Father’s Day (Sunday, 20th of June) is just around the corner, and it is a wonderful opportunity to take your dad and even the whole family, including your pet somewhere special to celebrate. For this special day, we recommend the beautiful seaside region of Cornwall, which is considered a great holiday destination for dog owners. There are hundreds of beaches, many of which allow dogs, miles of coastal path to explore, as well as countryside, woodland and moorland to enjoy.
Read on to discover five dog-friendly cafes and restaurants in Cornwall for the best Father’s Day dining experience.
Situated in the centre of Marazion the dog-friendly Godolphin Arms has a great reputation for food alongside the most amazing view of St. Michael's Mount. At this restaurant, you can enjoy delicious local cornish seafood and various vegetarian options. While there, you can walk along Marazion beach, maybe even a trip over to the Mount, with all the family. Dogs are not allowed in the gardens or castle, but they can go over to the Mount and take a stroll around the harbour and shops.
This charming café serves up delicious, organic veggie food, fresh juices and gluten-free cakes. The café is located Potager Garden in Falmouth near the village of Constantine. The café serves a variety of vegetarian dishes along with delicious homemade cakes, great veggie breakfasts and lunches. Dogs are welcome but need to be on a lead. The café itself is housed in a stylish and bright converted greenhouse and there is also seating outside, where you can sit under the trees or lounge in hammocks. The perfect alternative to the mainstream restaurants to celebrate Father’s Day.
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Cornwall’s most famous smugglers Inn is situated in the vast Bodmin Moor. Jamaica Inn the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s famous book about smugglers. The restaurant is full of character and is dog friendly, there are stunning views over the moor and there is also a smuggling museum, which is also dog friendly. Delicious pre-packed picnics are also available which are perfect to take on your journey or maybe for a walk on Bodmin Moor. An incredibly unique location to celebrate Father’s Day.
Eat or drink with fantastic views over the fishing harbour at The Golden Lion at the picturesque Port Isaac. This pub has starred in numerous films and TV shows such as Fisherman’s Friends and Doc Martin. It is a dog-friendly location that offers a delicious seasonal menu prepared with the best Cornish fish, meat and produce. Relax inside with views out of picture windows or outside on the sea view terrace. A wonderful location, where you, your family and your furry friend can enjoy a meal together.
On a map of Cornwall, you can spot this venue in the south part of the region located in Zennor near St Ives. This bright yellow building includes a pub and restaurant that has a relaxed stylish interior, a cosy fireplace and is also dog-friendly. On warmer days you can eat in the huge atmospheric enclosed garden and enjoy the awe-inspiring landscape of the Atlantic ocean. You can also stay the night in one of their comfortable rooms. A splendid and very peaceful location to take your father on his special day.
Please note that all of the places recommended are very popular so do book ahead!
Thinking of booking a whole weekend in the iconic region of Cornwall? Well, you are in luck because there’s a plethora of dog-friendly cottages and hotels to book as well as dog-friendly beaches to visit.
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