Pilgrims Hatch pub encourages dog owners to bring their pets

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 October 2018

Bramble the pup landlord. Picture: Vintage Inns

Bramble the pup landlord. Picture: Vintage Inns

Vintage Inns

A Brentwood pub is encouraging dog owners to bring their beloved pets when they go for a drink, as part of a nationwide campaign.

Pub guests Hazel and Tulip. Picture: Vintage InnsPub guests Hazel and Tulip. Picture: Vintage Inns

The Black Horse, Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, which is run by national pub group Vintage Inns, is supporting the chain’s Pubs for Pups campaign after it was found that more than 80pc of dog owners struggle to identify pubs that will welcome dogs.

Landlord at The Black House Leigh French 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.”

As part of the Vintage Inns campaign, one lucky dog was given the chance to take over a pub for the day,

Bramble the border terrier was chosen as the pup landlord and spent his day tasting treats and heading behind the bar to serve up some doggy beer.

Woof & Brew, the creators of the renowned Pawsecco and Bottom Sniffer beer, has also spoken out in its support of the campaign.

Woof & Brew co-founder and brands director Lisa Morton said: “The bond we share with our dogs is like no other.

“Any dog owner can relate to just how special they are and how much they enrich our lives.

“Everything we do at Woof & Brew has our dogs’ health and happiness at heart.

“At a time when others are turning their backs on accommodating our best friends, Vintage Inns are showing that they recognise the opportunity in being dog-friendly and truly understand how important our four-legged friends are to us.

“The way to a ‘man’s’ heart is through his dog after all...”

Dogs are welcome at The Black Horse any time during the pub’s opening hours.

For more details about The Black Horse, visit here

Find out more information about the dog-friendly campaign here

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