Top Five Dog Friendly Restaurants in South Cornwall
February 21st, 2023
There is nothing like going on a walk with your dog, working up an appetite and heading down to the local restaurant for delicious food, good drinks and sensational company. If you would love a Cornish adventure and a pub lunch with your four-legged friend, this guide is for you.
Cornwall provides endless dog friendly accommodation allowing you to spend precious time with your loved ones and furry friends. The Valley shares the top five dog-friendly places to eat in South Cornwall for you to experience.
Are Dogs allowed in Pubs in Cornwall?
Yes! You can take your dog to various dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall. We recommend checking with the pub beforehand to make sure your furry friend is welcome inside.
Top Five Dog Friendly Restaurants in South Cornwall
We have discovered the top five dog friendly places to eat in South Cornwall for you and your four-legged friend to visit!
Situated in the village of Mylor Bridge, 15 minutes from Falmouth, lies Pandora Inn, one of the best pubs in Cornwall. Overlooking Restronguet Creek, a visit here will promise spectacular views and high-quality, locally sourced fresh seafood.
Well-behaved dogs can relax in the bar area alongside their owners, which boasts flagstone floors and low-beamed ceilings – part of the inn dates back as far as the 13th century! There are outdoor areas perfect for you and your pup to enjoy fresh air, such as the fabulous outdoor floating pontoon.
If you would like to explore Falmouth, take a look at our dog friendly guide below:
The Cornish Vegan
For those looking for something a little different, The Cornish Vegan is a modern popular restaurant and is perfect for those planning days out with dogs in Truro. Priding itself on being 100% vegan, this excellent restaurant delivers a fantastic menu with great dishes almost entirely produced in-house or using locally sourced ingredients.
With an outdoor garden and dogs being allowed inside the restaurant, The Cornish Vegan is a beautiful little spot to visit if you want to explore Truro with your furry friend.
The Ship Inn
Situated on the northern point of the Lizard Peninsula, just 30 minutes from Falmouth, The Ship Inn is a warm and friendly local pub that prides itself on its food. The pub is known for being extremely dog friendly, with indoor and outdoor areas perfect for dogs.
Run by an award-winning chef and made using locally sourced ingredients, you can be sure that your family will be well-fed when visiting the Ship Inn while enjoying the warm local environment.
Once your stomach is full, there are many sensational beaches to visit on the Lizard Peninsula for an afternoon walk with your dog.
The Rising Sun
If you want to see some of Cornwall’s best views, spend a day at St Mawes. The Rising Sun is a spectacular dog-friendly pub that looks over the Roseland Peninsula, serving various modern and traditional pub-style dishes.
The Rising Sun’s menu also boasts a host of specials, which change daily, making the most of the local fresh fish and seasonal produce. Afternoon teas, including homemade scones and teacakes, can also be enjoyed between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.
Situated in the city, Hub Box in Truro serves late-night cocktails, award-winning burgers and food, and sensational morning coffee. Hub Box is known for being extremely dog friendly, with indoor and outdoor areas perfect for canine companions.
Top Dog Friendly Eateries near The Valley
Here at The Valley, we pride ourselves on being one of the best areas to stay in Cornwall for dogs. We have chosen some of our favourite dog friendly restaurants and pubs for you to discover if you decide to book a dog friendly stay with us.
- Roseland Inn
- Trengilly Wartha Inn
- The Punchbowl and Ladle
- Dolphin Inn
- Cafe Mylor
These sensational eateries are all situated near some of Cornwall’s amazing attractions! See below for dog friendly attractions to visit:
We hope to have made you hungry for more! Our fantastic dog friendly accommodation and cottages are available to book all year round! So pack the lead, your furry friend’s favourite toy and pop down to Cornwall for some local food!
Days Out With Dogs In Truro
November 28th, 2022
With so many countryside paths and beach walks to explore in Cornwall, it is one of the best places in the UK if you are looking for a getaway for the whole family – dogs included!
While some places may be obvious as to whether or not they welcome pups, other spots may surprise you, so to help you plan your holiday activities, we have come up with a guide to some of the best dog-friendly attractions in and around Truro, Cornwall’s capital.
When visiting Cornwall with your pups, stay in our dog friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall, which are situated close to Truro and all of these amazing days out.
Healey’s Cyder Farm
While primarily a cider farm, this free attraction has enough to entertain the whole family all day, the dog included! Dogs are allowed in all of the outdoor spaces, provided that they are kept on a lead, and are also welcome in the courtyard area of the farm’s restaurant.
With some friendly farmyard animals to encounter, as well as tractor rides to take and a museum and distillery, there is plenty for the rest of the family to explore. Water bowls can be found placed throughout the farm, perfect for pups visiting on a warm day.
