'Free treats, water bowls and toys' - The five best dog-friendly pubs in Edinburgh and the Lothians according to YOU

Evening News readers have been recommending the best dog-friendly pubs in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 3:24 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 3:29 pm

Dog owners will know only too well the guilt of leaving their pooch home alone while out for a few evening drinks.

But we've asked Evening News readers for their recommendations on the best dog-friendly pubs in the region - and there are a quite a few out there. Here are the top five picks...


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Many Evening News readers sent in pictures of their dogs enjoying various pubs across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

This Morrison Street pub, which prides itself on its beer selection and wide range of spirits, was a popular choice among readers.

Nikki Gandy said: "Lincoln loves nothing more than a trip to Monty's on Morrison Street. The treats, the scratches and the occasional tipple of tap water - he's always met with the warmest welcome. Plus we get to enjoy some amazing cask and keg choices and a great new wine list."

Marta Heath also gives Monty's the thumbs up and sent in a picture of her pet meeting a fellow rescue dog in the pub.

James MacDougall also sent in a great picture of his dog Skye posing up on a bar stool at Monty's.

Skye posing at the bar in Monty's. Pic: James MacDougall.

Visit: 185 Morrison Street, EH3 8DZ, 0131 629 1104, http://www.montys.bar/

The Ox

A buzzing dog-friendly establishment with a warm, intimate feel which offers upscale pub food and craft beer.

Joanna Pauley said: "The Ox on London Street. We offer dog treats in exchange for a donation to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home - over the years we’ve raised nearly £1000. Love a visit from furry friends. Here’s my fur baby Frank in the pub."

Lincoln in Monty's. Pic: Nikki Gandy

And Simon Hill said: "Lovely staff, food and venue."

Visit: 49-51 London Street, EH3 6LX, 0131 556 9808, http://www.theoxedinburgh.com/


Another popular choice with readers, Luckies boasts a spacious bar area and beer garden too.

Joanna Pauley posted this picture of her dog, Frank, in The Ox. Pic: Joanna Pauley.

Reader Euan Whyte said: "Luckies, Gorgie's premier pub & dog friendly."

Jamie Drysdale also recommended Luckies and sent in a picture of dog Theo up at the bar.

Ralf Farrer said that his dog Bentley enjoys coming into Luckies.

Visit 437 Gorgie Road, EH11 2RT, 0131 337 8697, https://theluckiespub.co.uk/

Tally Ho, Winchburgh

This West Lothian pub even has a dedicated section on its website called 'dugs welcome.' They actually boast a garden for dogs and provide free water and snacks for your pets.

Big Theo up at the bar in Luckies. Pic: James Drysdale.

Trevor Spence said: "Tally Ho in Winchburgh. Recently refurbished to become a family friendly pub including dogs. Free treats and water bowls and toys for the dogs whilst their humans enjoy the pub food and drink."

Kevin Connolly also recommended the Tally Ho.

Visit: 7 Main Street, Winchburgh, Broxburn, EH52 6TP, 01506 891899, https://www.tallyhobar.co.uk/

The Raeburn

A well known spot for dog owners in Stockbridge, The Raeburn offers great food and drink and a beer garden.

Reader Jen Holden said: "The Raeburn in Stockbridge has been welcoming dogs for years. Friendly staff, nice food, great cocktails, and at Inverleith Park, so perfect for a post lunch stroll."

Shona Mackenzie also recommended The Raeburn.

Visit: 112 Raeburn Place, EH4 1HG, 0131 332 7000, https://www.theraeburn.com/

*Other notable reader recommendations included: The Espy in Portobello, The Golf Tavern, Woodland Creatures, One Canonmills and the Bow Bar.

Bentleythe British Bulldog enjoys coming into Luckies.Pic: Ralf Farrer.
Mya enjoying the garden at Tally Ho in Winchburgh. Pic: Tally Ho Facebook.
Another cute pic inside The Raeburn in Stockbridge. Pic: Jen Holden