25 Old Bridge Inn

Dalfaber Road, Aviemore

SatNav: PH22 1PU

Web: www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

Tel: 01479 811137

Converted from a riverside cottage in 1982, The Old Bridge Inn, on the banks of the Spey, and on the road to the ski slopes, offers a roaring log fire and great atmosphere, along with excellent food and a good selection of cask ales, premium lagers and malt whiskies.

It has always been a favourite haunt for those who enjoy the outdoors, while friendly staff and locals offer a hearty welcome.

Local seafood features heavily on the menu – with the pub saying it 'takes food seriously but not ourselves' – and dogs are welcome in the rustic lounge, complete with wood burning stove.

The menu includes vegan food and a children's section.

26 Clachnaharry Inn

17-19 High Street, Inverness

SatNav: IV3 8RB

Web: www.clachnaharryinn.co.uk

Tel: 01463 239806

The Clachnaharry – voted Highlands and Western Isles pub of the year 2019 – provides a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere with an emphasis on good local home-made food, real ales, malts and spirits in a relaxed friendly environment. It serves four cask ales alongside other draught beers, lagers and ciders.

The restaurant has great views over the Beauly Firth and offers gluten-free food – and dog biscuits for your canine companion.

The pub – which hosted BBC Alba's Puppy School – is at the start and finish of the NorthCoast500 route so is ideally placed for people exploring the north west.

Sunday carvery is served every Sunday from 12.30pm to 8pm.

27 BrewDog Castlegate

5-9 Union Street, Aberdeen

SatNav: AB11 5BU

Web: www.brewdog.com

Tel: 01224 586650

The second BrewDog in the city where it all began, this is a spacious ground-level bar with 16 craft beer lines serving the freshest beer, and a fantastic array of hand-made speciality coffee, plus a full food menu (burgers come highly recommended according to reviews).

Dogs are always welcome and greeted with a water bowl and treats.

Founded in 2007, BrewDog started with a mission to revolutionise beer. Within a few years, BrewDog became one of the world's best-known craft breweries and fastest-growing beverage brands, known for beers, bars and crowdfunding.

Beers here range from 0.5% to 8.9% ABV and there are vegan choices available on the menu.

28 Six North

6 Littlejohn Street, Aberdeen

SatNav: AB10 1FF

Web: www.sixdnorth.co.uk/aberdeen

Tel: 01224 379 192

Founder Robert Lindsay fell in love with Belgium's beer culture and tradition in 2013 and returned to the north-east of Scotland to start brewing his own beers. (The company now employs 80 staff across five sites and continues to grow.)

As well as an extensive range of beers to sample – 24 from Six North and more than 100 Belgian beers – barbecue kings Smoke & Soul opened a permanent kitchen in Six North earlier this month so you can tuck into some wood-fired soul food. Staples include beef brisket wrap and pulled pork brioche, and there are also familiar favourites like mac and cheese and nachos.

Knowledgeable staff are happy to recommend beers for the uninitiated.

29 Fisherman’s Tavern

10-16 Fort Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

SatNav: DD5 2AD

Web: www.belhavenpubs.co.uk

Tel: 01382 775941

Among stone buildings in the centre of Broughty Ferry, this classic pub spans a row of quaint 17th-century cottages. It's one block from the waterfront so perfect for you and your canine companion to take a break from a bracing walk by the Firth of Tay.

Low ceilings, ancient wooden fittings and a warren of cosy corners, with additional drinking in the beer garden at the rear and on the street during the summer months, make this a great place to stop and enjoy a drink or a meal.

Food is reasonably priced and includes pub favourites such as fish and chips, burgers, steak and ale pie, and roast chicken. Gluten-free dishes are also available, as is a children's menu.

30 Old Brewhouse

1-3 High Street, Arbroath, Angus

SatNav: DD11 1BH

Web: www.oldbrewhousearbroath.co.uk

Tel: 01241 879945

Located opposite the Arbroath Harbour waterfront, the Old Brewhouse Restaurant and Bar offers modern Scottish cuisine.

The building dates back to the 1600s and has magnificent views of the North Sea out to the Bellrock Lighthouse on the horizon and the hustle and bustle of the marina.

It's the perfect place to rest up after a walk around the harbour – and you could even do a bit of dolphin or seal watching.

There's a water bowl for dogs and a beer garden if you fancy dining al fresco.

No trip to Arbroath is quite complete without savouring the most famous of all dishes – the Arbroath Smokie – which the family-run pub prides itself on.

31 Sutherland Inn

Fountain Square, Brora

SatNav: KW9 6NX

Web: www.sutherlandinn.com

Tel: 01408 621209

The Sutherland Inn is a family-run hotel in the centre of the village of Brora, set right on the river.

