Sinead Hanna
1st August 2023

With a huge expanse of beautiful coast and countryside on your doorstep and a host of dog-friendly establishments, your four-legged friend can enjoy a day out or short break on Kent’s coast with you - and probably won’t want to leave!

Treat the whole family to a trip to our corner of Kent. Take a look at some of the venues that will give your pooch a very warm welcome.

Have Pint with your Pup 

If you’re looking for a pint while walking the pooch, The Radnor Arms, Harbour Inn and The Bouverie Tap pubs love to welcome four legged friends and might even have a few treats for well-behaved pups behind the bar. 

There are also several restaurants that allow dogs inside, including Market Square and Django’s Cafe and Petit Bistro, while The Captain’s Table cafe in The Stade is a great spot for breakfast after your early dog walk. And Folkestone’s Harbour Arm has numerous places to eat and drink, with vendors frequently providing water bowls and snacks for pets. 

Countryside Pub Treks 

Heading out towards Hythe and Romney Marsh, you will find plenty of dog-friendly pubs and cafes welcoming thirsty and hungry walkers and families. 

Try Boltolph’s Bridge Inn in Romney Marsh, The Shepherd and Crook in Burmarsh, and a handful of welcoming inns in New Romney including The Ship Hotel, Cinque Ports Arms, and The Plough. In Lydd, you can stop into the Royal Oak, The George Hotel and The Dolphin with your pup.  

The Perfect Dog Bed

If you are coming to the area for a short or long break, and need pet-friendly accommodation, there are several venues that will happily pamper your pooch as well as you. 

The Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel, The View, and the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone are all pet friendly, and there are also a host of independent B&Bs and self-catering apartments where you can stay with your dog. 


Stretch your pet’s legs with a walk along Folkestone’s coast and through the countryside.

We’ve got a great list of walks to enjoy on our website, including spots like The Warren, North Downs Way and the Royal Military Canal. 

Dogs are generally allowed on beaches during the winter months only, but check here for approved areas and seasonal restrictions.

You can also find more walks for two legs in our Explore The Great Outdoors blog here