What better place to bring the beloved hound than one of the most picturesque corners of the country replete with open spaces as far as the eye can see?
Treat your four-legged family member to a spoilsome holiday too with miles of glorious running ground, a selection of top-notch dog friendly accommodation, and a number of attractions that warmly welcome (well-behaved) mongrels of all varieties.
Plus as something of a pooch-loving county, Cornwall is also home to a bounty of dog friendly pubs that provide the perfect place to retire after a long ramble and to tuck into some fabulous food and drink while soaking up the atmosphere and lingering sea/country views – all in the company of your furry best friend.
Here are just some of the best dog friendly pubs (and most scenic walking locations) in Cornwall…
The Sloop Inn, St Ives
Overlooking the harbour a stone’s throw from the water, The Sloop Inn is a locals’ and visitors’ favourite alike due to its snug interiors, prime waterfront position and top tasting grub.
The Mexico Inn, Long Rock
Wonderfully rustic interiors and a roaring log burner welcome both human and canine customers, where locally-sourced and home made food is always the lip-smacking order of the day.
The Watering Hole, Perranporth
The UK’s only bone fide beach bar, this is sand-between-your-toes eating and drinking at its most inviting, presenting an enticing menu, beautiful views and a super chilled atmosphere.
The Tinners Arms, Zennor
After a wild moorland walk, retire to the characterful and historic gem that is The Tinners Arms and settle in front of the fire or in the sun-spilled beer garden for a great-tasting local pint or dish. Alternatively, pop in for the ‘legendary’ Tinners Thursday Folk Night session.
Pandora Inn, Mylor
Striking views across the river, a glorious thatched roof and wonderfully preserved historic features are presented alongside local ales, world wines and a magnificent menu.
The Kings Arms, Marazion
After walking the causeway to St Michael’s Mount, refuel with a Cornish ale and classic pub meal at Marazion’s centrally-located and uber friendly inn.
The Halsetown Inn, Halsetown
Merging traditional features with a modern day ethos (such as sourcing their ingredients locally and using renewable and low-carbon electricity), The Halsetown Inn is a definite treat for all types of visitor.
The Gurnard's head, Zennor
A stunning rural location, stellar service and fabulous, locally sourced and foraged food are the hallmarks of this wonderfully ambient pub.
Gylly beach Cafe, Falmouth
Retire in beach-gazing style to one of Falmouth’s most popular places-to-be as you tuck into anything from their tasty range of dishes, drinks - and lingering seascapes.
The St Kew Inn, Bodmin
Bodmin’s historic pub is a feast for the eyes as well as belly, hidden in the country realms St Kew and so affording great respite to weary souls following a long ramble amongst its wild and rugged surrounds.
Other dog friendly pubs in Cornwall:
The Royal Standard, Flushing
Shipwrights Inn, Padstow
The Cobweb Inn, Boscastle
The Punchbowl & Ladle, Feock
Sandbar, Praa Sands