Our Favourite Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cornwall
Here at cornwallholidays.com, we have our own furry friend who is part of our family. We understand that you want to be able to include your dog in your holiday and this guide is for you. All of the establishments we have listed here are dog friendly and do all that they can to welcome you and your dog into their place. Most of the restaurants and cafes here are near great walking spots too. We have done the research here so you don’t have to. Also, check out our dog-friendly beaches and days out.
The Beach Hut – Watergate Bay
This is a fantastic spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Situated right on Watergate Beach, take your dog for a long walk across the huge sandy beach and then either warm up or cool down with a delicious beverage and some cakes or a meal. The atmosphere is lively and people often bring their dogs. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes including vegetarian. The Beach Hut has different themed nights throughout the year such as Moroccan night, with food and entertainment, the same applies for Christmas where there is bonfire on the beach.
The Beach Hut welcomes families too and caters for everyone. You don’t need to have a meal there you can just stop by for a drink and a cake to rest from your day on the beach. The Beach Hut is right down by Watergate Bay Beach so you will need to park in one of the car parks at the top and walk down. There are plenty of activities on Watergate Bay Beach so you can make a day of it. This is just down the road from Mawgan porth and just around the corner from Newquay. We have some fantastic options for accommodation in both areas.
Rick Stein’s Cafe – Padstow
You don’t need to book into The Seafood Restaurant to sample Rick Stein’s fabulous seafood. There is also a cafe in Padstow where you can bring your 4 legged friends and eat some delicious fish amongst other things. The cafe is down by the harbour and the perfect place to grab some lunch after a morning exploring Padstow. The courtyard to the side is the dog friendly place so just be warned if the weather is wet and cold, wrap up.
The cafe has also been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, so you know that you are in for a treat if you decide to dine there. The Cafe is open for lunch and dinner and there are deals to have 3 courses. Padstow is a heaven for food lovers but this is a simple and reasonably priced way to sample some of that fresh Cornish seafood and even better your dog can sample it too.
Hub Box – St Ives
A delicious burger with a brilliant view all with your furry friend. Hub Box overlooks the harbour at St Ives and has a balcony looking out over the water. The menu is burgers and fries mainly but they do cater for vegetarians. The burgers are delicious and there are all sorts of different sides and fries you can order.
The Hub Box restaurant has been there since 2003 and the layout inside is laid back and relaxed but very funky. The burgers have won awards and they really do hit the spot if you are craving a hit of burger and chips. They also do a fantastic selection of craft beers and drinks. We have plenty of accommodation options in and around St Ives and also a town guide so you can see everything there is to do in that area.
Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay
This bar and restaurant is in a simply stunning location. The venue is on the beach and is beautifully decorated to create a laid back chilled out environment. Dogs are welcome at all times and they even have special dog days throughout the season where they raise money for dog charities. Rest assured your pup will feel more than welcome here. The food is delicious too, they are open for lunches and dinners or you can just go down and have a coffee and a cake after a long beach walk.
Do bear in mind that to access the beach there are 133 steps and this is the only way in or out. So small children and people who are less mobile may struggle. The car park is at the top of the cliff and then you just walk down the steps. Lusty also does events and weddings so please make sure you check availability before you make the mission down to the glorious beach. Being just around the corner from Newquay this is a fabulous place to dine if you are staying in or around this area. Check out our town guides and accommodation listings for more info.
The Cobweb Inn – Boscastle
This stunning country pub dates back to the 1700’s and will give you the Cornish pub atmosphere that you will want from your visit to Cornwall. The pub has live music playing throughout the year which just adds to the vibe. They serve breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The menu features pub classics as well as Pizza’s and there is also a children’s menu. On a Sunday the Cobweb Inn serves a Sunday carvery which is very popular.
The pub splits into 2 sections, a pub area and a restaurant area. During busy months it is recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Boscastle is a great place to take your dog exploring anyway as there are coast paths and a harbour for you to walk around. We do have a guide to Boscastle which will give you some more info about the area and the branches.
