Dogs Love Cornwall Living2020/21 Autumn/Winter

5 of the best dog friendly pubs

Cornwall is home to a wealth of pubs that welcome humans and hounds alike with open arms.

Dogs and owners alike love exploring Cornwall. Whether it’s taking a stroll through the countryside, or running along gold sandy beaches, any kind of exercise by the sea is thirsty work! Here are just a few of our favourite pooch friendly pubs to help quench your thirst.

1 Pityme Inn 

Located a mile from the year-round dog-friendly beach at Rock, Pityme Inn is a brilliant country pub serving fresh, seasonal pub grub, cask ales and a very large selection of gins. The inn welcomes dogs with open arms so everyone can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. 

Serving food from 9am until 9pm, you can always trust the Pityme as a great pit stop to refuel as you enjoy your explorations of Cornwall. Not to mention the pub also offers takeaway options from the outside kitchen including the famous, freshly prepared fish and chips, homemade burgers, tacos and warm pasties.   

2 The Blue Peter Inn 

Nestled within the beautiful harbour town of Polperro you’ll find The Blue Peter Inn. Located amongst ancient smugglers’ cottages, right next to the harbour, ‘The Blue’ provides the perfect pit stop for you and your pup during your coastal adventures. Wonderful walks trail off in both directions from Polperro, with Looe just 5 miles away, and Polruan and Fowey just 6.5. This makes it the ideal place to stop for refreshments, but it’s not just the location – the food is an attraction all by itself, and you can even treat your furry best friend to a meal of their own from The Blue’s ‘doggy dinner menu’! 

3 Old Inn Mullion 

Set in the picturesque village of Mullion on the Lizard peninsula, this traditional thatched pub is steeped in history and finds itself at the heart of village life. Rooms are homely, warm and comfortable and the service downstairs – whether you’re eating or just quenching that sea-air thirst – is second to none. The best part is that dogs can enjoy all of this too, including a doggie menu, so if you’re planning on exploring mainland Britain’s most southerly point with your furry friend in tow, this is the perfect base from which to do so.

4 The Lemon Arms 

The Lemon Arms in Mylor is the perfect place to stop and stay awhile. After an afternoon spent exploring the local creeks and waterways, the cosy interiors and friendly staff promote a welcome Cornish atmosphere, one that’s hard to leave after a few pints of Tribute! Serving pub classics alongside a daily changing specials board that draws on the finest locally caught seafood, it’s always worth stopping by to see what’s on offer. If it’s sunny, head outside and enjoy your favourite tipple in the dog friendly beer garden – a sheltered sun trap with spacious benches that are perfect for pooches who like to curl up beneath the table. 

5 The Roseland Inn 

Deep in the heart of the Roseland peninsula, just a mile from the King Harry Ferry, lies the Roseland Inn. This 16th century listed building houses a unique and cosy, traditional Cornish pub – the perfect dog-friendly pitstop to rest and refuel during you and your pooch’s coastal adventure. Enjoy a proper Cornish tipple and take your pick from the deliciously tempting food menu. In the summer, where better to relax and enjoy your meal than in the beer garden? With gorgeous flower beds in bloom and tables beneath which your dog can curl up, you can sit and soak up the atmosphere in this beautiful pocket of coastal Cornwall.