Cornish canine watering holes holiday cottages

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Cornish canine watering holes

Sam 08 July 2019

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:

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Best for families

The Cobweb Inn
The Cobweb Inn credit: Instagram @jemass

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.

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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

The Cornish Arms
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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.

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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

The Watering Hole
The Watering Hole credit: Instagram @stephradda

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.

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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

Driftwood Spars
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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.

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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

The Badger Inn
The Badger Inn credit: Instagram @outwardist

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.

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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

The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn credit: Instagram @gudphoto

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.

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Burnt Toast Cottage – sleeps 5 humans and 2 dogs

Regent Cottage – sleeps 4 humans and 1 dog

Best for a post-walk pint

The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms credit: Instagram @pawsacrossbritain

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.

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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

The Old Inn
The Old Inn credit: Instagram @buddybinks_schnoodle

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.

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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

The Boathouse
The Boathouse credit: Instagram @rhubarb_the_collie

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.

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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

Ye Olde Salutation Inn
Ye Olde Salutation Inn credit: Instagram @mutantballerina

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.

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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

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