The Black Dog
St Mary Street, Weymouth, DT4 8PB
The Black Dog is one of Weymouth’s oldest pubs, dating back to the 16th century. The history and character of this charming inn show in spades – you can expect to find a roaring wood burner that warms even the coldest of cockles in winter, as well as oak-beamed ceilings and a beautiful traditional facade. As you’d expect from such a traditional establishment, the ale offering is top-notch. They boast at least three different cask ales on tap, which change regularly – and in summertime this ale-loving team introduces even more. The menu is equally traditional, offering the likes of scampi and chips, hearty lasagne and locally sourced ham with eggs and chips. If you’re looking for a light bite at lunchtime, plump for the delicious ploughman’s or a jacket potato laden with tasty fillings. Children have plenty to choose from, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly – you won’t find formally laid-out tables at The Black Dog, but you’re guaranteed a good, hearty meal in a home-from-home atmosphere. The pub also offers a warm welcome to dogs of all shapes and sizes, so there’s no need to leave your canine companion at home. Call in at the weekend with friends or family and enjoy live music – what better way to round off a week than toe-tapping with a pint in hand?