Teacup Tearoom – Mevagissey
A very warm welcome awaits you at the Teacup Tearoom in Mevagissey. Not only will you be made to feel welcome but your 4 legged friend will also be made to feel welcome. Having started the business in 2017 this lovely couple Lis and David have taken the Tearoom to award winning status. They have won silver in 2020 for dog friendly businesses nationally, having won the Cornwall dog friendly business award. Lis and David source fresh and local produce and cater for all dietary requirements.
Not only will get an awesome welcome but you will also get some absolutely delicious cake, scones, sandwiches or tea and coffee. They do 50 different types of Teas and Infusions. The variety at Teacup Tearoom is fantastic so they certainly will cater for the whole family. Open 10 – 5 daily so a definite must do if you are in Mevagissey. Our Mevagissey town guide will tell you all about the village and what you can do there.
Five Degrees West – Falmouth
This lively and friendly bar welcomes you and your furry friend and is a great place to either have a meal or just a few drinks at any time of the day and into the night. Well positioned in the town of Falmouth there is lots to do in and around here. You can spend the day on the beach or around the harbour or walking through the town and then relax with some tasty food for lunch or an evening meal. The bar serves a classic pub menu but has a modern twist. There are sandwiches served before 5 too.
One of the most tempting parts of the menu is the dessert menu served all day and into the evening. You can even just drop by for a coffee and a dessert if that’s what takes your fancy. The selection of drinks behind the bar is excellent with a selection of different gins and local craft beer. Booking is not essential but during peak weeks you may have to wait for a table. CornwallHolidays.com also has town guides including a Falmouth one so check this out before you visit.
Birdie’s Bistro – Lelant, Hayle
Sitting on the edge of the RSPB nature reserve in Lelant, Hayle this is a great place for some lunch, breakfast or an afternoon snack. Open 7 days a week 9-5, you are welcome to dine here along with your doggies, however please be aware there will be birds in the area so hopefully your dog will react well to them. The chef at Birdie’s Bistro has an impressive history having worked in some fantastic places including Harrod’s, with Raymond Blanc and Ferrari. The menu caters for all tastes and features classic dishes with a modern twist.
The Bistro is in a perfect position to get those fantastic views over the estuary which changes depending on the tide. They also have holes in the fences at both adult and child heights to make sure that nature can be observed without being disturbed. Hayle is in the West of Cornwall and near places such as St Ives, if you are staying in that area and have an interest in birds and nature then this place is highly recommended.
The Watering Hole – Perranporth Beach
This lively and friendly pub is actually on the beach at Perranporth, so you just won’t get any closer to the beach than here. With extensive outside seating as well as indoors there is plenty of room here to bring your dog and relax and have a pint or lunch or dinner. Inside they play live sports too. On a Sunday they do a carvery too so you will help yourselves to their delicious roast dinners. During the summer they do beach BBqs too.The rest of the menu is delicious pub grub so you will find something for everyone on there.
Perranporth beach is a fantastic beach for your dog. It is vast and enclosed so they can run to their hearts content on here and then you can catch your breath with a cold pint at the Watering Hole afterwards or even while your dog still runs around as it is the only bar on a beach in the UK. The Watering Hole have live events throughout the year, live music in the bar and festivals outside too, such as Bands in the Sands. Please check this out before you head down.
The Lewinnick Lodge – Newquay
With one of the most incredible views that you can get when dining out, the Lewinnick is on Pentire Headland in Newquay and has stunning views across Newquay bay and out to sea. The outside area is vast and you can have your dogs there as well as the bar area inside. The restaurant area does not allow dogs but to be honest if you can the best place to sit here would be outside regardless and the menu is the same whether you are sitting in the bar, restaurant or outside. The menu is focused on fish and meat but also caters for vegetarians.
You can also visit for a few beers or a glass of wine or prosecco. The dessert menu is delicious too, in fact no one would blame you if you spent the whole day at this gorgeous location. They serve lunch and dinner and are open until late. The Lewinnick is in Pentire which is in Newquay and only a short walk from the town centre, why not walk along Fistral beach and build up your appetite before you visit. We highly recommend the food, atmosphere and view here.