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Dog friendly places to eat.

Dog friendly places to eat and drink by direction.


  • The Abbey Inn, Findhorn Rd, Kinloss, Forres IV36 3TX gets great reviews for friendliness, good food and being pet friendly.
  • The Mosset Tavern, Gordon St, Forres, Morayshire IV36 1DY - has outdoor seating and ample parking and is located in the heart of Forres in the peaceful setting of the tranquil Rose Garden and the Mosset duck pond. a dog friendly public bar at the Tavern which serves food all day with a traditional bar menu and changing daily specials, usually have 4 real ale taps on too
  • Kimberley Inn, 94 Findhorn, Findhorn IV36 3YJ, for good, hearty pub grub. They serve wonderful seafood and great desserts. You are welcome to take your dog into the bar and they also have outside seating. (Another recommendation in March 2019 adding they have a lovely fire too).
  • The Captain's Table Cafe, Findhorn Boat Yard, Findhorn, Forres, Morayshire IV36 3YE offers a wide range of meals and snacks served throughout the day, now open from 9am - 9pm. Looking for a latte and a cosy corner then look no further! Pet friendly.
  • The Cawdor Tavern, Cawdor, by Nairn allow your well behaved dog in the bar and in the outside patio area.
  • The Havelock Bar in Nairn.
  • Basil Café at Nairn Harbour IV12 4PH,  small dogs only if quiet. 
  • Jacko's, Harbour Road, Nairn, Very good reasonably priced food and very friendly hosts. Dogs welcome, lovely Cullen Skink.


  • The Old North Inn, Kirkhill, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV5 7PX sits in the small village of Inchmore on the A862 just 7 miles from Inverness. Your dog is welcome in the bar area. A handy stop for lunch after a walk round Reelig wood.
    Please note however that children are not allowed in the bar.
  • Coul House Hotel, Contin, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9ES. Once in Contin, the entrance to the hotel driveway is the third right (approximately 200 yards) after the petrol station. The hotel is located up the hill at the end of the half-mile gravel driveway and is adjacent to miles of walks in Torrachility forest to waterfalls with trails marked out. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar and lounges but not in main dining room. The afternoon tea is an experience not to be missed.
  • The Coffee Shop, 1 Cromartie Buildings, Strathpeffer IV14 9DG - a great place to go for coffee, home-baking and ice cream after taking a walk in Blackmuir Wood, Strathpeffer. Open 7 days a week - they also serve soups and light lunches – including open sandwiches, homemade pâté and savoury tart. Rona at The Coffee Shop tells us ' We absolutely accept dogs. We always have to check that other patrons are ok with it but find, generally, that most people are accepting of dogs. We also have outside seating which people with dogs tend towards in good weather anyway.
  • The Cottage Bar, Hood Street, Maryburgh, Ross-Shire IV7 8EB welcome dogs in the bar where they also serve food and in the beer garden where if you prefer, they have outdoor seating.


  • The Red Squirrel Cafe and Pine Marten Bar at Glenmore. Also the bar at Glenmore Lodge. 
  • The Old Bridge Inn Aviemore.

Around Loch Ness

  • Whitebridge Hotel, Whitebridge, Stratherrick, Nr. Inverness IV2 6UN is a long established Highland Hotel amid the foothills of the Monadhliath Mountains, approximately 3 miles from Loch Ness. The area abounds with wildlife and is a haven for bird-watchers and naturalists alike. Meals are served in the Main Bar and Wee Bar every day from 12 until 2pm, and from 6pm until 8.30pm and the proprietors welcome your well behaved dogs. Real Ale.
  • The Waterfall Cafe, Foyers, Inverness IV2 6XU is open daily and offer a Breakfast and Lunch menu. They also offer a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and all menu items (and drinks) are available to take away during opening hours. You are welcome to bring your dog with you into the cafe. There is also a large outdoor decking area in front of the cafe for customers to sit and enjoy the pure air of the Highlands and possibly spot a Red Squirrel in the wooded area opposite. (Note: the cafe closesat 3pm on a Sunday)
  • The Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop, Foyers, South Side Loch Ness, Inverness IV2 6YA are dog friendly - open 7 days a week.  (It is only a quarter of a mile from the famous Falls of Foyers waterfall. Look out for the sign to Camerons Holiday Cottage and the highland cattle in the fields.) The Farm Shop offers fresh seasonal produce as well as local crafts, cards and gifts. Paintings and prints on the walls by local artists are for sale.
  • Benleva Hotel Drumnadrochit, brew pub with food. dogs allowed in bar

