Most people think of their pets as an extension of their own family, so dog friendly pubs and places to eat are important on days out. We have selected a handful of Cornish pubs which welcome dogs, so they don’t have to be left at home, most of which have some awesome walks nearby to stretch your four pawed friends legs.
The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor
This rural Inn is perched on the corner of the road as you drive from St. Ives to St. Just, it feels like you’re heading to the edge of the world. The small menu changes daily and prides itself on seasonal local ingredients for the extra special dining experience. In the summer months there’s a large garden area to sit in and take in the ambience, whilst in the winter months you can snuggle up next to the large log fire. They provide cosy rooms to stay in too, and if you’re bringing your dog along they provide a bowl and some treats to make them feel welcome.
(image by The Gurnards Head)
Sloop Inn, St. Ives
Being right on the harbour front in St. Ives you cannot ask for a better location to sit and watch the world go by. With lots of benches outside to enjoy the sunshine and a pub full of 14th century character it’s a must stop spot if you are in St. Ives for the day. There’s lots of local seafood on the menu which is to be expected from a fishing town like this, our personal choice would be the seafood platter for two!
Jamaica Inn, Launceston
Cornwall’s most famous smugglers Inn, which was made famous by Daphne Du Maurier’s 1936 novel, is set high on Bodmin Moor. This traditional Inn is nearly 300 years old and is only a few miles away from Cornwall’s largest hill ‘Brown Willy’. With ghost stories and plenty of pirate tales, it’s a great place to stop if you’re exploring the moor with your dog. There’s a large open fire to keep you warm in those cold winter days up on the moorland.
(image by Jamaica Inn)
The Logan Rock Inn, Treen
Located not far from Porthcurno beach this traditional Cornish pub is a great spot if you are out walking the coast path. Being dog friendly you can pop in to re-fuel with your pooch and sample some of the local delights. As it’s so close to the ocean there’s lots to local seafood featured on the menu, along with the usual pub classics. Again there is a large fire to warm you up if you have been down at The Minack Theatre for a windy matinee.
Red River Inn, Gwithian
A great pub that welcomes locals, families, surfers and walkers, it’s only a short walk from the coast path and Godrevy lighthouse. There are some great choices on the menu, and they serve lots of local ales, as well as having a beer festival annually. There is a sunny beer garden for the warmer days, and you can always find a dog or two propped up against the bar.
Pandora Inn, Mylor
There are not many pubs in England where you can arrive by boat, but this is one of them, you can moor up right outside. Or you can take a local water taxi for a tour of the Fal River and then stop off at this creekside Inn and find a seat right on the waters edge. In such a beautiful traditional setting it may be hard to tear yourself away, but if you can there are some stunning walks around the nearby location to take in the views of the river.
Follow our Pandora Inn and Mylor Bridge walk.
The Halestown Inn, Near St. Ives
Found on the back road from Penzance to St. Ives this is great little spot if you are in the area, there are plenty of rural walks for you and your pooch, and it’s great to know there is a cosy spot to be welcomed in to. With lots of tasty choices on the menu and local beers, we also hear that the Sunday roasts are pretty good too.
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