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Dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall

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There’s nothing more heartwarming than a hearty pub meal with your four-legged friend at your side. Thankfully, where you’re staying at Perran Sands Holidays Park, there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall to stop off at.

Keen? Keep reading to find out our favourite watering holes in Cornwall that welcome both pooches and people.

Harbour House, Flushing

Harbour House, Flushing
Several options are available. Gravy as standard!

Dogs are welcomed with open arms and a handful of gravy bones at this modern take on a traditional, coastal pub. The chef specialises in open-fire cooking, so you’ll be treated to a range of sumptuous meals like ember-roasted scallops or a few slices of dry-aged Cornish beef. There’s the traditional Sunday roast too, but if you don’t fancy a hearty meal, there are bar snacks and lighter bites available. Coffee and pastries are all made in-house. 

If you want to stay for lunch or dinner, it’s best to book a table. To get to this dog-friendly pub, you can drive from Falmouth or take a foot ferry.

The Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek

For a cosy atmosphere and award-winning pub fare, The Pandora Inn is a must-visit, only 10 minutes from St Ives. Dogs are welcome to join you in the bar area! Some parts of this pub have stood in Mylor Bridge since the 13th century, which shows in its rustic architecture. Grab a cosy table to eat at, or on a sunny day, eat out on the pontoon or at a table overlooking the water and stunning landscape. The food is proudly made using local produce and suppliers. 

Interestingly, the owners here recommend you come on foot, by bicycle, or boat! There’s a small car park but the pub gets busy, especially in the summer. 

The Mariners Public House, Rock

The Mariners Public House, Rock

For the best in British cuisine, visit the Mariners. If you’re visiting with your pooch, let the pub know in advance—they can book you a special, dog-friendly table on the ground floor and lower terrace. Dogs can tuck into water and snacks as you decide what you’re having. The menu accommodates gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets, with smaller meals for little ones, too. 

After you’ve enjoyed your stay, pop across to the dog-friendly beach opposite. Fancy going a bit further afield to walk off your meal? Grab the passenger ferry to Padstow for circular walks.

Punchbowl & Ladle, Truro

Feock is on the outskirts of Truro, where you’ll find this gorgeous thatched-roofed pub. It’s what we’d call a ‘proper' dog pub, even serving up doggy beer! There’s plenty for humans to drink too, with an impressive selection of Cornish beers and local wines, with low- and non-alcoholic drinks to boot. 

It feels like a cosy, traditional pub, inside and out—but the menu offers classic dishes with a twist. Think a blue cheese and black truffle burger or a squash, lentil, and almond wellington for Sunday lunch.

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Smuggler’s Den Inn, Newquay

Smuggler’s Den Inn, Newquay

Nestled in the heart of the Newquay countryside just a couple of miles from Perran Sands Holiday Park, you’ll find the Smuggler’s Den Inn—another thatched-roof beauty dating back to the 16th century. On long summer days you can enjoy a real ale in the beer garden and courtyard that overlook the rolling hills, or snuggle up next to the log fire indoors when it’s cold. Dogs are more than welcome to accompany you in the bar area. 

Like many dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall, the food almost outshines the local drinks selection! Made from local produce, you’ll find slightly more upscale versions of traditional pub grub here with a range of gluten-free and vegan options.

The Tinners Arms, Zennor (St Ives)

If you’re spending time in St Ives, the Tinners Arms is the one. They proudly serve the best drinks the county has to offer, including Tinners and Mermaid ales, local small-batch spirits, or a swig of Zennor lager on a hot day. 

You’re welcome to pop in with your family and four-legged friend, though dogs must remain on leads. To eat, you can choose proper pub grub, or lighter bites if you’re feeling peckish. There's a kids' menu, plus vegan and gluten-free menus to choose from.

The Brendon Arms, Bude

The Brendon Arms is famous for its warm welcome, making it a great choice for a dog-friendly pub in Bude. The same family have owned it since 1872, making it a proper community pub that welcomes both visitors and locals! 

Dogs can come in the bar area or outside in the beer garden, where their full menu is available. Look out over the Bude Canal while enjoying a sip of a local Cornish beer or spirit. The food is traditional pub grub—but vegans and coeliacs have plenty of mouthwatering options, too! You’ll want to book a table to avoid disappointment.

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