Pet Friendly Bars and Restaurants

Slanj Bar & Restaurant, Tarbet, Loch Lomond

When you pick up your motorhome hire from the Atlas Hire Drive Depot in Glasgow you might not want to travel too far on your first night.  If that’s the case then why not head up towards the bonny banks of Loch Lomond where you’ll experience your first views of the amazing Scottish scenery.  Around half way up the Loch, you’ll come to Tarbet, home of Slanj Bar & Restaurant.  Slanj is located in the old Ballyhennan Church with adjoining graveyard, which dates back to the 12th century.  They allow free overnight parking for motorhomes and campervans and are dog friendly.  You’ll receive a great welcome and enjoy some amazing food and fabulous service.  If you’re lucky enough to be there over a weekend, there is also live music.

NB If you’re on your way back to Atlas Depot, this is also a good overnight stop, as there are motorhome services at the Tarbet Cruise Port.

Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

After a day on the hills, there’s no better bar than the Clachaig to head to with your dog in order to swap stories about the adventures of your day whilst supping on a real ale or a wee malt whisky.  Serving food all day and with regular live music, you’ll find the rustic bar full of hillwalkers, climbers and skiers having the craic in front of the fire.

There are a couple of parking places outside dedicated for motorhomes.  If you park in one of these, please advise the reception desk at the Clachaig and do give back by dining or partaking in a few beverages at the Inn.

Seumus’s Bar, Sligachan Hotel, Isle of Skye

Seumus’s Bar at the Sligachan Hotel in Skye is a welcome sight for climbers and their trusted four legged friends, well deserving of a pint (or a bowl of water) and a hearty meal (or a bone) after a day on the Cuillins.  Renowned for it’s impressive whisky collection, it would be hard to resist sampling some of Scotland’s water of life (Uisge Beatha) in their very large bar area.  Much of their food is sourced locally and they are open for both lunch and dinner on a daily basis.

There is plenty of parking on site for your motorhome, however, if you plan to stay a bit longer to use this as a base for travelling around Skye, then Sligachan Camping is only a short walk away.

Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

Ullapool is a great place to base yourself and where better to grab a bite to eat with your dog than the Ceilidh Place, a lovely old building, full of character.  It’s a real community hub with a bookshop and live music and performances.  Located less than five minutes away from Broomfield Holiday park, if you don’t fancy cooking in your camper van, why not take a wander up for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.  A lot of their food is locally sourced – imagine fresh langoustines and scallops.  Also they regularly put on dedicated menu nights, which are a real treat.  Alternatively, if you fancy a lazy afternoon, grab a book and snuggle up next to the log burner whilst enjoying a freshly brewed coffee and homemade cake.

The Courtyard Brasserie & Bar, Kenmore

Located at the entrance to the Mains of Taymouth estate in Kenmore, The Courtyard Brasserie & Bar is a fabulous place to enjoy lunch, dinner or even just a drink either inside next to their fire pit or outside in their courtyard area.  The staff are extremely friendly and will always be happy to bring a bowl of water for your dog.  If you fancy building up an appetite before you indulge, the walk from the Courtyard to Taymouth Castle, where Queen Victoria spent her honeymoon, should take you no more than an hour.

The Forth Inn, Aberfoyle

There are so many walks around Aberfoyle, it’s the perfect place to base yourself and your dog for a few days.  The Forth Inn is frequented by many walkers, young and old, exchanging the craic, as they rest their weary limbs from their day exploring The Trossachs.  They offer excellent food, local ales and fine wine and all importantly won Dog Friendly Pub of the Year in 2018, so your pup will definitely get well looked after.