Dog-friendly places to eat in Hayle, Cornwall

Hayle is possibly the best place to have a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall! There are miles of beaches that are designated dog-friendly and coastal footpaths leading to quiet coves. What's best of all, there are so many dog-friendly places to eat in Hayle! So, take a look at where we think you and your beloved pooch will get a sincere welcome and good food. We've suggested dog-friendly pubs in Hayle and cafes too, happy choosing!

Dog-friendly pubs in Hayle

Hayle has a good selection of pubs that welcome dogs with a warm and sincere smile. There’s no better feeling than enjoying a nice pint of Cornish ale with your best friend by your side. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and that is where you will find the log fire roaring or the warm chatter of other visitors.  Take a look at our list below for some of the dog-friendly places to eat in Hayle that we think you and your dog will love! Simply click on the name of the pub and head to their website for more information.

The Cornish Arms

This pub is in the heart of Hayle on Commercial Road. It has benches outside for the summer evenings and a cosy, traditional pub welcome indoors. The landlord and landlady of this pub love dogs. They have two of their own, Charlie Fynn (black golden doodle) and his little brother Finley Robin (sheepadoodle) who welcome all friendly dogs to join them at the pub. Bernadette and John hold a belief that there is nothing nicer than family and friends gathering for a meal with laughter and ease. They mean the whole family including your four legged furry family members. There is even a dog menu including mains and dessert! Indeed, if you are looking for a dog-friendly pub in Hayle, you can’t beat The Cornish Arms.

The Bird In Hand

Overlooking Paradise Park, this dog-friendly pub in Hayle packs a punch when ticking boxes.

  • Dog-friendly
  • Unmissable matches on Sky Sports TV
  • Street food vendor serving delicious food
  • Live entertainment

During the summer, the food served at The Bird In Hand has been by Proper Greek who served up mezze small bites to share with the table, hot pots, salads and Gyros wraps. In residence currently is The Ledge street food vendor serving burgers and loaded fries! Perfect with a pint. Check out The Bird In Hand’s Facebook page for updates on what sport is showing, what entertainment is planned and who is offering the scrumptious food!

We recommend a visit to Paradise Park too as you’re so close! Sadly, dogs aren’t allowed but maybe someone in your party would be happy nursing a drink and keeping the dog company at the pub next door? We visited Paradise Park and absolutely loved it, fancy taking a peep at the videos we took when visiting? Click on our blog link here..enjoy!

The Old Quay House

This pub is sat right on Hayle estuary so offers divine views of the RSPB bird reserve whether the tide is in or out. In the summer, walk from Hayle via a footpath from Foundry Square and quench your thirst at The Old Quay House. It also has ample parking if you don’t fancy walking.

Dogs are very welcome in the bar area of the pub as well as in the large outdoor area. The garden is really quite vast with plenty of bench tables and those exquisite views. In the winter, shelter from this weather in the traditional pub which serves up local ales and wholesome pub grub suitable for all the family. If you love a Sunday Roast and fancy a carvery, The Old Quay House delivers! So, if you are looking for a dog-friendly pub to eat at in Hayle, you really won’t be disappointed that you took the stroll to The Old Quay House.

Bucket of Blood

Why is it called The Bucket of Blood? The tale goes that a former landlord went to draw water from the pub’s well and on hauling up his bucket, found that it was filled with blood. When the landlord investigated further, he discovered a mutilated corpse of a local excise officer who had been thrown into the well. Nice!

Now, don’t be put off by the name! The Bucket of Blood is on the road to Hayle Towans in Phillack and is a perfect place to drop in after a soul-enriching dog walk on Hayle beach. It is a perfectly traditional Cornish pub with heaps of character. They love dogs at this pub so much so, bring along their bed and they are welcome to sit next to you while you enjoy a refreshing Cornish cider. When it comes to what to eat at The Bucket of Blood, the menu has locally grown, reared or caught produce with the classic choices like steak frites or beer battered fish and chips.

This dog-friendly pub in Hayle, Cornwall is a popular haunt for both locals and visitors to Hayle, with weekly live music, perfectly poured pints (try the Bucket of Blood ale), and twists on traditional dishes.

Red River Inn

The Red River Inn is a beautiful brick pub nestled in the village of Gwithian just a very short drive from Hayle. In fact, you can walk from Hayle to Gwithian along the beach and Towans so it’s an excellent choice if you want to rest weary legs and quench thirsts (yours and the dogs!).

The pub is tucked away from the sea but with lovely scenic views of the Cornish countryside and, with a well-kept beer garden, you won’t be disappointed.

Serving seasonal fish and fresh produce, their British cuisine menu features wonderfully coloured and presented dishes that are far from the standard pub classics, a real hidden gem! With wine pairings for each dish as well as an extensive cocktail and spirits selection, this is a great place to visit after a dog walk across Gwithian Towans!

