Hello and Welcome to Pet Friendly Inverness and surrounding areas
When we decided to welcome a little dog into our home she of course became part of the family.
I soon realised I knew of only one Inverness shop (apart from pet shops and dog groomers) which allows your dog to come in with you.
Where could we go to eat/drink and know our dog would be welcomed? I, like you, looked online and discovered there were many people, visitors and locals alike, asking the same thing and getting little information.
I decided to contact local pubs/cafes/restaurants and other places in Inverness and the surrounding area and I hope we can show a Highland welcome to our 'four legged friends'. Here we will show the 'dog friendly' side of Inverness and nearby areas. I hope it will help to make the special times spent with your family pet even more enjoyable.
'The attitudes to dogs in commercial establishments in the UK is cultural rather than legal. There is no law that prevents dogs entering premises –it’s up to the owners to decide whether to allow them in. There is a misconception in the UK that dogs are not allowed in premises where food is served, such as restaurants and cafes. This is not the case: it is only food preparation areas that are out of bounds, not areas where food is served and sold. The only legal obligation on the owner of such a place is to make sure there is no risk of contamination and that all food preparation areas are up to specified hygiene standards, as set out in EU Regulation (EC) 852/2004, Annex II, applied in the UK by the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006.'