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Abby McEleney
28th March 2024

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 and explore the local attractions with your four-legged friend.

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

Acordo Lounge

Café by day and bar by night, this groovy spot in Deal is the perfect place to dine after a long walk with your canine. If you’re in the mood for relaxed dining from breakfast to dinner this spot has a range of food that suits everyone, even refreshments for canine guests! Their policy is: so long as paws remain on the floor, there’s always an open door.

Puppies Lounge

The Fitzwalter Arms

Fitzwalter Arms welcomes ALL family members including dogs. This 15th century pub and restaurant located in the beautiful village of Goodnestone is the perfect place to refuel after exploring this quaint English village. This traditional tavern is a great place to visit all year round with a wonderful outside space to soak up the sun in summer or relax by the open fireplace in winter, serving excellent food, all cooked to order.

Feast at the Fitzwalter

Curious Brewery

Craft beer brewed right on site, pizzas fresh from the oven and your four-legged friend right next to you - heaven, right? With a range of taproom specials and seasonal brews, a restaurant that serves the ultimate comfort food, and a friendly welcome for fur-riends, it's no wonder this iconic brewery in Ashford is one of our favourite weekend spots for dinner and drinks with the dog. Better yet, Ashford International Station is just a few minutes away, so you can ditch the designated driver hat and sample the Kentish Pilsner and Curious Brew Lager.

The Waiting Room

This unusual café The Waiting Room welcomes dogs to explore this upcycled old bus waiting room, that’s been converted into a great place to stop and relax with a coffee and a snack. Located in the medieval town of Sandwich, this café is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a quirky place to eat and an exciting destination to explore.

Breakwater Brewery and Taproom

Take a break with your pooch at this award-winning brewery in Dover and enjoy a frothy pint at the Breakwater Brewery, a modern taproom offering craft keg and traditional English cask beer. Choose from a great range of the best breweries in the county and settle into the lively atmosphere at Breakwater, often featuring live music on Saturday nights.

Take a brew and break

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 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 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 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

Beach Buoys

One of our absolute favourites for the freshest seafood, it goes without saying that Buoy and Oyster's fish and chip shop Beach Buoys has some of the best coastal fayre around. Dine in with traditional cod and chips and your canine companion, or head out with your take out for a true chippy tea by the sea. 

Chippy tea


A true favourite around here, Macknade Faversham's Food Village welcome dogs with open arms. Head to the original Macknade in Faversham for treats in the Food Village for an al-fresco dining date with your Fido. 


The Coachworks is a dynamic 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...

Tunbridge Wells

The coffee shop where dogs are treated like royalty and humans are allowed in, Arthurs in Cranbrook will treat your pooch like one of the Queen's corgis. While you grab delicious coffee and cake, your pup can get sip on a pupaccino cosied up in the cafe or out in their beautiful garden. In Tunbridge Wells, Sankeys and The Bedford make perfect pup-friendly pit-stops with treats and water bowls, while the George and Dragon in Speldhurst makes for a great country pub lunch with your four-legged pal. 

Canterbury Pup’s Boozer

If you're craving a frothy beer after your walk, there are many places in Canterbury where dogs are welcome indoors, including The Thomas Becket (known for its unique dog menu), The White Hart, The Unicorn Inn, Thomas Tallis, and The Two Sawyers.

Whitstable dogs welcome

In Whitstable, renowned for its seaside charm, dog owners have several beloved spots to choose from. The Pearson’s Arms and The Old Neptune are popular haunts where dogs are warmly welcomed, providing a perfect stop-off for a leisurely break with your canine companion. Additionally, Birdies offer a friendly atmosphere for well-behaved pups, adding to the delightful array of options for dog-friendly outings in this coastal town.

Herne Bay hounds pub-stop

In Herne Bay, a charming coastal town known for its picturesque promenade and stunning sea views, dog owners have a trio of welcoming venues to choose from. The Hampton Inn, Four Fathoms, and The Ship Inn not only offer a warm reception to four-legged friends but also provide idyllic settings for a leisurely walk and a refreshing break. With its bustling seaside atmosphere and array of dog-friendly establishments, Herne Bay invites both locals and visitors to enjoy the perfect blend of seaside relaxation and canine companionship.

Margate, Broadstairs 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

Dogs are welcome on Stagecoach buses!

Catch a Stagecoach bus to and from your favourite walking spots, ensuring that you continue to reduce your carbon footprint and help your local environment on the way.