You know you’re in a dog-friendly hangout when the waitress brings your dog a bowl of water without asking – as soon as you sit down. They’re well-used to mutts wanting to slurp and slake their thirst after having had the run of the expanse of Watergate Bay beach.
We headed to The Beach Hut for lunch whilst on a short break in Cornwall earlier in the year. The lively meeting place is situated right on the beach with great views from big windows onto the sea. There’s also a nice deck to sit out on when the weather’s warm.
The floors are sandy, the atmosphere busy, bustling and friendly – and awash with soggy dogs. We loved it!
What’s more, the food is great too. For starter I had the most delicious large, succulent and juicy Garlic Prawns. Served with sweet paprika, butter, garlic, parsley with ciabatta, there were plenty of them for the price (£8.50)
Younger son Lucas chose Nachos – a generous portion of tortilla chips with melted mozzarella, roasted tomato salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Alistair opted for the Egyptian Meze – a vegetarian medley of broad bean sesame falafel, fresh and tangly tabbouleh salad, baba ganoush, pita chips and pickles.
Lucas opted for a classic Cornish Beef patty burger with slaw and fries for his main course, I chose the Egyptian Meze and Alistair went for the fish special – a simply deliciously cooked Dover Sole.
There was no room for dessert – but plenty of space on beautiful Watergate Bay beach to walk it all off. So that’s exactly what we did. Barney enjoyed skidding around on the sand and ended up basking in one of the many large warm-ish pools left by the tide high up on the beach.
We really enjoyed our relaxed visit to The Beach Hut and would definitely recommend it for you and your dog on a day out at the seaside.
Find out more about The Beach Hut here
All photos copyright of Alistair Heap.