Best Dog-friendly Pubs and Cafés in Edinburgh

Best Dog-friendly Pubs and Cafes in Edinburgh

The Blue Bear

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.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

The Blue Bear
9 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, EH3 5EA
Canonmills café, serving up great brunch and more, gives a warm welcome to doggy clientele. | read our full review

The Bon Vivant
4–6 Dean Street, Stockbridge, EH4 1LW & 55 Thistle Street, New Town, EH2 1DY
Sister venues in New Town and Stockbridge, where doggies get their water in a cut-glass bowl. | read our review of The Bon Vivant Stockbridge | read our review of The Bon Vivant

The Espy
62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Portobello, EH15 1HF
So dog-friendly that canines can almost outnumber the humans at this Portobello beachside bar/restaurant.
read our review of The Espy

The Lioness of Leith
21–25 Duke Street Leith, Leith, EH6 8HH
Settle in with your furry friend at this Leith favourite for a delicious brunch or a quick pint.
read our review of The Lioness of Leith

The Ox
49–51 London Street, New Town, EH3 6LX
There’s dog bowls and biscuits for your pup at this destination pub, one of the best for food in the capital. | read our full review

56a Broughton Street, New Town, EH1 3SA
Tucked downstairs on Broughton Street, this cosy, affordable wine and cheese bar is properly dog-friendly. | read our review of Pickles

You might also want to consider: The Blackbird, The Roamin' Nose, The Safari Lounge, The Scran & Scallie.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. 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.

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