Bars And Pubs

Newquay has a fantastic selection of bars and pubs. They come in just about every style you could wish for. From sophisticated cocktail and tapas bars to fantastic music venues. We’ve listed a few here to get you started but we’re sure you’ll find your own favourites. 

On The Rocks

5/5
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Bars And Pubs

This is our local – free pool tables; patio overlooking the bay; Sport on TV; excellent music; dog and people friendly. 

No food (but we have had takeaways delivered here). Dogs must be on a lead, but the lead doesn’t necessarily have to be attached to you. Mainly locals in here and the staff may be playing Jenga or pool but it’s a great night out especially if you keep it local with Cornwall’s very own Dead Man’s Fingers Rum (the coffee rum is amazing). 

Huge advantage of being very close to the apartment. 

We can’t do it justice in a few sentences on a website, but it’s our favourite, so why not go there, make a night of it and absorb the atmosphere. 

14 The Crescent TR7 1DT (Next door but one)

Tel. 01637 872897

Whiskers

5/5
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Voted Newquay’s number one bar on TripAdvisor, this is a fun and friendly live music venue. 

They’ve just completed a massive renovation project with the stated aim of becoming the best live music venue in the South West. They also say they now have the best sound system in Newquay. Check out the LED light up dance floor or chill in the bright pink VIP sofa area.

All ages welcome, and dogs are welcome as well. Justly proud of its eco credentials, serving craft beer and cider alongside its signature cocktails. Don’t worry about Google saying it’s a café – it’s not.

Thanks to Whiskers for the images

5-7 Gover Lane TR7 1ER

Tel. 01637 498100  

Tom Thumb

5/5
Tom Thumb
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This is a bit different to most of the other bars and pubs in Newquay. It’s small and friendly but also this place some has rules – a maximum of 8 people to a group, no fancy dress, no food service, no sports TV blaring out and no children after 9 PM. 

This means you will get to have a nice chilled evening drinking from a good range of beers, wines, spirits and a great range of cocktails made by a true expert, without the outside annoyances that can spoil things in less demanding bars. 

They also play host to some interesting events such as wine tasting and cocktail making masterclasses. Give it a try, it’s nice and laid back.

Thanks to Tom Thumb for the images. 

27A East Street TR7 1DN

Tel. 016637 498180 

The Central

5/5
The Central
Newquay Pubs

As you would expect The Central is in the middle of Newquay. If you can get a seat outside there is no better place to enjoy a pint and watch the holiday crowds go by. 

This is a St. Austell Brewery pub and therefore has rules about its food. All food must be prepared on the premises, no pre-prepared food is allowed and it is usually sourced locally. When we come to Newquay this is where we eat if we want a pub lunch, highly recommended and dog friendly. 

Serving food from 12 noon to 3 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.

Pool table, Sky Sports, heated terrace and beer garden.

The Central is where Newquay meets to party at weekends, so be careful as you drive past it back to the apartment or, better still, don’t drive just join the fun.

5-6 Central Square TR7 1EX

Tel. 0345 2411 133

Walkabout

5/5
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Walkabout

You may have noticed this one; it’s that big blue building to your left as you look at the sea from just outside Crest Court. This Australian themed bar has a large dance floor, sports on TV, and frequently hosts live music and DJs, and their party nights always look fun.

Open until 3 am at weekends and with great views over the bay from inside and from the patio area. 

Walkabout is family friendly until 7 pm and dog friendly all the time. 

Food is served from 11 am to 10 pm.

The Crescent TR7 1DS

Tel. 01637 853000

The Sailors

5/5
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The Sailors

This is a must in any list of bars and pubs in Newquay. For generations of holidaymakers, the Sailors has been one of the key venues. It’s one of the Newquay landmarks that you’re likely to be chatting about when you get home. I have been coming here to drink and party for over 40 years and have some great memories of the place.

At the front you can watch the world go by or sit at the back and watch the sea. Serving “Pub Grub” from 11 am to 9 pm.

Dog friendly and family friendly up to 9.30 PM. 

Next door is Sailors Club capable of hosting 1600 guests if you have the energy to party into the small hours. 

15 Fore Street TR7 1HB

Tel. 01637 872838

Thanks to The Sailors for the images 

The Fort

5/5
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This is probably the main family friendly pub in Newquay. 

On Fore Street, it’s the one that looks a bit like a fort. The Fort has a large outdoor area to eat and drink and arguably the best sea views in this area of town, as well as an indoor play area to keep the kids entertained. 

Serving food from 12 noon to 3 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. 

Once again this is a dog friendly, St Austell Brewery pub serving food cooked on the premises. 

The cakes and puddings bar is worth a look too. 

63 Fore Street TR7 1HA

Tel.01637 875700 

Red Lion

5/5
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Newquay Pubs

This is the furthest from the apartment of any of the other bars and pubs but well worth the trip.

Overlooking the Harbour, on the way up towards Fistral, The Red Lion is the locals pub, but holidaymakers are also very welcome. 

It’s dog friendly offering free dog treats at the bar, so Mr Pringle, our canine consultant approves. It’s also family friendly but with a 10 pm cut off for minors. 

They serve a good pub menu and have regular live music in the evenings. Check out their Facebook page for events and offers, or the boards outside also list events.

Food served from 12 noon to 9 pm.

North Quay Hill TR7 1HE

Tel. 01637 872195  

Slug And Lettuce

5/5
Newquay Pubs
Newquay Pubs

As you come off Towan beach up the slope, and carry on a little way up the road, The Slug And Lettuce is on the left. Fully refurbished at a cost of £400,000 for 2020, this venue offers a wide range of food and drink.

Give them a ring and order up an afternoon tea served with cocktails or mock-tails the perfect way to round off a morning on Towan surfing. Family friendly up to 10 pm with baby changing facilities and an outside area where you can watch the world go by.

Dog friendly.

11-19 Gover Lane TR7 1ER

Tel. 01637 800564

Thanks to Slug and Lettuce for the images