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8 of the Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Scotland

The Best Pubs To Take Dogs in Scotland

The good thing about breaks in Scotland is; you will never be far from a canine-friendly country pub.

Most people will know where their local pubs are and whether or not they accept pets, but if you’re heading off for a mini-break or longer holiday its great to know where the nearest dog-friendly pub is.

We cover the best dog friendly bars and pubs from across the UK and here are our favourite 8 in Scotland.

Our Top 8 Choices

Find below 8 of the best pet friendly pubs in Scotland

1. Harbour Inn, Garlieston – Dumfries & Galloway

This delightful pub in the picturesque coastal village of Garlieston is full of character. Dogs are welcome throughout with staff even providing water bowls and treats.

2. The Stag Inn, Cupar – Fife

Close to the Scottish Deer Centre (well worth a visit) this newly refurbished country pub is dog-friendly and you can enjoy hearty pub grub with Fido at your heels.

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3. The Forrester’s Arms – Jedburgh

Known locally as Belters Bar, this vibrant village local offers quality food and a warm welcome for dogs. Fido can enjoy a drink whilst you choose from a varied menu or watch a game on the TV.

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4. Clachnaharry Inn – Inverness

With its huge beer garden and friendly staff who are not averse to feeding your pup treats, this charming pub allows dogs in the bar area and there is no better place to enjoy a Sunday Lunch after a brisk walk

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5. Nicky Tams Bar & Bothy – Stirling

Exceptionally dog-friendly, this characterful pub is one of the oldest in Stirling and serves delicious locally sourced, freshly prepared food if you fancy a bite to eat. There is free Wi-Fi, a terrific selection of beers and live music.

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6. Criterian Bar – St Andrews

Ideally located in the centre of St Andrews; perfect after a countryside walk with your k9 companion, this charming bar is famous for its pies. There are some tables inside and out with bowls for your pooch. Food is served all day.

7. Inverbeg – Loch Lomond

Three miles from Luss; this lovely hotel/restaurant is a real gem. Serving hearty Scottish cuisine, with a wonderful selection of real ales, your hound is assured a warm welcome at Inverbeg where he will receive a drink of and doggie treat.

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8. The Western Tavern, Kilmaurs – Ayrshire

Voted Scotland’s most dog-friendly pub, this charming little village pub certainly lives up to its name. Along with refreshing drinks of water and treats they also provide towels to dry your pooch after a muddy walk.

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Last Word

There you have it, 8 quick and simple places you can have a drink with the pooch in tow, these dog-friendly pubs in Scotland will be pleased to see the dog as much as too see you. If your going to be visiting soon and haven’t got round to finding accommodation then check out our Scottish cottages. There are some superb holiday lets and all pet-friendly.

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