15 Nice dog friendly pubs in Newquay

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Newquay is Britain’s favourite staycation destination, and this historic fishing port is now a well-known holiday haven with enough sandy beaches you could visit a new one every day, and more pubs than you could have hot dinners!

We’ve sniffed out 15 of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in Newquay for you to “pup” into on your holiday where waggy tails and sandy feet are welcome. And should you venture further from town, you can try to sniff out the 15 dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall that we listed on our blog too!

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The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms is one of the most popular and dog-friendly pubs in Newquay, even though it’s further out of town and away from the coast.

The Farmers gives a taste of real Cornish hospitality, as well as local ales, ciders, and freshly made food using the yet more local ingredients. It’s right in the heart of the picturesque village of St Columb Minor, and well worth taking a few miles walkies in and out of town to visit.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion is a traditional watering hole with everything you could wish for from a proper pub, from casque mark approved ales, live music, pool, darts, game machines, and real fires.

It’s no dingy backstreet boozer, oh no, you’ll find the Lion bright and cosy inside with plenty of room to relax and a very warm welcome from their team, who give a special fuss to any furry visitors, as well as a handful of free treats. And just like most dog-friendly pubs in Newquay, there’s a great garden with beautiful views over the harbour.

The Old Albion

Unlike the nearby Bowgie Inn, The Old Albion in Crantock is a dog-friendly pub inside and out, and although very traditional in style and atmosphere, they happily welcome humans and hounds of all ages to cosy up by the fires or woodburner and tuck into some good, home-cooked British grub.

Crantock beach is only a 15-minute walk away, so it’s the paw-fect pit-stop after a day playing in the sand.

The Fort Inn

You’ll struggle to find a more family or dog-friendly pub in Newquay than The Fort Inn. For the little ones, there are play areas inside and out, and the pooch will get a fuss from the staff and a bowl of fresh water.

People with pooches can sit in the comfortable bar area or outside in the garden, but you might opt for an alfresco pint to admire the views over the harbour and take in some of that super sea air.

Lusty Glaze Beach Bar

Lusty Glaze is a privately owned cove with a secluded, sandy beach often hired for exclusive weddings, but otherwise, it’s open and dog-friendly for general visitors.

Before you and the pooch enjoy a paddle though, “pup” by the beach bar for a refreshing drink in the sun and a stonebaked pizza to line your belly before continuing your coastal adventure or cosying up to stay in their exclusive cottages or glamptastic yurt on the beach.

Mermaid inn

The Mermaid Inn is perched at the top of Porth Beach and their outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to soak up some sun and admire the seafront, and their tables even extend onto the beach itself!

So you don’t have to worry about sandy feet and paws, although this pub is dog-friendly inside and out. Sat atop the golden sands amidst the palm trees, it’s easy to start believing you’re on holiday abroad, well, as long as the sun stays out!

Tom Thumb

There’s a speakeasy vibe to the Tom Thumb, and there’s no better bar to head to for cocktails when in Newquay. Don’t be fooled by the run-of-the-mill exterior either, this place is suave inside.

In fact, you’ll probably find it surprising that such a sophisticated pad could be dog-friendly, but they warmly welcome humans and hounds alike and your pooch will be offered some water before you’ve even ordered your own drinks.

Just like the eponymous character, the bar is on the small side and they don’t take bookings, so you’ll have to “pup” by and hope they have a table.

Lost Brewing Co.

Lost Brewing Co. is still the new kid on the block and might just be the coolest place in town. They’ve got a huge stock of craft beer, including some of their own brews, but there’s plenty of cocktails and wines to suit any taste.

The food is an eclectic mix of comfort food from breakfast burritos to buddha bowls and burgers, and there’s plenty of vegan and gluten-free choices. It might feel a bit hipster but there’s heart to this place, and they’re enthusiastically dog-friendly to boot.

Central Inn

The self-proclaimed “number 1” bar in town, the aptly named Central Inn is a vibrant boozer that’s become the go-to venue to watch the sport or have a social drink. It draws in an eclectic crowd thanks to its handy location and broad menus, including their pups.

The stylish interior is a blend of country pub and modern bar, and there’s plenty of cosy sofas to settle down in, and they’re dog-friendly throughout so you’re not just stuck in the garden!

Treguth Inn

The Treguth Inn is a proper, traditional pub, complete with a thatched roof and whitewashed walls. It looks like it’s come straight off the front of a postcard! It isn’t fine dining or the best foodie spot, but there’s some simple pub grub.

The pull of the Treguth instead lies in its characterful charm, smiling servers, and excellent choice of ales. Plus, it’s one of the most dog-friendly pubs in Newquay, with water bowls, free treats, and a constant stream of other puppy patrons to make friends with.

The Smugglers Den

The Smugglers Den is sometimes called a hidden gem, and although it’s in a very tranquil location out of the way of the town, it does get busy every night! There’s plenty of parking and ample space though, with a dog-friendly section inside, a garden, and a terrace with beautiful views over the countryside.

This cute thatched pub isn’t just a pretty pub with super surroundings, it’s in both the CAMRA guide and The AA Good Pub Guide so you’re guaranteed a great ale and delicious dinner!

The Two Clomes

The Two Clomes is a tranquil little pub just outside Newquay, but it’s worth the trip out of town. It’s so pup-ular, you’re advised to head out early to find space to park!

The food is homecooked and hearty pub grub in generous portions, but there are also some more refined options like open sandwiches using fabulous, fresh seafood. It’s so tasty you’ll struggle to leave a scrap for the pooch!

Fistral Beach Bar

As you’d expect from the name, The Fistral Beach Bar is perched right at the top end of Fistral Beach and all the family are welcome inside for a cold drink and scoffable sharer food.

It’s a super relaxed atmosphere, with the sound of the sea as the soundtrack while you watch the surfers and seagulls make merry on the waves. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?

Travellers Rest

There’s no better spot for rest and refreshments than The Travellers Rest, just a mile from the airport, looking down towards the coast.

There’s tasty homecooked food in very generous portions, and even jars of doggy treats and water for any furry visitors to this very family and dog-friendly Newquay pub. They’ve even got their own luxury glamping pods, so you and the pooch can stay all weekend!

Concho Lounge

Concho Lounge is the Newquay branch of the ever popular Lounges chain of cafe/bars. As you’d expect from a Lounge, it’s a comfortable, modern hangout serving up a range of delicious dishes from brilliant brunches to tasty tapas and hearty burgers.

There’s plenty of gluten-free and vegan offerings too. It’s enthusiastically dog-friendly, with lots of fuss for furry friends and sometimes a sausage too.

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