Four miles to the East of Truro sits Pendower Beach, a huge expanse of sand stretching for a mile, making it the perfect spot to walk your pup. This beach boasts some incredible views out along the coastline and is framed by rock pools and low soft cliffs.
Pendower is the perfect activity beach, too, with great conditions for swimming, surfing, canoeing, sailing, fishing and scuba diving!
Pendower Beach is dog-friendly all year round, although dogs need to be kept on a lead and under close control during the summer months.
Perfect for garden lovers, Trebah Gardens allow you to bring your dog along for the day, provided that they are kept on a lead. The gardens offer up a sub-tropical haven, leading through to a breathtaking coastal backdrop.
Walk on down to the accompanying beach for a quiet stroll along the sand in this secluded section that provides an intimate space for you to relax while taking in those stunning sea views.
Visiting in the spring is particularly nice, as you can enjoy the Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons blooming throughout the grounds.
While dogs are not allowed to enter the actual National Trust gardens, Trelissick has a number of circular walks on offer around the grounds, which are dog-friendly. Located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll be in for a tranquil day amongst nature.
A twenty-minute drive from Truro city centre, this popular beach has an area designated for dogs to be walked. This is also one of the most easily accessible beaches if you have little ones, especially when near the village, with cafes serving snacks and drinks throughout the holiday seasons.
Dogs can run free here, except in July and August, when they must be on a lead between the hours of 10am and 5pm. Perranporth Beach is also huge for surfing, so you’re bound to see a good show!
Not only are dogs allowed in this park, but there is a dedicated area here for exercising your dog. Located next to the River Truro, there is also a new play area for children, sporting facilities, and an abundance of wildlife here.
Dogs can be walked through the main park area on a lead, or can run free along the riverside stretch, before reaching the exercise area perfect for throwing a ball or two!
Pendennis Castle sits in neighbouring Falmouth, giving you an incredible insight into the area’s history. Originally a coastal fortress for Henry VIII, the castle has an incredible heritage, leading to exhibits on Victorian life and WWI defences! This is a fun family day out, with dedicated tours or the chance to explore the castle walls yourself.
Dogs are welcome here in all of the buildings and grounds, provided that they are kept on a lead. While pups are not allowed inside the tearoom, there is ample seating outside for you to refuel with a quick bite to eat.
If you and your family (dog included!) are looking for a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall, then take a look at the cottages we have available in Truro for the perfect family getaway!
A Guide to Dog Friendly Cornwall
August 05th, 2019
Don’t leave your pups at home, bring them on holiday with you! A family holiday just isn’t the same without the dog joining you on your travels! Thankfully, Cornwall is a brilliant place for our four-legged friends as there are plenty of dog-friendly spots; however, some still have restrictions. We have put together this guide, so you know where is best for your family to visit with the dog!
On the Roseland Peninsula, this sandy and rocky beach is dog-friendly all year round, though your dog must be kept on a leash in the summer months. Nare Head rises above the bay and protects it, making it a lovely spot! At low tide, this beach joins with Pendower Beach, also a dog-friendly beach.
Perranporth is perhaps one of the most well-known and well-loved beaches in Cornwall. With its long stretch of golden sands, it is the perfect place for the kids and dog to run around! The beach also features a bar called The Watering Hole; this is also dog-friendly making it a great spot to stop for a bite to eat after an enjoyable coastal walk.
On the Lizard Peninsula, this sand and shingle bay on the Helford River is dog-friendly all year round! Close to Trebah Gardens, this quiet beach is beautiful and a fun place to have a family day in the sunshine!
Situated in Truro, this quiet, south-east facing beach is near St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula and is dog-friendly all year round! The beach is sand and shingle and at low tide rock pools are revealed, making it great for kids to explore too.
Located between Maenporth and Mawnan Smith there is a footpath which leads you through some wooded areas and ends at the little beach of Nansidwell. Part of a National Trust area, this beach is dog-friendly all year, and it is an excellent spot for a picnic!
Dog-Friendly Places to Eat
One of the hardest aspects of taking the dog on holiday is finding places to eat out, but there are loads of great places near our dog-friendly cottages in Truro, Cornwall.
The Old School Bar & Kitchen, Truro
If you are looking for locally sourced food, great selection of ales and wines and some live music, this is the place for you! With fish and chips to 4oz beef burgers, there is a delicious array of dishes to choose from, and to top it all off; the pup can come too!
Penrose Kitchen, Truro
Situated right by the river, this picturesque location makes it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. From delicious baked sweet potato to roasted monkfish fillet, this place has an exciting menu and is somewhere you can try something new! The dog can join you on your trip so long as you choose to sit on their terrace. While you are in the area, why not enjoy a walk around the water gardens!
