Dog friendly pubs in Cornwall


Cornwall is still the perfect location for an off-season get away for the whole family- including the dog; but where to eat? Here's our top five recommendations.

Although many of the beaches in the Duchy are dog friendly all year round, there are some wonderful locations which open up to dogs in October, once the annual dog ban has been lifted. Here are our top five inns in Cornwall to accommodate for a perfect dog friendly break.

The Top House Inn, run by James and Donna Golsby welcomes you to the warm and friendly village of The Lizard. This very accommodating St Austell Brewery pub is great all year round with plenty to do rain or shine- including al fresco dining in the warm summer months or a roaring log fire on a winter evening. A must during your stay in the Lizard is a visit to the beautiful Kynance Cove Beach, located 2 miles away from the Top House. Supporting the seasonal dog ban, this destination is a great location for an autumn get away with the dogs. Also perfect for keen walkers as there are fantastic scenic coastal walks where you can make your way to mainland UK’s most southerly point- make sure to bring the camera!

The Heron Inn - If you’re looking for a getaway that gives you a calm countryside feel and escape, but not too far away from plenty to do in a busy city centre, then The Heron Inn is the place to be. The dog friendly pub situated in the small village of Malpas is a mere two miles from the city centre of Truro on the stunning River Fal. If you fancy a scenic walk, try the 3 mile distance from Malpas to Tresillian, passing beautiful wildlife on your way. The Heron prides itself on a relaxed atmosphere and comfortable surroundings with real ales and fine wines- the reviews just speak for themselves.


Dog friendly all year round, Sennen Cove is undoubtedly one of Cornwall’s most beautiful locations and if you’re staying in The Old Success, then views is what you can expect. Beach visits and coastal walks will fill your days perfectly. The location really is one of the biggest draws to this Inn, however, it stands on its own when it comes to being accommodating and popular by many. The Old Success offers you a self-catering flat during your stay with the dog, and if you don’t feel like cooking, head on down to the bar where you can enjoy freshly prepared food, accompanied by a large selection of Cornish drinks, all topped off in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Nestled into the cliffs along the North Cornwall coast line near Tintagel lies The Port William Inn. The Port William has a very modern feel with its recently renovated rooms that have been completed to a high standard, happily welcoming the dog to join you on your stay. The area has been known to be referred to as a walker’s paradise’ which isn’t surprising with the scenery and Port William beach that surrounds the inn so closely. Situated very near the Port William is the King Arthur and slate coast line walk that’s been voted one of five most popular dog walks in Cornwall. So if you are a keen walker, this one is certainly for you.

The Fountain Inn

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Steeped in history and situated in the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey is The Fountain Inn- the oldest public house in the village. Albeit being a small traditional Cornish village, there is still plenty to do to keep you and the dog busy. The small sandy Portmellion beach welcomes dogs all year round and captures the essence of the Cornish seaside. If you want to be on your feet and explore the scenic coastline, there are plenty of accessible routes around, where you can soak in the beautiful surroundings. After a day of soaking up the Cornish air, you can indulge yourself with the traditional pub food on offer, showcasing Cornwall’s fresh seafood and locally sourced produce-what better way to end the day.


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