Dog-Friendly Pubs in Cornwall
November 21st, 2022
Like the rest of the nation, Cornwall is a county full of dog lovers, with the vast majority of pubs, restaurants and cafes welcoming our furry friends.
With this plethora of great spots for dogs and plenty of dog-friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall, it’s no mystery why it’s such a popular holiday location for the whole family! Here are some of our favourite places to stop for an after-hike pint or a bit of pub grub.
Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor
Made famous thanks to its appearance in the novel by Daphne du Maurier, the Jamaica Inn is just one of the must-visit spots in the heart of Cornwall’s wilderness. After an adventure across the moor, you can relax by the fire in the history-rich pub to enjoy a hearty meal, cream tea or pint.
The First & Last Inn, Penzance
Another famed Cornish Inn, the First & Last Inn is a great pit stop for those heading to Sennen Cove and Land’s End. Enjoy fresh, locally sourced ingredients in this historic setting with its unique atmosphere. You and your pup will be well looked after here, with a beer garden to relax in during summer and roaring fires to cosy up by in winter.
King Arthur’s Arms Inn, Tintagel
After exploring Tintagel’s historic and picturesque sights, this bed and breakfast and pub should certainly be your next stop. Welcoming all weary travellers and providing a delicious menu of locally produced meals, this dog-friendly spot is the ideal for relaxing and enjoying a bit of good cheer.
The Watering Hole, Perranporth
Famous for its beach location, dogs (and everyone else) are sure to love a trip to the Watering Hole. You won’t even have to leave your beach walk to enjoy food and drink here! Settle in for stunning ocean views and a range of live music events.
The Blue Peter Inn, Polperro
The quaint Blue Peter Inn offers unforgettable harbour-side views and a charming spot for good food and good company. The menu here features plenty of freshly caught seafood and other tasty local treats. Four-legged friends are more than welcome to join you as you indulge in an outstanding Cornish dining experience.
Harbour Tavern, Mevagissey
Sit back and relish the relaxing atmosphere of the Harbour Tavern. Nestled in the stunning fishing village of Mevagissey, here you can enjoy the much-loved menu of seafood, pizza and tapas, along with plenty of Cornish ales and ciders. Generous window seats offer an open view of the harbour, perfect for watching the world pass by.
Polgooth Inn, St Austell
If it’s a classic Cornish country pub experience you’re after, look no further than the Polgooth Inn. The inn has historically welcomed chickens, ducks and even horses to the bar, so turning up with your dog in tow is no problem! Complete with a kitchen garden, the food here doesn’t get much more local.
Five Degrees West, Falmouth
A Falmouth hotspot, Five Degrees West offers an unbeatable pizza menu and typical pub grub to enjoy with a pint in the beer garden or cosy interior. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere extends to dogs too, making it a place wanders love to return to.
Wig & Pen, Truro
Situated in Truro, Wig & Pen is only a stone’s throw away from the beach, making for a great stop after you’ve worked up an appetite on the sand. Here, you can find locally sourced and homemade fresh food. The pub is loved by both locals and visitors, so you’ll be sure to experience a true piece of Cornwall in this lovely, dog-friendly spot.
The Halzephron Inn, Helston
The Lizard Peninsula offers some great walks and sights to see with your dog – and this historic inn and pub in the tranquil village of Gunwalloe should definitely make your list. Enjoy award-winning food set against dramatic coastal scenes in the scenic outdoor seating areas or cosy up in the characterful restaurant.
There are plenty more dog-friendly pubs and restaurants across Cornwall; we’ve mentioned just a couple of much-loved spots here to showcase the variety available, no matter which Cornish destination you’re heading to.
If you can’t wait to start planning your next adventure, why not consider staying with us at The Valley? With various dog-friendly accommodation options and woodland walks right on our doorsteps, our cottages make a great base for your family break.
Dog-Friendly Attractions in Cornwall
September 17th, 2021
Everyone needs to get away from time to time – even our four-legged friends! That’s why we at The Valley are proud to offer amazing dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall so you can have a fantastic time away with the whole family!
But, there’s more to a holiday than where you stay. Check out our guide to Cornish attractions that are open to you and your furry friend. From beaches to pubs, there’s truly something for everyone!
Dog-Friendly Beaches in Cornwall
It wouldn’t be a trip to Cornwall without walking along the sand or taking a tip in the sea. Unfortunately, despite there being over 300 beaches in Cornwall, many of them have restrictions on dogs or ban them entirely.
