We love our dogs almost as much as we love pubs, and in many senses they are natural bedfellows. Not that we need an excuse to take our tail-wagging mutts for a walk, but the idea of a tasty libation on the way round perks us up almost as much as a treat does our four-legged companions.
So which are the best dog-friendly pubs out there? Fortunately the nice people at Rover.com have put in the hard yards for us, and shortlisted the 12 best hostelries from the more than 2,500 pubs that entered the awards. You’ll find all the finalists detailed below.
Congratulations to them all, and especially to The Fox & Hounds in Theale, which was named top dog. Take your lead from us, get your (shiny) coat on and pay them a visit – you’d be barking mad not to!