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It is a wonderful place to take a holiday with man’s best friend. Even better, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes that throw their doors open to sandy paws too. These are some of our favourite dog friendly eateries in St Ives including pubs, cafes and restaurants.
St Ives loves dogs and there are plenty of dog friendly cafes to enjoy breakfast, lunch, a Cornish cream tea, or even a refreshing pint after you’ve exercised your four-legged friend along the beaches and south west coastal path.
The Stroff Troff Cafe opens bright and early for dog walkers. They claim to serve St Ives’ best ‘Full English Breakfast’ from 9am every day. This dog friendly cafe also hosts lunchtime dishes inspired by Vietnam, markets in Thailand, and trendy cafes in Melbourne, Australia. The staff are known to shower dogs with love whenever they set foot in the cafe and have a resident pooch called Kodie, on duty to welcome fellow dogs and humans alike.
scofftroff.co.uk, 01736 797341
As well as brilliant hot dogs, the Surf Shack cafe is a cosy dog friendly cafe in St Ives that boasts stunning harbour views you and your dog can enjoy. Sit back and watch the boats with a hot chocolate in hand. Along with glowing reviews for their cake selection and cream teas, the attentive staff are as friendly and welcoming to dogs as they are to their owners.
Visit Surf Shack Cafe on Facebook, 07905 998808
Take advantage of the lifted beach dog-ban and pop up to Porthmeor Cafe for a warming pot of tea in their dog friendly outside seating area. Dig into a seafood lunch and revel in first-class beach views with your happy and worn out dog resting at your feet. In the winter months, you and your dog are free to explore all of the St Ives beaches.
porthmeor-beach.co.uk, 01736 793366
This family run, cosy cabin, pride themselves in being a dog friendly cafe near St Ives, where you can enjoy a delicious homemade cake after walking with your pooch around the three scenic fishing lakes at which it is situated. Along with a quality lunch, your four-legged-friend may even get treated to a few tasty snacks, as dog biscuits are on hand to spoil any dog that visits.
Dining out in a dog friendly restaurant in St Ives means the whole family can spend the evening together. If you are on holiday with your dog and/or a local visitor, there are a range of restaurants that will get tails wagging from tucked away eateries in town to dining with harbour views.
Amongst the quaint narrow streets behind the harbour, this St Ives restaurant allows dogs in their covered upstairs terrace where you can enjoy shelter during your evening meal. Overlooking the rooftops with the harbour in the distance, dine with locally sourced ingredients and enjoy the sunset experience with some sparkling wine and your pooch at your feet.
theloftrestaurantandterrace.co.uk, 01736 794204
When the Hub says it does ‘burgers, dogs and BBQ’ it means more than just its signature New York-style hot dogs made with 100% free-range pork. Watch the boats go by in Hub’s dog friendly restaurant and tuck into homemade burgers whilst enjoying the company of your own (not so hot) dog.
hub-stives.co.uk, 01736 799099
Just when you think you are leaving St Ives behind and heading into the wilds of West Penwith to Zennor and beyond, you stumble across the very dog friendly Halsetown Inn. Of an evening, dog walkers and foodies fill the atmosphere, enjoying ethically sourced, freshly cooked and immaculately presented meals alongside a decent selection of ales.
halsetowninn.co.uk, 01736 795583
As well as being one of Cornwall’s leading independent wine merchants, Scarlet Wines has also accrued quite a reputation for its food and is a dog friendly restaurant. Previously a tapas and coffee shop, Scarlet Wines now serves seasonal, local food whilst welcoming evening diners and their dogs.
scarlet-wines.co.uk, 01736 753696
Who doesn’t love some pub grub in St Ives, especially a dog-friendly pub? There are so many, we decided to dedicate an entire blog post to Dog Friendly Pubs in St Ives and the surrounding area. Go check it out and explore some of the finest pubs in St Ives and find some treasures with your dog.
Carbis Bay Holidays offer a huge selection of pet-friendly accommodation, so there’s no need to leave your dog at home when you take a holiday in Cornwall. Why not also check out our guide to dog friendly days out for some more great ideas for a fun-packed holiday.