After a successful holiday in Devon with our Chocolate Labrador we couldn’t wait to book our next UK family holiday with Bob. This time, we planned our adventure to Cornwall. We last visited in 2018 with friends, whereas in 2022 we travelled as a family and with our furry pawsome friend. Portloe was where we based ourselves, and what a wonderful part of the Cornish coast it was.
Whether you’re visiting Portloe, Newquay, St Ives, Truro or further afield, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dog-friendly places to eat in Cornwall. The hos-paw-tality is awesome. Seeking out dog-friendly places is pretty important to us. There’s nothing worse than heading out and the place you planned on visiting doesn’t allow dogs. So I would recommend researching ahead of your trip so as not to be disappointed.
Home to golden beaches, beautiful woodland and plenty of wild open spaces, Cornwall is certainly a dog-friendly holiday destination. We have always found the locals to be warm, friendly and really accommodating. Here’s our pick of dog-friendly restaurants in Cornwall to have on your radar this summer.
10 dog-friendly places to eat & drink in Cornwall
- Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant & Cafe, Newquay – it’s one of the most beautiful beach spots in Cornwall – and the whole of the UK in actual fact – and it’s even better because it welcomes well-behaved dogs and their owners into the bar and restaurant all year round.
2. She Sells, Mevagissey – you can sit in or out here which is awesome if you have a dog that doesn’t like to be close to others or if the weather is unpredictable. Bob enjoyed a puppuccino on our trip. A great spot overlooking the harbour.
3. The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach – what an incredible viewpoint. Overlooking the beach which is also dog friendly. Outdoor only so one for the warmer months if you’re eating, be sure to check out their Instagram for specials as this place really is a treat. We only stopped for coffee & sweet treats. This year we planning on making it a lunch stop.
4. Gylly’s Beach Cafe, Falmouth – was one of our favourite beach bars from our trip in 2022. The food was and looked so good. You do need to grab a table when you can as they don’t accept bookings and are very popular. Indoors felt more formal however we chose to grab a spot outdoors as the view and smell from the kitchen grill was awesome.
5. Plume of Feathers, Porthscatho – a must-visit. We were recommended this place by the owners of our Cottage, Tony was right. We sat outside in the sun with Bob although we had hoped to get a spot inside for Sunday lunch however just like most of these recommendations it was so popular and booked out weeks in advance! Next time for sure.
6. Wax, Watergate Bay, Near Newquay– a really cool spot, set behind Watergate Bay with both indoor and outdoor seating. When it started to rain we were able to move undercover which was really handy. Such good food and a great beach vibe. We visited on our trip in 2018 and were delighted to see it had survived the pandemic. A must-visit if you are nearby.
7. The Sharksfin, Mevagissey – another spot that gets booked out. Especially the harbour view seating which we didn’t manage to get despite booking weeks in advance. The food was awesome, the decor was eclectic and with a super relaxed vibe and mouthwatering menu it’s a must-visit.
8. Jam Jar, Crantock – a must-visit. Nestled in the centre of Crantock this place has a vibe. Serving pizza and cocktails as well as being dog and child friendly it was a firm favourite for our family and we cannot wait to go back! A certain times of the year they do offer a takeaway menu which I think would be a great way to have lunch on the beach which is a few minutes walk away! This year we’re looking to stop at The Fern Pit Cafe which overlooks the beach and gannel.
9. St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes – wow the view was spectacular. This village is quite something and a must-stop if you’re in the area. We only stayed for drinks as we had already decided on fish & chips from the nearby hatch, however, it is dog friendly and the menu looked awesome. You can sit in the few spots outdoors, and enjoy the view or inside which looked super cosy and comfortable. And if you don’t fancy the Hotel do try the hatch, the food was awesome and the portions were HUGE – called The Watch House. You can then sit anywhere nearby and take in the views across the harbour.
10. The bars on Fistral Beach, Newquay – you have so much choice, there are an array of options here some more formal than others. We have tried most of them on our many stops here and would highly recommend them. Whether it’s for brunch watching the surfers do their thing or whilst the sun sets. You won’t be disappointed.
Also, I want to include The Boathouse, a collection of independent foodie places located on Newquay Harbour rather than Fistral Beach – think street food. Really, they’re both located in Newquay, hence grouping them together. Great vibe and is brilliant for families & dogs. This year we are hoping to stop for food & drinks at The Fish House on Fistral Beach and Seaspray Fistral which is at the South end of the beach.
10 dog-friendly places to eat & drink in Cornwall
And that’s our recommendation for 10 dog-friendly places to eat and drink in Cornwall.
What’s your favourite dog-friendly place to eat in Cornwall? Do add any recommendations in the comments, we are heading back to Cornwall in May this year, and are always looking for new places to try.
For more travel posts about our time in Cornwall do dive into these posts. You’ll find dog-friendly beaches, a travel guide from our trips as well as posts about what to pack and tips for travelling with your four-legged family members.