Dog friendly pubs with great walks

It’s that time of year when it is lovely to go for a bracing walk with the dog and then snuggle down in a cosy pub. Here is a list of some of the best dog friendly pubs with great walks nearby...

The Gurnard’s Head near Zennor

An award winning pub with fantastic food and excellent dog friendly credentials. You may need to book a place, though, and reserve one of the dog friendly tables, so call ahead if you can. Situated along the magnificent stretch of coastline from St Ives and Zennor towards Pendeen and the Poldark film sets near Levant mine and Botallack.

Nearby walk to try out: From the pub take the path out across the fields to the coast and the headland from which the pub takes its name.

The Cornish Arms, St Merryn

Food at The Cornish Arms is based on Rick Stein's famous recipes at this popular pub near Padstow. It offers a simple British menu with dishes like real beef burgers, mussels and chips and scampi in the basket. The pub offers some of St Austell Brewery’s best ales like Tribute and Proper Job and a great selection of wines are available by the bottle and glass. Dogs welcome on leads.

Nearby walk to try out: Mother Ivy's Bay is less than a couple of miles away, from there you can follow the SWCP around Trevose Head with its lighthouse and down the coast to Constantine Bay.

Driftwood Spars, St Agnes

A traditional Cornish pub that serves hearty food and real ales, including those brewed next door! The location of the pub offers easy access to the coast whilst being part of the St Agnes community in a vibrant village with much to offer. There are three cosy bars with wood burning stoves and friendly and knowledgeable staff to serve you some of the best beer and food around.

Nearby walk to try out: Walk down to Trevaunance Cove and take the SWCP heading west before climbing up onto St Agnes Beacon, worth it just for the views!

The Working Boat Pub, Falmouth

Sat on the waterfront in Falmouth, underneath the Greenbank Hotel, The Working Boat is a great place to watch the boats go past whilst enjoying a drink and a bite to eat. Go on a Sunday and enjoy a roast, either before or after a walk! Very dog friendly, there's usually a biscuit and a bowl of water waiting for our four legged friends.

Nearby walk to try out: You're in the heart of Falmouth, so it's a bit of a walk to the countryside, but you could take the ferry across to Flushing and walk around Trefusis Point to Mylor Churchtown.

Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

Set just up from the historic harbour, seen in Poldark, Dr Who and many other films and TV programmes, The Rashleigh is a dog friendly bar that serves food for family get-togethers or intimate meals for two (plus dog!), championing local produce. Sit outside and soak up the atmosphere of the place, still very much as it was 150 years ago when it was a major port on Cornwall's south coast.

Nearby walk to try out: Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Charlestown during the summer months but fine after the end of October. Alternativly head north of St Austell and take a walk on the Clay Trails where much of the China Clay that was sent out of Charlestown originated.

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