What are the Dog-friendly Pub Awards?
DogBuddy is sniffing out the nation’s favourite dog-friendly pub
We love our pups and pubs
There’s no denying it – the UK is a nation of dog lovers. 1 in 4 of us own a dog and those who do, consider them part of our family and a significant part of our lives. Unsurprisingly, the only thing we may enjoy more than the companionship of our canine friends is a swift half at our local pub.
Despite being huge fans of our furry friends, a third of UK dog owners struggle to find a dog-friendly pub, and when they do find a local watering hole which advertises itself as dog-friendly, 24% of dog owners leave the pub because it didn’t live up to their expectations of what it means to be dog-friendly.
To help the 9 Million dogs (and their owners) up and down the country enjoy the great British tradition of a paying a visit to your ‘regular’, DogBuddy is on the hunt for the nation’s best dog-friendly pubs. From Lands End to John O’Groats, we’re encouraging pubs across the country to welcome customers with both two legs and four.
Love your local?
If you know a local pub who caters for their canine customers as well as their human patrons, you can vote for your favourite local dog-friendly pub before 29th October.
Your vote will help us find our 12 regional winners who’ll each be rewarded with an exclusive DogBuddy “Dog-friendly Pub” regional winner plaque and unique treat jar trophy to display on their bar with pride – letting dog owners know they’re winners (and dog-friendly).
Dog-friendly Pub of the Year
Chosen by our pack of judges from a shortlist of 12 regional winners, our UK “Dog-friendly Pub of the Year” will be crowned the nation’s favourite dog-friendly pub. Based on a simple set of judging criteria prepared in partnership with the RSPCA and the Morning Advertiser, our panel of pup and pub experts will choose the best dog-friendly pub in the country.
This lucky pub will win a DogBuddy “Dog-friendly Pub” national winner plaque and trophy, as well as a whole year’s supply of delicious dog treats, delivered directly to the pub.
Want to get involved?
Vote for your local dog-friendly pub