Dog Friendly Eateries
With miles of dog-friendly coast path, vast moorland and nearly a hundred beaches that welcome dogs year round, Cornwall is a wonderful place to take a holiday with your hound. And plenty of restaurants and attractions are throwing their doors open to sandy paws, too. These are some of our favourite dog-friendly eateries in St Ives including pubs, cafés and restaurants.
The Queens Hotel, St Ives
A down-to-earth pub serving restaurant quality food, The Queens Hotel welcomes families and dogs. Sip cask ales by the fire, or pick something from a daily-changing menu tailored to what comes in from local fishermen and farmers.
www.queenshotelstives.com, 01736 796468
The Sloop, St Ives
Nudging St Ives harbour, The Sloop is the perfect place to pause for a pint after a walk along the South West Coast Path, a day on the beach or a mooch around town. One of Cornwall’s oldest inns, inside it boasts the atmosphere of a traditional old boozer, while outside benches spill towards the water’s edge.
www.sloop-inn.co.uk, 01736 796584
Hub, St Ives
When the Hub says it does ‘burgers, dogs and BBQ’ it means more than just its signature New York-style hot dogs made with 100% free-range pork. Here, while sipping craft beers, watching the boats go by and tucking into hot dogs and homemade burgers in artisan ‘Baker Tom’ buns, you can also enjoy the company of your own (not so hot) dog.
www.hub-stives.co.uk, 01736 799099
Halsetown Inn, St Ives
Just when you think you’re leaving St Ives behind and heading into wilds of West Penwith to Zennor and beyond, you stumble across the Halsetown Inn. Here dog walkers and foodies mingle a traditional pub atmosphere, enjoying ethically sourced, freshly cooked and immaculately presented meals alongside a decent selection of ales.
www.halsetowninn.co.uk, 01736 795583
Scarlet Wines, Lelant
Not only one of Cornwall’s leading independent wine merchants, Scarlet Wines has also accrued quite a reputation for its food. What was once a pit-stop for tapas or coffee before hitting the South West Coast Path or hopping on the train to St Ives (it’s conveniently situated a couple of minutes’ walk from Lelant Saltings station), has turned into a successful little restaurant serving seasonal, local food from breakfast through to dinner.
www.scarlet-wines.co.uk, 01736 753696
Red River Inn, Gwithian
Dogs are given a hearty welcome and treats from behind the bar at this traditional village pub hunkered behind the sand dunes. After a walk along St Ives Bay’s three miles of golden sand, there’s plenty of space for your four-legged friend to curl up by the fire while you sip a few Cornish ales.
www.red-river-inn.com, 01736 753223
The Watermill, Lelant
Once a corn mill dating back to the 18th Century, The Watermill is still home to a working waterwheel fed by the garden stream. As well as sprawling gardens beckoning dogs and families, a log fire warms the traditional interior and excellent, affordable pub grub is served too.
www.facebook.com/thewatermillincornwall, 01736 757912
Salt Bar, Hayle
Salt Bar is a cracking little café-cum-bar, just under Hayle viaduct and within easy reach of the train station. Modern but laid back, it’s the sort of place you can enjoy coffee with the hound in tow, or stop for cocktails, steaks and evening entertainment.
www.salt-hayle.co.uk, 01736 755862
Tinners Arms, Zennor
Famed for its connections to DH Lawrence, this is a cosy country pub nestled amongst the granite cottages of Zennor, near St Ives. A great base for some stunning coastal walks, it serves real Cornish ales and fresh local fare by the log fire.
www.tinnersarms.com, 01736 796927
Minutes’ walk inland from one of the wildest stretches of Cornwall’s coastline, this is the sort of place where you can kick off your walking boots and chill out with the dog at your feet. Enjoy Cornish ales, unusual wines and a menu packed with produce plucked from the surrounding coast and countryside.
www.gurnardshead.co.uk, 01736 796928
Carbis Bay Holidays’ offer a huge selection of pet-friendly accommodation, so there’s no need to leave your dog at home when you take a holiday in Cornwall. Why not also check out our guide to dog friendly days out for some more great ideas for a fun-packed holiday.