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Best dog-friendly pubs in Minehead

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It's one thing finding the perfect pub but making sure that pub welcomes your furry friend with open arms is a totally different ball game. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in Minehead to keep the whole family satisfied. 

Here's our list of the top dog-friendly pubs in Minehead. For each pub, we cover their location and what they have to offer dogs and their owners so you can plan your next night out in this stellar seaside town that's just a stone's throw from our Doniford Bay Holiday Park.

The Old Ship Aground

The Old Ship Aground

Address: Quay St, Minehead TA24 5UL

Come and visit The Old Ship Aground pub! Located along the Bristol Channel in the old harbour area, this fine 1911 establishment sits right along Quay Street. A lovely location with immaculate harbour views makes it easily accessible by road or water.  

This traditional English pub provides a large selection of beers for different tastes. From lighter beers to stouts to ciders and ales, this place has all the drinks one might need on a cold winter's day. The Old Ship Aground is dog-friendly and also has a large beer garden, which is perfect for pets who enjoy spending time outdoors.  

Are you a music lover? The Old Ship Aground doesn't disappoint in live music events. Hosting at least one or two live music events every month.  

The pub also offers home-cooked meals made from locally sourced ingredients. If you are looking for a place to grab some lunch or dinner while in town, then be sure to stop by their courtyard restaurant, where you can order from their tasty menu and enjoy some hearty fare alongside your drink.

Britannia Inn

Britannia Inn

Address: 1 Manor Rd, Alcombe, Minehead TA24 6EH

The charming Britannia Inn is one of Minehead's oldest pubs. It's approximately a five-minute drive from the town square, easily accessible from anywhere in town. The pub is a perfect mix of traditional British pub meets American sports bar. Its public bar is equipped with a pool table and dartboard, while its saloon is perfect for a quiet drink.

The atmosphere is casual and welcoming to all visitors, with friendly staff who are attentive to the needs of both people and pets alike. They offer real ales, ciders, wines and spirits along with the usual selection of beers and home-cooked snacks and meals such as fish & chips or steak & ale pie. It also offers a full Sunday roast menu with veggie options too!  

Its beer garden allows dogs on leads as well as children under adult supervision.

The Quay Inn

Address: Quay St, Minehead TA24 5UJ

Situated right on Quay Street, this pub has an amazing front view of the Bristol Channel. This dog-friendly pub's strategic location close to the West Somerset Coast Path makes it the ideal rest area for walkers and hikers alike.  

It has an indoor bar with a pool table and a selection of real ales and popular beers, ciders, and wine. It's the kind of pub you want to kick back in on a Saturday afternoon, enjoying yourself and watching the world go by. It's not a loud music place, but it does occasionally host live music. 

The restaurant has a rich menu and also offers samples at competitive prices. You can either have your meal or favourite beer indoors, in the outdoor seating enjoying the stunning views, or in the spacious beer garden.

The Royal Oak Inn, Exmoor National Park

The Royal Oak Inn, Exmoor National Park

Address: Exmoor National Park, Sparrow Ln, Withypool, Minehead TA24 7QP

This local close to the cliffs and sea is one of the best dog-friendly pubs in Minehead. This award-winning pub has always got something special to offer. From live music to events and discounts, The Royal Oak Inn is definitely a pub worth visiting. 

The Royal Oak has got one of the most dog-friendly perks in Minehead. Besides allowing your furry friends into their lavish rooms, they also have a special menu for them.  

A range of delicious home-cooked dishes await if you're feeling peckish, or why not have a drink from the impressive range of ales on offer? With its laid-back atmosphere, welcoming vibe and great location, this is one pub to visit on your next trip to West Somerset.

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The Hairy Dog

The Hairy Dog

Address: 32-34 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AZ

This award-winning pub and restaurant is revered for being child and dog-friendly. It's the perfect spot to have a pint and watch live sports events with friends while your kids enjoy the adventure play area.  

Located along The Avenue, a few metres from the seafront, this decades-old pub is awash with amenities and space. From playing pool, darts or even just lounging around in their outdoor seating area, you can always find something to do here.  

Plenty of beers on tap, as well as traditional favourites like Cloudy Lemon cider, make this a great stop-off point before heading into town. Grab a bite from their restaurant's tasty menu, which features items like fish and chips, curry chips, handmade burgers and chicken pies.

Minehead Brewers Fayre

Minehead Brewers Fayre

Address: Seaward Way, Minehead TA24 6DF

Just a few feet off Seaward Way, this dog-friendly pub is welcoming to all. The pub has a spacious car park and offers free Wi-Fi for anyone on the go. When you enter the pub, you are greeted with a warm atmosphere of country charm. 

The decor includes cosy wooden beams and rustic furniture adding to the feeling of cosiness. As well as food for humans, there is also an extensive range of treats available for dogs too!

The Village Inn, Lynmouth

Address: 19 Lynmouth St, Lynmouth EX35 6EH

Located along the West Lyn River, this highly rated pet-friendly pub has a great selection of drinks and is also a local hub for live music. With a family-friendly atmosphere, The Village Inn is one of the top pubs to visit with your four-legged friend. They offer a range of beers on tap as well as ciders and wine. The perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink on their decking area overlooking the water!

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