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Doggy Walking and Dining

They say that a man’s best friend is his dog, and if you’re visiting the Isle of Wight, there’s nothing nicer than heading out for lunch or dinner or even just an ice cream with Fido in tow. Have a walk and the take advantage of our (very) dog friendly Island.

For a wild and sometimes windy walk, the West Wight is the place to be with miles of beach and clifftop to explore. The Wight Mouse Inn in Chale is super dog friendly and has plenty of room for you all to stretch out after a stomp. Think big portions and pub favourites. Further along the Military Road you can stop off at the Pearl Café and explore nearby Brighstone with historic monuments and walks – they have homemade dog treats as well as cream teas so something for you and the pooch.

Pearl Cafe - Doggy Walking and Dining - Isle of Wight Watersedge - Doggy Walking and Dining - Isle of Wight

In Yarmouth, try PO41 for coffee and cake – take it away and enjoy a walk along the marshes. If you do the circuitous walk around Yarmouth along the nature reserve, you’ll find yourself at the Red Lion – fabulous for Sunday Lunch and a popular stop off for dog walkers. Or how about al fresco lunch in the garden at the George Hotel while the weather is good and try Off the Rails if you want lunch with a nature reserve view.

In Cowes, you’ll be spoiled for dog friendly eating choices. Take a walk along the Esplanade towards Gurnard and enjoy the Watersedge or Woodvale for lunch or dinner or walk back towards Cowes and you’ll have The Anchor for great pub grub or The Coast Bar & Dining Room for pizzas, fresh fish and more.

The Coast Bar and Dining Room - Doggy Walking and Dining - Isle of Wight Bargeman's Rest - Doggy Walking and Dining - Isle of Wight

Take a walk along the Medina stopping at The Folly Inn with its tales of yore and one of the best views across the river and then continue on towards Newport along the footpath to The Breeze at Island Harbour for great food and the boat you’ve always hankered after. You could continue along the cycle path to Newport if you were feeling fit and sample the delights of the Bargeman’s Rest – Fido will simply love it!

The walk from Quarr Abbey to Ryde is a lovely one and one which Fido will really appreciate with sea glimpses and woodland to mess about in and there’s the tearoom there to send you on your way happy. Or transport yourself by bus to the opposite end of the Island and walk along the coast in Ventnor and stop off in the Spyglass Inn for a real ale and a sandwich.

Spyglass Inn - Doggy Walking and Dining - Isle of Wight The Taverners - Doggy Walking and Dining - Isle of Wight

As a last thought and if farmland and fields are your and Fido’s favourite, park at or bus to Merstone and take the path to Godshill and enjoy great food at The Taverners – it’s a lovely walk and there are just desserts at the end!

So get out and about with your canine buddy and discover some of the great food that the Island has to offer – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. To discover more amazing Isle of Wight walks head on over to our walking pages.

Getting to the Isle of Wight

Whatever you decide to do and however you’re travelling, it couldn’t be easier to get to the Isle of Wight via Lymington, Southampton, Southsea or Portsmouth. There are regular rail connections to the south coast via SWR.

Travelling as a foot passenger is simple due to our excellent transport links with trains, buses, foot passenger ferries and our hovercraft service. Our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Ambassadors are on hand to help you decide where to go, what to see, and of course how to get there using sustainable transport – meaning you’ll also be helping us to protect our environment too.




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