Tails wagging for pub’s dog efforts

Sharon Herron, landlady of The Keel Row at Seaton Delaval.'Pictyre by Jane Coltman
Sharon Herron, landlady of The Keel Row at Seaton Delaval.'Pictyre by Jane Coltman

A Seaton Delaval pub has been regionally rewarded for being dog-friendly.

The Keel Row has won the north east’s DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub award for its approach to man’s best friend.

The awards recognise deserving pubs across the region that welcome not just two, but four-legged customers as well.

The Keel Row, which held the title from last year, fought off fierce competition, but held on to the top spot after accumulating the most votes.

Licensee of the pub Sharon Herron said: “We are over the moon to receive this award again and happy to remain as a dog-friendly pub. Winning the award last year brought us even more customers with their pooches.

“We have also had a couple of dog parties in the bar area where the owners brought their retired greyhounds and they had a ball.”

The Keel Row was named one of 12 regional finalists in this year’s nationwide Dog-friendly Pub Awards.

Founder and chief executive of DogBuddy Richard Setterwall said: “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 Keel Row, we’ve found just that.

“The superb service demonstrated shows a real consideration for dog welfare and happiness, which we at DogBuddy value above all.”

DogBuddy was created to encourage both dog lovers and owners across the country to show support and appreciation to existing dog-friendly establishments.