Our favourite dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall near a pub

A holiday in Cornwall with your four-legged friend is a treat that keeps on giving. This peninsular paradise has a seemingly endless array of adventures to take the dog along for. After a day of sniffing out new spots to dig up, Cornwall's dog-friendly pubs offer the perfect respite. There are eateries that roll out the carpet for hounds, making sure everyone eats together and pub gardens that welcome your dog with a treat and a scratch behind the ear. Here's a selection of our dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall near a pub.

Written by Jem Brownlee

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Laurel Cottage

Once a farm worker’s residence, Laurel Cottage has come a long way! Looking out on peaceful fields, take it easy for a few days and enjoy curling up with a book in hand by the open-hearth fire or out at the al fresco table. Or if you need a little more help relaxing, try the communal outdoor pool and the infrared sauna, or your very own private roll-top bath.

Just a couple of miles up the road you’ll find The Plough at Duloe where great local seafood is always on offer, or Ye Olde Salutation Inn just three or so miles away, for another dog-friendly atmosphere and great food.

Stay at: Laurel Cottage, Looe >

A house at sunset


Bar-K’s all about luxury, with ample space for eight people and airy interiors for stretching out. Make use of the enclosed garden, letting the dog roam, whilst you indulge in a cinema room, feast in the large dining area, laze about in the cozy lounge, or join the dog outdoors for food at the al fresco table, freshen up in the outdoor shower, sauna, or the hot tub.

Nearby there’s Bodmin, Dartmoor, Tamar Valley, or plenty of coastal towns, but there are also local walks from the doorstep, like a couple-mile stroll to The Crooked Inn for seasonal à la carte dining or sublime Sunday roasts.

Stay at: Bar-K, Saltash >

The Old Sunday School

The Old Sunday School’s a light and airy treat near the Tamar Valley. This stunning spot offers easy access to Bodmin, Dartmoor, or the coast for hiking adventures. Or you can keep it local with nearby market towns like Saltash, Tavistock, Calstock, Launceston, and Liskeard, or venture further to Plymouth for dog-friendly eateries.

Spend leisurely days indulging in luxurious showers, al fresco meals on the patio, or cozy evenings by the wood burner. Foodies will love this place, with plenty of spots to grab ingredients, but if you need a night off – take the 22-minute stroll to The Carpenter's Arms for classic country pub fare and a sunny beer garden or visit The Crooked Inn for seasonal à la carte dining and sumptuous Sunday roasts, just a couple miles away.

Stay at: The Old Sunday School, Saltash >

The Cottage at Halzephron House

With room for six, you’ve got a wonderfully spacious interior to lounge about in, and even more space outside – with two private gardens to yourself, enclosed so it’s just as enjoyable for two and four-legged guests alike. With an incredible double-ended bath and wetroom for pampering that salty hair, and at day's end the choice of settling into the sofa by the log fire or taking a seat around the firepit to watch the night’s sky – you’re thoroughly spoiled.

When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, it doesn’t get much easier than this! At just a five-minute walk, you can head down to the Halzephron Inn for a menu of specials that changes twice a day, all crafted from local seasonal produce.

Stay at: The Cottage at Halzephron House, Helston >

The Dairy at The Cornish Place

With a large bath in the bedroom, you might not even manage to unpack the suitcase before you start indulging at The Dairy at The Cornish Place. If you can, restrain yourselves until you discover the luxurious wet room, the wood-fired hot tub, or even the micro-gym. The area is awash with nature reserve paths, coastal walks and blue-flag beaches, so even your hound will find some treats to enjoy whilst you’re away.

You can grab ice creams and cake at The Piggery, a communal space shared with the other cottages on site, but if you’re in the mood for heartier fare, then you’re in luck. The Fox & Hounds is just a mile or so up the road, well-behaved dogs are welcome on leads and, most excitingly, they offer a dog snack menu!

Stay at: The Dairy at The Cornish Place, Gwennap >

Appletree Cabin

Tucked away from the hustle of popular Newquay is Appletree Cabin with its own secluded garden, ideal for letting your four-legged companion roam and play. Unwind on a sun lounger, dine al fresco at the outdoor table, and as evening falls, kindle the chiminea for a cozy fireside chat. 

Not far from countless other coastal spots, Perranporth's beach beckons, as does St Agnes Heritage Coast just below, with cliff-top rambles to be had all day long. As for dinner, simply stroll to the nearby Fox's Revenge – this centuries-old pub, just a 45-minute amble away, promises a hearty meal and a seat by the fire.

Stay at: Appletree Cabin, Newquay >

Poachers Pocket

Poachers Pocket is the perfect relaxing escape In Cornwall. With walks from the front door along the Camel River or on the Camel Trail. If you’re not into cycling, Bodmin offers hikes and Tintagel is in easy reach for some adventures.

There are plenty of great spots to pick up ingredients nearby, if you’re in the mood to make something in the spacious kitchen/lounge. But, in the likely event you’re not, you’re also lucky enough to have a few options for someone else taking care of the food. The world-famous Jamaica Inn isn’t far away, and the museum is great pre-meal entertainment. St Tudy Inn is also a nearby option, where the food showcases the best of local sourcing and artistic presentation and is well worth the trip.

Stay at: Poachers Pocket, Tredethy >

Pip & Pip’s Cabin

Just six miles south of Launceston, Pip and Pip's Cabin is on the gorgeous Spring Park site. It’s a prime location for trips to the sea, exploring Dartmoor, or Tamar Valley for adventures with two and four-legged alike. But there’s plenty of walks straight from the doorstep. For some well-deserved R&R, lounge on-site in the spacious living area by the wood burner, watch dogs frolic in the enclosed garden, or soak in the wood-fired hot tub.

Pick up supplies at Tamar Organics, Tavistock's Pannier Market, or grab some of Fowey's famous mussels. With The Springer Spaniel pub under a mile away, you can grab the pub classics and even a few potential cuddles with resident dog, Ernie. And if you’re in need of more options, there’s also the dog-friendly pubs, The Manor at Rilla Mill and The Crow’s Nest.

Stay at: Pip and Pip's Cabin at Spring Park, Launceston >

Written by Jem Brownlee

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