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Pub Guide for Walkers in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wales

For all of you budding walkers, there is nothing better than finding a good pub at the end of a great walk when you are on your UK family holidays and there are plenty to choose from in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wales. You will find loads of pubs on your travels that serve locally sourced food and drink in some fantastic coastal locations. Here is our guide to the best pubs to discover whilst you enjoy walking around Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wales.

Devon

Heanton Court- Sandaway & Combe Martin- The Torridge Tarka Trail stretches over 32 miles of North Devon. If you are walking via Braunton during your North Devon holidays, you will come across Heanton Court, ideally located directly on the Tarka Trail with views across the River Torre. The country pub oozes rural charm and character with a hearty menu and an extensive list of cask ales and fine wines. This pub welcomes dogs with water and dog treats available.

Instow Arms, Instow- Sandaway & Combe Martin - If you head further down the Tarka Trail you will end up in the beautiful coastal village of Instow. The Instow Arms is a 5 minute walk off the Tarka Trail where you can relax with your dog and enjoy breathtaking views over the estuary to the picturesque Appledore Quay and Crow Point beach. The Instow Arms use local produce sourced from local fishermen and farmers with varied seasonal menus.

Hunter's Inn, Exmoor -Sandaway & Combe Martin - If you are on holiday at one of our North Devon Holiday Parks you can enjoy many beautiful walks along the North Devon Coast. Situated in the hills of Exmoor National Park this traditional country inn is conveniently located along the South West Coast and is a popular stop-off point for all types of walkers. This is a dog friendly pub which boasts home cooked dining with a passion for local produce, 4 acres of delightful gardens and countryside walks to explore.

Crown and Anchor, Brixham - South Bay - When you are staying at our South Devon holiday park, you can head out on a popular four mile walk on the South West Coast Path from Brixham Harbour to Berry Head. Take in the pretty views of the South Devon coast where you may see porpoises and seals, then head back down to the harbour where you will find the Crown and Anchor. This is a historic fishermen's pub which has been pulling pints and making fresh crab sandwiches since the 17h Century.

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford - South Bay - Just a short diversion from some of Dartmoor's best walking trails you will stumble across the 16th century Dartmoor Inn. It's an unsaid rule that walks on Dartmoor should be marked with a hearty pub lunch and a local tipple. The Dartmoor Inn offers seasonal pub classics using Dartmoor local produce, a cosy open fire, a wide selection of Devon beverages and is dog friendly.

Cornwall

Crooklets Inn, Bude - Widemouth Bay - Positioned directly on the South West Coast Path, this modern pub is in the ideal location to stop for a drink during a long or leisurely stroll during your Cornwall holidays. You can enjoy live sport from BT Sport & Sky Sports on the big screens and a great selection of local ales, beers, ciders and wines. Dogs are also welcome.

Sloop Inn, St Ives- St Ives Holiday Village - The superb walk from St Michael's Mount to St Ives uses the South West Coast Path making a fantastic coastal route for eager ramblers. Conclude this scenic walk with a pit stop at the dog friendly Sloop Inn, one of Cornwall's oldest and most famous pubs. With plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the harbour this pub specialises in fresh local seafood, locally sourced steaks and traditional Cornish Ale.

The Badger Inn, Lelant - Tolroy Manor & St Ives Holiday Village - The walk from Hayle to St Ives is a circular walk that is just over 6 miles long and takes you alongside the Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve. Half way through your journey you can stop off at the award winning Badger Inn in Lelant. Established in 1876 this old pub uses the best local produce that is cooked to order with a large selection of real ales from Cornwall.

The Taphouse, Perranporth - Perran View - The level walk from Perranporth to St Agnes via the South West Coast Path provides stunning cliff top views and wildlife. At the end of the walk you will find The Taphouse who offer casual dining in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. You can expect wonderful live music, an impressive selection of draught lagers and spirits (with 80 different gins and counting) and fresh seafood, local meats, Cornish produce and a daily specials menu.

Three Pilchards, Polperro - Killigarth Manor - Explore Polperro with the picturesque 3 mile walk via the South West Coast Path and Reuben's Walk. In the middle of this walk you will find The Three Pilchard's pub which has an excellent reputation in Polperro and is dog friendly. This family friendly pub attracts visitors with their rooftop harbour view beer garden, inviting log fire, homemade seafood freshly caught and local lagers, bitters and wine - the perfect place to wet your whistle after a lovely walk.

Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Looe - Trelawne Manor - You will come across this family friendly pub when you walk via the coast path from Talland Bay to Looe. The listed building offers an excellent atmosphere alongside hearty pub meals and a selection of real Cornish ales.

Somerset

Ring O' Bells, Hinton Blewett - Sandy Glade& Sandy Meadows - Not too far from our Sandy Glade Holiday Park is the Ring O' Bells which is just off the 45 mile Butcombe Trail which makes a circuit of the Mendip Hills. This pub will be a much needed pit stop during your exciting Somerset walk. The country inn and restaurant offers a vast food and drinks menu plus water bowls, treats and a 'doggy bar' full of toys for your four legged friends.

The Bottom Ship Inn, Porlock Weir- Sandy Glade & Sandy Meadows- Being based close to the South West Coast Path makes The Bottom Ship the perfect start and finish place for walkers. You'll love resting up at this pub after a long walk with their range of ales, classic pub food and welcoming staff.

The Bridge Inn, Dulverton - Sandy Glade & Sandy Meadows- This is the ideal pub to visit when you are exploring Exmoor National Park and captures the heart of many visitors. The tranquil pub prides itself on their seasonal and modern British menu using many local artisan producers plus a handpicked drinks menu including Exmoor & the West Country ales and craft beers. The Bridge Inn is a very dog friendly pub with a selection of treats for your doggies to chose from.

Wales

Britannia Inn, Llanmadoc - Llanrhidian - The Llanmadoc circular walk crams a lot of gorgeous scenery and intriguing history into a brisk village stroll. The award winning pub serves locally sourced Gower Gold ale, alongside a British pub menu and dishes up a traditional Sunday which includes Gower Salt Marsh Lamb.

Welcome Country Pub and Kitchen, Llanrhidian - Nestled in the peaceful village of Llanrhidian, Gower, this village pub is located close to the ‘Three Walks in Llanrhidian'. These walks offer three routes to discover the North Gower Countryside by foot. The Welcome Country Pub offers a friendly atmosphere, diverse mix of drinks and an exciting menu of locally sourced produce.

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