Bringing your dog on holiday with you isn’t always the easiest thing to do, with lots of restaurants and hotels refusing to allow your pooch in their premises. In Cornwall, however, I found there are lots of dog-friendly establishments – here are just a few.
Treburley’s The Springer Spaniel
This friendly eatery is a great location to dine out with your furry friend at your side. As you can guess from its name, it has an affinity for dogs, so you don’t have to worry about your pooch causing a nuisance as you stop for lunch, dinner or a quick coffee and cake.
It isn’t always easy to take your pet back to a Corncott dog-friendly cottage if you’re out and about during the day. So, finding somewhere en route that allows you to bring your pup is ideal. If you plan on exploring the pretty village of Treburley, it is definitely worth bearing this pub in mind.
This picturesque eatery is ideal if you want to stop by for lunch in its landscaped garden or wish to enjoy a romantic dinner for two (as well as your furry friend). The inn prides itself on sourcing local and top-quality produce and has won a Gold award from the Cornwall Social Group in the past.
If you’re like me, you’ll begin drooling when you look at the menu, with the likes of sausages and mash, gravadlax, steak and ale pie and jerk chicken among the options you can choose from.
Bodmin Jail in Bodmin
Of course, being able to combine your sightseeing with your meals is the perfect option, so if you plan to visit the 18th century Bodmin Jail (as all history fans should), you’ll be pleased to hear it has a top restaurant onsite as well – and, as long as you eat outdoors, you can bring your dog here.
You can spend your morning exploring the, often creepy, cells in the building, which was constructed in 1779, before stopping at its restaurant for a scrumptious lunch. You can enhance your knowledge of Cornish prison life throughout the centuries, as well as build up your cultural experience by tucking into traditional local dishes, including, of course, its world-famous cream teas.
As well as the authentic afternoon snack, you can try its special Thunder and Lightning cream tea, which comes with scones, clotted cream and golden syrup. You can also sample delicious meals such as poached scallops, braised lamb, jacket potatoes, burgers, sandwiches or Sunday lunch should you choose to dine here.
Cubert’s The Smugglers Den Inn
I love being beside the seaside, and if you do too, you’ll more than likely want to head to Newquay, the mecca for water sports in Cornwall. Nearby is the town of Cubert, and this is where you’ll find the Smugglers Den Inn.
This pretty 16th century pub is within easy reach of Newquay, so if you do want to spend your days on a surfboard or strolling along the beach, you should stop here on your way back to your cottage.
If you love pub classics, you’ll adore this inn. But it also puts a spin on traditional grub, making its dishes difficult to resist. For lunch, you can choose between caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart and Aberdeen Angus beef burgers. Evening meals offer the likes of fish pie, surf ‘n turf and Cornish lamb.