Cornwall has so many dog friendly restaurants and cafes to chose from. Here’s our pick of dog-friendly restaurants in Cornwall to have on your radar.
Enjoy a true taste of Cornwall, with your hound at your heels, and sample some of the most innovative and sustainably sourced local produce the county has to offer.
New dog friendly restaurants added to the list every month. If you would like to be included, give us a bark.
Dog friendly restaurants
Owned and run by Harbour Brewing Co, Atlantic Bar and Kitchen in New Polzeath is super dog-friendly beachside restaurant. Serving great pizzas and pasta dishes and great beer, it is the perfect place to watch the world go by.
A fully licensed fishmonger and seafood restaurant, using sustainable, seasonal seafood, made for sharing. Created by Rick Toogood and his team, with a passion for punchy flavours and an underlying respect for the ocean.
The Mariners at Rock ticks all the boxes when it comes to elevated dog-friendly dining. The 130-cover eatery overlooks Cornwall’s Camel Estuary, and boasts a seasonal daily-changing menu with an array of local craft ales and gins, and Sharp’s Brewery leading the beer offering. Paul and his team work closely with a range of local suppliers, to source the very best seasonal produce. Open daily, with food served across both floors – dogs are welcome to join you downstairs, as well as on the lower outside terrace. Bowls are provided, along with a treat for well-behaved pups!
A laidback beachside hangout that welcomes dogs with open arms. Tuck into simply cooked, tasty dishes, with a view of Watergate Bay’s two-mile stretch – the perfect spot for a sundowner, whilst watching the surf.
Pizza Jockeys is a Canine Cornwall favourite! A seasonal pop-up (Wednesday to Saturday), located on Fore Street, Pizza Jockeys is 100% dog-friendly. Pizza's are made using the freshest and at times unusual ingredients. It is worth visiting just for the names of the pizzas. Go get your paws on a slice.
Experience a relaxed seaside dog-friendly restaurant, with an internationally renowned food offering. The harbourside eatery established a reputation for imaginative, locally caught seafood and shellfish, offering luxury dining, not only for guests, but for their dogs too – welcome to dine with their owners in the roof-top terrace (weather dependant - Summer only).
Dine with your hound at this quintessentially Cornish country pub serving modern British classics. Home to a cosy log fire and beautiful secluded gardens, dishes are made from locally sourced seasonal produce, delivered to the door on a daily basis. Enjoy quality plates of Cornish fare, washed down with local ales from St Austell Brewery, in a relaxed atmosphere, with heritage features showcasing a rich history - the original building dating back to 1460. The pub welcomes dogs with open arms in the bar area and gardens.
Paul Harvood’s restaurant is located a stone’s throw from the sea, welcoming dogs during the lunch service, so you can kick back after a long beach walk and enjoy locally caught fish and shellfish, straight from the Newquay Harbour.
Located right on the Pentire Headland, dogs are welcome to join you for lunch or dinner in the bar and outdoor areas. Dishes are created using the best local ingredients and the views of the sea and Newquay make for a excellent 'meal with a view' setting.
A gorgeous wine bar and eatery located in the heart of Newquay. Perfect for an intimate date night or social gathering with your four-legged friend in tow - they may even get a small piece of charcuterie!
With perhaps the best views of St Ives, Pedn Olva not only is a dog-friendly hotel but allows dogs in the restaurant and outside areas. The food focuses on produce from Cornwall with drinks catered for by St Austell Brewery. Pedn Olva is the perfect spot to rest and recover after exploring St Ives.
A former coaching inn, The Gurnard’s Head is a striking mustard-coloured landmark, with a dramatic backdrop of countryside and coast. Sink into comfortable surrounds and enjoy a fresh seasonal menu with your mutt at your side, in the midst of the exposed Penwith Moorland. Dogs are allowed throughout the bar area where you can tuck into simple plates with the short, fresh menu changing daily, showcasing vibrant dishes using local produce.
Dog Friendly restaruants
Situated on the Restronguet Creek near Falmouth, The Pandora Inn is well worth the visit. Award-winning food and real ales from St Austell await. Dogs are welcome in the downstairs bar area or outside on the pontoon. Parking is limited so they do recommend arriving by boat, bike or on foot (the views are worth the walk).
Nestled on the shoreline of Maenporth Beach, the Cove, under the new ownership of Michael Caines, offers uninterrupted views across Falmouth Bay. Enjoy innovative dishes, using fresh seasonal produce, with your dog at your side in the glass terrace, or lunch alfresco on the elevated terrace.
Renowned chef Andy Appleton and his partner Lyndsay, deliver gastronomic feasts with the best seasonal ingredients; think rustic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist. Andy creates unique menus, bringing the best of Italy and Cornwall together on a plate at an exciting new dog-friendly venue in the heart of Fowey.
Pizza Jockeys is a Canine Cornwall favourite! Head to the popular Market Strand, where you will find Pizza Jockeys – an independent dog-friendly pizza hangout with a retro flavour – located just opposite the pier, close to Star & Garter and a host of independent businesses. Go get your paws on a slice.
Harbourside eatery Indidog, headed up by Paul Ripley, offers a great spot for laidback dining over seasonal classics, including shell-on prawns, steamed mussels, seafood chowder, Cornish dressed crab and minute steak. The dog loving team will spoil your hound, able to dine with you on the terrace, by the bar and in INDIcorner.
This inviting Inn received the title of ‘Most Dog Friendly Pub’, at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019, winning gold in hound-hospitality. Dine in the bar area, with your pal at your side or during warmer months, at one of the outdoor tables, with dramatic views across miles of countryside and coast - the perfect lunch-stop off for days exploring the Coastal Path.
The St Austell Brewery-owned The Rising Sun sits at the heart of St Mawes and a perfect spot to dine with your four-legged friend at your side.Dogs are welcome to join you in the conservatory restaurant and terrace. Serving seasonal classics and award-winning ales and on Fridays, there is also live music.
Harbourside dining with your four-legged friend doesn’t get much better than this; The Watch House is dedicated to local and seasonal produce and seafood, whether its lobster straight out of the St Mawes bay or purple sprouting broccoli from the farm down the road. Plates are kept simple, allowing the flavours to do the talking. Enjoy a cosy vibe, in a low-lit space downstairs in the bar area, where you can wash your supper down with a local ale or St Mawes gin.
With views looking out to St Michael's Mount, The Godolphin certainly has one of the best dining views in Cornwall. Dogs can join you in Shutter's Restaurant and Bar where you can choose from a range of seafood options and restaurant classics.
Work off a superb lunch or dinner with a walk on Marazion beach.
Owned by Simon Stallard, The Hidden Hut is an unassuming wooden shed, perched on the edge of the Roseland Peninsula, on the South West Coast Path. Take a break from your walk and tuck into tasty fare, from homemade Cornish pasties to hot crab soup, hot beverages and sweet treats on sharing tables, just a few steps up from Porthcurnick Beach – a year-round dog friendly sandy beach backed by cliffs, close to Porthscatho. A blissfully relaxing spot, with sweeping ocean views, it makes the ideal stop-off during a long coastal walk.
*Alfresco feast nights also take place here and have fast become a sell-out-success.
A gastro pub and restaurant with a maritime vibe in a prime position at the top of Falmouth’s High Street, The Star & Garter is our go-to dog friendly spot in Falmouth for when we want to indulge in some hearty food to a backdrop of dreamy estuary views.
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