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.
Rivers Brink – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
Cloverclose Cottage – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
Bottreaux Heights – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
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.
Gwel Vu – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
Quacker Barn – sleeps 2 humans and 1 dog
Padstow – The Linhay – sleeps 4 humans and 2 dogs
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.
Whitehouse Cottage – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
The Olde Sunday School – sleeps 6 humans and 2 dogs
Hyacinth Cottage – sleeps 6 humans and 2 dogs
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.
Penhallow Farm – Mount Hawke – sleeps 6 humans and 1 dog
Lor Treven – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
The Cove Porthtowan – sleeps 4 humans and 2 dogs
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.
Rose- An- Grouse The Gables – sleeps 8 humans and 4 dogs
Villa Surfside – sleeps 6 humans and 4 dogs
Carnsew – St Erth – sleeps 2 humans and 1 dog
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.
Burnt Toast Cottage – sleeps 5 humans and 2 dogs
Regent Cottage – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
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.
Riverside – sleeps 2 humans and 2 dogs
Cabin at Trenow – sleeps 2 humans and 1 dog
Millers Loft – sleeps 5 humans and 2 dogs
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.
Pencoys – sleeps 6 humans and 2 dogs
Cormorant – sleeps 4 humans and 2 dogs
Sanderling – Mullion Cove – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
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.
An Dyji – sleeps 2 humans and 2 dogs
By The Brook – sleeps 6 humans and 2 dogs
Swans Reach – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog
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.
Coastal Reach – sleeps 6 humans and 2 dogs
The Cuddy – sleeps 6 humans and 1 dog
Sea Valley Swallow Cottage – sleeps 4 humans and 2 dogs
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. Or take a look at our complete guide to everything dog-friendly in Cornwall.