Dugs n' Pubs is a wee business based in Edinburgh, Scotland and run solely by one girl, Rhian, and her Dug, Bailie (he's the wee fella on the sticker/logo).

** Please note that since Dugs n' Pubs is run only by one person based in Edinburgh, the majority of the listings on this app are for Scotland with a large focus specifically on Edinburgh, Glasgow and the surrounding areas. There are some dog friendly maps for other parts of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, since I live in Edinburgh and I rely on member recommendations for any listings further afield, the app's coverage outside of Scotland is limited. The database however is constantly growing but as you can imagine there’s only so many pubs and cafes I can get to!



On the app there is an extensive Edinburgh & Lothians section including a visitor guide and separate interactive maps for pubs, cafes and shops with nearest location functionality. The Edinburgh section has 400+ dog friendly listings split by area and various categories.

The Glasgow section is also extensive with nearly 200 listings and an interactive pub map as well as an interactive cafe map. Both of these have nearest location functionality. You can also browse individual Glasgow listings by area or category.

Other areas covered in Scotland include The Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Dundee, Fife, Stirlingshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Loch Lomond, Perthshire, The Scottish Borders, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire. However, as mentioned above the coverage in these areas may be limited. Please get in touch before downloading if you need further info on coverage in Scotland.

***There are also interactive dog friendly maps for parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, at this time, this app's coverage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is limited and not all towns and cities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are covered. If you live in either England, Wales and Northern Ireland and are looking for an app to help you find dog friendly places in your local area, then please do NOT download this app as it will not provide enough coverage for you. Please feel free to get in touch via email if you would like to help expand your local area's coverage.

Of course, if you live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and will be visiting Scotland on holiday with your dog then you will likely find this app useful. If unsure however, please get in touch first before downloading.

The information for England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been provided mainly to help out Scottish users who may be visiting England, Wales and Northern Ireland on holiday with their dog. Therefore the listings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are mostly found in major cities or tourist areas and only provide a limited number based mostly on members recommendations while traveling outwith Scotland with their dog (rather than from local knowledge).

Other Features:
* Favourites functionality is available for all listing sections.
* Pet Travel Section
* Photo Gallery
* Offline Support for a selection of pages / listings

Please note that this is a standalone app. However, if you have a Dugs n' Pubs Big Dug login, you can access additional features on the app including "My Location". However, you do not need a login to use the app.

Please email via the feedback form on the app for feature requests.

If you encounter an issue with the app or find that it is not meeting your needs, please do get in touch in the first instance prior to leaving a review as I will try to help you out as much as I can.

What’s New

Version 3.2.6

Update to Home Page Links

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

pdv193 ,

Good app!

Don’t know what I was doing wrong before but previous 2 star review is retracted! Is there maybe an issue using it not on WiFi? Either way I’ve gone back in and can now see a wide range of things in my area.

Many thanks to the developer for swift response to my original review as well

Developer Response ,

Hi there, please get in touch via the feedback form on the app as that doesn't sound correct. It's true there are more in Scotland but I sent a sticker to the Paper Duck in Harborne B17 so I know they are listed. I searched Birmingham B17 on the Midlands map and can see Paper Duck, Hop Garden, White Horse and the Junction. At least 20 straight away around that area. Also places in Moseley including Prince of Wales in B13. Places also in B1 postcode inc Brewdog. I can send a screenshot when you contact and give you instructions. Please always contact first as most things are easily resolved and I am always willing to help out straight away. Thanks

Knutty bunny ,

Brilliant app

Fantastic app, dont know what I’d do without it. Don’t like asking places if you can bring the dog in. This saves any hassle. Well done on making this.

Drogvucy ,

Out of Date

Good idea and fine interface. Have previously provided info about dog friendly places around here (25-30 miles outside Edinburgh) using app’s facility for doing so, but have never received acknowledgement nor had places added. Patchy for South Lanarkshire and Scottish Borders.

App Privacy

The developer, Rhian Matthews, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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