First Published: 1st February 2018
Last Updated: 27th October 2018
We love living in Carnoustie as a dog owner. Stunning beaches that are dog-friendly all year round and just a few minutes away from great country walks. The best of both worlds! But what about those times when you fancy grabbing a bite to eat or want to enjoy a coffee with some friends and your furiend? Are there dog-friendly places to eat in Carnoustie?
If you are anything like me, you’ll find it difficult to work out if a business is dog-friendly. It’s not always obvious with dog bowls and treats only coming out when you are inside and well, we’ve all done that thing where we want to ask but don’t want to be embarrassed if you are told NO! So we don’t put our head around the door and ask and instead we walk on by. Mentally taking a note to ‘maybe’ message them on Facebook later. That’s after you are home and after you’ve had that cuppa tea and let the dog have a snooze.
If only there was a list in one place!?!??!!?
*Waves magic wand*
Millie’s Guide to Carnoustie kicks off with dog-friendly places to eat. From pubs to cafes, you might be surprised at how many options you have!
Millie’s Guide to Carnoustie: Dog-Friendly Places to Eat
Dog-Friendly Cafe’s in Carnoustie
25-27 Dundee Street, Carnoustie. DD7 7PB
Open 7 days a week, serving freshly made seasonal food & amazing coffee, the team at Gather definitely know their food. We’re firm regulars here and love the ambience and space that Bethany has created which I can only describe as rustic, minimalist, trendy but warm! Yep…. all those things. We dare you not to buy something in their gorgeous shop featuring locally sourced fruit, vegetables, gin, craft beer and so much more.
Dog water bowls available and keep an eye out for their furiend friday feature on social media too.
Check out their social media page over on Facebook HERE to find out more.
#2 Happy Days Diner
96-98 Dundee Street, Carnoustie. DD7 7PH
This dog-friendly 50s themed diner, serves a range of family-friendly food, along with fresh coffee, milkshakes, ice-cream and cakes!
They host regular events and you’ll find a children’s play area along to make meal times a bit more fun too. If you do fancy having a little shop, Happy Days Diner also hosts several local crafters who display their items for sale in an adjoining room. From local painters, to candle makers, you’ll find a wide range of gift ideas.
You can find more info over on their Facebook page HERE.
#3 Two-Sisters Cafe
28 High Street, Carnoustie. DD7 6AQ
We were thrilled to see Laura and Libby pick up the Best Angus Takeaway and a finalist in Best Angus Cafe at Scotland Business Awards back in November 2017.
Most of the work before we opened Millie’s Pet Services took place at a corner table in Two Sisters Cafe due to their fab weekly soups and amazing Sacred Ground Coffee. Oh and have you seen their cakes!!?!?
Doggy water bowls and treats will be on standby too!
Check out their Facebook page HERE for details of their weekly soup and information on opening hours etc.
Dog-Friendly Pubs in Carnoustie
#1 The Aboukir
38 Ireland Street, Carnoustie. DD7 6AT
Serving food in both their restaurant and bar, dogs are welcome in the bar area and their fab beer garden too. Yes I know…. but for that one day that summer arrives in Carnoustie, this is the place to be!
They have a large bar menu, servicing everything from paninis and jacket potatoes to steak pie and steaks. Do keep an eye on their facebook page HERE for info on Steak Nights, Fish Fridays’ and specials.
#2 The Corner Hotel
103/105 Dundee Street, Carnoustie, DD7 7EW
As I started to write The Corner Hotel, I actually smiled. As dog owners themselves, Irene and Carol go out of their way to make dog owners feel loved in the bar area of their hotel and are known for their hospitality. Oh.. and their huge cheese boards!
I can’t guarantee that your furiend won’t be fed more sausages than you might order for yourself though! Be warned – they will fussed over ;0)
Pop over to their facebook page HERE to get a feel for what they get up to!
#3 The Kinloch Arms Hotel
27-29 High St, Carnoustie DD7 6AN
Popular with a number of our own customers, dogs are welcome in their cafe area. Breakfast, coffee, cake and lunch. Take your pic!
You’ll find samples of their menu and photos of their raised decked area outside over on their Facebook page HERE.