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
Perhaps most well-known for their delicious Sunday roast, The Old Coastguard is a great place to visit for some wonderful food, and an added bonus is that your four-legged friend can join you! Providing one of the best views seen in Cornwall, the restaurant has seasonal changes to the menu and offers the best fresh fish and seafood.
Potager Cafe, Falmouth
Serving home-made cakes, breakfast and wholesome lunches made to order, all using organic produce, this cafe is a great place to head to in Falmouth. Right next to the cafe is the garden, perfect for building up your appetite before you tuck into a hearty lunch.
Godolphin Arms, Marazion
Overlooking the stunning St Michael’s Mount, this restaurant offers a full English breakfast from 8 am, and the daytime menu includes delights such as crab sandwiches and classic fish and chips. On their dinner menu, you will find delicious dishes such as crab mac ‘n’ cheese and Cornish lamb steak. A children’s menu is also available, and dogs are welcome in certain areas.
The Working Boat Pub, Falmouth
Enjoy views over Falmouth Harbour while sipping on a pint of Cornish ale in The Working Boat. The place was rebuilt in 2015 and sits on the edge of the harbour. The authentic Cornish atmosphere will make you want to return every day and try everything on the menu! Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the pub also invites you to bring along your pups!
There are over 60 self-guided and themed Treasure Trails in fantastic places across Cornwall, many close to our 5-star cottages! Order a package online and enjoy solving the clues along the trail as you take in the sights and give your dog the chance to stretch its legs and run wild!
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm
This attraction provides something for both the adult and kids! There is a guided tour of the cider making, a ride through the orchards on a tractor and you can finish off with a delicious cream tea. Dogs are welcomed so long as they are on a lead; the only part they aren’t allowed in is the production areas.
The world-famous open-air theatre in Cornwall is carved into the granite cliff face and set among gardens overlooking the spectacular Porthcurno. Whether or not you plan on seeing a performance, the theatre is a great place to explore with the dog and kids.
Tehidy Country Park
This country park has 250 acres of woodland, lakes and nine miles of footpaths to explore. In the summer, the park is beautiful with flowers, birds and butterflies, making it a wonderful place to go on a family walk with the dog!
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Hear about the dramatic rescues and meet the seals and sea lions at the sanctuary, as well as otters, penguins and much more marine wildlife who are recuperating there. The 42-acre centre also has a woodland trail to explore. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on their lead at all times.
Long Rock Beach
Between Marazion and Penzance is Long Rock Beach, which looks out toward St Michael’s Mount. You can walk along the shingle beach with the dog all year round, but only at low tide for safety. At low tide, you can also walk the causeway to the Mount and walk around the village there and visit the gardens.
This woodland walk has plenty of routes to choose from, the majority of them are flat, so young children, wheelchairs and elderly have easy access to them. Some routes also take you along the river, which at shallow points, is great for the dogs to splash about in.
Chapel Carn Brea
A countryside charm, from the top of Chapel Carn Brea, the view is spectacular, with St Michael’s Mount, the western moors, Lizard Peninsula, Sennen and Longships Lighthouse and the Scilly Isles on the horizon. The wide-open spaces make this a perfect spot for the kids and dog to run around and burn off some energy!
Towards the north coast is Pendeen Carn, crisscrossed by bridleways and footpaths suitable for dog walking. There are plenty of routes to choose from, many circular and you can take the level routes or try a bit of challenge by heading uphill.
This rough headland might not be the most popular part of Cornwall, but it does make for an exciting dog walking area. There are remnants of war bunkers and quarrying as you walk up to the headland point, and the views from there are fantastic, with Perranporth Beach in the background.
South West Coast Path
With Cornwall containing over 300 miles of the South West Coast Path, and covering a variety of terrain, your dog will love roaming along the trail. Depending on your own abilities, you can tackle the challenging sections or simply opt for a gentle stroll.
Dangers for Dogs
Though Cornwall is very welcoming and accommodating to dogs, you may come across some hazards you are not used to in your hometown. Cornwall has steep cliffs, and it is best to keep your dog close by when walking along a narrow precipice or by a cliff edge that has a sheer drop to avoid any accidents.
You should always be aware of the sea! Powerful waves and currents can quickly take your dog out to sea, a lot further than you may think, so play it safe in the shallows. Finally, when out in the countryside, be aware of adders, which can bite and kill dogs. Hiding in long grass, a dog could come across an adder before realising, so always be wary when out on a countryside walk.
Here at The Valley, we know that no family holiday is complete without the pup! We offer a collection of dog-friendly holiday cottages so you can bring your dog along with you on your Cornish getaway. Situated near both Falmouth and Truro, numerous attractions and stunning beaches are all within a 30-minute drive, making it a perfect location to discover Cornwall!