My favourite dog friendly cafes, pubs and lunch or snack spots in Cornwall.
I’d say Cornwall as a county is a very dog friendly place, thanks to our wonderful dog friendly beaches and amazing coastal and woodland walks – making it a bit of a dog owners’ paradise! Our two pups have the BEST life here, and one of the things I love is being able to take them with us to a variety of different places, including to cafes, pubs and restaurants so easily.
Below are some of our favourite snacking spots to take the dogs. It’s important to me that this list includes places that not only allow dogs, but very much welcome them and enjoy their presence! There’s a big difference between dog friendly and dog tolerant, in my opinion, and these are my faves for that reason AND great food :)
Windjammer Cafe & Bar, Falmouth
This is a new find and definitely a new favourite. Windjammer not only do delicious breakfasts and brunches for humans (some of the best options I’ve seen in Cornwall!), but also offer a menu for dogs too! We had a great morning here with the pooches, and of course Falmouth is a great spot for exploring and visiting the beach and coast path with the pups too.
Find out more on the Windjammer website.
Verdant Taproom (Penryn)
Verdant Brewing Co have a huge, impressive brewery in Penryn, and have recently launched their ‘Taproom’ (bar & restaurant / hang out space) as part of that too. The space is awesome and has a great vibe, with events & DJ nights, a huge selection of their craft beers, and even a pizza oven, with some seriously EPIC pizzas.
The taproom has also just collaborated with Situ Cafe, an Indian-African fusion street food van built inside an old German ambulance, which serves delicious food onsite as well. Dogs are very welcome and would definitely recommend an evening here!
The Heron Inn, Malpas (Truro)
The Heron Inn is a gastrro-pub has a stunning location looking out over Truro river, and allows dogs all throughout the pub. Their food is always delicious – especially their mussels which are some of my fave in Cornwall!
Malpas is a tiny hamlet on the edge of Truro, so please be mindful about parking and taking a car here! The best thing to do is park in Truro or around Boscawen park and walk here, which is beautiful on a sunny day anyway.
Find out more on the Heron Inn website.
Check out my list of favourite restaurants in Truro for more!
Bread & Butter, Truro
Bread & Butter is a cute cafe tucked away on River Street in Truro, serving delicious pancakes and avocado toasts for breakfast and a range of lunches too. They have a really nice outdoor area with cosy booths in their garden, where dogs are welcomed as well.
Find out more on the Bread & Butter website.
Check out my list of best breakfast & brunch spots in Truro for more!
Cafe Mylor, nr. Falmouth
Cafe Myor is a great chilled spot overlooking Mylor harbour, which serves great brunches and lunches throughout the day (the above photo was a delicious fish finger sandwich!). They’re very happy to have dogs here, and it’s the perfect spot to go on a coastal walk along River Fal afterwards too.
Find out more on the Cafe Mylor website.
The Ferry Boat Inn, Helford River
I love this spot in Helford Passage; it’s the perfect mid-way point for a walk along Helford river from Durgan, and naturally they’re dog friendly too. The food is tasty but it is often quite busy because of its idyllic location, so be sure to book ahead if you can!
Find out more on the Ferry Boat Inn website.
The Watering Hole, Perranporth
This bar / cafe / event space is literally ON the beach at Perranporth and is famous around Cornwall for its location in the dunes and great music events. Perranporth is a dog friendly beach all year round, and at The Watering Hole you’ll often find dogs just wandering around living their best lives. They do some great breakfasts here!
Find out more on the Watering Hole website.
The Rockpool, Gwithian
The Rockpool is a beach cafe based in the dunes at Gwithian offering a relaxed vibe perfect for a post-surf snack or lunch while exploring the expansive beach. We love bringing the dogs to Gwithian as there’s so much room to run around, and they’re very happy to have them chilling inside and outside this cafe too!
Find out more on the Rockpool website.
There are probably lots more I’m yet to explore (I know there are a few spots in Newquay that are really dog friendly too!), so if you have any suggestions to add, please do leave a comment below!