The best dog-friendly bars and pubs across Scotland

The short-list was compiled by DogBuddy during their annual Dog Friendly Pub Award.

Dogs: Pups rule the roost at Inn Deep, Glasgow. Inn Deep

Local drinking spot, the Failford Inn, has won the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Award for Scotland.

In its second year, the award recognises pubs who have a dog-friendly policy across the UK.

The Failford Inn based in Mauchline, East Ayrshire, came out on top and landlady Sara Sutherland was delighted with the win.

Ms Sutherland said: "I literally jumped out my seat when I heard we'd won the title. I absolutely love dogs so this means the world!

"We have a lot of walks in our area and so many people who wouldn't come into our pub if we didn't allow dogs in. We love our doggie customers".


Nine other Scottish pubs were runners up in the competition, and still considered some of the best in the country.

​Sorn Inn, Mauchline

Dogs: The Sorn Inn welcomes all pups. CC

The Sorn Inn, Ayrshire comes in at number two. The pub is located near the River Ayr and is popular during the shooting season.

The dog-friendly inn is praised for its innovative seasonal menu, with many patrons naming it their first port of call for special occasions.

WEST on the Green, Glasgow

Puppy: Even the smallest of pups are welcome at the Green. West on the Green

Four-legged friends are heartily welcomed to the old Templeton Building on the Green.

The beer-hall style bar and restaurant is spacious and grand, offering up a German inspired menu, with meals such as Currywurst or Wiener Schnitzel, made with the best Scottish produce.

Inn Deep, Glasgow

Doggo: Some of Inn Deep's regular clientele. Inn Deep

Don't let the walk down stairs put you off from this pub. Big wooden booths take up much of the room in this small pub, and the varied menu, from soup to full plates of pulled beef brisket, will keep even the hungriest person satisfied.

Dog's can rejoice too, as bar staff have a ready supply of free biscuits and water for the pups.

The Four Seasons Hotel, Saint Fillans

Loch: The Four Seasons offers amazing loch-side views. Geograph

This Perthshire pub is piqtuesqually situated on the edge of Loch Earn.


The bright dining room offers up lunch and dinner and with a separate menu just for dogs, even pooches will feel pampered at the luxury hotel.

The hotel also offers a dog walking service to guests.

Black Isle Bar, Inverness

Hostel: The Black Isle Bar also has a hostel. cc

The Black Isle Bar is owned by the same brewery based near the city, with a relaxed vibe.

The bar offers up 26 beers from their own Black Isle range as well as some guest craft beers.

The kitchen offers up mouth-watering pizzas from their wood fired oven

The Ship Inn, Dundee

View: The Ship Inn sits beside the River Tay. The Ship Inn

This waterfront location is across the street from the River Tay, offering up local fresh fish on the menu.

Dogs are more than welcome in either the downstairs bar or upstairs restaurant.

BrewDog Doghouse, Glasgow

Welcome: Doggo's will feel at home in BrewDog. BrewDog House

Given its name, there is little doubt of how friendly this pub is to doggos.

This modern and open pub is a favourite for craft beer enthusiasts. The buzz around this bar means it is often busy, so best to book a table if planning to drop in at peak times.

The smoked meat platters ensure that people return time after time.

Henricks Bar, Edinburgh

Welcome: Henricks serves breakfast until 1pm. Henrick's Bar

Whether it's a full Scottish breakfast or local season meals you're after, Henricks Bar has you covered.

This family owned bar also gives dogs fresh water and some biscuits when they pop in for a visit.

Newton Arms, Broxburn

This hidden gem offers a family-feel meal where dogs are more than welcome.

All the meat comes from a local butcher and has consistently high reviews for the dishes being served.

And with live entertainment at the weekend, it's a meal at the Newton Arms is a great way to kick off a Friday night.

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