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Dog friendly bars and restaurants

Visiting St Andrews and The East Neuk of Fife is even more enjoyable when you can bring your four-legged friend along. With the vast countryside and beaches to explore, it’ll be a trip they’ll never forget. To make choosing places to visit during your stay easier, we have compiled a list of the best local bars and restaurants where dogs are more than welcomed.

St Andrews Brewing Co.

With two venues in St Andrews, one of South Street and the other on North Street, St Andrews brewing co source the best local produce from suppliers to create great food and drink to be enjoyed. If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the sports over dinner, the North Street venue shows all the main events on their multiple screens, including a projector room. For the four-legged visitors, that staff provide a water bowl and treats with dog beds stacked up for your use should your dog need some chill time. As an added bonus, our guests will receive a 10% discount!

Hams Hame

Conveniently positioned a stones throw from West Sands beach, the Pub & Girl in the basement of the famous Hamilton Grand is the perfect pit stop after a blast on the beach. The offer a range of delicious, Scottish cuisine and a diverse selection of local drink.

The Golf Hotel, Crail

If you are looking for great food in a relaxed environment, the Golf Hotel in Crail has bar and restaurant facilities offering locally caught seafood and other locally sourced produce. For the summer months, the garden area is perfect to enjoy the evening sun and dogs are more than welcome.

Ship Inn, Elie

Nestled along the outskirt of the popular Elie beach, The Ship Inn restaurant and bar provides a country-style, cosy surrounding to enjoy delightful food and drink. Comfy armchairs are positioned conveniently next to fire places for the cooler months, as well as dog bowls and beds. During the warmer months, the bear garden overlooking the beach has its very own bar to save the queues inside. For something a little different, The Ship Inn is the only pub in Britain to have a cricket team with a pitch on the beach, which is played directly next to the beer garden for spectators.

Bibi’s Cafe

A cosy cafe nestled at the bottom of North Street offering a great breakfast, lunch and dinner service.


One of the most popular craft beer companies in the UK, Brewdog in St Andrews offers an excellent selection of fresh, craft beers in a great atmosphere where dogs are more than welcome. They serve great food too!

The Saint

A wonderful spot situated on South Street, dogs are welcome in the beer garden area to the rear of the building. They do great food and have a large selection of drinks, the perfect spot for a cocktail or two!

Cafe in the Square

An independent coffee shop in the centre of town, this hidden gem is the perfect pit stop for lunch. They have a great range of homemade soups, cakes and sandwiches.

The Central Bar

Dogs are welcome both inside and out in the beer garden at this centrally located pub. A perfect, central spot to enjoy a drink and have some pub grub!

The Rule

Another great bar in the heart of town with reasonably priced food, serving a great range of craft beers and ales. Dogs are also welcome both inside or outside.

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