St Ives is well known for being a friendly and welcoming town for holiday makers to travel to with their dogs, with plenty of beach access for the pets and a wide range of cafes, restaurants and pubs allowing dogs inside. 

Choose dog friendly accommodation to have a place to stay with your dog.


Below we’ve listed some of the best stops you can make with your dog on holiday where you can enjoy a drink and a hot meal with your pet by your side. 

Dog friendly restaurants St Ives

There are a number of dog-friendly restaurants in St Ives that allow you to grab dinner with the family and not leave your favourite pet left out of the holiday festivities. 

1. The Searoom

The Searoom is a stylish restaurant and bar on the harbour front that is home to St Ives’ fine collection of Cornish gin, allowing you to enjoy your meal in luxury. Dogs are welcome inside and outside of the restaurant so make sure to book up a table for your stay and enjoy some of the best Cornish food from a traditional cream tea to sampling some local seafood.

2. The Hub

Where the Searoom provides a sense of quintessential classic seaside dining, The Hub opts for a warmer and more comforting atmosphere, perfect to share with your dog. Comfort food is the name of the game with award-winning burgers and fries and only the best beer range in the whole of town. 

3. The Loft 

Another of the many restaurants in St Ives that are dog friendly is The Loft Restaurant and Terrace has a modern and airy vibe for you to relax with your dog. The relaxed dining atmosphere pairs perfectly with the views out across the harbour making it the perfect stop off point after a stroll on the beach. Enjoy a refined menu that caters to all with everything from locally-sourced seafood to special wine-tasting evenings.

restaurants in st ives dog friendly

Dog friendly pubs St Ives Cornwall

If you’re looking for some variety in scenery and atmosphere for your dog, look no further than taking a visit to one of St Ives’ pubs, havens of traditional Cornish comfort sure to put a smile on any face. 

1. The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion is a popular spot for locals making it a perfect choice for anyone looking to sample the true spirit of St Ives. This dog-friendly spot is the perfect place to spend an evening relaxing and having fun, coming complete with a jukebox and live entertainment as well as being the perfect place to play pool or darts. 

2. The Lifeboat Inn

Dining in St Ives carries the promise of stunning coastal views and The Lifeboat Inn is no exception. This dog-friendly pub is the perfect place to take a break and have a bite to eat after exercising your dog along Lambeth Beach and is the best choice for anyone looking to warm up in an evening after a long and eventful day. 

3. The Cornish Arms

If you’re looking to make the trip between St Ives and Carbis Bay, The Cornish Arms is the perfect waystation to energise you and your dog. True to its name, the pub is classically Cornish, offering a range of traditional British dishes and allowing visitors to immerse themself in the history of the area. 

Dog friendly cafes St Ives

For anyone looking for a relaxing bite to eat during the day that offers a brief reprieve from the adventures of town, why not take your dog to one of the main dog-friendly cafes dotted around St Ives?

1. Bier Huis Grand Cafe

Modern, stylish and serving up a rich blend of Belgian perfection and Cornish charm, the Bier Huis Grand Cafe captures that European magic of rich coffee and waffles with the bonus of being dog-friendly. They are passionate about introducing Belgian heritage and culture to St Ives to their beer rituals to their sweet offerings and continental food. 

2. Scoff Troff Cafe

As fun and quirky as the name implies, the Scoff Troff Cafe is dog-friendly and promises a mouth-watering menu which you won’t be able to get enough of. From English breakfasts and delicately plated burgers to crab nachos and huevo nancheros, you’re bound to find something to excite your palate whether it be a locally-inspired dish or an offering from overseas. 

3. Porthmeor Beach Cafe

A trendy and classy eatery overlooking the golden sands, Porthmeor Beach Cafe allows dogs in the outside terrace area, making sure they feel as welcome as possible with dog bowls and plenty of room to sit. Alongside al fresco dining and an impressive array of cocktails, you will also find yourself within a stone’s throw of the Tate, making this cafe the heart of all the action. 

Our dog friendly cottages and apartments

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy your St Ives holiday with your dog, giving you a wide variety of places to stay in that can act as a hub for the adventures you take with your pet around town. 

Some of our dog friendly properties include Surfer’s Nest, a great little hideaway in a fisherman’s cottage with great access to the beach and the nearby Porthia Cottage which provides a relaxing and cosy atmosphere for you and your dog to unwind in. 

We also have plenty of dog friendly harbour properties that will put you near a number of the best dog friendly restaurants and pubs in town. Step ‘N’ Sea is just a few minutes away from the harbour and penthouse studio apartment Crow’s Nest offers some of the best coastal views of the harbour that welcomes you to the heart of St Ives’ lifestyle and culture. 

Pick a cottage, settle in with your dog and then take them out to explore the town. You never know what tasty retreats and mouth watering dining experiences you’ll find along the way. There truly is no shortage of places to eat in St Ives with dogs.