Dog competition

Fuller’s launches Pup in a Pub contest on Instagram

The winner will receive dinner and bed and breakfast for him and his four-legged friend at one of the company’s dog-friendly hotels.

Fuller’s Marketing Director, Jane Jones, said: “Dogs are part of the family, so why should they miss a visit to the pub?

“We have a number of dog-friendly pubs and hotels – where four-legged friends can feel as comfortable as their owners. With water, treats and even toys in some pubs, the dogs are sure to become regulars at the local pet-friendly Fuller’s Pub.

To enter the contest, users must post an Instagram photo of their dog in a Fuller’s ad and tag @Fuller’s. All entries will automatically be added to the draw and the winner will be drawn. The contest runs until Thursday, July 14.

Waggling Tails

The company operates 26 dog-friendly hotels that offer in-room food and water, as well as a dog blanket and treats. These include Fisherman’s Haunt, Christchurch, Dorset, Half Moon, Herne Hill, South London and Head of the River, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Dogs are kept with special care in the pub industry, and the Great British Pub Awards nominate the ‘Best Dog Pub’ every year.

Last year, the Peak District pub, the Flying Childers Inn, won the award. Dog beer, handmade buttery treats and dog food are just a few canine-themed items offered in the Porch Shop and the pub’s online site.

A perfect pub for the paws

Richard Wood, owner of the Matlock-based pub with his wife Sophie, said the couple looked after the dogs as they would customers because it was “important to take good care of the animals”.

Wood describes his pub as “a very doggy pub”, estimating an attendance, or paw drop, of around 30 to 40 dogs a day.

He said: “There are a lot of dog walkers coming in so there are a lot of dogs which has been great. This means they can socialize and it is good for young dogs to mingle with other dogs.

“[…] We tend to bring the little ones in, then the big dogs, they tend to stay outside. There is always room for them somewhere.