Aerial view of Rhu Narrows. Image source: © LuthersVolvo, used with permission.

Dog Friendly Helensburgh & Lomond

There are lots of great local business happy to welcome you and your dog! We also have many different types of walks and even run-free dog fields to keep your furry friend entertained.

Cairn terrier, image source


There are a lot of great hill walks available locally such as along the Three Lochs Way, Ben Bouie, and the Highlandman’s Road. For something a little less strenuous here are some other options:

Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and ensure your dog is under control at all times.

Dog Friendly Businesses

The following businesses welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners – please note that some eateries may only allow dogs in their outside seating areas.


Sugar Boat, Helensburgh (dogs are allowed in the front section of the restaurant as well as outside)
Riva, Helensburgh (dogs allowed in the restaurant)
The Cardross Inn, Cardross (dogs allowed inside)
The Slanj
, Tarbet (they even have a special doggie menu!)


The Park Pavilion Café & Kiosk, Helensburgh (has a special doggie ice-cream, dogs allowed inside)
The Beachcomber Café, Kidston, Helensburgh
Fancy Fillings
, Helensburgh
Terrace Coffee House, Helensburgh
Humbles Café
, Helensburgh
The Perch
, Garelochhead
Café at Kilcreggan, Kilcreggan


Argyll Bar, Helensburgh
The Ashton
, Helensburgh
The Clyde Bar
, Helensburgh
The Commodore
, Helensburgh
The Royal Bar
, Helensburgh

Visitor Attractions

The Hill House (dogs are allowed on a leash in the Hill House garden and on the roof terrace, but they ask owners to avoid the kitchen garden area)
Geilston Garden (dogs are allowed in all areas except the children’s play area, walled garden and kitchen garden)


The Pet Shop, Helensburgh
Home Hardware, Helensburgh
Tweedie, Helensburgh sells a Dapper Dog range of products from leads to jackets and doggie treat bags
The Toy Shop, Helensburgh – please note that if one of their little customers is not a doggy person they would kindly ask the dog to step outside for a minute to allow them to serve the little person without them worrying.
Destination Helensburgh – dog water bowl available

If you have a dog friendly business in Helensburgh and Lomond that is not listed, let us know!

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