Top 10 Dog-Friendly Pubs & Eateries in Cornwall

After a busy day exploring the fabulous sandy beaches and rugged coastal walks, you’ll want to find somewhere to eat where your four-legged friend will be as welcome as you are. Luckily Cornwall is teeming with places to eat that welcome dogs, whether it’s a beachside cafe, an award-winning restaurant or a fabulous coastal inn. We’ve put together some of our favourite dog-friendly pubs and eateries in Cornwall, where you can enjoy fabulous food sourced from local ingredients, while your dog will be spoiled with treats, biscuits, doggy beer or maybe their own gourmet meal.

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

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The Old Coastguard is a fabulous dog-friendly seaside pub in the gorgeous fishing village of Mousehole, near the beaches of West Cornwall and has stunning views of St Michael’s Mount and the Lizard peninsula. The pub really welcomes canine friends and head chef Tom Symons serves wonderful Cornish fare and is renowned for its amazing Sunday lunches. There are many wonderful walks close by where you can pick up the South West Coast Path with lots of year-round dog-friendly beaches close by. Land’s End, which is the most south-westerly point of the mainland less than 30 minutes drive away.

STAY AT: The Godolphin, Cornwall

The Dog’s Bar, Hotel Tresanton St Mawes

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Set in the South Cornish village of St Mawes, The Tresanton Hotel is a collection of whitewashed buildings. Formerly a yacht club, they create a very relaxed, almost Mediterranean getaway. The Dogs’ Bar is situated in the hotel and offers a charming and relaxed dining space where your four-legged friend will be truly welcome. Enjoy seasonal fayre with a famous Tresanton bloody Mary. In summer they serve locally sourced food on the terrace. The menus include plenty of native produce using Cornish suppliers and seasonal ingredients with a focus on locally caught seafood.

Stay here! Hotel Tresanton has a wonderful selection of stylish dog-friendly rooms.

The Old Ferry Inn, Fowey


The dog-friendly Old Ferry Inn has a fabulous location on the banks of the Fowey River Estuary in the delightful village of Bodinnick. A quintessential Cornish Inn that has been providing hospitality for over 400 years, dogs are welcome with treats in the bar area or in the summer months you and your four-legged friend can dine on the south-facing terraces. Expect excellent Cornish fayre as well as tapas dishes.

Stay here! Check out The Old Ferry Inn’s super dog-friendly rooms!

The Springer Spaniel, Launceston


Famous for its fantastic Sunday lunches, The Springer Spaniel is a traditional 18c pub with original beams and bare brick walls in Launceston near the Tamar Valley with fine dining options in the warm, friendly atmosphere of a pub. Super dog-friendly – treats are on offer from the friendly staff and don’t forget to make friends with Ernie, the pub dog and cuddle master.

STAY AT: The Horn of Plenty, Devon

The Lugger, Truro


The Lugger is a five-star country inn on the Roseland Peninsula with a fabulous waterside location selected by the Sunday Times as the best seaside hotel. It sits on the water’s edge right at the centre of the gorgeous village of Portloe. Dine in the conservatory area with your dog who will be warmly welcomed by the staff and if staying over will receive a cheeky sausage at breakfast time.

Stay here! Take a look at the hotel’s collection of cosy dog-friendly rooms.

The Sloop Inn, St Ives


One of the oldest pubs in Cornwall, The Sloop Inn is a favourite for locals, fishermen, artists and tourists all year round. Dogs are welcome in areas of the pub and the cobbled outside courtyard, usually packed with people and pooches. Make sure to try a fresh Cornish-produced seafood dish, supplied by the local fish merchant for a truly delightful tasting experience in St Ives.

STAY AT: The Godolphin, Cornwall

Shipwrights, Padstow


Shipwrights is a fabulous dog-friendly pub that originally served the fishermen and tradespeople of Padstow’s bustling port. Overlooking the harbour, enjoy harbour views and a selection of award-winning beers and an inspired seasonal menu that champions fresh local produce. The friendly staff are always on hand to provide a warm welcome to furry friends, they may even get a treat or two.

STAY AT: Hunter’s Inn, Devon

The Old Ale House, Truro

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An award-winning brewery tap house, The Old Ale House is the home of live music in Truro with Jam Night every Monday. Super dog-friendly, the laid-back atmosphere is perfect for enjoying a fresh beer and free monkey nuts beside your canine companion. The menu includes traditional pub food such as sizzling skillets and daily specials. Make sure to make friends with Percy the pub dog when you pay a visit!

STAY AT: Hotel Endsleigh, Cornwall

Five Degrees West, Falmouth


A perfect stopping point during an adventurous dog walk, Five Degrees West is a must-visit to enjoy the wonderful surroundings while delving into one of their famous pizzas. Dine with your dog in the stylish inside seating area or in the beer garden which is glorious during summer months. For a quick stop, grab an ice cream, pastry or coffee from The Cool Box and sit in the outside patio area.

STAY AT: Beach Cottage at the Cary Arms, Devon

The Marinas Public House, Wadebridge


With superb views over the Camel Estuary, The Marinas Public House is a lovely eatery with a recently new menu and interiors to match. Serving pub classics from scotch eggs, a seaside staple of fish and chips to their popular buttermilk chicken, you can enjoy a hearty meal with your dog by your side in the outside or downstairs area. 

STAY AT: Trey, Cornwall

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