Dog friendly eating out in Bude

Based on the amount of requests we get for advice on dog friendly place to eat in Bude, it’s a subject we’ve explored at great length at the Tourist Office!

As a group of ‘foodies’ we are always looking for an excuse to enjoy the diversity of Bude’s restaurants, and being able to take our dog is always an advantage.

If you request one of our visitor guides (or pick one up in person from the Tourist Office), or browse our restaurant guide, we clearly show which places to eat are dog friendly.  You will be surprised just how many there are that allow you inside with your dog.    The abundance of dog friendly places in Bude is a major reason why our visitors return to Bude every year.  Of course, our prestigious Gold and Silver awards from the British Travel Awards naming Bude as the best UK Coastal Resort/Town three years running will be a factor too!

Unlike us, visitors don’t need to justify eating out in the name of research… if you’re on holiday it goes with the territory.  We always say that calories consumed on holiday don’t really count (if only it were true!), but if you need a few good walks to build up an appetite or to make sure you don’t go home with a waist line bigger than the one you arrived with, have a look at our dog friendly Bude page for some ideas.

It’s said that the ancient Egyptians headed off to work on a breakfast of bread, beer and onions.  A visitor to Bude will do a lot better than that.

Some believe that you should ‘eat breakfast like a king’ so here are some dog friendly breakfast spots that can help you do just that.

Rosies Kitchen at Crooklets Beach opens from 10 am, The Shack just around the corner from the Tourist Office opens from 8am for any early risers and the Brendon Arms offers non-resident breakfasts between 8-9am.

With breakfast over, you might be ready for a spot of lunch.  There are so many choices, here are a few but have a look at our eating out guide for the full list.

The Brendon Arms and the Falcon Hotel both welcome dogs inside, and have extensive menus including some great daily specials.  Heading into the town centre, The Shack is open all day and offers good food at great prices.  In the town centre there are several dog friendly places you can eat inside with your dog. Rosies Kitchen at Crooklets deserves a special mention, as they really don’t mind a wet, sandy dog sat under your table!

Afternoon tea is a must for any visitor to Cornwall.  You will need something wet and warm to wash down your Cream Tea (jam first in Cornwall, in Devon it’s the cream first with jam on top).  The Bude area boasts the best Cream Tea in both Cornwall and Devon.

Dog friendly venues for cream teas with inside seating are; The Barge moored on the side of the Canal The Bush Inn and Rectory Farm Tea Rooms at Morwenstow (a lovely spot about a 20 minute drive from Bude) have fantastic dog walks and easy access to the South West Coast Path for a good stomp to build up an appetite.  Nearby in Devon is Docton Mill and gardens, serving award winning cream teas, their range of loose leaf teas has plenty of choice to suit most pallets.

If you’re still hungry as the sun goes down, many of the lunch time spots previously mentions offer food in the evening, but a few more options for dinner include The Preston Gate and The Tree Inn.

The Barge is moored on the canal basin near the Wharf shops and a stone’s throw from the Tourist Office.  A floating restaurant serving food throughout the day and some evenings.

For music lovers, The Preston Gate at Poughill has live music and an ever changing seasonal menu with a good choice of ales. Their beer festival in October is growing in popularity.  The Tree Inn and The Bush also have music at times.

So if you’re not tied into visiting Bude during the school holidays, September is a fantastic time to visit Bude.  Very often we are basking in sunshine too.  That said, Bude is beautiful at any time of the year, but I really think there is an unexplained magic in late summer and early autumn.

You can rest assured, at the very least; that you won’t go hungry when you chose Bude as your dog-friendly holiday destination.  In addition to all the other wonderful things on offer,  the dog friendly eating out in Bude is just another reason to come and see what a diverse holiday destination Bude is.

Why not browse our huge selection of dog friendly cottages in Bude?  Click here…

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