Dogs get a Royal welcome at Oak - The Evesham Observer

Dogs get a Royal welcome at Oak

Evesham Editorial 17th Nov, 2018   0

AN EVESHAM pub in the heart of the town centre has been named one of the 12 regional winners for the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Awards.

The Royal Oak has been named as the most pooch-friendly in the West Midlands while there was double joy for the Vale with the historic Fleece Inn in Bretforton finishing fifth.

Now in their third year, Europe’s leading online dog sitting platform,, introduced the Dog-friendly Pub Awards to recognise deserving pubs across the UK that truly embrace ‘paw power’ and welcome not just two, but four legged customers as well.

Encouraging hound-lovers and pup parents up and down the UK to show some well-deserved appreciation of existing dog-friendly establishments, the Dog-friendly Pub Awards also promote dog-friendly values across pubs nationwide, inspiring UK dog owners to discover and visit their local.

The Royal Oak fought off fierce competition from a number of dog-friendly watering holes across the West Midlands but held on to the top spot after accumulating the most votes.

Alistair Barlow, landlord of The Royal Oak was delighted with the news, “We are incredibly proud! It’s a brilliant achievement that the team and our guests can all be proud of! We hope this will encourage more dogs to visit The Royal Oak whether it’s for a bottle of homemade dog beer or bringing their mates for a ‘doggy birthday party’.

“It’s important to us to have an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming and friendly, it wouldn’t make sense to then exclude the four-legged family members! Personally, I think there’s nothing better than finishing a dog walk with a pint and a contented dog at your feet.”

Richard Setterwall, founder and CEO of DogBuddy comments; “For the third year running, DogBuddy – with the help of dog lovers up and down the country – has been searching for the best of the best when it comes to dog-friendly pubs, with The Royal Oak, we’ve found just that.

The Royal Oak is one of 12 regional finalists in this year’s nation-wide Dog-friendly Pub Awards.

Chosen from the regional finalists, the national winner, the The Dog at Grundisburgh in Suffolk was selected by a panel of judges from the RSPCA, Snuffle Dog Beer, The Morning Advertiser, Your Dog Magazine, and Richard Setterwall, DogBuddy’s founder and CEO.

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