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Westleigh is a Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast with a Difference

Westleigh is run by Etta Ware a Cordon Bleu trained cook, who, for the last 8 years has run her own successful outside catering/directors lunch business.

D'aubignys is Etta's name for her catering business and here at Westleigh you have the pleasure of enjoying a very special meal cooked just for you in the conservatory with your dog! You can chose your own menu from a list of suggestions given to you
by Etta. (meals must be pre booked, at least 24 hrs in order to get in the ingredients fresh for you)

As soon as you arrive at Westleigh you will receive a warm welcome with afternoon tea, homemade scones, cream and jam ( between 16:00 and 17:00) and your pet will also have their own homemade special welcome! Either in the conservatory or the cosy sitting room with its open fire depending on the time of year and of course your pet is welcome wherever you go.

To book a room, please call us and we'll take a card payment over the phone to complete your reservation.

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Westleigh B&B
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Jill Afton
Jill Afton
08:41 13 Aug 21
Lovely short stay. Etta was a lovely host and the b&b was very well situated.
Beverley Smithers
Beverley Smithers
20:26 22 Jun 21
Just had our sixth stay at Westleigh. The standard is always high and the breakfast is outstanding. Dogs are spoilt and... given lots of lovely gifts. Would highly recommend it for a short break right next to the beach with easy parking included in the room more
edward baker
edward baker
06:13 07 Oct 20
Beautiful house and very well kept, Good range of breakfast foods as well as cooked full English, lovely home made... marmalade and jams with toast as well as plenty of tea and coffee, Owner wasn't there at the time but Jan looked after every need even coming back to light a fire in sitting room in the more
Chris Crawford
Chris Crawford
17:32 07 Sep 20
Excellent family weekend in Beer at Westleigh. Etta was an amazing host, very welcoming for the dogs and amazing food... home prepared by her. Thanks againread more
Triston Nowell
Triston Nowell
07:32 31 Aug 20
Very highly recommended, we had warm welcome with cream tea on arrival, very dog friendly, amazing food, and rooms very... lovely clean and comfortable, will definitely be going agen, meny thanks to etta and her mum. From triston and shonaread more
14:36 06 Oct 18
Had a lovely few days staying at the Westleigh b&b in Beer. What a lovely place, so peaceful and really friendly. We... stayed in the Belljar, in a very comfortable room. The bed was so comfy too. Us and our yorkies slept right through. Thank you Etta for a lovely stay and making us feel welcome. xread more
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Westleigh B&B
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Barbara Webb
Barbara Webb
We had a lovely weekend with Etta.Lovely cream tea on arrival.The room w as extremely clean and comfortable.Everything... we might need.Plus lovely treats for Oscar ,our elderly jrt.He really enjoyed the liver cake so much we had to put it out of his reach.Great English breakfast .Beer is lovely and in October the weather so good.Hopefully we will be back next more
Julie Farney
Julie Farney
We have just returned from our weekend in Heaven! Etta is a wonderful host, and made us feel totally at home. Her... cooking is amazing too. We can't wait to return again soon. xread more
Jo Saxton
Jo Saxton
What can we say ♥️ what a wonderful place Etta is such a lovely host . Winnie our cockapoo was super spoilt 🐶 Breakfast... was delicious 😋 We just felt right at home . Beer is a great location pubs are all dog friendly 👍 wonderful coastal walks 👍 well done Etta ♥️read more
Karen Janes
Karen Janes
Really fabulous place to stay. So many thoughtful details and nothing was too much trouble for us or the hounds. We... were a bit anxious about trying b&b with our dogs but this was great. Excellent secure garden too and a stones throw from the beach. We were wonderfully welcomed and looked after by Etta and Matt and a big thanks to Jan 🧡read more
Neil Sampson
Neil Sampson
Absolutely wonderful weekend at westleigh B&B. The dogs settled in very quickly and we were made to feel very welcome.... Definitely recommend havi g dinner here as well. Eta is a fabulous cook. If the Goat tagine is on the menu it's a must try😁😁read more
Pablo Bricksy
Pablo Bricksy
Couple of nights here, so relaxed, had a great walk on the coastal path. Breakfast was lovely and we were very well... looked after. Can’t recommend it highly more