This is another brilliant dog-friendly pub that serves a hearty Sunday Roast so plan that big walk and enjoy a well-deserved pint with beef and yorky pud!

Beer Garden at Red River Inn in Gwithian, Cornwall

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Dog-friendly cafes in Hayle

Rockpool Beach Cafe

This dog-friendly beach cafe sits at the mouth of the Red River at Gwithian Beach. It welcomes dogs with open arms inside or outside on their decking and wraparound garden. The views from the rear garden is of the river running between the Towans and onto Gwithian Beach (usually with backs of surfers carrying their boards towards the surf!).

Kitchen by Lula’s offers surf and turf options as well as a few vegetarian dishes with Cornish ale and lagers and a wine menu. If you fancy a coffee and a sweet treat or offer the kids some ice-cream or pancakes, The Rockpool is the place to visit.

Sunset Cafe

Sunset Cafe in Hayle stands out as an ideal post beach walk destination for dog lovers as its right off Hayle Towans. This cosy cafe has a welcoming atmosphere, both for humans and their furry companions. It has a prime location overlooking the stunning St. Ives Bay and provides a picturesque backdrop for enjoying a meal or a warming coffee. What sets it apart is its dog-friendly policy, with a dedicated area for customers to sit with their four-legged friends. The cafe provides fresh water and even doggie treats to ensure that every pup feels right at home.

The friendly staff at Sunset Cafe are more than happy to accommodate your canine companions, making it a truly inclusive and enjoyable experience for all. Sunset Cafe’s delicious food, breathtaking views, and dog-friendly approach make it a must-visit destination for those seeking a memorable day out with their four-legged friends.

The Cove Cafe

Fancy visiting a hidden gem overlooking Hayle Beach in Cornwall? The Cove Cafe is not just a great place to visit with your dog; it’s a dog-lover’s paradise! This charming cafe is ideally located right on the beach, offering breathtaking views of St. Ives Bay. What sets The Cove Cafe apart is its open embrace of canine companions. It is the perfect spot to relax with your four-legged friend while savouring a coffee or a delicious lunch.

The cafe has water bowls and treats for dogs, making sure your dog is well catered for too. The friendly staff are welcoming to all, both two-legged and four-legged customers, making it a warm and inclusive place to enjoy the beautiful beachside setting. The Cove Cafe’s stunning location, dog-friendly policies, and mouthwatering menu options make it a top choice for those looking to share a memorable day at the beach with their canine pals.

Jam Pot Cafe

In the middle of Gwithian Towans you’ll find The Jam Pot Cafe which is a true haven for dog owners seeking a delightful post-walk treat. This charming cafe used to be a coastguard lookout and is the perfect stop after a long beach walk. What makes it a must-visit for dog walkers is its dog-friendly ethos. The cafe warmly welcomes well-behaved dogs, providing them with fresh water and even a selection of dog treats to enjoy!

The relaxed, rustic atmosphere of the Jam Pot Cafe is ideal for winding down after a leg stretch. Treat yourself to a range of scrumptious homemade treats, including their infamous cream teas and a variety of delicious cakes. With its cosy seating and friendly staff, the cafe offers a welcoming and soothing respite for both dog owners and their four-legged companions.

Whether you’ve been exploring the coastal paths or the nearby dunes, the Jam Pot Cafe is the perfect place to refuel and relax with your dog while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Duckies Cafe

We love Duckie’s Cafe ethos “Come for food and visit again as friends”

You and your dog will be made to feel most welcome at Duckie’s Cafe on Penpol Terrace and you will leave feeling satiated and super relaxed. If you want great food and a very warm welcome, choose Duckie’s. Their colourful little cafe in Hayle is near the viaduct and train station and should be your place of choice for a brunch, lunch or hot coffee after a lovely dog walk. I’m going to let the photo do all the talking below but we can highly recommend Duckies for great food, a superb welcome for both you and your dog and what’s best, it’s open 6 days a week!

Man enjoying time at Duckie's Cafe in Hayle with his dog

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The Big Green Shed

You will need a car to get to The Big Green Shed as it’s about a 10 minute drive from Hayle, Cornwall itself.

On a warm, sunny day you can sit outdoors and gaze across the wooded valley listening to the bees buzzing and the birds singing their hearts out. On colder days, head indoors and enjoy the ambience of the chefs cooking behind a counter within the cafe. It’s such an immersive experience, it feels like you’re in someone’s living room or kitchen while they cook up a treat for a friend. Dogs are given as warm a welcome as you, so dog owners can kick back, relax and take their time enjoying the food, wine or great coffee.

The owners of The Big Green Shed love dogs so much they have a doggy play paddock with a beautifully crafted wooden dog agility course. The field is fully (and safely) enclosed where you drive in closing the gate behind you. As a result, you and your dog can run free free with no fear of other dogs intervening or squirrels distracting them! Visit their website to book your private use of the play paddock and don’t forget to plan sustenance at The Big Green Shed too!

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