Dog friendly pubs are easy to find in Cornwall. We have our favourites that we’ll share with you here. Do let us know if you find a new place that you love – we always like to hear your recommendations.

Malpas Heron Inn

Good circular walk from Truro or park and walk from Tresillian or St Clements for an out-and-back stroll with a stopover for a pint or lunch.

Hawkins Arms, Probus

This pub is often rated (on TripAdvisor) as one of Cornwall’s top pubs. Always welcoming, this is a village pub that also serves amazing food.

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor

This is a busy pub with a strong leaning towards tourism – check out the new farm shop that opened here just a couple of years ago. The carvery is excellent and there is a good range of cask ales and ciders – and dogs are welcome inside and on the outside terrace. It’s a good rest stop as you near the end of your journey to Cornwall – and backs on to open countryside so it’s also a great place if you want to stretch your legs with your hound.


The bar and restaurant at London Apprentice is right on our doorstep. It’s a modern bistro style place and will allow well-behaved dogs inside, too.

Springer Spaniel

This gastro pub on the outskirts of Launceston is as welcoming to dogs as its name suggests! A detour from the A30 would add about 20 minutes to a journey, or you could easily explore this part of Cornwall from our site. The journey would take you just under an hour. Summer barbeques at the Springer Spaniel are relaxed, friendly events and the pub even hosts its own dog show! The garden is a good size and a large open fire is toasty in winter months.

Ship Inn, Mevagissey

Dogs are always welcome in this traditional Cornish pub in the heart of the fishing village of Mevagissey.