Sarah Cole
Sarah Cole
Lovely break at Westleigh, where we were welcomed by Etta and her family. Rosie (our Westie) was made welcome with dog... treats and food given on her arrival - we had a lovely cream tea!! Could not fault anything - first class. Thank you so much - we will return more
Mary Smithurst
Mary Smithurst
Home away from home. Lovely easy going atmosphere and very dog friendly. The food is amazing and we felt as if we were... friends, not paying guests. Etta and her mum are wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. Definitely recommend it, especially if you want to bring your dog on holiday. Our Rosie really enjoyed her stay. We were treated to a lovely cream tea on arrival and there were treats and a bag of grain free dog food in the room for Rosie and some home made flapjacks (delicious) and a selection of teas and coffees for us. Overall, well worth a visit. We will definitely stay again next time we are in the area. Most of the pubs in Beer are dog friendly as more
Diana McCann
Diana McCann
Very dog friendly, food, bowls and treats in the room when we arrived. Enclosed garden and only steps away from the... admittedly pebbly beach. Plus Etta is a fantastic cook! Really enjoyed our more
Gaynor Baines Picton
Gaynor Baines Picton
Want to be spoilt?....want your Dog to be spoilt? Then Westliegh is definitely the place to come, Eta is a fantastic... host ....does an amazing cream tea on arrival... and provides everything you could possibly need for your dog. Stayed three times now already planning and scheming our fourth visit. �read more
Craig Cairns
Craig Cairns
Went with my girlfriend and her German shepherd this last weekend. House is gorgeous inside and out. Beautiful back... garden. Etta was a fantastic host. She made us and Max feel very welcome including dog food and treats..........for Max. Breakfast was excellent !! Locally sourced produce and the most amazing home made fruit jams and probably the best marmalade I've ever tasted ! Room was lovely and a really super bed with quality linen ! Well done Etta and your mum. We had a fab time. Thankyou !!read more
Cheryl Lindfield
Cheryl Lindfield
We are staying here at the moment going home tomorrow Etta is a lovely warm friendly person very helpful her cooking is... wonderful it’s just a lovely place to stay beer is gorgeous to we don’t want to go home we will hopefully be back in August thank you Etta and her mum Jane for looking after us so wellread more
Aisha Wilson
Aisha Wilson
Fabulous place to stay, especially if you have a dog. He was welcomed with open arms, even a home cooked liver cake... awaited him. Beautiful clean room with everything you would need. Etta is lovely and friendly, food excellent, and I can't wait to go again. Beer is also a beautiful place xread more
Anna Kerr
Anna Kerr
Stayed here just one night en route back home and what a fantastic place! My 2 rascals and I were welcomed with a... toasty fire going and a wonderful pot of tea. The food was amazing, the room extremely clean and comfortable and attention to detail second to none - the dogs appreciated the little treat pot of liver cake! The secure garden was perfect for the dogs: pretty but practical :) All in all we can't wait for another opportunity to stay!read more
Emma Jane Lucy-Smith
Emma Jane Lucy-Smith
Amazing weekend away Friday night to Sunday morning. Lovely rooms cozy, clean and comfortable. Etta is so friendly and... is amazing and the dogs are adorable. Hubby and I can't wait to come back Friday night to Sunday morning just isn't long enough xxread more
Sam Burdett
Sam Burdett
I cannot recommend Etta and her lovely guest house enough. A more friendly and welcoming host you could not wish to... find. Everything you would need for your dog was provided in a beautiful cottage. Whatever your choice of breakfast, Etta is more than happy to cater for. Beer is a pretty Devon village and anyone with a dog should stay here!read more
Ben Richards
Ben Richards
Had an amazing time here, one night wasn't long enough! We were welcomed with homemade scones and tea which was... delicious!! Showed around the house which was absolutely beautiful our room was brilliant as was the bathroom. Etta couldn't do enough for my partner and I and our dog! He had homemade liver cake which he adored! Bed, bowls, toys and treats were supplied. Not forgetting our meal which was divine. Honestly couldn't fault anything I have never felt so welcomed and comfortable than I did here. Can't wait to visit again :).read more
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About Us

