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Our Top 5 Dog Friendly Restaurants In Somerset

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Luxury Dog Friendly Cottages in Somerset: The Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants near Our Quantock Cottages


For those looking for a luxury stay with their canine companion, our Quantock Cottages in Somerset offers the perfect solution. This stunning, dog-friendly collection of cottages ensures that you and your furry friend can enjoy the best of both worlds. With plenty of places to explore nearby, you and your pup can enjoy a leisurely walk or two followed by a delicious meal at one of the top 5 dog-friendly restaurants near the cottages. Read on to find out more about the best places to eat with your pooch when you stay at a luxury dog friendly cottage in Somerset.


The Old Chantry Tea Room


For one of the best cream teas in Somerset head to the Old Chantry Tea Gardens in the village where the Quantock Cottages, which are truly dog welcoming are. The tea gardens are a charming location with beautiful gardens and outdoor benches and tables by the old church ruins. They serve light lunches and delicious cream teas.


The plough

Located just a short drive or a lovely woodland walk from the Quantock Cottages, The Plough At Holford offers a traditional pub experience that both you and your four-legged friend will love. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, this charming pub is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the stunning Somerset countryside.

What sets The Plough At Holford apart is its dedication to creating a dog-friendly environment. The pub not only welcomes dogs but also goes the extra mile to ensure their comfort. They provide water bowls and even offer a special menu just for our furry friends. From delicious treats to mouth watering meals, your dog will be spoiled for choice.

For added convenience, the pub is located near a number of dog-friendly accommodations, including Quantock Cottages. These luxury cottages are not only pet-friendly but also offer enclosed gardens and secure dog exercise fields. This means that even when you're not dining at The Plough, your dog will have plenty of space to run and play. So why not treat yourself and your pooch to a visit to The Plough At Holford? Whether you're looking for a hearty meal, a refreshing pint, or simply a place to relax and unwind, this traditional pub is sure to deliver.


The Hood Arms

If you're looking for a truly indulgent dining experience in Somerset, look no further than The Hood Arm Kilve. This exquisite restaurant offers fine dining for both humans and canines, making it the perfect place to enjoy a special meal with your furry friend.

Located near the Quantock Cottages, The Hood Arm Kilve is just a short drive away, making it easily accessible for guests staying at the luxury dog-friendly cottages. What sets this restaurant apart is its dedication to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for dogs. With their dog-friendly policies, including allowing dogs inside the restaurant and providing water bowls and treats, your pup will feel like a VIP guest.

But it's not just about the dogs; The Hood Arm Kilve is also known for its exceptional cuisine. The menu offers a range of mouth watering dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a truly unforgettable dining experience. From delectable seafood dishes to succulent steaks, there's something for every palate.

To make the most of your visit, we recommend booking a table in advance, as this popular restaurant can get busy, especially during peak times. And if you're staying at one of the Quantock Cottages, you'll be glad to know that they offer a selection of cottages with enclosed gardens or secure dog exercise fields, so your furry friend can burn off some energy before or after your meal.

Reeves Restaurant

Reeves is in Dunster, where culinary excellence meets the charm of a historic village. Immerse yourself in a world of gastronomic delights as we invite you to experience the epitome of fine dining. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients and expertly crafted dishes, we offer a truly memorable dining experience in the heart of Dunster.


Reeves Restaurant is situated in the heart of Dunster, a short drive from our Luxury Dog friendly Quantock Cottages. Dunster is a picturesque village steeped in history and charm. Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian building, the restaurant exudes a warm and inviting ambiance that sets the stage for a truly memorable dining experience for both you and your dogs. As you step through the doors, you are transported to a world where elegance meets comfort, and every detail has been carefully curated to create a welcoming atmosphere.

The interior of Reeves Restaurant is a blend of classic and contemporary design, with comfortable seating and soft lighting that creates an intimate and sophisticated setting. The walls are adorned with artwork that reflects the rich history of the village, adding a touch of character to the space. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to indulge in a fine meal, Reeves Restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience.


Under the guidance of the talented and innovative chef, every plate that leaves our kitchen is a masterpiece of flavor and presentation. The menu is thoughtfully crafted to showcase the best of both traditional and contemporary cuisine, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients that are at the peak of freshness. They believe in supporting local farmers and producers, and this commitment to quality is reflected in every dish we serve.

From perfectly seared steaks to delicate seafood creations, our menu offers a wide range of options to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Each dish is carefully prepared with attention to detail and a passion for culinary excellence. Their chef takes inspiration from global flavours and techniques, infusing each creation with a touch of creativity and innovation. Whether you're in the mood for a classic favourite or an adventurous culinary exploration, our menu has something to delight every taste.


While every dish at Reeves Restaurant is a culinary delight, there are a few standout items that have become favourites among our guests. One such signature dish is Pan-Seared Scallops, served with a citrus beurre blanc and a delicate pea puree. The scallops are perfectly cooked to achieve a tender and buttery texture, while the accompanying sauce adds a burst of bright and refreshing flavours. This dish is a true celebration of the sea and never fails to impress.

Another must-try item on the menu is our Slow-Roasted Lamb Shank. This hearty dish features tender lamb shank braised in a rich red wine jus, served with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The slow cooking process results in meat that is fall-off-the-bone tender and packed with flavour. It's a comforting and indulgent dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and content.

Having dined to your hearts content return to your home-from-home Quantock Cottages and chill out beneath the stars in your private hot tub, or snuggle with your pooches in front of your real log burning fire.


The Kitchen at Quantock Lakes


The Kitchen is an oasis in the countryside. Spread over two floors they boast great décor, delicious food, wonderful drinks and a view to love. They have two inside dining rooms, a great balcony with views of the Quantocks and an outside ground floor space that sits up to 120. And if tractors are your thing this is the perfect place to come!

Upstairs is the Kitchen Restaurant. Take a look at their menus and you will see some great local food that’s simple but classy, presented lovingly and is guaranteed to have you coming back for more. Amazing breakfasts and wonderful lunches! Great food, local ales and Somerset ciders - what's not to love? They are very dog friendly so if you want to bring your pampered pooch, as long as its well behaved you are very welcome! Having dined to your full why not have a charming walk down Holford Combe with your doggos before returning to the luxurious dog friendly Quantock Cottages which have enclosed gardens and 2 secure exercise fields where your dogs can run free.


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