Whether you've been ambling round the village, enjoying a bracing walk on the nearby beach, or a round of golf on the renowned course, it's the perfect place to refuel.

Boasting a staggering 800 whiskies, there's no shortage of a choice of tipple!

This old-fashioned Highland bar welcomes well-behaved dogs and serves good pub grub.

32 Moulin Inn

Kirkmichael Road, Pitlochry

SatNav: PH16 5EH

Web: www.moulinhotel.co.uk

Tel: 01796 472196

The Moulin Inn first opened its doors in 1695 when one of its four rooms was used as the local elders' meeting room, dealing with minor miscreants by sentencing them to a spell tied to the "Jong" tree – where they received a steady stream of rotten fruit!

It has been extended a few times since then and the inn has been refurbished to restore scumbled woodwork, beams from the stables, open fires and old stone walls, creating a beautiful old inn character.

Whether you're on your way to amble up Ben Vrackie or simply taking in the scenery, it's the ideal stop-off to rest up.

And the pub has its own microbrewery across the road in what was the original stables and coach-house, opened to mark the pub's 300th anniversary in 1995, so you can sample locally brewed beers.

33 Mash Tun, Aberlour

8 Broomfield Square, Aberlour

SatNav: AB38 9QP

Web: www.mashtun-aberlour.com

Tel: 01340 881 771

The Mash Tun is situated on the banks of the famous River Spey in the heart of Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail in the beautiful village of Aberlour.

It is currently owned and run by Mark and Karen Braidwood, both of whom have a real passion for great food and Scottish malt whisky.

If you're a whisky connoisseur, this is the place to be. The Whisky Bar has the exclusive Glenfarclas Family Cask Collection – a unique collection of 51 single cask whiskies, with one for each consecutive year from 1952 to 2002.

Whiskies range from £3.50 to £1,500.

34 The Perth Arms

High Street, Dunkeld

SatNav: PH8 0AJ

Web: Find on Facebook

Tel: 01350 727270

A small family-run pub in the heart of Dunkeld, offering a good selection of home cooked food.

If you've worked up an appetite visiting the nearby Hermitage, the Birnam Oak, or just wandering about his delightful village in the heart of Tayside, this is the place to head to.

Resident dog Taz will even welcome your mutt.

Family favourites feature on the menu every month – think steak pie and fish and chips – and specials vary from month to month. Tipple wise, try a local ale from Inveralmond brewery.

This is the place for an authentic pub experience with very friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

35 Mosset Tavern

Gordon Street, Forres

SatNav: IV36 1DY

Web: www.mossettavern.com

Tel: 01309 672981

The Mosset Tavern is located in the heart of Forres in the peaceful setting of the tranquil rose garden and the Mosset duck pond.

Step in here for a fortifying feed before walking the Moray Coast Trail. The pub has the same food as the restaurant next door with locally sourced produce including steaks and Scottish salmon.

There's a good selection of vegan dishes and your four-legged friend will be offered water and dog biscuits.

The tavern boasts an extensive collection of malt whiskies – more than 100 – one of which is produced just outside Forres at the Benromach distillery.

The family-friendly pub will also supply children with bread to feed the ducks at the duck pond so everyone will be well fed!

36 Kimberly Inn

94, Findhorn, near Forres

Sat Nav: IV36 3YG

Web: www.kimberleyinn.com

Tel: 01309 690492

The inn is a traditional country pub with great pub food and ales and fantastic views across Finhorn bay from the bar and outside seating area.

Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat after a stroll on the beach, or something more fortifying after an afternoon's sailing, pull up a chair.

Dogs are welcome and usually to be found lying in front of the roaring fire at the heart of the bar.

The pub offers traditional dishes – think steak, scampi and burgers – and the fish and chips are a firm favourite.

Portion sizes are generous so make sure you work up an appetite in the bay first!

37 Cherrybank Inn

210 Glasgow Road, Perth

SatNav: PH2 0NA

Web: www.cherrybankinn.co.uk

Tel: 01738 624 349

The Cherrybank Inn is a family-owned inn situated on southern edge of this historic city.

The pub has a wide range of cask ales, lagers, ciders and wines, and is a keen supporter of real ales. It has six real ales on draught and has been listed in the Camra Good Beer Guide in recent years.

It has also been visited by whisky connoisseurs from around the world to sample some of the range of more than 100 malts.

The Cherrybank has been a popular venue for passing travellers for more than 200 years from its days as a drovers' inn, where the horse-drawn carriages stopped for a break. It is also the second oldest pub/inn in Perth dating from 1761.