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Dog friendly restaurants and bars in St Andrews

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 award-winning beaches to explore, it’ll certainly be a trip they’ll never forget.

Walks aside, St Andrews and The East Neuk have numerous bars, restaurants and cafes where dogs are more than welcome. We have collated a selection of those, tried and tested, dog friendly venues which you should pay a visit to, dog in tow!

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.

Mitchell’s Deli

Housed in a former Butcher’s in the heart of St Andrews, Mitchell’s is a restaurant & deli which specialises in locally sourced, Scottish produce. Pop by for a lazy lunch, of a coffee and a cake, and even treat your four-legged friend to a puppucino, just like Jasper (pictured)

The Cottage Kitchen

A vibrant coffee shop nestled right in the heart of town, this dog friendly spot is offer an excellent choice of locally sourced, fresh produce across their breakfast, brunch and lunch menus. Their cakes are pretty good, too!

Now you know where to go, now it’s time to choose where to stay. The majority of our homes welcome dogs, some of which have expansive gardens to be enjoyed, and others with log burners to curl up beside. Have a browse of our dog friendly homes below.

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