Black Isle

  • The Allangrange Arms, Millbank Road, Munlochy, Ross-Shire IV8 8NL, 3 miles off A9 on B9161, just in Munlochy Village. Open for coffee & breakfast (eat in / take-away) from 7 to 11, with food normally available, throughout the day until 9pm sometimes later. The menu has a good selection of quality food including Vegetarian options.  Well behaved dogs are welcome inside, but should be kept to the bar - a max of 4 dogs at any one time.
  • The Anderson Hotel Fortrose, dog friendly, real ale and food.
  • Beach Café Rosemarkie beach.  Only allows dogs at outside tables.
  • Culbokie Inn is dog friendly
  • Cromarty Arms
  • The Plough Inn, Rosemarkie


  • Cluanie Inn
  • Argyll Hotel Ullapool
  • Ferry Boat Inn, Ullapool
  • The Old Inn Gairloch


  • The Cathedral Cafe, St Andrews Cathedral, 11 Ardross St, Inverness, IV3 5NS The café is dog friendly. There is a designated dog friendly table adjacent to the door. In the summer there may be seating outside but this will depend on the weather. It is open Monday to Friday from May to September and is a place where visitors and locals alike can enjoy home baking, freshly made tea, coffee and sandwiches and especially a bowl of piping hot home-made soup. There is where you will also find the Cathedral Shop.
  • The Gellions Bar, 14-17 Bridge Street, Inverness, IV1 1HD is the oldest pub in our highland capital and allow dogs into Montys, that's a wee snug through the back, and in the courtyard.
  • Heathmount Hotel in the Crown area of the town.
  • Jammy Piece, 91b Telford Street, near canalside Crown Vets, coffee & cake.
  • Jacobite Cruises Ltd offer Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle Cruises. Dogs are welcome on board the Reflection, Contemplation, Enchantment and Inspiration tours. 
  • The Crown Court Hotel, Southside Road, Inverness welcome your well behaved dog in the bar area and are soon to open an outside area.
  • The Clachnaharry, Inverness is an award winning 'dog friendly' pub and proudly displays 'dugs welcome' sticker on their website. Real ale, food, coffee and snacks.
  • Cafe Nero, 54-56 High Street, Inverness IV1 1JE are happy for you to take your well behaved dog into the cafe.
  • Scotch & Rye Bar Diner, 21 Queensgate, Inverness. Food, cocktails, wine.
  • Black Isle Bar, 68, Church Street, Inverness, draft beer with wood fired pizza oven.
  • The Royal Highland Hotel and the Fluke Inn are also dog friendly


Courses that allow dogs on leads whilst owners are playing

Hopeman Golf Club, Moray IV30 5YA phone 01343 830578 18 hole links course

Alness Golf Club, Alness.  phone 01349 883877 18 hole inland course

Tain Golf Club, phone 01862 892314 18 hole links course

Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Course phone 01381 620733 18 hole links

Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course phone 01862 810219 18 hole links

Brahan Golf Club by Conon Bridge. 18 hole course played over a nine hole routing.

Moray Golf Club tel 01343 812018 18 hole links

Spey Bay Golf Course te 01343 82424 18 hole links, very dog friendly, dog bowls, treats and dogs allowed in clubhouse.

I did email a number of clubs to find out how dog friendly they were, just to be on the safe side, if you are planning to take your dog with you - I would recommend you give them a call just to double check.