Cornwall LivingIssue #136

Five of the best places to eat

After exploring the clifftops, playing ball on the beach or sniffing out new countryside trails, you and your dog are going to be in need of some sustenance. Here’s a few of our foodie favourites that offer a warm welcome to you and your pup.

A hidden gem

Harbour Lights

Nestled in the heart of Falmouth, with stunning views over the picturesque harbour, this dog-friendly fish and chip restaurant is a hidden gem that you won’t want to miss. A finalist in the 2023 National Fish & Chip Awards, it’s easy to see why, with Cornish flaky fish from Newlyn in crispy batter and the most moreish chips made from the finest Cornish potatoes. Their commitment to reducing their environmental impact has earned them a well-deserved reputation for their eco-friendly practices. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely dinner with a view, this restaurant has something for everyone.

Rest and refuel

The Old Quay Inn

If you’re on the hunt for a gastropub menu replete with real ales and a fabulous wine list, that you can enjoy as your furry friend curls up beneath the table, look no further than The Old Quay Inn. Located in Devoran, adjacent to the coast-to-coast cycle and walking trail and with its own lush beer garden overlooking the Devoran Creek, it really is the perfect place to end a day’s exploring, ideal for relaxing on lazy summer evenings. Taking a new meaning to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’, at The Old Quay Inn, tired hounds can rest their head while their owners unwind. John and Hannah look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Old Inn Mullion


Set in the picturesque village of Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula, this traditional thatched pub has been providing a genial welcome to the weary traveller since the 16th century. The inn hosts five en-suite guest rooms, all of which are warm, comfortable and completely dog friendly. The chefs create a range of quality, locally sourced produce catering to all dietary requirements, featuring many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. And the best part is that dogs can delight in all of this too – including a doggie menu – so if you’re looking to refuel during your exploration of mainland Britain’s most southerly point, with your furry friend in tow, this is the ideal place to do so.

Peace and tranquility

The Lemon Arms

Mylor’s hidden location makes it the perfect spot for a creekside walk. The peace and tranquillity of the area means it’s a haven for wildlife, so ideal for nature lovers looking to stretch their legs. One of our favourites is to walk from Mylor Bridge, along Mylor Creek and then around to Restronguet Weir and back. This lovely circular walk always works up an appetite and so we can recommend refuelling at the Lemon Arms. Their daily specials board complements a menu of great pub classics, local ales on tap and a dog-friendly beer garden!