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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
On the promenade at Minster on the Isle of Sheppey, the Sweet Hut is a great place to stop off for tea and cake during a walk on the seafront promenade. Once you've relived some of your childhood memories, there's miles of coastline for you and your pup to roam.
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.
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.