10 of the best dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall holiday cottages

10 of the best dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall

Laura 01 November 2021

Cornwall is an amazing choice for a dog-friendly holiday with plenty of walkies - and where better to stop and refresh than in one of these dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall’s beautiful towns and villages? 

Our guide to the top dog walks in Cornwall will help you on your way, and you can carry on reading to discover some of the best dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall. 

Dog on the beach

1. Halzephron Inn, Helston

The Halzephron Inn is one of the most historical and famous inns in Cornwall. 

Set on the South West Coast Path near the quaint fishing village of Gunwalloe on the Lizard peninsula, and with amazing views, this dog-friendly pub in Cornwall offers a truly pup-tastic experience, with plenty of dog-friendly walks nearby. 

The award-winning pub serves scrumptious afternoon tea and a wide range of starters and mains, prepared from fresh, local, and seasonal produce wherever possible.

Helston cottages


2. The Devonport Inn, Kingsand

The Devonport Inn on the Cleeve is situated in a historic village just yards from the beach.

This cosy and warm local Cornish pub welcomes dogs all year round and is a well-deserved stop after a bracing walk around the Rame Peninsula. Sit with your dog and watch the boats go by, and taste some delicious dishes, from Cornish pasties and a pint of local beer to freshly caught local seafood.

South Cornwall cottages


3. The Ship Inn, Mevagissey

The Ship Inn is a traditional dog-friendly pub in Cornwall with a world-renowned authentic charm, set in the heart of the cute fishing village of Mevagissey.

Wander the village, watching the fishing boats land their catch, then stop by The Ship Inn for a hearty meal and a relax with your very welcome pup. 

You’ll find locally caught fresh fish here, and all the food is home-cooked and lovingly prepared, so you can just sit down and enjoy.

Mevagissey cottages

St Ives

4. Scoff Troff Cafe, St Ives

The Scoff Troff Cafe in St Ives is a great place to relax before, or after, a refreshing walk on a dog-friendly Cornish beach. Grab a tasty bite to eat or a cup of something nice and hot, with your four-pawed pal by your side. 

Fill a hole with a taste of their delicious breakfasts, brunches and lunches, or share a scrumptious platter and some great wine with friends. The Scoff Troff offers top-quality produce, cooked to perfection.

St Ives cottages


5. The Cornish Arms, Padstow

The Cornish Arms is a classic British pub, idyllically set within the beautiful Cornish countryside.

Expect a classic British pub menu with dishes such as ham, egg and chips, steaks, beef burgers and classic sausage and mash. To quench your thirst, you can also try some great local ales and a fantastic selection of wines.

Of course, it wouldn't be a classic British pub without offering a traditional Sunday lunch, and here you can expect locally sourced traditional roast meat and veg with all the wonderful trimmings, plus some amazingly good gravy. Take a look at our guide to things to do in Padstow for more inspiration. 

Padstow cottages

Minack Theatre

6. The Logan Rock Inn, Penzance

The award-winning Logan Rock Inn is a traditional pub nestled just off the Coast Path in the pretty village of Treen.

Expect real ales, excellent home-cooked food and friendly staff. It's a welcome stop after completing one of the local coastal walks with your pup, including the cliff path leading to the stunning outdoor Minack Theatre, or a day out at England’s most southerly point, Land’s End. Take a look at our guide to the best pub walks in Cornwall and things to do in Padstow for more holiday inspiration. 

Penzance cottages


7. The Blue Peter Inn, Polperro

"Enter as strangers, leave as friends..." is the heartwarming motto of The Blue Peter Inn with its thirst-quenching drinks selection, hearty food and friendly welcome.

Set in a scenic spot by Polperro Harbour, The Blue Peter Inn is well known for its locally caught fish and chips, delicious Sunday roasts and amazing local ales. 

Dogs and their humans can cosy up beside the fire after a coastal walk in nearby Looe, Talland Bay, Polruan or Fowey

Polperro cottages


8. Cafe Mylor, Falmouth 

Overlooking the scenic Mylor Yacht Harbour, Cafe Mylor is a perfect spot to take a break with your furry friend after walking around the Falmouth Estuary. 

Sit and watch the world go by as you tuck into a full Cornish, veggie, vegan or gluten-free breakfast, delicious eggs benedict, or pancakes. For a lunchtime treat, there are tasty toasties, fresh salads and scrumptious sandwiches. 

Falmouth cottages


9. The Watering Hole, Perranporth

The Watering Hole, Perranporth, claims to be the UK’s only bar on a beach, making it the perfect stop after an afternoon frolicking around on the beach with your fluffy friend. 

Enjoy beautiful coastal views, surfers catching some waves, and fantastic pub grub in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. There’s also a great carvery in the winter and a tasty BBQ throughout the summer.

Perranporth cottages

Dozmary Pool Bodmin Moor

10. Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor

The Jamaica Inn is not only dog-friendly, but it is also Cornwall’s most famous smuggling inn! 

Set amongst some of the beautifully wild scenery of Cornwall, high on Bodmin Moor, you and Fido can enjoy stunning walks around the inn, with lovely lakes and famous historical remnants to spot. Tuck into some great grub and take a visit to the Smuggling Museum, where the stories of Cornish smugglers are brought to life.

Bodmin cottages

Dog-friendly Cornwall pubs map

Find the perfect dog-friendly pub in Cornwall and take a look at the map to find out where all of the featured places to eat are.

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The treats don’t end there, check out our guides to dog-friendly Cornwall for even more dog-friendly holiday inspiration:

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