Dog Friendly Pubs In Cornwall

T he beaches, coastal paths, and moorlands of Cornwall attract visitors from far and wide. Many of the most gorgeous locations welcome canine companions throughout the year, so there’s no reason why your pooch should miss out on an adventure.

The following pubs and hotels offer exceptional dog-friendly rooms. Find the pawfect base camp for your holiday below. 


Port William, Trebarwith Strand

North Cornwall never fails to impress when it comes to dramatic coastal trails, and Trebarwith Strand is no exception. The Port William is tucked into the rugged rocks, looking out across a surfer’s haven. Relax in the contemporary and comfy interior or soak up the views from the breathtaking outdoor seating area.  

This patch of the county has a wealth of large dog-friendly beaches in both directions, and don’t forget nearby destinations such as Tintagel and Boscastle. You can expect plenty of caves and rockpools for curious canines to explore.  


Ship Inn, Mousehole

Mousehole is a quaint patchwork of cottages, art galleries, and eateries that line narrow cobbled streets. The Ship Inn rests on the fringe of the harbour, overlooking working fishing boats and the harbour walls that are immortalised in Antonia Barber’s children’s book, The Mousehole Cat. 

The moorlands and coastal paths of West Cornwall make for a perfect poochie playground. Head to Pendeen Lighthouse and follow the trail to Portheras Cove. You’ll pass the serene Boat Cove before reaching one of the county’s finest beaches that remains something of a hidden gem.  


Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove

The craggy clifftop trails and picturesque beaches of the country’s most westerly point are sure to get those tails wagging. The coastal path from Sennen Cove to Land’s End is among Cornwall’s most impressive, passing some pretty special landmarks along the way – including a shipwreck and rock archway.  

The Old Success is an ideal spot for taking it all in and overlooks the mesmerising sunsets that regularly bless Sennen Cove Beach. The latter operates a seasonal dog ban, but the neighbouring Gwynver Beach is dog-friendly all year round. 

G reat for dogs, with blankets, beds and cushions available. The perfect rest bite after exploring the beach.

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Great Western, Newquay

The namesake beach at this historic pub with hotel-style accommodation is among the most impressive in Newquay’s coastal crown. The vibrant town boasts an enviable collection of walking trails that carve along clifftops and over expansive sandy shorelines.  

The world-famous Fistral Beach is just minutes away, and you can venture beyond Newquay along the River Gannel, passing the estuary that winds round to Crantock Beach. Once back at the Great Western, kick back in on the terrace with a well-earned treat from the delicious menu.


Lifeboat Inn, St Ives

While many of the beaches at St Ives operate seasonal dog restrictions, there’s still plenty for four-legged friends to enjoy here. The relatively hidden Bamaluz Beach, a small sandy cove between the harbour and Porthgwidden, welcomes playful pups all year. 

The Lifeboat Inn sits on the harbourfront, overlooking a beautiful scene that’s charmed artists the world over for generations. This traditional pub has everything you need for a memorable stay. It’s also moments from one of Cornwall’s most scenic walking routes – St Ives to Zennor. Dog-friendly beaches such as Porthkidney Beach, Mexico Towans, and Gwithian are nearby. 


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