With dramatic coastlines, sweeping sandy beaches, rolling green hills, and its own microclimate, Cornwall is a haven for walkers and their four-legged friends. And when it comes to pet friendly pubs, visitors to Cornwall really are spoiled for choice. Combining sea views, traditional countryside settings, gastro dining, local produce and doggy treats, here are our top ten pet friendly pubs across the beautiful county of Cornwall!
The White Hart, Chilsworthy
Situated in a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The White Hart is a friendly and traditional free house that will most certainly welcome you and your dog! With incredible views overlooking the Tamar Valley, the White Hart distance themselves from gastro-dining, and instead take pride in their ‘proper’ pub food and drink. Including mini beer festivals, quizzes, and fish and chips nights, there are plenty of events to join, so make sure to check their calendar out before you visit.
The Victoria Inn, Roche
This traditional coaching inn dates back to the 17th century and offers award winning ales, as well classic pub food, with a dish to suit everyone. If you’re travelling through Cornwall with your dog and need a place to break up your journey, then this pub is perfect. The Victoria Inn make their feelings on dogs very clear – ‘Bring the whole family, including your four-legged friend, we welcome all well-behaved dogs’. So pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoy the roasting log fire with your doggy, or even get food to takeaway with their new ‘Pub Grub Takeaway’ service!
The Logan Rock Inn, St Levan
Based in the pretty coastal village of Treen just seven miles from Penzance, the award-winning Logan Rock Inn is a 16th century tavern famous for its home cooking and choice of real ales. And with so many stunning coastal paths and country trails for walkers to explore, the staff at Logan Rock Inn are always excited to welcome your four-legged friends. If you’re not sure where to start your Cornish adventure, the team at the Inn will be happy to suggest some ideas on exploring the area and learning all about the local history.
The Tinners Arms, Zennor
Visit The Tinners Arms in the coastal village of Zennor and step back in time to enjoy its Cornish history and rich culture. The pub is centuries old, dating back to 1271, and is regarded as the heart of the village by locals (who often stop in for folk singing evenings and other events). And with so much beauty to explore around, The Tinners Arms makes for another wonderful, dog-friendly watering hole to visit whilst in Cornwall. Enjoy their open roaring fires through the winter, or step out into their beautiful pub garden through the summer, all with your four-legged friend!
The Jamaica Inn, Bolventor
This 18th century smugglers inn on Bodmin Moor was made world famous when Daphne du Maurier wrote her best-selling novel ‘Jamacia Inn’. And whilst the Inn has held on to its history and culture as spot for smugglers, it also boasts a popular bar, restaurant and modern bedrooms, all overlooking the beautiful Bodmin moor. The team go the extra mile to welcome your dog too, with a doggy treat at the bar on arrival! Choose from local ales, traditional pub food with some Cornish classics, explore the museum and even join a paranormal tour of the site! There really is plenty to do at the Jamaica Inn.
The Springer Spaniel, Launceston
This family-friendly pub of course welcomes dogs, and with a name like The Springer Spaniel… are you surprised? The team here are proud of their Cornish roots, so make sure to enjoy the fresh, local produce from their menu. With fantastic, traditional pub grub, fresh fish caught daily and game from the rich countryside, there is something to eat for everyone. So drop in with your furry friend from Wednesday to Saturday to enjoy their pub foo, or visit on Sunday for a proper roast dinner.
Sandbar, Praa Sands
Sitting on Praa Sands (one of Cornwall’s most popular beaches) and offering panoramic views over the ocean, this is an idyllic spot for you and your four-legged friend. There are dog-friendly touches all over, with complimentary dog biscuits at the bar, water bowls inside and out in the beautiful garden, as well as an enormous sandy beach for your dog to stretch their legs! For yourself, combine sea views with Mediterranean-style dishes consisting of mezze platters, ciabattas, stone baked pizzas and much more, as well local ales and fresh drinks.
The Mariners Pub, Rock
Featured in this year’s Michelin Guide, Paul Ainsworth’s gastro-pub in Rock overlooks the stunning Camel Estuary – a desirable spot on the water which welcomes doggies! With four-legged friends allowed on the ground floor, make sure to book ahead to ensure a table at this popular and premium pub. Open every day, enjoy cream teas, or explore a menu of classic British food which celebrates the best of local produce.
The Ship Inn, Porthleven
This dog-friendly inn overlooks one of the most picturesque harbours in the country. With a large outdoor terrace overlooking the water, and plenty of tables in the renovated pub, this is a wonderful spot for local food and drink. Sit in the sun with a perfectly poured pint and local food whilst watching the fishermen come and go. Or in the colder months head indoors and sit by the large open fire with your dog.
The Blue Peter Inn, Polperro
With a frontline spot on Polperro’s famous harbour, this award-winning inn is known for their fresh fish and chips, hearty Sunday roasts, choice of local ales, and most importantly… welcoming dogs and their walkers from all over. Your doggy can snuggle up beside the fire whilst you enjoy the chef’s delicious food, or instead you can nip into the takeaway hatch and enjoy your food and drink out on the water! Nestled amongst ancient smugglers cottages with the hustle of fishermen going about their business, this quaint pub is a must visit with your dog if you’re in Polperro!