Welcome to North Gateway, our coffee shop + cafe at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands + Islands. Find us at the entrance to Daviot Forest as you drive north towards Inverness.  Based just off the A9 a stones throw from Inverness pop in and make sure your trip to the Highlands starts with a great coffee and a happy belly.
Serving delicious cakes from Baked by Jen, artisan coffee, soup, sandwiches, filled rolls and more.
Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm
Don't forget we are dogfriendly and lucky enough to sit right next to a brilliant dog walking trail.


Platform 8
38 Academy St, Inverness IV1 1JT

“We are now dog friendly!
Well behaved dogs welcome and must stay on a lead.
During busier times we will have to limit specific areas for dogs to ensure there is no close contact for customers eating.
Treats and water provided!”

Right next door to the train station, Platform 8 has a fantastic rang of Gins, Whisky & draught products as well as a range of ice cold beer. We show all live sports on our 3 sky HD boxes and our 86" TV. We always have fantastic food offers available.

The Chieftain, 2 Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3PS -The Chieftain is a lively Inn on the outskirts of the city but within 5 minutes of the City Centre with its transport links and cultural venues. All the rooms at this Inverness Bed & Breakfast have recently been extensively refurbished and now under the ownership of the Lawson family you are assured of a warm welcome.Guests are allowed to have their dogs with them in the hotel rooms but we do not allow dogs to be taken into the restaurant or breakfast area for health and safety.
Customers are allowed to take their well behaved dog into the bar area.

Lauders Bar, 16 Church St, Inverness IV1 1EB

Did you know Lauders Bar Inverness is Dog Friendly and pooches are very welcome inside accompanied by a responsible owner! 
Open from 11am until midnight every day. Check out their drinks menu and sports screening on their website #lovelocal #friendlywelcome #dogfriendlyuk #dogswelcome #localbar #friendlybar

EscoBar - Taqueria & Cocktails ,10 Queensgate, Inverness IV1 1DA
Whether you love hot spice or just the depth of rich flavours that Mexican food brings to the table, we guarantee not to disappoint!
We have a large restaurant for eating in and also offer a takeaway service.
We serve an extensive, authentic Tex Mex menu and we believe we have something to suit all tastes.
Escobar has great reviews "Great food, great staff, great service, great menu, highly recommend a visit."
Escobar is dog friendly too.

The Tooth & Claw, 50 Baron Taylor's St, Inverness IV1 1QG is dog friendly.

The premier small live music venue in Inverness. We host some of the greatest bands ands DJ's playing the indie and alternative music scenes in Scotland and from across the world.

The Rose Street Foundry, 96 Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LU

This is a beautifully restored venue encompassing The Bothy Bar, Restaurant and private dining facilities, showcasing the best Highland food and beverage offerings.

Private Dining, Free WiFi, Families and Children Welcome, Wheelchair Access, Dietary Needs Catered For, Disabled Access.

This is a dog friendly Gastro pub.

Black Isle Bar, 68 Church St, Inverness IV1 1EN
Phone: 01463 229920

The Highland Capital’s premier Craft beer bar with wood-fired pizza oven along with 14 en-suite bedrooms available all year.  Food will come primarily from our new wood-fired Pizza oven utilising organic produce from our farm at the Brewery as well as from other local suppliers. We have a delicious selection of organic pizzas and fresh salads to order in our bar.


Scotch & Rye Bar Diner, 21 Queensgate, Inverness IV1 1DF Tel: 01463 715374
A local bar diner with amazing reviews for good service, good food, great wine and fab cocktails.......and they are now dog friendly!! 


HOWDENS IS PET FRIENDLY and their café have outdoor tables where you can sit with your pooch and enjoy coffee and cake/ lunch after shopping.
Howdens Garden Centre,
Stoneyfield Business Park,
Inverness IV2 7PA

Howdens has everything you need to ensure your plants are perfect, your beds bloom, and your lawn is luscious. Within the centre there is a large well stocked craft shop, home and garden furniture at great prices, gifts too numerous to mention, a clothing department with beautiful clothes for all ages - you will also find pet products, kitchenware, lovely books, cards and baby gifts.

