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Dog walking on Gyllyngvase Beach

Our Top 5 Dog-Friendly Places To Eat and Walk in Cornwall

We know it can be hard to find places around Cornwall where you can walk with your dog and stop for a bite to eat, especially during the summer! It seems cruel to leave them at home pining for you (or ripping up the carpet, bedding or cushions).

So, we’ve compiled a list of our 5 favourite dog-friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes around Cornwall, all near beautiful walks and breathtaking scenery that our wonderful county is famed for (tested by ourselves and willing four-legged friends).


The Stable & Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth

Within Falmouth there are quite a few dog-friendly restaurants and pubs.  Our favourites are the downstairs of The Stable on Custom House Quay and the decking of Gylly beach café (where they provide heaters and blankets for when those cooler times in winter and evenings). Soak up Falmouth’s easy going lifestyle from these two restaurants; watch the boats coming in and out of the harbour from The Stable or watch paddle boarders from Gylly Beach Café’s decking.

2. Praa Sands – SANDBAR

Sandbar at Praa Sands

About an hour’s drive from the hotel lies the beautiful sandy beach, Praa Sands, and the jewel in its crown? Sandbar, the most dog – friendly café we’ve found in Cornwall (ask at the bar for a dog treat and your pooch will be sure to love it just as much as we do). Open all year round, it’s great for a coffee or meal after a walk or catch the famous Sunday ‘Roast on the coast’. Though the beach is not open to dogs during the summer there are still plenty of scenic walks along the cliffs and coast paths surrounding the area.

3. Perranporth – THE WATERING HOLE

The Watering hole in Perranporth

If beach bars are your thing be sure to check out The Watering Hole in Perranporth; the only bar in Britain to be built on the beach its self, watch surfers battle the north shore swells and maybe catch a local band. Unusually for a big sandy beach, Perranporth is dog-friendly year round, though there are some lead restrictions (you can find out more here).


Dog friendly - The Punchbowl and Ladle in Feock

A short drive from the hotel, is the Trelissick estate, a National Trust owned house and gardens. Though dogs are not allowed within the house or gardens, there is a scenic walk around the estate which makes for a great day out. On the way back toward Falmouth lies the Punchbowl and Ladle, a cosy local pub with a large dog-friendly bar area, the perfect place to stop off on your way back to the hotel.

5. Mylor – PANDORA INN

Dog friendly - Pandora Inn in Mylor

An historic thatched pub with amazing views across the river. (If you and your dog have steady sea legs – this pub even has its own mooring pontoon and is a stop on the Falmouth water taxi). The Pandora has also created a few walks around their pub, check out the link here.

So there is is! If you have any suggestions for other great dog-friendly places, let us know and we’ll add them to our list!


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