Do you often wish you could find places where you can take your four legged friend whilst you have a meal? Well in England you can!
It’s so refreshing to find that many English pubs are dog friendly. This seems to be particularly true in country and tourist areas. I can’t comment on the city pubs as they are not my favourite haunts.
As dog owners holidaying in UK without our dogs, the wag of a friendly tail and a thank you lick in appreciation will always bring a smile to the face of the traveller and the owner alike. There have been plenty of those doggie smiles recently.
Spotting two gorgeous English Setters strolling casually into the pub where we were dining, we watched as they settled happily under the table as their owners ordered drinks and meals. It was a great excuse to go and ask if we could take photos and talk to the dogs. Of course, no owner ever minds if you take notice of their faithful friends.
This situation was no exception. It turned out that the puppy was wearing a T-shirt to stop him from chewing at a small cyst on his tummy. This was the second shirt wearing doggie that we’d met in one week. It seems that an old t-shirt is a much easier solution than the huge-cone like collars I’ve seen on dogs in Australia.
We returned the following night and found new doggie patrons lapping up attention in the same restaurant. A few nights later and many miles further south, the local pub in deepest Devon was just as dog friendly. As we entered a large, damp Golden Retriever was nosing a ball around the bar area whilst his owner enjoyed an ale after their riverside romp. As we dined, an energetic little ankle biter broke loose from his owners and raced around the restaurant tables in search of the wonderful aromas emanating from the carvery area.
Yes, English pubs are definitely dog friendly!