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Dog friendly Pubs, Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts, and other accommodaton in Scotland!

OK, I can't guarantee that the information on here is correct, but I'm 99% certain that it is. If you own, or know of, a dog friendly establishment, then email it to me and I'll get someone to put it on here! (It does help if they sell mini-cheddars).


I'll have to get the male person that I own to take me to some more pubs, to see if they allow dogs in. He says that it's a nuisance, but he'll do it if he really has to...

Incidentally, the male person that I own would like to point out (because he's into law and boring stuff) that there is no (Scottish) legislation that stipulates that dogs are not permitted in dining areas; only in food preparation areas, ie., kitchens.

* indicates ones that I've actually been in!

The Village Inn*, Kirtlebridge, Dumfries and Galloway. Website Very dog friendly. Have their own dog, Dylan. Quiz night every other Monday. Bar snacks for humans. Three Bed and Breakfast letting rooms. Bar open evenings only, closed Wednesdays.

The Osprey Hotel*, Kingussie, Highland. Website Very dog friendly. Have their own dog, Phoebe. Who I have met personally and am now friends with. As is my Mum, Kiera. Also the new arrival, Markie. And they give humans a MASSIVE breakfast, so there's usually a bit left for me afterwards :-) Sue, the owner, is one of my favourite humans.....

The Marrbury Smokehouse, Bistro and Shop*, Carsluith, Dumfries and Galloway. Website Situated under Carsluith Castle, bistro and shop where we are made very welcome in the garden, with tables and parasols. Treats and water as well! VERY dog friendly staff. Oh, excellent food and smoked pruduce shop for humans as well.....!

Torrin, Isle of Skye. Website Caravan, and self-catering flat. Pets welcome.

The Bettyhill Hotel, Bettyhill, Caithness*. Website Dogs welcome, small surcharge if staying in guest rooms.

The Brig Inn*, Brydekirk, Dumfries and Galloway (No website). Dogs welcome in the public bar.

Kringla Apartments, Dounby, Orkney. Website A complex of three holiday apartments in Dounby, in the West Mainland of Orkney. VERY friendly hosts. Dogs welcome in Kringla 2.

Bryameadow Holiday Caravan*, Twatt, Orkney. Website A holiday caravan in a scenic setting on a working farm in the West Mainland of Orkney. VERY friendly owners. Well behaved dogs (that's me!) welcome.

The Kirkwall Hotel*, Kirkwall, Orkney Website Dogs welcome in the Skippers Bar (food served for humans), and rooms reserved for guests wishing to take their dog(s).

No15 B&B Furnace 15 Queen Elizabeth Cottages, Furnace, Inveraray. Website Dogs welcome.

The Merkister Hotel*, Harray, Orkney Website (Well behaved) dogs welome in the lounge bar.

The Cressfield Hotel*, Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway Website Dogs welcome in the lounge bar after food has stopped being served, around 8.30pm. In our experience, this has not been rigidly enforced, so you may get away with going in before that. If you're small :-)

Thorntonloch House B&B, Dunbar Website Dog friendly.

The Pomona Inn*, Finstown, Orkney. No website. Hmm. Might be. I'm OK because they know me, but best to ask first.

The Smithfield Hotel*, Dounby, Orkney Website Very welcome in the public bar if you behave yourself! Thanks Ann-Marie and Ali.

The Kinlochbervie Hotel, Kinlochbervie, Sutherland. Website Dog friendly. A clue is the dog toys and biscuits behind the bar :-).

The Blue Bell*, 10 High Street, Annan. No website. Dog friendly.

The Station Inn*, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfries and Galloway. Well behaved dogs (that's me!) welcome in the public bar. Meals and Lunches available for humans. (Closed Mondays).

The George Hotel*, Inveraray, Argyll. Website Dogs permitted in the public bar and in the beer garden.

Loch Melfort Hotel, Oban, Argyll. Website Dogs welcome (fee payable if pets are staying in owners room).

The Cromarty Arms, Cromarty. Website As far as I know, dog friendly.

Ardanaiseig Hotel, Kilchrenan by Taynuilt, Argyll. Website As far as I know, dogs welcome.

Commodore Chalets*, Holm, Orkney. Website Well behaved pets accepted for a small extra charge. Very friendly and helpful owner. Thanks Christine.

The Coach House Bar and Restaurant*, Hoddom Castle, by Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. Website Dogs (oh, and children!) very welcome.

The Cross Keys Hotel, New Galloway. Website Dogs welcome.

The "Slap" Cottage and Caravan, Burray, Orkney. Website Pets welcome. (Small charge).

Blinkbonny self-catering holiday homes, St. Ola, Orkney Website Well behaved dogs welcome.

The Standing Stones Hotel*, Stenness, Orkney. Website Well behaved dogs welcome in the dining room and the public bar (Not in the restaurant).

The Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld. Website Well behaved dogs (and children!) welcome.

Spill the Beans Cafe*, Dunkeld. No website, but a google reference Well behaved dogs welcome. Inside and outside areas.

The Stag Hotel, Lochgilphead, Argyll. Website Very dog friendly.

Birch Cottage B&B, Garve, Ross and Cromarty. Website Dog friendly, in the heart of the Highlands.

The Star Hotel*, Kingussie, Badenoch and Strathspey. Website Very dog friendly. Dogs welcome in the public bar, lounge, and rooms. Meals available for humans.

The Ecclefechan Hotel*, Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway. Meals and accommodation. Website Dogs welcome.

The Queens Head*, Springfield, Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway. No Website. Well behaved dogs welcome.

The Castletown Hotel, Castletown, Caithness. Website Dogs welcome in the public bar and owners rooms.

The Seaview Hotel*, John O'Groats, Caithness. Website A limited number of rooms available for guests with dogs; dogs welcome in the public bar.

The Boatside Inn*, near Hexham, Northumberland. Website OK, it's not Scotland, but it's near enough. Extremely dog friendly, we're allowed everywhere except the restaurant. Real fire so we can burn our noses! Permitted in the accommodation (small charge). Dog treats behind the bar. Resident dog 14 years (when we were there) old Levy.

The Anglers Arms*, Kielder Village, Northumberland. Website OK, it's not Scotland again, but it's near enough. Dog friendly, we're welcomed in the public bar. Caravan available to rent by the day. Friendly staff.

Annandale Distillery Coffee Shop*, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway.. Website Good food, including afternoon teas for humans, but, more importantly, dogs welcome, and a water bowl just outside. Friendly staff who like dogs.

And the following four, recommended by John T. Thanks John!

The Newton Hotel, Nairn Website Dog friendly.

The Waterside Hotel, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Website As far as I know, dog friendly.

The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Website As far as I know, dog friendly.

The Panmuir Arms Hotel, Edzell, Angus. Website As far as I know, dog friendly.

And the the Barn, recommended by Julie. Thanks Julie!

The Barn, Lerags, Cologin, Argyll. Website Dog friendly. Check opening times in the winter months.

I am also reliably informed by Moose, that the Tart n Tea, in the Mill on the Fleet, in Gatehouse of Fleet welcomes us, as does The Chatterbox in Newton Stewart. Thanks Moose!


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