The Snow Goose
Stoneyfield Business Park
Stoneyfield, Inverness IV2 7PA
Tel: 01463 701921

A country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
We do allow dogs into our bar area which is immediately to your right when you enter the pub.

MacGregor's Bar
109-113 Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LX
01463 719629

Inverness Scottish craft beer bar with full range of malt whiskies and gins. A gastro pub with superb traditional Scottish music.
MacGregor's Bar Inverness; Scotland's modern-day bar, is now the place for an adventure in taste, in culture and music. Its a gathering place to share stories, life and laughter, whilst savouring some of the best food and drink produced in Scotland and it is dog friendly too!


Heavenly Deli Sandwich Shop
45 Grant Street,

Call in for your breakfast or lunch snack.  We are also dog friendly and we are making homemade snacks of Carrot and Tuna for dogs.  Great idea for dog walkers....a ready made picnic for you and your pooch! 

Bad Girl Bakery, Forbes Buildings, Great North Road,  Muir of Ord
Bad Girl Bakery and Cafe
.   We are dog friendly! Would say lunchtimes are not great for dogs at the moment as it's crazy busy and there's not a lot of space but mornings and later in the afternoon are better. Need to work on a dog biscuit recipe! Over 20 different cakes, baked freshly every day! 

Sunset Cafe, 88 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EP 
Tel: 07522 501540

Sunset Cafe gives you a place to dream in as you try to escape the daily stresses of life, and a comfortable place to meet your friends with  -free internet access.  You are welcome to bring your well behaved dog in with you.  On our menu you will find high-quality freshly ground Lavazza Coffee, Belgian hot waffles, homemade soup, ice cream sundaes, delicious pastries, freshly made to order Paninis, sandwiches and toasties...For those in a hurry we offer takeaway service.

The Crown Court Hotel, 25 Southside Road, Invernesss, IV2 3BG will allow your well behaved dog in the bar area and they are also having a new outside area built which will be dog friendly. They also have 'dog friendly' rooms where guests can bring pooch to stay too.

The Fluke Inn, Culcabock Road, Inverness IV2 3XQ are happy for you to bring your well behaved dog into the outside seating area, but it must be on a lead.

The Castle Tavern,1 View Place, Highlands and Islands, Inverness IV2 4SA will welcome your pooch at their outside seated area under canopy with patio heating.

The Heathmount Hotel, Kingsmills Road, Inverness IV2 3JU are dog friendly.

The Raigmore Motel
Old Perth Rd, Inverness IV2 3RH

Phone: 01463 221546

The Raigmore Motel offers you and your pooch a warm and friendly welcome from the Capital of the Scottish Highlands.
A top quality motel with a great bar and the perfect place for a party!! Situated in Inverness it hosts a full menu and is open to anyone fancying a bite to eat! Come along and try out our menu it’s all homemade and freshly prepared and it is yummy!!
The Raigmore Motel has a big screen TV, pool table and dart board and is the perfect place to go for a drink or meal. Why not pop in and check out our newly Refurbished Raigmore Motel and meet the Team.

The Clachnaharry Inn, 17-19 High Street, Clachnaharry, Inverness IV3 8RB are renowned as the most dog-friendly pub/restaurant in Inverness and make your pooch most welcome.

Jammy Piece
91b Telford Street
IV3 5LE Inverness

A perfect location beside the canal at Muirtown which has been sadly lacking for many years. There's a wood burner at the back for the chilly days we have too many of.... Or, sit outside and watch the activity on the canal. 
Everyone is welcome so please come in and say hello. We are dog friendly and complimentary treats will be available for them at the K9BAR. 
Our menu will be simple but tasty to start, with new options appearing weekly.

The Gellions, 14-17 Bridge Street, Inverness, IV1 1HD - is the oldest pub in the highland capital and allow dogs into Montys, that's a wee snug through the back and in the courtyard.

