The Maltings crowned the most dog-friendly pub in the North West

The Maltings in Warrington has been declared the regional winner of DogBuddy’s coveted Dog-friendly Pub Awards.

North West 9th November 2018 – The regional winners for the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Awards have now been announced, with the The Maltings being named as the most pooch-friendly in the North West.

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 Maltings fought off fierce competiton from a number of dog-friendly watering holes across the North West, but held on to the top spot after accumulating the most votes.

James Jepson, General Manager of The Maltings was delighted upon receiving the news his pub had won, “It’s an amazing accolade to have and shows that we are a community-based pub. We are incredibly honoured to have an award like this and it will drive us forward in everything we do, dog related too.

We want to make sure that each dog that visits us is treated the same as our human customers. We provide towels, treats and personalised water bowls for every dog and even offer Sunday Roasts for our doggy friends too.”

The full list of runner’s up for the North-West is as follows:

1. The Maltings (Warrington)
2. The Caledonia (Liverpool)
3. Jackson’s Boat (Sale)
4. The West Kirby Tap (Wirral)
5. The Beer School (Bolton)
6. BrewDog (Liverpool)
7. The Bridge Pub and Dining (Sale)
8. The George & Dragon (Crewe)
9. The Plough and Flail (Knutsford)
10. The Keg & Kitchen (Grange-over-Sands)

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 Maltings 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 Maltings on winning the Dog-friendly Pub Award for the North West and hopes that the awards will inspire dog owners country-wide to discover and support their local pubs”.

The Maltings 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 Dog at Grundisburgh 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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