Dog friendly pubs & restaurants around Ayr

Balgarth Pines Bar & Restaurant
The Secret Garden

For guests who bring their dogs when staying at Doonbank Cottage’s Bothy, here is a list of dog friendly pubs and restaurants, a number of which also do breakfasts for those less keen on cooking their own 🙂 We are not endorsing any and we do recommend that guests check out their own website pages and possibly ring first to check whether it meets their needs.

The Balgarth Pines Bar & Restaurant. Only a 2 minute drive from Doonbank Cottage, or a 15 minute walk. They also have their own Facebook page.

The Fox & Willow. About a 4-5 minute drive from Doonbank. Not really walkable unless you’re really keen – about 25 mins. They also have their own Facebook page.

The Secret Garden. About a 3 minute drive from Doonbank or about a 15-20 minute walk. They also do breakfasts.

The Anchorage Dunure, About a 15 minute drive from Doonbank in a lovely village location with a small harbour and views over to the Isle of Arran. Current opening hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12.30 till 10pm To make a reservation please call the restaurant on 01292 502826 or Anna on 07918111071 between 10am and 8pm.

The Failford Inn, Although about a 25 minute drive from Doonbank, the Failford Inn is located just by Ayr Gorge which offers a delightful walk with ye dug prior to eating. They also have a their own Facebook page.

There are also a range of pubs and restaurants who allow dogs in outside areas, such as terraces or gardens. Always best to check with them first.

If you can recommend any others, then let us know.

The Harbour at Dunure