Here are some of our top picks for beaches in Cornwall where dogs are allowed all year long!
With miles of golden sand and giant dunes, this beach is the perfect spot for a family day out! The beach is easy to access and is within walking distance of the village of Perranporth and all the local amenities.
While dogs are allowed on the beach, they are asked to be kept on a lead between July and August from 9 am – 5 pm, when the beach is at its busiest.
Known for being one of Cornwall’s top surfing locations, Fistral Beach in Newquay is also dog-friendly all year round.
With plenty of local cafes and shops nearby, Fistral Beach is the perfect spot to sit and spend the day. Or, you could bring your dog’s favourite toys for a play-day in the sand.
As this is a popular surfing spot, make sure the water is safe before taking your dog for a dip.
Pedn Vounder Beach
If you’d rather take your dog somewhere a bit more secluded, then there’s nowhere better than Pedn Vounder Beach.
Set just a ten-minute walk from the nearest car park, this beach is the perfect spot for a seaside walk. At low tide, you can even walk across the golden sands to the neighbouring beach, Porthcurno.
If you’d rather not be brushing sand from your dog’s coat, then why not enjoy the stunning views and crystal waters from atop the cliffs of Treryn Dinas.
If you’d like more information on dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall, why not check out our blog below?
Dog-Friendly Pubs in Cornwall
There’s no better way to spend your evening than relaxing in a local pub, and with these dog-friendly options, you can take the whole family along!
Driftwood Spars, St Agnes
This traditional pub is set in the lovely seaside town of St. Agnes on the north coast of Cornwall.
With three bars complete with wood-burning stoves and a brilliant variety of beverages (including their home-brewed beer), this dog-friendly pub is the perfect spot for a relaxing evening.
The Punchbowl and Ladle, Truro
This lovely cosy pub is open to everyone, including dogs.
Nestled in the woodlands of Feock just outside of Truro, this pub is the perfect place to stop off for a drink or a light lunch. You can even bring the whole family to enjoy one of their smashing Sunday roasts!
Dog-Friendly Gardens in Cornwall
Take a step into nature with one of these great dog-friendly gardens in Cornwall.
The Eden Project
While they’re not allowed to go inside of the famed Biomes, dogs are permitted at the Eden Project.
Our four-legged friends are allowed to explore the miles of footpaths through the old china quarry pit and are also welcome inside of the visitor centre. There’s also plenty of designated outdoor dining areas where you can sit and relax with your pooch.
Please note that while dogs are allowed on-site, they do need to be kept on a lead at all times.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
With over 200 acres, dogs and their well-behaved owners are welcome to explore The Lost Gardens of Heligan all year round!
With plenty of woodlands, farm animals, and a tearoom serving Cornish cream teas, this St, Austell attraction is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy.
Trebah Gardens, Falmouth
If your pups like getting a little mucky, then Trebah Gardens near Falmouth is the perfect place!
This subtropical garden has over four miles worth of footpaths, one of which leads right down to a private beach along the Helford River. You can even stop to refuel in the dog-friendly garden terrace and picnic areas.
If you love Falmouth as much as we do, why not check out our guide to enjoy Falmouth with your furry friends?
Dog-Friendly Attractions in Cornwall
There’s so much history and culture across Cornwall to see and enjoy. From Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to art galleries, here are some of our favourite attractions in Cornwall that allow dogs.
The Lizard Peninsula
With fantastic views and magnificent cliff-side walks, the Lizard Peninsula is a must-visit for anyone visiting Cornwall. And what’s better, there are plenty of dog-friendly attractions around for you and your pet to enjoy!
Why not take a stroll through the pretty harbour village of Coverack and along Coverack bay? Or, stop for a quick coffee in the dog-friendly Coast Coffee Bar and Bistro?
Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange
These two galleries house some of the most beautiful art that Cornwall has to offer. And what’s better, both of these venues have since opened their doors to our furry friends!
Both galleries offer a variety of the very best in contemporary art as well as showcasing some of the best artists from the local area.
Please note, while the gallery allows dogs at both venues they may not be allowed into the main gallery spaces for certain exhibitions. Make sure you check ahead of time if the exhibition is pooch-friendly.
Holidays aren’t just for humans. Make sure your pup is getting the most out of their time away as well by visiting some of these great dog-friendly attractions.
If you’re looking to book your next Cornish holiday, why not check out our range of both child and dog-friendly cottages available to book today.
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