Top Dog Friendly Pubs

December 1, 2014 by becca.lazar No Comments

photo (4)Anyone who has been into the Cornish Holiday Cottages offices knows that we are massive dog lovers. There’s nothing better on a crisp autumn day than a coastal or woodland walk with man’s best friend darting between the trees, jumping in puddles or diving head first into the sea, playing fetch. These walks usually have us wrapped up warm in our hats and scarves, enmeshed in a cagoule and our feet are wrapped up warm in woollen socks and squeezed snuggly into a pair of wellies.


As dog lovers we know how important it is to be able to find those places that welcome dogs when you’re out and about: places that will allow you and your pet to dry off, enjoy a hot chocolate, a beer or a refreshing bowl of water.  Dogs are well catered for here in Cornwall, but we do have a few favourites in and around the Helford and Falmouth area.


The Trengilly Wartha Inn, Constantine

The Trengilly is a proper country tavern serving fantastic food, local beer and strangely, one of the longest lists of whiskeys we’ve ever seen. Tucked away behind the village of Constantine, and short walk from Port Navas, the pub itself has six acres of gardens to explore.


The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage

With a prime location on the Helford River, The Ferryboat Inn serves as great base for visits to Trebah Gardens, Glendurgan garden or numerous coastal walks and boat-trips around Mawnan Smith, Durgan and the Helford Estuary. Dogs are made extremely welcome at anytime of day. There are various dog bowls dotted around and there are normally dog biscuits on the bar. With a small beach a literal stone’s throw away, you can enjoy a relaxing drink or nibble while your dog dips its paws in the water.


The Pandora Inn – Restronguet Creek, Mylor Bridge

All low beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and a thatched roof, parts of the Pandora date back to the 13th Century. A cosy and intimate establishment with lots of nooks to hide yourselves away in, The Pandora offers bowls of water for your dog and some stunning local food for yourself, whether you fancy a sandwich or a substantial three-course meal. For their recent website revamp The Pandora’s owners commissioned outdoor writer, Sue Viccars to create some circular walks around Restronguet and Mylor. On the site you’ll find a map with all the routes on as well some handy parking spots too.


5 Degrees West, Falmouth

5 Degrees West can be found near The Maritime Museum and is a modern, relaxed pub with no dog restrictions, water bowls, the odd dog biscuit and very friendly staff.  Their restaurant area is family friendly and unpretentious and there is an open fireplace to cosy up to as well.


Halzephron Inn, Gunwalloe, Helston

Perched on the cliff top near Gunwalloe beach is the 500 year old Halzephron Inn. The pub is ideally situated for coastal walks south, towards Church Cove and The Lizard or west, across a mile of golden sand towards Porthleven. The beauty of this rugged coastline cannot be underestimated in any season. The Inn is home to Olly, the Red Irish Setter, and you just know they are a dog friendly bunch when they have a photo gallery dedicated to dogs propping themselves up at the bar, on their website.





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