Dog-friendly places to eat and drink

Once you and your best friend have roamed and run the best of Kent's walking territory, you'll need to stop off for refreshment, be it biscuit or burger. Here are some of our recommendations for places to stop off at the end of your day. 

With so many fantastic dog-friendly walks and days out right here in Kent, don't forget to check out our round up of dog-friendly accommodation to make a break of it. 

Please always check the individual websites before you travel. Many of our pubs and restaurants may require you to pre-book first. 


The Coachworks is a dynamic new co-working space, food & drink destination and outdoor event space in Ashford. You can enjoy a refreshing pint from Boutelliers whilst eating a delicious pizza from Il Pakkero, mouth-watering American BBQ from Streetking Smoke Shack or mexican inspired dishes from California Cravings, with plenty of veggie and vegan options on offer - and they're dog-friendly too so the whole family can enjoy this exciting new space!

Pints, pizza, puppies...

The King's Head, Wye

Situated in the heart of the village, the King's Head is the ideal after-walk gastropub. Once you've finished a short or long hike in the Downs, your pooch is welcome in both the bar and the restaurant and even in the bedrooms if you opt to stay a night! Plus there may even be a dog-friendly beer on offer...

Your dogs' local in Wye

The Leicester Arms

If you finish up your trail in Penshurst village be sure to stop off at the Leicester Arms. Seasonal food is on the menu for the human members of the family, while dog treats and water bowls are available for the canines. 

Pets in Penshurst

The Spotted Dog

An appropriately-named rural pub in Penshurst! After a walk around the beautiful village and stopping off at the Leicester Arms above, be sure to take the 25 minute walk along the country lanes to this traditional country pub that welcomes dogs and their owners and offers a regularly changing menu.

Dine with your dog


The Wheel Inn

This Shepherd Neame pub offers a traditional pub pit-stop with a menu packed with freshly cooked food, perfect for when you've worked up an appetite on your walk - the nearest of which is one of the best in the county - the North Downs Way. Dogs on leads are welcome in the bar.

A warm welcome at the Wheel Inn

The Fitzwalter Arms

Resting in Goodnestone near Canterbury, the pub dates back to 1589! In winter, the pub is the ideal cosy spot, with paths crisscrossing the village and on sunny days, enjoy a spot of lunch in the garden - don't forget to grab a bowl of water for your friend! 

Feast at the Fitzwalter

The George and Dragon

A traditional 13th century inn at the heart of rural village life in Speldhurst, locally-sourced food is fresh off the menu. With a roaring fire in the winter, and outside seating to admire the architecture of the 800 year old pub in the summer, you and your pup will be made to feel welcome all year. 

Stop off in Speldhurst

Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate

Whether you fancy a pit stop at a cafe, a delicious hand-made pizza, or a cosy spot for a pint and a pie, the coastal towns of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate each offer a range of dog-friendly spots to eat and drink. Alongside miles of coastline all accessible at different points of the year, Thanet is the perfect doggy day out. 

Dine by the coast