Bed & Breakfast with a difference
Westleigh is a Dog Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Westleigh is a truly dog friendly bed & breakfast. Etta Ware, a cordon bleu chef, is your host and the inspiration behind Westleigh where there is no charge for your dog & no restriction on access to any room other than the kitchen. In addition Westleigh is well equipped with a dog bath, blasters, foot scrubs, leads & lots of towels not to mention dog food, bowls treats & toys, in fact just about everything to ensure a perfect stay. Westleigh itself is a 120 year old cottage that has recently undergone a complete modernisation. It has central heating & double glazing throughout and both bedrooms are carpeted. Aga cooked breakfasts & dinners of your choice are prepared in the recently re-furbished kitchen by Etta herself. The beach is a 2 minute walk away from Westleigh & many other dog friendly places in East Devon are close by. If you would like to view Westleigh or discuss your requirements in more detail with us, Please call or Alternatively e-mail us at

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Dog friendly
  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:00

  • Modern Facilities
Dry Dog Food
Dry Dog food is included in the price but special food can be bought for you in advance at cost price.
Dog Walking
Dog sitting and walking available at extra cost.
Off Street Parking
Car Parking Available, just ask for details.
Maps and Brochures
Maps and brochures available for local beaches and dog friendly areas



Below are some images of what you might expect to see inside Westleigh.

Have a look at some of the beautiful Scenery and surrounding areas around Westliegh, The picture-postcard village of Beer nestles in Lyme Bay, on the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and forms part of the South West Coastal Path. The shingle beach still boasts a small fleet of working fishing boats and the surrounding picturesque white chalk cliffs provide a natural suntrap sheltering the cove from prevailing westerly winds.

Due to the our dog friendly nature we regret we cannot accommodate under 18's

Terms & Conditions

Rates quoted are per room, per night based upon 2 people sharing. We can only offer a minimum of
two nights stay but we do have a single person discount on 3 or more nights of 5%

50% non refundable deposit on booking taken over the phone by card (credit/debit accepted) or with internet banking.
With the remaining balance plus any other extra costs on checkout with cash or card (credit/debit accepted))
Check in is between 4pm and 5pm and checkout is 10am.

Cancellation policy
Unfortunately the deposit is non refundable, so we recommend that guests take appropriate holiday/cancellation insurance as required.
However if you wish to transfer your reservation, this is possible up to 14 days before your arrival date.
In the unlikely event that we have to change or cancel your reservation we reserve the right to do so. If this arises you can

  1. Make an alternative arrangement with us.
  2. Cancel your reservation and receive a full refund of any monies paid.

Food allergens
Please let us know if you suffer from any allergies or intolerances when booking.

Smoking policy
Smoking is strictly forbidden in and on all areas of the property. The use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited.

We regret we do not accept under 18s due to our pet friendly policy.

We do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of your vehicle or possessions when staying with us.

Breakages and damages
Please take care when staying in our property. You are responsible for any damages you or your dog might cause to the accommodation or its contents. We ask that you report any incidents as they occur. We would not usually ask you to pay for minor breakages but we may charge you if the damage or breakage is significant.

Privacy statement
Any personal information given to us will not be passed on to any third party though
from time to time we may contact you with any news or special offers.

We will clean your bedroom daily during your stay unless specifically requested otherwise. An extra fee may be applied at check out if extra cleaning is required. This will vary according to the severity of the ‘accident’ or area.

We ask that dogs do not get left unattended in or on the property at anytime (unless dog sitting has previously been agreed on) and that you clean up after your dog inside and outside. Dogs are allowed anywhere within the house apart from the kitchen.
Dogs to be kept on leads and with you at all times. A maximum number of 2 big dogs (Labrador size) per room or at managements discretion. Please ask at time of booking if you are unsure.

If you wish to access the garden during these times please use the front door and go round to the iron gates on the side of beach court, we ask that you please respect our neighbours and keep barking to a minimum.

Takeaways and ready meals are not permitted on the property as it comprises our health and safety regulations. (We are more than happy to provide you with food if you wish to eat in).

Due to fire regulations, no electronic devices are to be left plugged in while guests are out.
Anything found plugged in will be unplugged and returned to you when you get back.

Contact Westleigh B&B

Please feel free to contact us for any enquiries by filling in the below form rousing any of the methods on our site.