Invite your canine pal to join you at this newly-revamped St Austell Brewery-owned pub-with-rooms in St Mawes. One of our favourite spots on the south coast, the quintessential seaside village is perfectly positioned on the Roseland Peninsula – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – with its stunning beaches, cute white-washed fisherman’s cottages, buzzing harbour and temperate climate.
A charming bolthole, The Rising Sun is superbly positioned at the hub of the village with dreamy sea views – a stick’s throw will take you to the harbour with its hive of water-faring activity, as well as Summer’s Beach – outside of the seasonal ban 1 st July – 31 st August.
Dogs are welcomed in all of the boutique-styled bedrooms where you will find a water bowl and welcome pack with treats, Proper Dog beer, a ball, feeding mat and poop bags. There’s a coastal vibe throughout and your four-legged friends are welcomed in the bar area, conservatory-restaurant and terrace.
With its brilliant position on the Roseland Peninsula, St Mawes boast remarkable views across Falmouth Bay; at the hub of the village harbour and just ten-minutes’ walk to St Mawes Castle, The Rising Sun provides the a great spot to explore the endless miles of coastline.
During the summer, soak up a Mediterranean vibe – think turquoise waters, lush tropical planting and freshly caught seafood. Equally beautiful in autumn, the wild stretches of unspoilt coastline are frequented by Atlantic Grey Seals. Take your pick from an array of stunning coastal walks – a favourite of ours is the six-mile route from St Mawes Castle to St Just in Roseland – which takes between two to three hours depending on your pace – home to a picturesque 13th -century church that sits within pretty gardens beside a peaceful tidal creek.
If you’re keen to explore further afield, take one of the passenger ferries from the harbour – running regularly throughout the day – to Falmouth and Truro, as well as St Anthony’s Head. We also love National Trust-owned, dog-friendly, Trelissick – an impressive wooded-garden set in an estate with stunning coastal views and superb woodland walks, ideal for walking your pal; hop aboard the King Harry Ferry and explore 30-acres of elevated gardens under a canopy of trees, discovering winding paths and summer houses along the way.
You can also take in the coastal surrounds with a Fal river cruise from St Mawes Harbour towards Trelissick.
Dine with your friend at your side in the bar area, conservatory restaurant and terrace – a great spot for watching the world – and four-legs – go by.
The Rising Sun serves seasonal pub-classics within a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes, served throughout the day – think Newlyn-landed Hake in St Austell Ale batter with mushy peas, 6oz West Country beef burger, 8oz sirloin steak and line-caught mackerel niçoise, washed down with an award-winning St Austell Ale or High Point Ruby spritz. Every Friday evening, the bar is a buzz with live music whilst you dine. If you prefer to dine out, we rate The Watchhouse for its delicious seasonal produce and low-key ambience.
We can also recommend The Victory Inn, serving proper pub-grub and local beer.
For daytime strolls along the waterfront, grab a freshly made crab baguette from Mr Scorse Gourmet Deli, or for something sweet, you can’t beat a cinnamon bun from Du Bara Bakery. If like us, you have a penchant for specialty coffee, head to the Bear Cornwall – a vintage camper, serving Olfactory coffee as well as homemade cakes and pastries.
The Rising Sun charges £15 per dog, per night. Or enjoy a Ter-ruff-ic discount – stay for three-nights or more and the price reduces to £10 per dog, per night and five-nights or more is just £7 per dog, per night. Now that’s what we call a pawesome deal!
A proper seaside bolthole, cosy and welcoming – The Rising Sun invites us four-legs to settle in and relax, ensuring we are as comfortable as our humans. It was a treat to have a Proper Dog beer in the bedroom as well as a new ball to take to the beach. It was a joy to paddle in the rockpools, swim in the warm sea and discover new sniffs on the many coastal walks. A dog-friendly destination to wag about!
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