Dog Friendly Pubs and Restaurants

Here are a few suggestions of the best dog friendly pubs and restauants in the area which we will add to as we discover more! 

More suggestions are included in the Bothy's Information Folder, and we welcome your recommendations!

Lil' C's Barbq

Ryehill, Oyne, AB52 6QS

Lil' C's is all about barbecue: sticky sauce, spicy wings, finger-licking ribs and good fun. Their mission is to provide an authentic American barbecue experience, at affordable prices, in a casual, family friendly and fun setting. 

Lil' C's is a twenty minute drive from the Bothy, and the perfect place to refuel after a yomp up Bennachie!

Visit their website for further information, a sample menu and to book a table at:

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The Cock & Bull

Ellon Rd Balmedie AB23 8XY

Winner of Scottish Gastropub of The Year three times including the Catering in Scotland Excellence Award, The Cock & Bull is described as “a quintessential gastro pub, a bustling hostelry, popular with locals and whose fame has spread. Offering great service, natural ambience and a lovely genuine warmth with superb food and a menu brimming with local produce.” by the Award Judges.

Just under an hour from the Bothy, The Cock & Bull is the place to go after a trip to Balmedie Beach. Dog's are welcome in the lounge area, and they even have their own menu!

Visit their website for further information, sample menus and to book a table at:

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The Copper Dog

Craigellachie Hotel, Victoria Street, Craigellachie, AB38 9SR

Serving serve fresh, honest, local Speyside produce The Copper Dog is a busy little pub at the Craigellachie Hotel. At the copper bar you’ll find a selection of beers from local craft breweries alongside the familiar favourite ales. 

Popular with both locals and tourists, the Copper Dog has a large sun terrace for summer outdoor dining, and a cosy wood fire for cold winter days.

Around 40 minutes from the Bothy combine a stroll along the picturesque River Spey with a visit here. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Visit their website for further information and sample menus at:

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The Fly Cup

9/11 Hill Street, Portknockie AB56 4NH

Recommended by several of our guests, The Fly Cup cafe is located in the beautiful coastal village of Portknockie on the Moray coast, home to the Bow Fiddle Rock. They serve breakfast, lunches of home made soup, sandwiches and daily lunch specials as well as great tea and coffee and scones and home bakes. 

They also stock a range of gifts and crafts made by local crafters.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads.

Visit their Facebook Page for details of daily specials.

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