The Caledonia wins DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Award

LOCAL drinking spot, The Caledonia in Liverpool has won the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Award for the North West.

Online dog-sitting platform,, has announced the 12 regional winners of its nationwide Dog-friendly Pub Awards, as voted for by pub-going dog owners across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Now in their second year, the awards recognise the deserving pubs across the UK that truly embrace ‘paw power’ and welcome not just two, but four legged customers too.

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 all pubs nationwide, inspiring UK dog owners to discover and visit their local pubs.

The Caledonia is well-loved within the Liverpool community, with its friendly staff and most importantly, little touches that make the pub the perfect pit-stop for a pint after a dog-walk.

Laura King, landlady at The Caledonia, is delighted with the results. “All our staff work so hard to make dogs and dog owners welcome in the pub so it’s a pleasure to be able to tell them that their efforts have been recognised. Our pub community as a whole will be made up, it’s really acknowledgement of everyone’s hard work.

“Being dog-friendly means understanding the role dogs play in home and public life. Accepting them as important within the family unit. Lots of our regulars and locals have dogs and it is important to us that their pets feel as welcome as the owners. One of our regular’s dog, a French bulldog called Louis, lays flat on his stomach outside the pub until his owner Fran brings him in!”

The full list of runners-up for North West is:

1)    The Caledonia (Liverpool)

2)    The Storrsdale (Liverpool)

3)    The Dead Crafty Beer Company (Liverpool)

4)    The George & Dragon (Crewe)

5)    Balcaress Arms (Wigan)

6)    Beer EnGin Micropub (Prescot)

7)    Holts Arms (Wigan)

8)    Bay Horse Hotel (Chorley)

9)    The Firkin (Newton-le-Willows)

10) The Nags Head (Willaston)

Richard Setterwall, founder and CEO of DogBuddy comments; “For the second 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 Caledonia, 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. The whole DogBuddy pack is proud to congratulate The Caledonia on winning the Dog-friendly Pub Award for North West, and hopes that the awards will inspire dog owners country-wide to discover and support their local pubs”.

The Caledonia 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 Fox and Hounds in Theale 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.