slices of homemade bread on a bed of roast vegetables

Tenby House doesn’t allow dogs to join you inside but there is a beer garden where you and your pooch are welcome to enjoy a drink. Tenby House is a traditional Welsh pub built in the early 1800s close to the harbour. It has a great family-friendly menu full of pub classics and the off-piste surprise. 

Check the specials board for seafood goodies. Live sports are also shown on match day, so if that is your thing, then head to Tenby House.

Good to know

  • Where is Tenby House?: Tenby House, Tudor Square, Tenby SA70 7AJ
  • When is Tenby House open?: Daily between 9.30am and 11pm
  • Price range: Currently, Tenby House doesn’t publish its menu online. For more details visit the Tenby House food and drink page.
  • Stay nearby: Apartment on the Mews | sleeps 5 + 2 dogs 

Top Joe’s Pizzeria | £

Close up of a pizza in the process of having a slice removed

If pizzas and cocktails are for you, then you and your pet can’t go wrong at Top Joe’s. Doggies are allowed in the cocktail bar but not the main restaurant and there’s even a takeaway option available if you want to enjoy your pizza down by the harbour or the beach. 

What can you say that hasn’t already been said about pizzas except they are the Italian’s gift to fast food, and that they are a family favourite that can be customised to appeal to all tastes?! So, if your brood is squabbling over where to eat, head to Top Joe's, dog in tow.

Good to know

  • Where is Top Joe's?: Top Joe's, Upper Frog Street, Tenby, SA70 7JD
  • When is Top Joe's open?: Monday to Thursday 5pm – 9pm,  Friday and Saturday 4pm – 9pm, closed all day Sunday
  • Price range: For details about what’s cooking, call 01843 218380. Currently, Top Joe’s doesn’t publish its menu online. There is another branch of Top Joe’s in nearby Narbeth too
  • Stay nearby: The Edge | sleeps 4 + 1 dog  

More dog-friendly places to eat in Tenby

  • Cadwallers – an ideal stop for a refresh with an amazing selection of ice creams, hot drinks, brunch and lunchtime options
  • Quay Room at Plantagenet Tenby – specially designed to offer an alternative but complimentary experience to the unique main restaurant
  • Billycan –  a lively boutique bar and restaurant in the heart of Tenby with delicious meals and great service
  • The Coach and Horses – probably one of the earliest ale houses in Tenby

Stay at a dog-friendly holiday cottage in Tenby

Treat yourself and your beloved dog to a holiday cottage stay in Tenby. There are so many dog-friendly properties in Tenby for you to choose from. We have old fisherman’s cottages, elegant townhouses, sea-view apartments and more. Click on the button below to browse our collection of pet-friendly holiday lets in Tenby.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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