The Anderson Restaurant/Bar/Hotel, Union Street, Fortrose, by Inverness IV10 8TD have dog-friendly guest rooms and welcome dogs with well-behaved owners in their Pub and Beer Garden for drinks and full restaurant menu. They also offer a dog's water bowl & complimentary biscuits in their Pub (only dog biscuits that is!)

The Cromarty Arms
Church Street Cromarty IV11 8XA
Tel 01381600230
E-Mail [email protected]

The Cromarty Arms is a family run pub providing bed and breakfast accommodation and delicious home-made bar meals.
Traditional music session on the 2nd Friday of every month.
We stock  at least 1 Cromarty Brewery Ale 2 in peak periods.
We are no longer with any Accomodation Booking Agency and are only taking Bookings by E Mail or Telephone.

The Dores Inn, Dores, by Inverness IV2 6TR is situated on the shores of Loch Ness just 8 miles from Inverness on the B862. They will make your well behaved dog welcome in the bar and at the outside seated areas.

The Culbokie Inn
Culbokie, Dingwall, IV7 8JH
Tel:  01349 877280

We are dog friendly.  Come and enjoy a bar meal or a tipple of your choice in front of our warm open fire (which is lit most days due to good old Scottish weather).

The Cawdor Tavern, Cawdor, Morayshire IV12 5XP is 5 miles from Nairn and 12 miles outside Inverness and they allow dogs and well behaved owners into the bar area and have an outside patio area they can use too!

The Cathedral Cafe, St Andrews Cathedral, 11 Ardross St, Inverness, IV3 5NS  The café is dog friendly. Firstly there is a water bowl placed by the door which is regularly replenished by the staff. Well behaved dogs escorting their owners may come into the café. There is a designated dog friendly table adjacent to the door. In the summer there may be seating outside but this will depend on the weather. It is open Monday to Friday from May to September and is a place where visitors and locals alike can enjoy home baking, freshly made tea, coffee and sandwiches … and especially a bowl of piping hot home-made soup. There is where you willalso find the Cathedral Shop.

The Anchor Cafe, 4 Tomatin Rd, Inverness IV2 4UA
We are located in the Light House ....... Next to Hilton church.
We are dog friendly. There is a large enclosed garden, and we are more than happy to allow [well behaved] dogs inside the cafe also. Our sausages have the doggie seal of approval.
Our opening hours are:
Monday: 10:30-3
Tuesday-Friday: 10:30-4
Saturday: 11-4
Closed on a Sunday

We are fully wheelchair and pram accessible and have high chairs and baby changing facilities.
"This cafe keeps getting excellent 5* reviews for their friendly service, amazing lunch menu and for great baking. See their Facebook page and visit them soon."

The Old North Inn, Kirkhill, Inverness, Inverness-shire IV5 7PX sits at the side of the road in the small village of Inchmore, on the A862  just 7 miles from Inverness.  Your dog is welcome to accompany you into the bar area.  A handly stop for lunch after a walk.  Please note however that children are not allowed in the bar. 

The Waterfall Cafe, Foyers, Inverness  IV2 6XU is open daily and offer a Breakfast and Lunch menu.  They also offer a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and all menu items (and drinks) are available to take away during opening hours.  You are welcome to bring your dog with you into the cafe.  There is also a large outdoor decking area in front of the cafe for customers to sit and enjoy the pure air of the Highlands and possibly spot a Red Squirrel in the wooded area opposite. (Note that the cafe closes at 3pm on a Sunday.)

Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness IV1 7TD your well behaved dog is allowed to accompany you into the fort grounds but is not allowed into any of the buildings.  The coffee shop within the fort has outside seating where your pooch is welcome to sit with you.

Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre, Inverness do not allow you to bring your pooch into the visitor centre but dogs can however go out on the battlefield. They must be kept on a lead on the battlefield itself.  If anyone does want to let the dogs off the lead then there is a field behind the centre where this is possible and where there is also seating for their restaurant should you wish to stop and have a coffee etc.