Edinburgh Dog Friendly Pubs 2023: Here are 13 perfect places in the Capital to go for a post-walk drink with your adorable pup
Pet ownership in the UK surged during the global pandemic and has shown little sign of letting up, with a huge 62 per cent of homes in Britain having at least one pet as of 2022.
Dogs are the most popular pet, with over a third of households having a canine pal – equating to a total of around 13 million pups across the country.
With pet owners spending an estimated £10 billion every year on their dogs, it’s a massive growth industry that has now spread to the hopitality sector.
It’s now commonplace to see signs outside pubs, cafes and even restaurants welcoming dog owners – with some offering treats, blankets, bowls of water and even dog-friendly ‘beers’ and ‘coffees’ (puppuccino anyone?).
So, we thought we’d look at a few places to stop for a drink with your pup – whether it’s walkies in Leith, playing fetch in the Meadows, or a day out in Stockbridge.
Here are 13 of Edinburgh’s most dog-friendly pubs.