Just back from a couple of nights here. Took our two dogs and stayed in room 1 well worth paying a little extra for bigger room. Dogs were really welcome and staff were fabulous. Will definitely recommend to all my doggy friends and stay again. Carole Duthie, March 2017
#4 The Station Hotel
23 Station Rd, Carnoustie DD7 6AR
I’m a little ashamed to say that I only recently discovered that The Station Hotel was dog-friendly (sorry!). While dogs aren’t allowed in their extremely popular restaurant, they are allowed in the bar where you can have food served too!
Perfectly located right next to the Carnoustie train station. More than ideal for those long walks along the beach and a bite to eat after!
You’ll find their bar opening hours and info over on their website HERE.
Dog-Friendly Restaurants in/near Carnoustie
#1 Cairn o’Mount Bar at Forbes of Kingennie
Forbes of Kingennie Dr, Dundee DD5 3RD
Yeah, I know Kingennie is NOT in Carnoustie. But as they don’t naturally fit into any of the coastal towns, I felt I couldn’t leave them out.
With dog-friendly lodges, you won’t be surprised to find out that their Cairn o’Mount bar is also dog-friendly. Perfect for a stroll around before sampling their fab menu.
Did you know we are a #dogfriendlyresort? Bring the whole family on holiday, four legged friends included. There’s plenty of countryside walks with lots to bark and sniff at, plus our Cairn O’Mount bar is dog friendly too. 📸 by @cdg200 – thank you for sharing, we hope you have a lovely last night. #dogfriendlyscotland #logburningstove #petfriendly #countrysidewalks #dundee #angus #dogfriendlypub #scottishlodges #selfcateringlodges #dogfriendlyholiday
#2 The Carnoustie Golf Hotel
7 Links Parade, Carnoustie, DD7 7JE
This is one I really struggled with deciding whether to include. I personally love the lounge at the hotel and have spent several hours, drinking coffee, grabbing a bit to eat or quick drink too.
But while they have dog-friendly rooms, the long and short of it is, if you want to eat with your dog, then this needs to be in one particular spot opposite reception (the main hallway between the front door and lounge/bar). Or you can make use of the outside patio on a brighter day. So yes, you can eat at the hotel and it is dog-friendly but it is very restricted particularly if it’s a day that you don’t wish to sit outside.
Good enough weather to sit outside? Get down there quick. Nothing quite like having a drink and quite bite to eat with those views!
You can find more information about the hotel over on their website HERE.
5 Park Ave, Carnoustie DD7 7JA
I feel like I’ve saved the best to last! If you haven’t yet visited Maxibells then you really are missing out on what I think is the best dog-friendly place to eat in Carnoustie.
I promise that Bennett, Maxibell’s resident dog, will make you feel welcome and your furiend will be more than fussed over in the bar area.
Take a pew and enjoy amazing food and service from the team. Personally, I’d recommend lots of tapas, including chicken satay and the chocolate wine too. Honestly, don’t ask me the name of it… I’m sure the team will know what you are asking for when you say chocolate wine!
Wondering why I rave about how dog-friendly they are? Just head over to their Instagram page HERE and you can see how much they love a dog visiting them!
Patient customers waiting for treats at the bar 🐶 Bunny, Duke and Bennett are some of our regular pupper-customers all super friendly and love attention, come along and meet them for yourself! We are closed Mondays but open again tomorrow for the rest of the week! #maxibell #carnoustie #scotland #dogfriendly #dogfriendlypub #dogfriendlyrestaurant #dogfriendlybar #puppylove #food #foodie #goodfood #drinks #wine #lager #beer #cocktails
Need a Map of Carnoustie’s Dog-Friendly Businesses?
You’re in luck too! If you’ve wondered which shops, services are dog-friendly along with cafes and restaurants, you can find them all in one handy place here.
What Do You Think of Carnoustie’s Dog-Friendly Places to Eat?
Have you visited with your own dog? Did they make you feel welcome? Or have we missed out your favourite place to grab a bit to eat with your furiend?
I’d love to hear either way so that we make sure we keep this list up to date for all our doggy pawrents. Just jump into the comments below or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Millie’s Guide to Carnoustie: Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Carnoustie
- Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in Angus: Forbes of Kingennie (Reviewed)
- Dog-Friendly Bar in Dundee: The Wine Press
- Looking for a Dog Groomer in Carnoustie? Mobile, Home and Local Based Dog Grooming
- Looking for a Dog Walker in Carnoustie?
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