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Have a pint with your pal

25th September 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

You’ve just finished work and you want to relax with a drink. How about a trip down the local? It’s very likely you’ll grab the lead and a few doggy bags on your way out as new research from Rover has found that 65% of Brits feel guilty when leaving their dog at home alone.

The solution? A pub that welcomes four legs as well as two. However, the majority of the nation (55%) struggle to find a dog-friendly pub in their local area where time can be spent with pals, the pooch, and a pint. Therefore, when you find an establishment where dogs are welcome, it’s a real cause for celebration.

Every year the spots across the country, region by region, are recognised in the Dog-friendly Pub of the Year Awards. Voting for the best of 2019 has opened today. Not only did the Admiral’s Arms won in the South East for the first time last year, they knocked the 2017 national winner off the top spot of the South East Leaderboard after a tight race in the popular vote.

Aston spoke to Simon Le Grice, founder of the dog friendly pub awards to discuss the research and also about the dog friendly pub awards.