Entries for Dog-Friendly Pub Awards doubles

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Pooches in pubs: voting is open for dog-friendly pubs awards
Pooches in pubs: voting is open for dog-friendly pubs awards

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Organisers of the second annual Dog-Friendly Pub Awards said they have so far received an "incredible" response from pubs entering.

The Dog-Friendly Pub Awards,​ organised by DogBuddy, are well under way, with the number of entries from pubs around the UK up 50% on last year.

Voting for this year’s awards opened on 26 August 2017 – which happened to be National Dog Day – until 29 October, and nominations are open for pubs all over the UK.

A spokesman for the event said: "The DogBuddy Dog Friendly Pub Awards are in full swing and the number of entries from pubs around the UK has increased significantly on last year, proving that the British pub is still the best place to take your four-legged friend."

Great marketing tool

Last year's winner, the Hand in Wand, Wimbledon, south-west London, said the competition had been a "great marketing tool".

"When people phone up to make a booking, they often ask if they can bring their dog so we always make sure to tell them we are actually the most dog-friendly pub in the country," she previously told The Morning Advertiser​.

As it currently stands, the Bailey Head in Oswestry, Shropshire, has received the most votes, with the Fullerton Arms in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, coming in at a close second, and the Fox & Hounds in Reading, Berkshire, following at third.

However, with another month to go until voting closes, there's still everything to play for.

Here is the leader board so far: 

Region

Pub

Location

No. of votes

West Midlands

The Bailey Head 

Shropshire

236

Northern Ireland

The Fullerton Arms

Ballycastle

164

South-east

The Fox & Hounds 

Reading

163

North-west

The Caledonia

Liverpool

139

East of England

The Three Tuns

Great Hormead

126

Yorkshire

The Old Glen House 

Bradford

108

South-west 

The Greyhound

Wareham

97

London

Hand in Hand

Wimbledon

84

East Midlands

Crafty Crow 

Nottingham

75

Wales

The Lansdowne

Cardiff

61

Scotland

West on the Green

Glasgow 

51

North-east (joint)

Brandling Villa

Newcastle

14

North-east (joint)

The Promenade

Sunderland

14

If you haven't nominated your pub to enter click here​.

There will be 12 regional winners and one overall national winner.

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