Best dog-friendly pubs and cafés in Edinburgh

Best dog-friendly pubs and cafés in Edinburgh

The Caley Samply Room

Where to grab some good grub with your dog by your side


As the number of hipster bars and cafés rises in Edinburgh, so too does the number of dog-friendly joints. We've picked out some of the best places to grab a pint and some food when you're out and about with your pooch.

The Basement Bar and Restaurant
An Edinburgh institution where the staff often greet the dogs more enthusiastically than the people in a good way, honest).

The Caley Sample Room
There's a dog menu, complete with dog beer and beef sticks – in case you need any further persuasion, there's decent beer and a laid-back atmosphere too.

The Cambridge Bar
A relaxed atmosphere, comfy couches and a real fire make this a home from home for city pups.

Dreadnought Leith
Legend has it one of the owners slept in the bar overnight with a forgotten pooch – that's a dog-friendly bar and a half.

The Espy
Blankets, bowls and buddies abound as hounds and humans congregate in the back room after a play on the beach.

This homely bar feels like you're sitting in someone's living room, an effect highlighted by the plethora of poochie pals that hang out of an evening.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A The Caley Sample Room
42–58 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2JR
Homely, easy-going local with a hearty menu and some fantastic drinks options.
B The Cambridge Bar
20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB
Loaded homemade burgers, craft beers, ales and live sports add up to a solid reputation for the Cambridge Bar.
C The Basement Bar and Restaurant
10–12a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RH
Young and vibrant bar and restaurant tucked away in a Broughton Street basement, dishing up Tex-Mex food.
D Dreadnought Leith
72 North Fort Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4HL
Craft beer free house, with ten constantly-changing keg and cask lines and thirty international bottles and cans in deepest, darkest North Leith.
E Sofi's
65 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED
A laid-back local with plenty of festivities on offer.
F The Espy
62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1HF
Casual, friendly, family-oriented beachside bar/restaurant with a tiki theme.