A holiday in Devon means plenty of opportunity to indulge the dog in long ambles through the countryside, and that means stopping to wet your whistle in a friendly pub along the way. As mid dog walk pubs go, it would be difficult to find one more suited to the cause than the Peter Tavy Inn on Dartmoor.
This 15th century inn has a rural location, low wooden beams and log fires so it ticks all the boxes for a refreshing pause with your pet. There’s outdoor seating too, and the grassy garden makes a lovely place to sit and rest over a meal and a drink on a warm day.
It may look like the quintessential quiet county pub, but (like most of Devon’s pubs) the Peter Tavy Inn has a bit of a history too. The building was used as a location in the 60s film ‘Run Wild, Run Free’ which starred Sir John Mills, and many of the extras you can see in the scenes’ backgrounds were actually local villagers enjoying a drink.
The bar only serves West Country ales, and there are always 3 or 4 on tap to welcome tired walkers. Lunch is served between 12 and 2pm each day. The inn is just 3 miles from Tavistock, and as you sit in the garden and look out at Dartmoor you’ll feel miles from anywhere.