Dog Friendly Pubs in Cornwall

Our guide to dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall

Nothing helps you work up a thirst for a nice drink than a day spent in the great outdoors with your four-legged friend. Find out more about some of Cornwall’s best dog-friendly pubs in our guide below.

The Shipwrights, Padstow, North Cornwall

The Shipwrights pub, cornwall©

The pub

Operated by the local family-run St Austell brewery, The Shipwrights pub sits on Padstow’s historic quay. The perfect place to sit outside and watch the world go by with a nice pint of local ale, The Shipwrights is both dog and family-friendly, with a bar on the ground floor, a restaurant offering harbour views on the first floor, harbour-side seating area at the front and a heated beer garden out back.

In addition to the wide range of drinks, the pub also offers fresh pub food served in a relaxed atmosphere beneath the beamed ceilings of the traditional building.

Behind the bar

As part of the St Austell Brewery family, The Shipwrights serves a wide range of St Austell cask ales, as well as lagers, ciders, wines and spirits.

In the area

  • Top quality restaurants, including Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant
  • Camel Cycle Trail – begins in Padstow and ends in Wadebridge
  • South West Coastal Path – Padstow is the perfect place to start exploring some of the most popular stretches of the 630 miles of footpath on the south west coast
  • Miles of dog-friendly footpaths along the rugged coastline
  • Seven beautiful beaches, six of which are dog-friendly all year round, including Treyarnon Bay and Porthcothan Bay
  • Fishing, surfing, boating and other watersports

Pub details

The Coach and Horses, Rosudgeon, Penzance, West Cornwall

The Coach and Horses, Cornwall


The pub

The Coach and Horses is a much-loved local pub, offering European, British and traditional bar food. It has beautiful views across West Cornwall and the coast from its spacious gardens, where you can happily enjoy great food and drink while the sun is shining.

Recently modernised, this 17th century coaching inn recently won tripadvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence after garnering great reviews.

The kitchen uses only the highest quality ingredients, sourced from trusted suppliers; and The Coach and Horses is committed to using as much fresh West Country produce as possible. The fish is sourced from Matthew Stevens of St Ives, and nothing but British Meat is used, with guaranteed traceability ‘back to the farm’. The delicious sausages are supplied by R.D Johns Butchers of Newton Abbott.

Behind the bar

The Coach and Horses stocks a wide range of beers, wines and soft drinks.

In the area

  • The Coach and Horses is located between Marazion and Helston
  • A 10-minute walk away from Praa Sands beach
  • A 10-minute drive to Perranuthnoe, a lovely village with great views of St. Michael's Mount to the West and of Acton Castle and Cudden Point to the East

Pub details

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The Polgooth Inn, St Austell, South Cornwall

The Polgooth Inn


The pub

The Polgooth Inn is a family run pub near St Austell and has recently scooped Tenants of the Year in St Austell Brewery Estate Awards.  The pub itself is a traditional 16th century building set in a stunning rural valley, where you can enjoy open fires in the winter months and the beer garden during the summer.

Both the pub and Polgooth (meaning Goose Pond in Cornish) are steeped in history.  By the eighteenth century the village had the richest mine in the United Kingdom and was celebrated as the greatest tin mine in the world. 

There’s an extensive menu using the finest locally sourced ingredients and food’s available from 12 noon 'til 9.30pm (9pm on Sundays). The chefs are so keenly focused on locally sourced ingredients that they have planted their own kitchen garden!

The pub has won the tripadvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence after garnering great reviews.

Behind the bar

The Polgooth Inn offers quality cask ales including, of course, beers from the St Austell Brewery. It also offers a varied wine list.

In the area

  • The Eden Project – just 20 minutes away by car
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan – accessible by car in around ten minutes
  • Porthpean Beach – a beautiful sandy beach near the Charlestown historic village
  • Screech Owl Sanctuary – home to many varieties of European, Asian, American and African owls
  • St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre – local beers, including Tribute and Proper Job
  • Fishing, surfing, boating and other water sports

Pub details

  • Address: Ricketts Road, Polgooth, St. Austell, Cornwall. PL26 7DA
  • Contact: 01726 74089

Red Lion Inn, Bodmin, Bodmin and Tamar Valley

The Red Lion, Cornwall©

The pub

The Red Lion Inn sits in the pretty village of St Kew Highway, near Wadebridge. The pub has a warming fire and large outdoor family area.

It hosts a number of events, including open mic sessions for local folk and blues artists, and a pub quiz that supports the local football team.

If you’re in need of a quick bite there’s a selection of snacks, but if you’re after something more substantial then you can choose from a range of home-cooked meals and tapas. The pub also offers an Australian-style BBQ for meat and fish lovers.

Behind the bar

There’s a selection of real ales, lagers, Belgian beers and ciders on tap, as well as new-and old-world wines and soft drinks, including coffees.

In the area

  • Camel Valley Vineyard – the award winning world class vineyard
  • Bodmin Jail – visit the eerie, haunted jail and enjoy wine in the witness box
  • Lanhydrock House and Gardens – the National Trust property is a beautiful Victorian home with a wooded estate
  • Cardinham Woods – a family-run woodland with great cycling trails

Pub details

  • Address: The Red Lion Inn, St Kew Highway, Bodmin, Cornwall. PL30 3DN

Contact: 01208 841271;

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