When it comes to booking a staycation, North Cornwall is a prime location to visit with its one of a kind coastlines and gorgeous beaches. As dog lovers, we know that bringing your four-legged friends along is a joy, but can also come with challenges – especially if you are uncertain about where to go for lunch, an evening meal or a refreshing drink after exploring the delights Cornwall has to offer.

Luckily, North Cornwall has an abundance of dog-friendly pubs, so whether you’re visiting Cornwall for a holiday or on a day trip from somewhere close by, there’s no need to leave your furry friend behind. We’ve rounded up the best dog-friendly pubs to visit in North Cornwall.

Dog relaxing with owner at a dog friendly pub in Cornwall


The Old Ship Hotel

A historic Grade II listed building situated at the heart of the town. This cosy pub is only a short ten-minute stroll from the nearest beach and the starting point of the Camel Trail. Perfect for dog owners seeking a taste of traditional British pub grub or a Sunday roast.

The Old Custom House

Discover the charm of South Quay in Padstow at The Old Custom House, where well-behaved dogs on leads are warmly welcomed into the bar area. If you’re a fan of great pub cuisine paired with award-winning beers, fine wines, classic cocktails, and artisanal coffee, this is a great choice.

The Cornish Arms

Renowned for its exceptional real ales sourced from the historic St Austell Brewery and mouthwatering British favourites, like fish and chips, crafted by the renowned Rick Stein. Dogs are welcome in the pub when on leads, and in the beer garden, where in the summer you will find wood-fired pizza on the menu.


The Mariners

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the River Camel at The Mariners, where you can indulge in a variety of dining options, from sharing small plates to hearty family feasts or a casual nibble. Well-behaved dogs can accompany you on the entire ground floor of the pub, as well as on the lower outdoor terrace.


Red Lion

The Red Lion is a traditional pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere that overlooks Newquay’s harbour. Whether you are seeking a cosy spot before or after a long walk with your dog, this pub is perfect for you and your furry companion. Well-behaved dogs are invited to join you in the bar area as well as the charming beer garden. Plus, you can treat your canine companion to a snack from their dog-friendly menu, featuring favourites like fish and chips and paw-star martinis!

The Farmers Arms

A great Cornish pub offering a genuine taste of Cornwall’s in a traditional pub atmosphere. There is no shortage of weekly events and offers ranging from curry nights to fish frydays and live entertainment. Bring along your well-behaved canine companion as they’re warmly welcomed inside.


The Preston Gate Inn

Discover the charm of The Preston Gate Inn, nestled near Bude which offers a warm welcome to families and furry friends alike. You can join them for fun charity quiz nights every Wednesday or indulge in a Fish and Chip Fridays.

Your beloved four-legged companions are more than welcome to join you in the bar area, ensuring that every member of the family can enjoy the quiz though the four legged members may prefer the fish and chips.

The Brendon Arms

Overlooking Bude’s inner harbour and a mere 200 yards from the sandy shores of Summerleaze Beach (dogs on leads permitted on the beach between 10 am and 6 pm from May 21st to September 30th), The Brendon Arms serves up a delicious, homemade pub menu and the bar area extends its welcome to your well-behaved canine companions. Perfect for a delicious dinner after the day at the beach.


The Earl at Egloshayle

Charming traditional 17th Century inn offering a warm welcome, low ceilings with oak beams and log burner for colder months or beer garden for the sunnier days . Food is served from Wednesday evenings through to Sunday lunch until 3pm. Seasonal and locally sourced authentic pub classics and children can chose smaller portions from the majority of the menu. This dog friendly traditional country pub is must visit when you are in the area.

The Ship Inn

One of the oldest pubs in Wadebridge is The Ship Inn, which has a pub based menu infused with an Italian twist offering something for those who enjoy delicious food. Whether it is a quick lunch or a nice relaxed dinner with friends and family, The Ship Inn provides the ideal setting, where you can also bring inside your dog who is welcome at the top end of the pub.

