Thanks to @eddytrimble for this ace photo of a couple of furry hounds in Bathams, Wollaston, West Midlands. The cheeky chap in the background just makes it into the photo! What a gorgeous pair of faces!
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.