The Anchor Inn at Seatown in Dorset

Dog friendly pubs and restaurants in West Dorset

22 October 2019Holiday Park News

West Dorset is the ideal destination for a holiday with your dog thanks to a vast array of walks, beaches and dog friendly attractions. Whats more, we are also fortunate to have a great selection of eateries in the area, that welcome dogs with open arms! We’ve selected just a few of our favourite dog friendly pubs and restaurants for you to stop by during your stay, that offer the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring with your four legged friend!

Martin’s Bar and Restaurant, Eype 

Perched on a cliff top with views over West Bay and Bridport, Martins Bar and Restaurant is located at our Highlands End Holiday Park. Martin’s Bar serves a wide selection of tasty local food and drink daily from February to November, with limited opening hours outside of this. There are a variety of options available from grills and curries to locally sourced specials cooked fresh by our skilled chefs.

Dogs are welcome in designated areas of the venue and in the garden and there are water bowls, treats and a doggy menu. There are great walks nearby with views over the coastline, a dog exercising meadow and doggy shower.

Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock

Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock, Dorset

What better place to enjoy locally caught and sustainable seafood than The Hive Beach Café, situated on Burton Bradstock beach. Serving an array of incredible options for breakfast and lunch, this popular café has earned a reputation as one of the best on the south coast and has featured heavily in national press. The coast path runs right past the café and dogs are welcome on Cogden Beach, just along the coast from Hive Beach.

Anchor Inn, Seatown 

The Anchor Inn at Seatown

The Anchor Inn boasts some of the best views on the Jurassic Coast from its enviable cliff top position at Seatown. Refuel after a tiring walk to Golden Cap with one of renowned chef Jean Paul De Ronne’s delicious concoctions, which make use of locally sourced meat, fish and game. During the summer months watch the sun go down with a glass in hand from the restaurants outside seating area, or snuggle up in the winter inside with the cosy traditional furnishings.

Not only does Seatown Beach welcome dogs between October and April, our dog exercising meadow at Golden Cap Holiday Park is just a couple of hundred yards from the Anchor Inn and the coast path passes right past the pub.

George Inn, Chideock

The George Inn in is the epitope of dog friendly with it’s very own ‘pub dog’ Ramsay, a white German shepherd who eagerly waits to great you as you enter! Foodies will enjoy the ever-changing menu that utilises fresh seasonal produce and is cooked to order. There is a wide range of casked ales, bottled beers and cider to sample in this traditional thatched pub, perfect for whiling away a lazy evening. They even have some tasty dog treats at the bar to keep your four-legged friend happy!

The West Bay, West Bay

The West Bay is a family run restaurant just a short walk from West Bay harbour and Chesil Beach. The restaurant serves a range of specials throughout the day offering the ultimate fine dining experience. Choose from freshly caught shellfish plucked from the waters around lime bay or a selection of lighter bites for grazing on over lunch. There is a spacious beer garden, which is a nice sun trap.

The Club House, West Bexington 

The Clubhouse West Bexington

Styled in the theme of a 1930’s member’s club, the Club House offers a unique dining experience. The food is simple yet delicious, using only the best ingredients. Watch the sunset whilst enjoying a cocktail in the snug where a roaring fire crackles from the art deco fireplace. The Club House is located right on West Bexington Beach, part of Chesil Beach, which welcomes dogs on designated areas all year round. The area either side of the restaurant is a nature reserve and part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is a haven for wildlife.

Ivy House Kitchen, Bridport

The Ivy House Kitchen is a purpose-built glass eatery located in the plant area of Groves Nurseries. Positioned next to the large koi pond and stone pergola, the kitchen offers an array of seasonal produce, designed to inspire gardeners to use fresh produce from their gardens. The Ivy House Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, comfortably seating 160 indoors plus over 100 more outdoors.

Conveniently located right next to the A35, the Ivy House Kitchen is the perfect place to meet friends in a relaxed modern environment. There is ample free parking, wheelchair and buggy friendly with loads of room to manoeuvre! Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome outside or in the conservatory.

The New Inn, Eype 

Head to the New Inn after a lovely dog walk on Eype beach and enjoy a selection of pub classics, tasty specials and gluten free options served with a smile from the pubs friendly team of staff. The New Inn is perfect for getting cosy by the fire during a cold winters evening or enjoy the outside seating area and sun terrace during a warmers summers day. The New Inn is just a 10 minute walk from our Highlands End Holiday Park.

All 5 of our parks at West Dorset Leisure Holidays welcome dogs and boast a wide selection of dog friendly accommodation. Our lodges provide dog beds that can be used by your four legged friend, so there’s everything you need and more! There is lots of open space and an abundance of walks and beaches to explore around each of our parks, making it the perfect place to holiday with your dog!

Stay with us in Dorset

West Dorset Leisure Holidays comprises of 5 holiday parks situated at prime locations along the Dorset coast. All of the parks are dog friendly and there are a range of accommodation options available including luxury lodges, caravan holiday homes, glamping and pitches for touring and camping. There are also a variety of facilities to keep the whole family entertained, including Martin’s Bar & Restaurant and Highlands End Leisure Club. Check availability for your holiday and make a booking here.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

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    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse