The South West Tourism Awards has launched a brand-new award category for this year’s event.
The introduction of the South West England’s Most Dog Friendly Pub of the Year was announced last week, with support from Devon-based natural pet food producers Forthglade.
The award will rely on public votes throughout the summer to help unveil the region’s leading pubs that go the extra mile to make dogs truly welcome.
The awards will first run across the regions of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Bristol, Bath and Somerset. The winners from each of the counties will then go head-to-head to compete for the title of South West England’s Most Dog Friendly Pub of the Year 2019/20.
“We’re really excited to be launching this new award alongside Forthglade, recognising the region’s pubs that work so hard to make us and our four-legged friends feel so welcome, especially as for so many, our dogs really are part of the family,” says Robin Barker, organiser of the Tourism Awards.