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. It’s inviting and relaxed, a cosy base to enjoy laidback dining with your four-legged friend at your heels.
With its low lighting and great range of beverages, it makes a superb spot for a chilled evening after exploring the town with its quirky arts scene, host of cafes, antiques and galleries.
Dogs are welcomed with open arms in the bar area of the restaurant, where they will be fussed over and offered plenty of treats.
A 25-minute walk will take you across to the opposite side of town where you will find one of Falmouth’s most-celebrated beaches – Gyllyngvase, popular for its blue flag status and water sports offering. Here you will also find the Gylly Beach Café with its dog-friendly veranda.
It’s worth noting that there’s a seasonal ban 15th May – 30th September, between 10am and 6pm. We particularly love the coastal jaunt from Falmouth to Maenporth, starting with a half-hour walk to Swanpool Beach before joining the South West Coast Path, taking you about an hour south all the way to Maenporth – a stunning horseshoe-shaped sandy bay, backed by cliffs and home to Michael Caines, beachside restaurant, The Cove.
The Helford is also a gorgeous area that your dog will love to explore, protected from the elements, and home to the dog-friendly Ferry Boat Inn.
For adventures further afield, pick up the ferry to the quaint fishing village of St Mawes, with its three beaches, candy-coloured cottages and hillside Castle. There are also countless walks on the Roseland to explore with your canine pal in tow.
The Star & Garter is one my favourite pubs in south Cornwall – and there are many! I love it for the great meaty sniffs, treats at the bar and dog-loving staff. Luckily for me, it’s a regular haunt for my humans so I am sure it won’t be long before we return to this pawsome dog-friendly venue!
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