Dog Friendly Holidays

In Torquay

Dog Friendly Places to Eat and Drink

Torquay has a growing number of food and drink venues that actively welcome dogs and it is therefore easier than ever to dine out as a whole family rather than having to leave a four legged loved one behind.

Detailed below are just some of the those places which are dog friendly.


The Waddling Duck

This bistro is located in the Wellswood area of Torquay and is ideal for those who like to dine in a relaxing and calm environment. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons and the food is superb exploiting the very best of local produce. Sunday lunches are probably the best in the local area and great value for money too.  Service is charming and friendly. Highly recommended. Well behaved dogs are made very welcome.


Lulu’s Coffee shop and Wine Bar.

13-14 Victoria Parade Torquay

This café, right on Torquay seafront, is ideal for a snack, coffee & a cake or something a little stronger. The staff are very friendly & efficient & the café is dog friendly inside & out. Big leather sofas in the window mean you can sit on colder days & watch the World go by in comfort whilst plenty of outdoor seating is superb for those hotter days when you just want to laze away relaxing hours watching the ever changing harbour scene before you.

Lulus cafe and wine bar - dog friendly place to eat and drink in Torquay


Kents Pub

1 Ilsham Road (Wellswood) TQ1 2JG  (01803) 292522

This usefully positioned pub in Wellswood can be visited at the start of a circular walk taking in Meadfoot Beach or else visited towards the end of the walk. Good value pub food.  Ideal if you want to be away from the hurly burly of the harbour area. Well run friendly pub with beer garden and very reasonable food.

Kent's Pub, Torquay - Dog friendly place to drink and eat.


Me and Mrs Jones Delicatressen

11 Ilsham Road,  Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG

A delicatessen with a wonderful café too. Dogs are welcome in the rear room and on the little decked terrace outside. Yet another dog friendly business in Wellswood & five minutes from The Muntham Apartments.

Me and Mrs Jones Delicatessen in Torquay - dog friendly place to eat and drink


Angels Tea Rooms.

49 Babbacombe Downs, Torquay TQ1 3LP t: (01803) 324477

Perched high up on Babbacombe Downs with stunning views across Lyme Bay, this is a real treat. There is not a place in the Bay to match it for afternoon tea (or lunch) Homemade cakes and scones and locally made jams and breads will make this a memorable experience. Can get busy so really worth booking. Has outdoor terrace which is wonderful in summer. There is limited parking on Babbacombe Downs but there are a number of car parks nearby. Dogs are welcome inside and outside on the terrace.


The Guardhouse Cafe

Berry Head Nature Rescerve, Brixham TQ5 9AW

Fabulous cafe in one of the Napoleonic Forts up on Berry Head. Great place to go for a walk along South West Cliff Path and then treat yourself here. Food is absolutely first rate and the service is efficient and charming. Worth the trek over to Brixham.


Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe

Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2 6XA  01803 605407

This cute tea rooms with delightful walled tea garden is located in the very centre of the village. It is open 7 days per week from 1st March to 1st November. (And is open for 1st two weeks of November and last two weeks of February - weather permitting). Run by husband and wife Paul and Karen, this is a friendly, relaxing place to stop off. Dogs are welcome in the charming walled garden and there is also a dog friendly section inside too. Cockington is a great place to walk your dog particularly the grounds of Cockington Court. There are two nearby car parks for parking in the summer months. In the winter months it is possible to park for free along the road leading from Torquay into Cockington.



On the Rocks

On Torquay seafront with views over the Bay this restaurant has a changing menu that relfects the seasonal produce on offer throughout the year.


The Elephant Torquay

This multi award winning fine dining restaurant has won a Michelin Star and the food is exquisite. Service is calm and efficient and the views across Torquay harbourside delightful. This is not a cheap option but the experience is like nothing else in the area.

The Elephant Restaurant in Torquay.


The Muntham Apartments, Torquay

The Muntham Apartments, Torquay

The Muntham Luxury Apartments and Townhouse are located in the leafy Wellswood area of Torquay and can offer visitors a luxury three bed townhouse, spacious one bedroom apartments as well as value for money studios. Well behaved owners and dogs welcome. Click the link below to book at the very best rates.

t: 01803 292958
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