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Top places to eat and drink near Widemouth Bay

One of the best things about being on holiday is finding a cracking pub or restaurant with a great atmosphere and serving delicious food and drink.

At Gwelmor we are lucky as we have an abundance of places in and around Widemouth Bay and Bude to tickle the tastebuds of holiday-makers staying with us.

Here’s our Top 10 places nearby (whether they are dog-friendly or not):

Great for a Sunday Roast

The Falcon Hotel 

If you're like us and love a Sunday Roast, then this is the place for you. The traditional beef with trimmings is sensational and is served in a warm and friendly environment. The hotel overlooks Bude canal, is close to Summerleaze and Crooklets beaches, and has some dining tables that are dog-friendly. Definitely book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Small but tasty

The Temple

The ethos behind this cosy and hip cafe is to 'bridge the gap between local suppliers and your plate'. And it doesn't disappoint. Menus change with the season and they encourage you to order things you've never heard of. Not dog-friendly.

The Weir's Playground

The Weir

A great place for the whole family in the idyllic setting of the Whalesborough Wildlife Centre. Dine out on locally produced food in a great location overlooking the lake. Meanwhile the kids are kept entertained with the interactive wildlife centre and playground. The centre has a spa too if you fancy a pampering. Dog are welcome.

Delicious and perfectly cooked

The Beach House

Ignore the exterior, the inside is a little diamond. A laid back beach vibe serving excellent food and overlooking Widemouth Bay so you can eat and watch the sun go down. Great steak and seafood and just a stroll from Gwelmor's doorstep. Dogs welcome.

Boscastle Farm Shop

Boscastle Farm Shop

A fabulous eatery with delicious home-cooked quiches and pies, and range of sandwiches. There’s also a shop stocked with fresh fruit and veg, meat, cute gifts and jars of chutney to take home. Dog-friendly outdoor seating. 

Breakfast with a sea view

Widemouth Bay Café

A great dog-friendly hang-out overlooking the beach serving coffee, fry-up breakfasts and burgers. Perfect for kick-starting the day if you can’t be bothered to cook at home, or after a morning stroll with the dogs on the beach.


Widemouth Manor

Eat as the sun goes down in the recently renovated sunset restaurant or bring along your dog and opt to dine in Garden bar. All the dishes are use locally sourced produce. A delicious choice for a Sunday Roast carvery and a pint.

Mirchi restaurant


For a real taste of Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine it has to be Mirchi in Bude. Eat in or take-out, there are some fantastic specialities which suit all kinds of tastebuds from those who like their curries fiery hot to milder morsels. Whatever you choose you'll be back for more. Also delivers


Overlooking Bude Canal

The Olive Tree

Bude goes bistro-style in this swish little cafe serving great coffee, beautiful brunch and  selection of burgers and salads. Perfect pit-stop before a stroll round Bude’s swanky little shops and nearby craft huts. Dogs allowed outside.


The Bocca for delivery

La Bocca

Traditional hand-stretched and freshly cooked Italian pizza delivered direct to Gwelmor's door.The mouth-watering menu has everything from the simple Margheritta to Inferno and its signature pizza La Bocca Nera made with light black dough. Nearby is the recently opened La Bocca Burgers with indoor seating.

Thatched pub with a retro interio

The Old Smithy Inn

A 13-century thatched Traditional thatched pub with a funky and retro 70s vibe inside. Quirky furniture, fixtures and fittings will see you wandering around exploring all corners. Great garden space for outdoor dining. Dog friendly.

Multi-award-winning Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage

Just four minutes’ walk from the beach at Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall, Gwelmor is a luxurious, self-catering holiday cottage which sleeps six (plus travel cot).

Our property warmly welcomes three dogs and has a host of provisions to make your dog's stay as relaxing as yours.

Gwelmor was named the South West’s Best Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2021/2022 and won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/2022.

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Gwelmor named Best Dog Friendly Business in the South West 2021/22
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