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Pub puts dog beer and food on menu
10:50am Monday 9th January 2012 in News
A PUB has come up with a pet-friendly menu so man’s best friend can enjoy beer and Sunday roasts.
The Brandling Villa in Gosforth, Newcastle, is selling a beer designed for dogs so drinkers’ four-legged friends can enjoy a tipple.
The pub is also serving a Sunday roast covered in catflavoured gravy.
The beer is made with traditional malt and hops, but also includes meat extract.
Dogs seem to have a thirst for the drink as the Brandling Villa has had to reorder fresh stock after the first 48 bottles ran out in a fortnight.
However, manager Dave Carr’s dog, beagle Franco, does not like it.
He said: “It tastes of beef.
It’s pretty revolting and my dog doesn’t like it, but I’ve got enough people who drink my stock, so it’s nice if my dog doesn’t join in.
“Everyone else’s dogs love it. We have some regulars – she’ll have a Sauvignon Blanc, he has a pint of Budvar, and Charlie the dog has a dog beer.
“That’s his regular drink.”
Mr Carr worked with chef Sammy Dee, who also has a dog, a chihuahua Jack Russell cross called Ladybird, to create a range of a la carte dishes for pets.
They include chicken a la Franc – a dog version of chicken chasseur – eggs Ladybird, named after Mr Dee’s dog, and a Sunday roast with “cat” gravy – a beef stock with fish sauce. There is also a dessert menu and Dentastix for afters.
Mr Carr said: “Dog friendly is really the way it should be.
Pubs should have wooden floors and dogs in front of the fire.”
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