Bars And Pubs

Discover the vibrant nightlife of Newquay with its diverse selection of bars and pubs. From sophisticated cocktail lounges to lively music venues and delightful tapas bars, there’s something to suit every taste. Explore and find your favourites while enjoying the warm and welcoming atmosphere that sets Newquay apart. Cheers to unforgettable nights ahead!



Tucked away in the heart of Newquay lies a rare gem among the bars and pubs that dot the town.Meet Debbie and Steve, the heart and soul of Selkies. Unlike many others, they aren’t bound by red tape or company manuals. They’re quick on their feet, ready to adapt and welcome you with open arms. Their knack for spotting talent is uncanny – don’t be surprised if you find yourself enjoying the tunes of a street performer who’s been whisked right off the pavement.
Selkies might not fit the typical mould; it’s not just a pub or a bar. It’s a place where good food isn’t just a side note – it’s a tale of flavours that awaken your taste buds, especially their legendary grazing platters. And the local talent that graces its stage? It’s not just a performance; it’s a celebration of the sounds that Cornwall has to offer.

But that’s not all. Selkies wears many hats. It’s a hub for local crafts and gifts from where you can take home a piece of Cornwall’s heart. And if you’ve ever dreamed of crafting the perfect cocktail, Selkies doubles as a night school where you can learn the art of mixology from a master.

Myth and Legend

Now let’s address those Selkies – the elusive, shape-shifting creatures of Celtic lore. You won’t find them mingling at the bar as they spend their time in the harbour, begging for fish in their seal form. But the Celtic spirit is woven into Selkies’ fabric. Here, you’re more than a customer; you’re a guest, and the hospitality flows as naturally as the tide.
So, leave the ordinary at the door and step into Selkies – a place where the genuine warmth of Cornwall meets a touch of magic and where Debbie and Steve ensure your time is nothing short of memorable.

Thanks to Selkies for the images.

5 Cheltenham Place TR7 1BA

Tel. 01841 531386

On The Rocks

Bars And Pubs
Bars And Pubs

On The Rocks is our local – free pool tables; patio overlooking the bay; Sport on TV; excellent music; dog and people-friendly. Although they do not serve food, we have had curies delivered in.
Dogs must be on a lead in On The Rocks. Nobody says it should be attached to a person!
Mainly locals in here, and the staff may be playing Jenga or pool, but it’s a great night out. Keep it local with Dead Mans Fingers Rum, and you will have a night to remember.
Facebook can not help you with updates on this pub as they only post about once every year.
On The Rocks is a fantastic local pub, but it also has the advantage of being next door but one to the apartment.

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

Tel. 01637 872897


Newquay Bars


Voted Newquay’s number one bar on TripAdvisor, this is a fun and friendly live music venue.
Whiskers completed a massive renovation project in 2021 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 are welcome, and dogs are welcome as well. Justly proud of its eco credentials, serving craft beer and cider alongside its signature cocktails. Whiskers are also honoured to be listed in The Lonely Planet Guide to England.

Thanks to Whiskers for the images

5-7 Gover Lane TR7 1ER

Tel. 01637 498100  

Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb
Newquay Bars


Tom Thumb is a rather unusual bar in Newquay; it’s small, with a friendly atmosphere and a unique set of rules. Groups are limited to a maximum of 8 people, and the establishment doesn’t allow fancy dress, food service, sports TV, or children after 9 PM. These rules ensure a relaxed and enjoyable evening. With a wide selection of drinks, including beers, wines, spirits, and expertly crafted cocktails, free from outside disturbances that can detract from the experience in other, less refined bars.
If you’re driving later, don’t worry – Tom Thumb offers a fantastic selection of adult alcohol-free cocktails. The bar also hosts events such as wine tastings and cocktail-making masterclasses. Give Tom Thumb a try for a laid-back and enjoyable night out.

Thanks to Tom Thumb for the images. 

27A East Street TR7 1DN

Tel. 016637 498180 

The Central

The Central
Newquay Pubs

Located in the heart of Newquay, The Central is a must-visit pub for anyone looking to grab a pint and people-watch. This St. Austell Brewery establishment is committed to serving locally sourced, on-site-prepared food – no pre-prepared dishes here. Whether you’re in the mood for a pub lunch or just a drink, The Central is a highly recommended spot – and it’s dog-friendly to boot.
The Central has a pool table, Sky Sports, BT Sports, a heated terrace, and a 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.

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

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

5-6 Central Square TR7 1EX

Tel. 0345 2411 133


Newquay Pubs

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.

Sky Sports, BT Sports, Baby Changing facilities, WiFi, Pool Table, Table Tennis, Wheel Chair Access,

The Crescent TR7 1DS

Tel. 01637 853000

The Sailors

Newquay Pubs
The Sailors

The Sailors 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.
The Sailors serves “Pub Grub” from 11 a.m. 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

Newquay Pubs

Located on Fore Street and resembling a fort,  The Fort is the top family-friendly pub in Newquay. With a large outdoor area boasting the best sea views in town, it’s the perfect spot for a family day out. The Fort has an indoor play area to keep kids entertained and free WiFi to please the older crowd.
Food is served from 12 noon to 3 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm at this dog-friendly St Austell Brewery pub, where all food is cooked on-site. Don’t miss the cakes and puddings bar – it’s definitely worth a look.

Wheelchair access, WiFi, Terrace, 

63 Fore Street TR7 1HA

Tel.01637 875700 

Red Lion

Newquay Pubs
Newquay Pubs

The Red Lion 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 local 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 from 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.

Baby Changing Facilities , Outside Area, WiFi, Board Games.

North Quay Hill TR7 1HE

Tel. 01637 872195  

Slug And Lettuce

Newquay Pubs
Newquay Pubs

The Slug and Lettuce is on the left as you come up the slope from Towan Beach. It was fully refurbished, at a cost of £400,000, in 2020 and now offers a wide range of food and drink options.
Why not try an afternoon tea complete with cocktails or mocktails? It’s the perfect way to end a morning of surfing at Towan Beach.
The Slug And Lettuce is family-friendly until 10 pm and has an outside area where you can sit back, relax, and watch the world go by.
After about 9 pm, things change, and The Slug and Lettuce becomes more of a nightclub and live music venue.

Baby Changing Facilities, Disabled toilet, Beer Garden, WiFi 

11-19 Gover Lane TR7 1ER

Tel. 01637 800564

Thanks to Slug and Lettuce for the images