Here’s Holly in The Dove, Bury St Edmunds. A dog-friendly pub where Roger the landlord keeps dog-biscuits behind the counter and regularly tours the pub treating all the dogs! No wonder she looks so happy! Thanks to Paul for the photo
One of the best, most welcoming, sights in a public house is the presence of a pub dog.
Lazing by an open fire. At the feet of their master. Bowl of water. Maybe a sneaky beer taster. Fresh from a walk. Snaffling round for rogue nuts and scratchings. Sniffing out recent canine visitors. Fussed over by other drinkers. Can I say hello to your dog? What his name? It is a he isn’t it?
They’re an essential part of what makes British pubs so great.