St Agnes

Railway Inn

Just a short walk from St Agnes Heritage Coast, The Railway Inn is the place to go for great pub food. After a stroll along the coastal paths with your furry companion to work up an appetite, rest assured that the Railway Inn awaits, ready to welcome you and your dog inside. If you have kids they can eat for £1 from Monday to Thursday while you enjoy two cocktails for £10.

The Peterville Inn

Nestled in the heart of St Agnes, The Peterville Inn awaits, just a leisurely stroll from the beautiful Trevaunance Cove. Here, you’ll discover a quintessential pub dining experience, complemented by excellent drinks and a welcoming Cornish ambience. They are proudly dog friendly with your four-legged friends allowed throughout the pub.


Old Albion Inn

A traditional thatched pub, nestled in the idyllic village of Crantock on the North Cornwall coast where beer has been served for over 400 years. The National Trust owns large parts of the parish area and is well known for its breathtaking scenery and beaches, a perfect location for walkies. Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome to join you in the bar area as you relax and enjoy the timeless charm of this historic pub.

The Cornishman

Situated in the heart of Crantock, this pub is a great, friendly pub with a lively atmosphere, with themed food nights, live music and quizzes for the whole family. Whether you plan on sitting in the beer garden for a drink or enjoying a family meal inside, your dog is allowed to enjoy it with you along with their very own dog treat.


The Perranporth Inn

If you’re after a good pub to watch some sport whilst you enjoy a drink, this family run sports bar will be your ideal location. Located in the heart of the seaside town Perranporth, just a short walk from Perrenporth Beach, this pub is proud to have the “Cask Marque” for their ales.

They serve a wide selection of world beers, ciders, spirits, wines and cocktails including an extensive rum collection. If you are staying on the non-alcoholic drinks then children and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome inside with you.

Tywarnhayle Inn

Sat in the heart of Perranporth, The Tywarnhayle Inn is family run and dog friendly. The pub serves home cooked food and local ales 7 days a week, with quizzes every Monday and a carvery on a Sunday. Dogs are allowed inside with you, water bowls are provided and dog treats are available to purchase at the bar.


Mason Arms

A traditional pub in the middle of Camelford, holding regular events such as quizzes, live music and cider festivals. Their beer garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing pint or cold glass of wine that is made in partnership with St Austell’s Brewery. Guests can enjoy the relaxed ambience without worry, knowing that well-behaved canine companions on leads are also welcome to join in the fun.

The Horseshoe Inn

This traditional Cornish pub with a great selection of food and ales. This ‘secret’ village pub off the beaten track serves up hearty meals and the ‘best beer ever’. They are open for lunch and dinner and you’ll find a warm welcome awaiting you and your dog in one of the many indoor and outdoor seating areas.

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The Golden Lion

A must visit when looking for a dog friendly pub in North Cornwall is The Golden Lion.

You’ll find a true taste of Cornwall combined with stunning sea views from their balcony. Inside you will discover a fully stocked bar boasting an array of gins, rums, and local Cornish cuisine alongside some classic British pub grub. Dogs are welcome in the small outside area that has 4 table or they can join you in the bar area. The upstairs is out of bounds for dogs but there is plenty of space elsewhere.


The Cornishman Inn

Situated just a short walk from Tintagel Castle, The Cornish Inn offers a great location for dog walkers and ramblers alike. You can unwind with a drink at the bar, terrace or in the garden which has a playground – perfect entertainment for the children. Dogs are welcome in any area with a wooden floor, ensuring that every member of the family can enjoy their trip out.

Ye Olde Malthouse Inn

Enjoy a drink, lunch or an evening meal in this 14th century inn after an exploring the famous Tintagel castle and the surrounding historic countryside. Their menus celebrate the highlights of Cornish produce and they serve a selection of local ales and gins which you can enjoy in their front courtyard area, overlooking the beautiful Cornish countryside. Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome in the bar and the ‘snug’ – their more informal dining area.

If you are planning a visit to North Cornwall with your dog and are looking for dog-friendly accommodation, be sure to view our North Cornwall holiday homes.