Friday, 19 October 2012 2:26 PM
When you go on holiday, it is natural to want to bring your entire family with you, and if you're a dog owner, this includes your pooch - but it can be difficult knowing if it'll be easy taking your furry friend on a break with you. This is why Cornwall is so appealing, as it is full of dog-friendly places.
Dog owners will probably say that finding somewhere to eat with your companion can be the most challenging thing, so this guide to eating out in Cornwall with your pooch may be able to help you.
The Godolphin Arms
The Godolphin Arms is a family-run eatery located in Marazion, offering diners the beautiful view of St Michael's Mount as they sit down to dinner. The beachside restaurant and hotel allows you to enjoy breathtaking scenery while you eat and it is also situated near to lots of West Cornwall's attractions. So, if you're in the area windsurfing, sailing or kitesurfing on the water during the day or taking in some of the picturesque nearby sights, this is a great place to stop at for a bite to eat before you return to your dog-friendly holiday cottage in Cornwall.
This eatery is ideal if you want to stay out with your pooch while you eat dinner, as one of the most important members of staff here is the owners' cavalier King Charles Spaniel Max. The surroundings are designed to make you feel comfortable and completely relaxed, while the food is also of a high quality.
Among the menu choices you will find afternoon teas and delicious freshly-caught fish. A trip to Cornwall wouldn't be complete without a cream tea and this is a great destination to try the scone and clotted cream delicacy. Alternatively, if you're dining here in the evening, opt for grilled bass or bream, pan-friend scallops or crab.
The Springer Spaniel
As the name of this eatery suggests, the Springer Spaniel is an extremely friendly place for dogs. You can find this pub in the hamlet of Treburley and it welcomes everyone, including children and dogs.
There is a wide selection of delicious meals to choose from, whether you're here for Sunday lunch, dinner, a quick bite or coffee and a cake. Its lunch menu typically includes light meals such as hot focaccias and ploughmans sandwiches. For main courses, you can expect ambitious tasty dishes, such as confit of duck, salmon and locally-sourced sirloin steak. It'd be a shame not to tuck into a dessert while here, so leave room for the likes of bread and butter pudding, cheese and biscuits and sticky toffee pudding.
Bodmin Jail is a great attraction to visit when in Cornwall, as it is one of the county's top tourist sites. However, it also has a fantastic restaurant that allows dogs to come with you as you dine.
The jail was built in 1779 by prisoners and, these days, you can explore the old cells that once held many convicts. Coming here will give you an insight into what life must have been like for prisoners over the centuries.
After you've explored the spooky cells, you can tuck into delicious cuisine at its restaurant, which offers a range of home-cooked light bites, cream teas and daily specials. Not only will your furry friend be able to sit with you as you try some of the sumptuous food on offer here if you dine outside, but they can also wander around the attraction by your side.