Pub grub for your pooch: How restaurants are now catering for your furry friends
The phrase ‘it’s a dog’s life’ is about to get sweeter as a new trend for pub menus shaped around our furry friends takes hold.
The King’s Head in Woodbridge, Suffolk, owned by brewer Adnams, has created a Mutt’s Menu, which features delicacies such as honey-dried pig’s snout, doggy sausage and a ramekin of gravy bones, costing 1.
Mike Ball, who runs the pub, says: ‘It has been really popular. Now we find it’s the dogs that are dragging their owners into the pub, rather than the other way around.’
Mine's a pint: Dogs can now order their own beer and food from a 'mutt's menu' in pubs in Suffolk and North Yorks
And the treats don’t stop there. Another King’s Head pub, this time in Swaledale, North Yorks, has developed a non-alcoholic beer made exclusively for dogs.
The drink is made from a blend of beef and malt barley extracts. It’s non-carbonated and billed as helping ‘ensure your dog stays hydrated in a deliciously fun way’.
The Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, has taken the idea one step further. It has a ‘Dog Owners’ Guzzling Society’, where dogs and their owners are invited to share a meal together.
With so many canine-friendly pubs cashing in on a dog’s dinner, they can’t be all barking up the wrong tree.