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Does your local allow dogs?

PetsLorna Whitedogs, Pets
Does your local allow dogs?
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Heading out for a long walk with your four-legged friend can be a great fun, but what do you do when you want to call at the pub half way round? Although some pubs and bars allow dogs to enter the premises, many still don’t and it can be hard for dog owners to know whether or not it’s a dog-friendly premises.

That’s why national pub group Vintage Inns have launched a Pubs for Pups campaign, encouraging pubs and bars across the UK to welcome both dog and owner for a drink. This plan comes after their survey found that over 80 per cent of dog owners struggle to identify pubs that welcome dogs.

This has led to a lot of dog owners checking online and on pub signage before feeling confident enough to take their pup inside. But as a nation of dog lovers, Vintage Inns believe this uncertainty around whether or not dogs are allowed should be changed.

That’s why they gave one lucky dog the chance to take over a pub for the day, with border terrier Bramble given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what life would be like as a pup landlord.

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Rachel Westwood, marketing manager for Vintage Inns said: “Many of our regular customers are dog owners and they love having the opportunity to bring their four-legged friends along when they come to the pub for a drink or a bite to eat.

“We find that dogs contribute to a warm, relaxing atmosphere and for that reason we are backing the Pubs for Pups campaign to encourage dogs to visit – and look forward to welcoming them to one of our pubs over a glass of doggy beer and some treats.”