Dog Friendly Beer Gardens


Here are some of our favourite pubs with beer gardens that are worth a visit this summer…

The Cornish Srms, St Merryn, Rick Stein

1.The Cornish Arms, St Merryn

The Cornish Arms is a traditional style pub serving both a lunch and dinner menu of Rick Stein recipes. Dogs on leads are welcomed throughout the whole pub, including the large beer garden overlooking beautiful views of the Cornish countryside.


2.The Smugglers Den, Holywell Bay 

This 16th century thatched pub was a recent finalist in Cornwall Life’s dining pub of year competition along with being featured in the AA good pub guide. Visit on a Sunday for a traditional roast in the garden or terrace, but be sure to book ahead as it is very popular with dog owners.


3.The Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris 

The Rashleigh Inn is the perfect place to enjoy stunning views over St Austell Bay after after a long day at the beach. Although Polkerris beach its self imposes a seasonal dog ban in the summer months, the Rashleigh is dog friendly all year round and there are lots of walks along the coast path to enjoy. The pub is also situated within a short 5 minute drive from Par Sands which is dog friendly all year round.


4.The Gurnard’s Head, Treen near Zennor

This award-winning B&B pub on Cornwall’s Atlantic coastline has an outstanding reputation for amazing food  and prides it’s self on it’s use of produce from the local community and fair prices all year round. The beer garden is beautiful and overlooks the dramatic coastline and huge blue ocean surrounding it. There are lovely walks nearby. There are specific dog friendly tables in the restaurant here indoors and it’s so popular it’s advisable to book ahead!


5. Pandora Inn, Restronguet

For a more Avant Garde pub garden experience, visit the traditional 16th century thatched Pandora Inn near Falmouth. Their beer garden is in the form of  a pontoon extending out in to the river, which has been converted into a large seating area providing beautiful views of Restronguet Creek.


6.Prince of Wales, Newtown St Martin

Tucked away on the Lizard Peninsula is the Prince of Wales, a lovingly restored country pub with a cosy atmosphere and log fire. In warmer weather, it’s expansive garden is the perfect place to sit outside on a summer night and treat yourself to a drink and one of their delicious desserts. If you’re minded to, you can  camp in the field just beyond it.

Our lovely lurcher Harry was made at home at The Prince of Wales by the staff who provided dog treats and water. He also decided that their flower beds made for an excellent seat!



Old Coastguard, Mousehole, dog friendly beer gardenThe Old Coastguard, Mousehole

The Old Coastguard, is a delightful dog-friendly seaside hotel in the fishing village of Mousehole. It is near the beaches and gardens of West Cornwall, the Minack Theatre and the artists’ studios of Newlyn, Penzance and St. Ives. Strictly speaking, it’s not a pub but it is dog friendly and whilst being renowned for lovely food and drink, it also offers one of the most impressive beer gardens around, overlooking St Michael’s Mount.



The Cornishman Inn, Tintagel

The Cornishman is a proper traditional Cornish Inn located centrally to Tintagel’s main attractions and the ideal place to stop before or after strolling down to the famed castle. The beer gardens are large and ideal for dogs to sit under a shady bench which children run and enjoy a little freedom in the play area while the grown ups enjoy traditional pub food.