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The unspoilt village of Charmouth is a fantastic place to unwind. After exploring its ancient coastline you can look forward to refuelling in one of Charmouth’s best pubs. 

One of the charms of a quintessential British country holiday is the pubs! Traditional, welcoming, and the perfect place to unwind with a beer after a long Jurassic Coast walk.

You can also wolf down some grub after an active day at the beach– a British pub just can’t be beat! For holidaymakers in Charmouth, there’s certainly no shortage of brilliant pubs to claim as your local during your stay.

Continue reading to discover six of our favourite Charmouth pubs…

Dog Friendly Pubs in Charmouth

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak pub is an absolute delight, offering excellent food and drinks. This pub in Charmouth boasts not one but two fantastic bars. At the traditional bar you can sample fabulous ales or a craft keg from Palmers, a Bridport brewery dating back to 1794.


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At the other bar you can enjoy delicious prosecco, a range of gins, and yummy cocktail concoctions. Plus, on a hot summer’s day, there are even frozen cocktails available courtesy of the bar’s slushy machine.

The food is also a treat. With gorgeous local produce from Taste of Devon butchers, baked goods from Charmouth bakery and fish from Daveys Locker in Bridport, it’s no wonder this pub won Taste of the West GOLD for Best Dining Pub in 2021.

The George

This family run and family friendly pub is a charming place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat. Dating back to the Middle Ages, The George is a slice of Charmouth history.

Wet your whistle with a refreshing Thatcher’s cider or a real ale from the likes of Otter Brewery and St. Austell Brewery. And if you’re hungry? There’s an excellent lunch and dinner menu including children’s options, plus a roast on Sundays.

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More than just dog friendly, this pub treats your pup like another punter, with their own doggie menu including Frozzy’s ice cream for dogs. If you are holidaying with a four-legged friend, we have some recommendations for days out you can enjoy with your furry pal too.

The George also boasts a spacious outdoor area to sit in on a sunny day. Here you’ll find a fantastic play area for the kids and- perhaps most excitingly of all- an animal corner where some adorable pygmy goats live.

Pubs Near Charmouth

The Cobb Arms

Found in nearby Lyme Regis, the Cobb Arms overlooks the spectacular Cobb harbour wall, ideal for those wanting to enjoy a drink with a view.


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This vintage 1930s pub is incredibly spacious, with three bar areas and two lovely outdoor spaces. The food on offer is delicious and always freshly made from locally sourced ingredients. Read our guide: 13 of The Best Places for Fish and Chips in Lyme Regis to discover more. The drinks are equally enticing, including Palmer’s ales and an extensive gin menu.

The Pilot Boat Inn

Housed in a stunning Grade 2 listed building, the Pilot Boat Inn is found at the edge of Lyme Regis’ beautiful beach. The perfect pub for a summer’s day, the Pilot Boat Inn has an inside outside bar and a charming sun trap roof terrace where magnificent sea views can be enjoyed.

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There are plenty of wonderful drinks available, such as Palmer’s ale, wine, mocktails and cocktails including a Dorset Fizz. And for when your tummy rumbles? The pub has its very own pizza oven. It’s pizzas and other dishes are so tasty, in fact, that this pub also scored a spot on our roundup of the best restaurants in Lyme Regis.

The Pilot Boat Inn is also a marvellous place to begin your day, offering a breakfast menu and artisan coffee. If you like this location, browse this collection of Lyme Regis holiday cottages.

The Volunteer Inn

At 400 years old, The Volunteer Inn is not only a superb independent pub but a piece of Jurassic Coast history.

Here you can dine on classic pub grub including some very tasty pies, as well as a roast dinner on Sundays. And every dish is made from fresh local produce.


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There is also an excellent selection of ales and ciders. The four real ales served all come from local breweries including St. Austell and Branscombe Vale brewery. And each of the four traditional ciders come from the west country, with three from Somerset and one from Cornwall.

The Ship Inn

Found in Lyme Regis’ enchanting old town, next to the Old Mill, The Ship Inn is a delightful dog friendly pub.

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This pub near Charmouth is brilliant for those wanting to enjoy an activity or two, or unleash their competitive side. The Ship Inn boasts both a skittle alley and a pool table for patrons looking for a little fun and games.

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