Dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall


Cornwall is the perfect place to enjoy with a dog by your side. Tonnes of open countryside, beaches and more walks than you can shake (or throw) a stick at. And let’s face it, there’s no better way to finish of your day than by enjoying a pint with your pooch.

But finding a dog-friendly pub can be tricky. How to do you know where to go where your dog will be welcomed with open arms? Fear not – we’ve handpicked a selection of dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall. Places where you can enjoy a pint with lots of space, room to rest and treats for you and your best friend!

The Gurnard’s Head – nr Zennor

If you’re walking along the South West Coast Path then be sure to stop off at The Gurnard’s Head. It’s an award-winning pub with fantastic food and an excellent dog-friendly atmosphere. It’s popular though so be careful to book ahead and reserve one of the dog-friendly tables. You’ll find it on the stretch of coastline near the famous Poldark film sets of Levant Mine and Botallack.

The Gurnard’s Head, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3DE.

5 Degrees West – Falmouth

This modern bar is only minutes from Falmouth and offers lots of space, delicious food and even a doggie bag with treats for your best friend! And as a dog owner you won’t be hidden away at the bar either – you and your pooch will both be welcomed in the restaurant area. There you can tuck into a juicy rack of ribs, a plate of fresh mussels and a wide range of vegetarian options alongside a fine selection of real ales.

5 Degrees West, 7 Grove Place, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AU.

The Old Coastguard – Mousehole

If you’re near Mousehole then don’t forget to drop into The Old Coastguard. It’s a dog-friendly place to eat, drink and relax which welcomes man’s best friend with open arms. Your dog can rest on the terrace while you enjoy a drink and the stunning views from the tropical garden. And if you decide to stopover, then you can both enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of their luxurious pet-friendly rooms.

The Old Coastguard, The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6PR.

The Watering Hole – Perranporth

If you want to relax on the beach with Fido at your feet then look no further than The Watering Hole. You’ll find it nestled amongst the sand dunes – it’s the only bar on a beach in the whole of the UK! It’s a great spot to unwind after a dog walk along the sand. And you can enjoy some lovely pub grub while watching surfers ride the waves.

The Watering Hole, 19 St Piran’s Road, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0BH.

The ShipWrights Arms – Helston

If your dog loves a riverside walk then visit The ShipWrights Arms near Helston. With direct waterfront access from the beer garden, you can relax and enjoy a pint while your well-behaved pouch paddles in the water. It’s the best place to enjoy great food, good company and a nice pint while high tide laps up against the riverbank.

The Shipwrights Arms, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6JX.

The Halzephron Inn – Gunwalloe

You know you’re in a good pub when you’re greeted by the sight of dogs lying quietly under tables. The Halzephron Inn regularly features in The Good Pub Guide and there are some great reviews of its Sunday lunch on TripAdvisor. It’s situated about 10 minutes outside of Helston – just follow signs towards The Lizard and then to Gunwalloe village.

The Halzephron Inn, Gunwalloe, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7QB.

Castaways – Mylor Harbour

There’s a fantastic circular dog walk from the historic Cornish finishing village of Flushing and you’ll discover Castaways about half way around. It’s a modern, dog-friendly restaurant, bar and bistro offering a blend of Italian-style cuisine, quality seafood, locally sourced produce and great draught beers. It offers a welcome rest for both you and your dog in a secluded and tranquil spot overlooking the harbour – sounds like bliss!

Castaways, Mylor Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5UF.

The Turks Head – Penzance

If you find yourself near Penzance then don’t forget to drop by at The Turks Head. Historically frequented by pirates and smugglers, it’s now particularly popular with well-behaved dogs and their owners. It does a cracking roast too – one that your furry friend with be giving you proper puppy eyes for!

The Turks Head, Chapel St, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AF.

The Bowgie Inn – Newquay

In warmer weather The Bowgie Inn makes a perfect pitstop on a dog walk across the beautiful sand dunes of Crantock, near Newquay. Dogs are welcomed in the outside area where they can be spoilt with a bonio in a jar from the bar with a donation to the wonderful Cornish charity, K9 Crusaders. And after treating their four-legged friends, owners can soak up the breathtaking sea views while tucking into hearty and homemade dishes ranging from soups, curries, pies and nachos to fish dishes, steak and grills.

The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5SE.

The Blue Peter Inn – Polperro

This is perhaps the most spectacular venue on the list. The Blue Peter Inn can be found in the beautifully quaint coastal village of Polperro perched between fishermen’s houses, overlooking the harbour. It’s got a warm and intimate atmosphere and is a great way to finish off a day spent exploring the famous village with a four-legged friend.

The Blue Peter Inn, Quay Road, Polperro, Cornwall, PL13 2QZ.

These are just few of the pubs where both dogs and dog owners will be welcomed but there are plenty more! Our beautiful county is filled with dog-friendly bars, pubs and bistros where you can enjoy food and a pint after a walk with your dog.

But it’s not just your dog that will have a great time – each of these fine establishments serve a good pint so you can kick back and relax with your best friend by your side.

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