Kent spots where man's best friend can expect a warm welcome...

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The Three Mariners, Oare

Based in the village of Oare in Faversham, many of the regulars and visitors come with their furry friends due to the abundance of marsh, countryside and coastal walks around the venue.

The bar and restaurant are both dog friendly and they have a large dog friendly garden, perfect for after a summer walk.

The garden often hosts public events, outdoor cinema's, theatre and music. Which are, of course, all dog friendly.


Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

Expect tasty food for both owners and dogs at the Four Fathoms pub close to the seafront.

Based in Herne Bay the venue specialises in great food in a nice setting.

After exploring the seafront you and the pup can meander to the pub for a well earned refreshment.

The Black Horse, Densole

They have a great selection of food and drink for humans as well as a menu just for canine diners.

There will be plenty of water and fuss from the staff to round off a lovely experience.

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The Hook and Hatchet, Maidstone

There are plenty of great walks to tire your dog out before heading there. Once you have arrived your pup will be treated to water bowls for a refresh and even doggy ice-cream for a special treat.

The venue at Church Road is perfect to pop in for a pint or even for a break at the onsite campground.

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Spotted Dog, Penshurst.

They allow dogs in throughout the pub including the bar, restaurant, and of course outdoors.

The owners have their own beloved dog and welcome all the dog friends to come and make themselves at home.

The Neppy, Whitstable

Dog owners can sip a cool beverage while their dog sniffs, runs and meets new friends to their heart’s content.

They serve tasty food and particularly great the fish and chips.

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William the Conqueror, Rye

Your dog's tail will be wagging for sure at the sight of the funky dog “hydration station” situated outside the pub.

After a day on the beach at Camber Sands, William the Conqueror near Rye Harbour is a wonderful way to end a summer day.

They serve tasty food for humans and hounds at the dog-centric pub.

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The Beach Bar, Sheerness

With water, biscuits and a ruffle of fur, they truly love animals here.

Based in Minster on Sea in Sheerness it is a treat for owners and companions.

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The Coastguard, St Margaret’s Bay

The Coastguard has a prime location overlooking St Margaret’s Bay at the edge of the white cliffs of Dover.

It beckons like a siren to tired dogs everywhere, and luckily dogs are allowed inside and outside, where visitors can enjoy the fabulous views.

This close to France, it will make your dog consider jumping in and swimming there themselves.

The Kentish Rifleman, Plaxtol

The Kentish Rifleman team love doggies and make sure dogs get a bowl of water and a treat on arrival.

The owners have a dog friendly bar area and one of the restaurant rooms is now dog friendly too.

Located in Plaxtol, they used to have a basset hound and they love to welcome in the Kent Basset Waddle (a group of basset hounds and humans) who come to them a couple of times of year.

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Grove Tavern, Tunbridge Wells

Labelled “the best, smallest and oldest traditional little pub in Tunbridge Wells” there is a fine selection of ales for the human patrons and plenty of cosy spots to snooze for the canine guests.

The Bricklayers Arms, Chipstead

Situated in the picturesque village of Chipstead, The Bricklayers Arms is a lovely pub which overlooks the lake and garden.

Be warned, adventurous dogs might be tempted to take a dip, so a towel might be advisable in the car.

What is certain is your dog will be made very welcome, damp or not.

White Hart Inn, Canterbury

Whether it is in the pub or a snooze in the leafy garden, the welcoming atmosphere and gentle chattering will lull any pup to sleep.

The Crispin, Sandwich Bay

After a day stomping along Sandwich Bay enjoying the elements, you’ll be parched and ready for a drink at the Crispin.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at the pub which is also a popular B&B.