They’ve long been hailed as man’s best friend, but now a national pub group has launched a Pubs for Pups campaign to encourage bars across the UK to welcome dogs back to the pub for a drink with their owners.
Vintage Inns surveyed British dog owners and found that over 80 per cent, or 7.2 million people, struggle to identify pubs that will welcome dogs – with most admitting to double checking online and on pub signage before feeling confident enough to take their pup inside.
Now, the Cuckoo at Alwalton, is backing the campaign and reminding dog owners in Peterborough that they are welcome to join them for a drink.
Grant Orviss, landlord at the Cuckoo, 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 over a glass of doggy beer and some treats.”
WOOF&BREW also spoke out in their support of the campaign. The makers of the renowned Pawsecco and Bottom Sniffer beer, the latter of which is available at Vintage Inns across the UK for a limited time, agreed that it’s important for pubs to welcome their guests’ furry friends.
Dogs are welcome at the Cuckoo any time during the pub’s opening hours. More information can be found at https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/dog-friendly.