If you’re staying or visiting Dartmouth this month, you may be here for St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March! The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green. Thankfully, Dartmouth is not short of places to celebrate this year! Whether you want to grab a quick pint on behalf of St Paddy, looking for somewhere to spend the day celebrating, or perhaps you’re hoping to do a pub crawl with some friends, you’ll certainly find the perfect pub in Dartmouth!
Regardless of where we’re from, what we do and our age, visiting at least one pub whilst you’re on holiday tends to be something everybody does! Whether it’s to catch a Premier League game, try local ale or enjoy a family lunch, pub visits are an English tradition and thankfully, pubs in Dartmouth are varied and plentiful with something to suit everyone.
We’ve got cosy, time-honoured establishments, pubs with a view to die for whilst you sip on your Devonshire cider and plenty of places for a truly delicious home cooked meals, so what are you waiting for?!
Sitting on the historic Bayards Cove on Dartmouth’s waterfront, the Dartmouth Arms is a traditional public house serving up scrummy homemade specials every day of the week for lunch and dinner. The pub also serves a wide range of alcoholic beverages including plenty of different ales and a wonderful selection of local gins. Please click here if you wish to find out more information about Dartmouth Arms.
Bayards Cove Inn
Bayards Cove Inn is another pub that as its name suggests, is located on Bayards Cove. The modern yet snug décor combines a traditional pub feel with excellent food and drink to make an extremely inviting venue, making it the perfect place for a cosy St Paddy’s Day pint! Devon lagers and sumptuous wine is available and there is also accommodation on offer in the form of 7 stylish and comfortable bedrooms.
If you’re looking to celebrate Paddy’s day in a slightly different way, and craft beer is your thing, take a trip to Brewed Boy! You’ll find the fine establishment just off of Dukes Street in the town centre, serving a whole range of craft beers and ales from a variety of independent breweries from all over the world. This trendy bar should certainly be on your ‘to visit’ list whilst you’re in Dartmouth!
The Ship in Dock Inn
The Ship in Dock Inn is a family owned and ran Inn offering with a lovely bar, open to residents and tourists all year round. The Inn is nestled into a quieter corner of Town making the rooms quiet upon an evening but only 3 minutes walk to the centre of Dartmouth Town. They offer warming home cooked food and a wide selection of ales and beers. They’ll surely welcome you this St Patrick’s Day!
The Seale Arms
The Seale Arms is a lovely local pub with a vibrant atmosphere, located a short walk from the harbour and town centre tourist attractions and amenities. Not only do they serve excellent local food and drink, but they can also provide a cosy room to rest your head! If you’re looking for entertainment over the weekend join them on a Friday and Saturday for a mixture of live music, discos or karaoke!
The Cherub Inn
Considered one of the oldest buildings in Dartmouth, The Cherub Inn is housed within a Grade II listed building which dates all the way back to 1380. If it’s a real Devon pub you’re after then this is the place for you in Dartmouth. The timber structure is bursting with personality and of course the selection of real ales is second to none. There’s also a restaurant onsite too if you get a bit peckish after your pint!
The George & Dragon
The George & Dragon can be found in the centre of Dartmouth, just down the road from The Flavel Arts Centre & Cinema. Great for a family outing, it also welcomes well-behaved dogs too, the pub has a vast menu to choose from and all your favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available. Guests can also enjoy a very large beer garden, perfect to soak up some rays in the summer months as you enjoy a G&T!
The Floating Bridge
At one end of the North Embankment, right next to where the higher ferry disembarks, you’ll come across The Floating Bridge. Describing themselves as a ‘quaint, old fashioned pub’, it’s the ideal place to grab a great bite to eat or just relax with a drink as you enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. Its outdoor seating also makes the perfect spot to watch the ferry and boats come and go on a summer’s day.
The Dolphin is located on Market Street, just yards from The Old Market and a short walk from the iconic Dartmouth waterfront. This quirky boozer has everything you would want from a local pub; a large variety of drinks, diverse menu offering fantastic food and lots of music events on certain dates. Popular among locals as well as tourists, you might struggle to find a table for St Patrick’s Day but it’s definitely worth a shot whilst you’re staying in Dartmouth.
The oldest pub in Dartmouth, Seven Stars sits in the centre of town, adjacent to St Saviours Church. Fresh food is served all day and the bar features a rustic interior with two fireplaces for those cooler days. A good variety of local ales and ciders are on offer and it’s a dog friendly pub too so you can bring your pooch along. There’s also 6 en-suite rooms available if you wanted to make this your accommodation as well.
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch sports in Dartmouth, look no further than The Crab. Situated on the South Embankment, with fabulous views over the River Dart, this pub has everything on from premier league football to rugby and cricket with Sky Sports and BT Sports meaning next time you’re in the town you won’t have to miss a match! You can also grab a bite to eat there in the summer months too.
Steam Packet Inn
Although the other side of the river, we had to include the Steam Packet Inn in Kingswear, just in case you’re hopping on the ferry to Dartmouth and fancy a tipple before or after your trip! A family friendly pub with a welcoming nautical vibe, it boasts magnificent views across the River Dart and over to Dartmouth. Serving food 7 days a week, the menu includes fresh fish and delicious stone baked pizza.
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