A list of some of the best pubs around Cornwall? Great. With real ales, cracking food or fabulous views? I’m there. Where your four-legged friend is more than welcome? Legendary.
Let’s be honest, sometimes the best bit of the long walk with your dog is the pub or restaurant waiting for you at the other end. And there’s nothing worse than finding a hidden gem but realising your furry friend isn’t welcome.
So, we’ve done the legwork for you; let us guide you around some of the best Cornish canine watering holes:
Best for families
The Cobweb Inn (1) at Boscastle is a quaint, characterful pub with two roaring fires in the winter for your canine companion to stretch in front of, as well as home-cooked food, real ales, local cider and live music on occasion. Dogs are welcome in the bar on a lead and kids have their own menu to choose from, so it’s great for pleasing a crowd.
Best for foodies
For real foodies, The Cornish Arms (2), St Merryn is Rick Stein’s famous pub and unsurprisingly serves amazing food. In the winter, cosy up in front of the log fire with a pint and man’s best friend, and in the summer months, roam the large beer garden and soak up that Cornish sunshine.
Best for sandy toes and paws
Whilst in Cornwall you simply cannot miss The Watering Hole (3) - the UK’s only bar right on the beach. Set in a stunning location on a beautiful dog-friendly beach at Perranporth, what better place to while away the afternoon with a pint, hot chocolate or great food and rest weary feet and paws.
Here’s our full collection of Cornish coastal cottages that welcome your four-legged friend.
Best for one man and his dog
A truly Cornish coastal watering hole, The Driftwood Spars (4), at Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes is a must-visit on your itinerary. With excellent home-cooked food, a fantastic location with beautiful views as well as local ales and three cosy bars with roaring winter fires, you and your dog will find it difficult to tear yourselves away.
Best for taking the whole pack
If it’s a laidback atmosphere and a cracking carvery that you’re looking for, then you need to go no further than The Badger Inn (5), Lelant. This characterful eatery with wide-ranging menu and lovely beer garden to enjoy when the weather good is an excellent place for a relaxed afternoon or evening.
Best for pampering your pup
Situated in a quaint fishing village with great views of the harbour, The Ship Inn (6), Mousehole is perfect whatever time of year you choose to visit: quiet, cosy and romantic in winter or vibrant in summer, everyone’s welcome – they even have some dog treats on the bar for your canine companion.
Best for a post-walk pint
Top quality food, great location and a lovely log fire are just some of the things you and your dog can look forward to on a visit to The King’s Arms (7) in Marazion. Just five minutes from the beach and with great outdoor space to enjoy in warmer weather, this pub is the ideal place to refuel.
Best for a traditional pub experience
Located on the remarkable Lizard Peninsula at Mullion, The Old Inn (8) offers a relaxed atmosphere, great food and some lovely outside space to welcome both you and your pup. Relax and enjoy some delicious food from locally sourced produce whilst your dog watches the world go by, inside or out.
Best for waterside views
Fabulous views and local ales too, what more could you ask of The Boathouse (9) at Falmouth? Well, let’s chuck in some fantastic Sunday roasts, a log burner, characterful atmosphere and friendly staff, you and your dog will feel most welcome after a stroll of the town.
Best for community spirit
A real gem of a traditional, characterful pub, you can’t go far wrong with Ye Olde Salutation Inn (10) in Looe. Complete with real fireplace as well as real ales and an impressive menu, you and your canine companion can easily find yourself losing time in this quaint inn.
Feeling thirsty and in need of a break in beautiful Cornwall with your four-legged friend? Why not browse our collection of dog-friendly cottages in this fantastic location?
For even more inspiration, take a look at our complete guide to everything dog-friendly in Cornwall.
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