Liverpool’s Caledonia Wins Dog-Friendly Pub Award

THE Caledonia, in Liverpool has won the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Award for the North West. The award which was voted for by the dog-loving public and judged by a panel of judges from the RSCPA, The Morning Advertiser, Your Dog Magazine and Richard Setterwall, CEO of DogBuddy.com, recognises the deserving pubs across the UK that truly embrace ‘paw power’ and welcome four legs as well as two. For hound-lovers and pup parents up and down the UK, a trip to the pub just isn’t the same without bringing along their furry friend and the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Awards are to show appreciation to the pubs that go that little bit further for our four-legged friends. “It’s really exciting to have been voted the best Dog-friendly Pub in the North West. People often think of the countryside when considering pubs to go to with their dogs and I hope that being given the award will remind people that dogs can be part of city life too.” says Laura King, landlady of The Caledonia. “Being dog-friendly means more than just allowing pooches on the premises. It means being completely relaxed about having them in the pub and understanding the quirks and individuality of all our dog guests. I firmly believe that a real pub is about more than just a place for food and booze: a real pub, to me, is the hub of the community – people come to the pub for support, a chat, having a bad day and sometimes having a cuddle with one of the dogs here is just what you need to draw perspective sometimes. I am pleased that as a landlady and as a pub, we can help people in this way.” The Caledonia is well-loved in Liverpool, with its friendly staff, doggy beer, spare leads and even ‘Pups, Pints and Purls’ events to knit dog-related patterns! “We launched these awards to really find the cream of the crop when it comes to dog-friendly pubs and with The Caledonia, we have done just that.” says Richard Setterwall, CEO and Co-founder of DogBuddy. “We regard dog welfare and care above all, and the winning pubs reflect these same values in their superb service – going the extra mile for the comfort of their canine visitors. We hope these awards inspire dog-lovers nationwide to discover their local pubs – congratulations to The Caledonia – very well deserved.”