Great dog friendly places in Cornwall to celebrate Mother’s Day


Sadly these places had to close for Mother’s Day 2020 due to the coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

We wish all the cafes, pubs and restaurants in Cornwall all the best going through these difficult times.

Anyone who can buy a voucher or send intention to rebook would be hugely helping these businesses to keep going so they are there when the crisis is over.


Mother’s Day will be with us sooner than you think on March 22nd. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a mum in your life somewhere beautiful and enjoy a family celebration. In fact these are great places to do this at any time of year. If you’d like to take some four-legged members of the family along, here are a few ideas of great places where dogs are welcome. Depending on whether a family day out, spa treat, good long walk or shopping trip are your mum’s idea of a treat, there is something for everyone. We’ve also tried to find somewhere in every part of Cornwall. All these places are very popular so do book ahead!



For great views and a lovely day out… The Godolphin Arms, Marazion (main picture)

Boasting arguably one of the best views in Cornwall, The Godolphin Arms has a great reputation for food and you can enjoy lunch and a walk along Marazion beach, maybe even a trip over to the Mount, with all the family. Dogs are not allowed in the gardens or castle, but they can go over to the Mount via causeway or boat and you can enjoy a stroll around the harbour and shops. The beach bar area of The Godolphin Arms by the beach and slipway is dog friendly.

Tel: 01736 888510


C Bay cafe


For wonderful lunch and a spa treat… C Bay Cafe, Crantock near Newquay

For a really delicious lunch in a cafe which offers fantastic views over Crantock beach and the ocean, head to C Bay. Unlike nearby Bowgie Inn, dogs are allowed inside here, and they are very dog friendly. The food and service is wonderful too and there is also a spa and a pool here, if you wanted to book Mum a treat while someone watches the dog! The cafe is right next to the coast path, so before or after, you can enjoy a lovely walk to nearby Porth Joke beach where you often see seals playing or head to Crantock Beach which is a about 20 minute walk or a short drive away. 

Tel: 01637 830229 › c-bay-cafe-bar-bistro


Potager Garden


For vegetarian food and lovely gardens to explore… Potager Gardens, near Falmouth
This is a bit of a hidden gem, but about a mile from the village of Constantine, north of the Helford river and near Falmouth is Potager Garden, a lovely area reclaimed from an abandoned plant nursery and now a really lovely vegetarian cafe and gardens. The café serves a variety of inventive vegetarian dishes along with delicious home made cakes, great veggie breakfasts and lunches. Dogs are welcome but need to be on a lead.

Tel: 01326 341258


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For brunch / lunch and shopping… Bambu Cafe, Truro

If a stroll around Truro and a bit of shopping is how you’d like to enjoy Mother’s Day Bambu Cafe in the heart of the town offers a lovely brunch and lunch menu and welcomes dogs. Find them on Pydar Mews.

Tel: 01872 260 144


Jamaica Inn, dog friendly days out in Cornwall


For mums who love a books and history… Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Bodmin Moor

Head up to the wilds of Bodmin Moor (well, just off the A30) to Jamaica Inn, the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s famous book about smugglers. The restaurant here is dog friendly, there are stunning views over the moor and there is also a smuggling museum here, which is also dog friendly. A great adventure for mums who love books and stories about smugglers.

Tel: 01566 86250





For mums who love sea shanties, Doc Martin and fishing harbours… The Golden Lion, Port Isaac

This pub has starred in a few films and TV shows now, most recently, Fisherman’s Friends and its also featured in TV’s Doc Martin. You can enjoy a meal here with your dog, but do book in advance! 

Tel: 01208 880336