Yummy Pub Co to take part in newly launched Dog-Friendly Awards

By Tom Lawson

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Dog-Friendly Awards attract Yummy Pub Co

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The Yummy Pub Company is going to the dogs in the hope of picking up a top award.

With the launch of the Dog-Friendly Pub Awards, Tim Forster, co-owner at Yummy, is aiming to take the top title.


The awards were launched recently by in a bid to encourage a more pet-friendly attitude in pubs throughout the UK.

A recent survey by revealed that two-thirds of dog owners are deterred from locations that do not allow dogs. With 8.5 million dog and owners in the UK alone, a business that adopts a dog-friendly ethos would reap the benefits.

Forster says owning a rescue dog in the past impacted his outlook towards incorporating pets into his establishments. His dog Ruby was “an asset to my business, not a liability”.

He adds: “If your best friend is at home why shouldn’t he/she be with you at the pub, regardless if he/she is a canine?”.

Voting in the awards closes on 31 October, from which 12 UK regional winners will be announced. A panel of judges will then decide which pub is deemed to be top dog and awarded the title Best Dog Friendly Pub of the Year.

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