DUG Category: Argyll Bute

Dog Friendly Pubs, Cafes, Shops & Accommodation in Argyll & Bute Scotland.

Bute: Etterick Smiddy Cottage

Cnoc-an-Raer, Isle of Bute PA20 0QT, UK. Tel: 07931 500 617

Etterick Smiddy is a 2 bedroom (sleeps 4) Blacksmiths Cottage on the west coast of the Isle of Bute. Stunning views over Ettrick bay to Inchmarnock Island, Isle of Arran and beyond to the Kintyre Peninsula. The Cottage has full underfloor heating, log burning stoves and a large west facing sun room. Dogs are allowed in the cottage (downstairs only though and not in bedrooms). A kennel and run is also provided. It’s a stunning location with many beach and forest walks on the Island. Although the cottage is


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Sugar Boat, Helensburgh

30 Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh G84 8AQ. Tel: 01436 647522

Sugar Boat: a contemporary local bistro, bar and wine shop. Located at 30 Colquhoun Square in the heart of Helensburgh, we’re open from 9 o’clock each morning through until late at night and happily welcome four-pawed pals along with their human companions too.

From morning coffees, light weekend brunches, afternoon cream teas and inspired, seasonal à la carte bistro menus to our courtyard terrace which adds an al fresco touch to proceedings, we look forward to welcoming you.

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Kintyre: Balure Country House

Tayinloan, Nr Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6XG. Tel: 01583 441275

Large country house with 5 acres of gardens and grounds for your dogs to explore. It’s only a 10 min walk to the shore to take them for a swim. Large boot room with underfloor heating to let dogs dry off after wet, winter walks. We politely ask that dogs are restricted from going upstairs in the property. If you wish to bring more than 2 dogs, please contact us before booking to discuss. The property is surrounded by livestock so we do ask dog owners to respect the Countryside Code.


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Campbeltown: Argyll Hotel

Bellochantuy, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6QE. Tel: 01583 421212

The Argyll Hotel is Kintyre’s only beachside hotel. There are stunning sea views from the conservatory, lounge and outdoor seaside terrace. Ideal for relaxing with your dog.

There are great walking opportunities for you and your dog across the whole peninsular. The hotel beach has been rated by Elle Magazine as one of the top 5 dog friendly beaches in the UK.

We welcome dogs, offering a relaxed environment with a welcome dog treat in your room and towels available after a dip in the sea. Dine together in the bar with


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Glencoe Youth Hostel

Glencoe, Ballachulish PH49 4HX, UK. Tel: 01855 811219

Set in one of Scotland’s most spectacular and historic glens, this alpine-style youth hostel provides an excellent base for walkers and climbers of all abilities. Dog-friendly accommodation is available for £5 per dog per night, so your four legged friend will be able to join in all the fun! Please book in advance to ensure that a dog-friendly room is allocated. For further information refer to the Dog Guidelines on our website.

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Boathouse Cafe Bar, Gigha

Arminish Bay, Isle of Gigha, Argyll, PA41 7AA. Tel: 01583 505123

This is an absolutely superb little eatery in a lovely setting that is also very dog friendly. High quality cuisine – seafood dishes are a speciality. The staff can cater for diners in a hurry, for example, if you have a ferry to catch – simply call ahead and place your order and they will have it ready for your arrival – great service! Cash payments only – no cards accepted.

– recommended by Elaine Reid (visited September 8, 2016)

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