Dogs Love Cornwall LivingAutumn/Winter 2019

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 bounding along gold sandy beaches or taking a stroll in the countryside, it’s fair to say that all that exercise is thirsty work! Here are just a few of our favourite pooch-friendly pubs to help quench your thirst.

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’ (as it’s affectionately known) provides the perfect pit stop for you and your pup during your south coast explorations. With wonderful walks in both directions from Polperro, whether you want to visit Looe just 5 miles away or Polruan and Fowey which are 6.5 miles away, The Blue’s central location makes it the ideal stop-off for refreshments, but it’s not just the location; the food is an attraction all by itself!


The Paris Hotel

Situated in the peaceful fishing village of Coverack on the eastern side of the Lizard peninsula, and with sea views from three sides, The Paris Hotel provides modern boutique rooms, a cosy atmosphere and a friendly personal service. The hotel offers you the chance to relax and enjoy the locally sourced menu – on which seafood is something of a speciality – and the best bit? Part of the Pub Walk app, dogs are made just as welcome as you at The Paris, with pet friendly rooms available so you can enjoy your stay in Cornwall without leaving anyone behind.


Old Inn Mullion

Set in he 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.


Jamaica Inn

Situated on the A30 in the village of Bolventor half-way between Bodmin and Launceston, the Jamaica Inn allows you to make the most of Bodmin Moor’s captivating landscape. Owner Allen Jackson suggests walking from the inn to nearby Brown Willy, famed as the highest point in Cornwall –  it’s a great way to tire out the pooch before returning to the cosy environment of the inn to rest and refuel. The walk is a challenging seven miles there and back, with a route that crosses roads, paths, tracks and open moorland, as well as two steep ascents, making a map, compass and mobile phones recommended.


The Thirsty Scholar

The Thirsty Scholar, situated in the heart of the historic town of Penryn – which celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2016 – is a dog-friendly free house that’s been a coaching inn or a pub for more than six centuries! All dogs are welcome both inside and out in the large sheltered garden; the team simply asks that owners ensure furry friends are well behaved. Offering a selection of local ales and ciders and serving food each evening between 6pm and 9pm, and from 12.30pm to 8.30pm on Sundays, the Thirsty Scholar is well worth a visit for humans and hounds alike!