Friday 13 February 2015

The Grove Exmouth

The Esplanade

We visited The Grove on the 12th of February at lunch time whilst in Exmouth for a playdate with friends (my sisfur Tilly and Ontie Claire to be precise!). It was very quiet when we got there, we were the only ones there and we took up residence at a table that was next to the log fire (although it wasn't lit at the time!) and it had a lovely rug in front of it that looked perfect for 2 houndies to snooze on.
The part of the pub we sat in with the rug infront the fire

We all settled down to look at the menu's and ordered drinks. The hoomans took ages looking at the menu and picking what they wanted to have for lunch; in the end they decided on the mushroom and Camembert burger (for my vegetarian girl) , the cod cheek scampi (for my hooman boy) and the stuffed pumpkin (for Ontie Claire). Myself and Tilly had bought our own snacks so we settled down to munch those and then took a short nap.

When the food came out; which it did pretty quickly, it was all HUGE portions! The mushroom burger was a portabello mushroom, a inch thick piece of Camembert cheese , caramalised onions and spinach in a bun and it was served with chips (in a cute little bucket!) , the stuffed pumpkin was again huge, it was stuffed with risotto and vegetables and haloumi cheese and it came served with potato's and salad and the cod cheek scampi was a good sized portion and was served with chips. All the food was amazing, very good quality, amazing sized portions, hot and well cooked and a decent price (most meals were between 9 GBP  and 12 GBP but for the portion sizes that's a good value meal!)

There are dog bowls throughout (Although these were all empty at the time of our visit I imagine they will be well filled in summer months!) and dog biscuits on the bar (We didn't try these as we had brought our own snacks as I previously mentioned!) The signs outside indicate in several places that The Grove is dog friendly throughout (They are also hooman pup friendly if you have one of those!) The Grove no doubt gets extremely busy in summer months (You can book a table on their website or by telephoning them!), it has an outside seating area, is directly opposite Exmouth beach (although the entrance to the beach is a few mins walk up the road!) and a short walk from the main area of Exmouth with its shops, cafes and attractions.

We had a very nice visit and would highly recommend you pop in for a drink or some lunch. We will definitely be returning in the future!


  1. That looks like a great place to visit with dogs. I think you're very lucky in the UK, with so many dog-friendly pubs and eateries and camp grounds. Very few places here in NZ are dog-friendly - we only visit people nowadays on the condition that our hounds come too - so we don't go out much :-)