Pub puts dog beer and food on menu

The Northern Echo: ACQUIRED TASTE: Franco the Beagle tries a pint ACQUIRED TASTE: Franco the Beagle tries a pint

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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5:50pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Old Bogeyes says...

I bet it stinks in this boozer,,dogs smell and fa*t all day. Very unhygenic practice is this. Dogs should NOT be allowed in pubs. yak.
I bet it stinks in this boozer,,dogs smell and fa*t all day. Very unhygenic practice is this. Dogs should NOT be allowed in pubs. yak. Old Bogeyes

6:41pm Mon 9 Jan 12

laura198829 says...

everyone has there opinions but its not just dog that pump and smell. i think it is a good idea i would visit this pub with my jack russell.
everyone has there opinions but its not just dog that pump and smell. i think it is a good idea i would visit this pub with my jack russell. laura198829

6:55pm Mon 9 Jan 12

katiekitten2 says...

i agree with the Ladies Comment above. i would take my little Dog to the pub. at least dogs dont get Drunk and cause riots..
i agree with the Ladies Comment above. i would take my little Dog to the pub. at least dogs dont get Drunk and cause riots.. katiekitten2

2:51am Wed 11 Jan 12

corymhulsey says...

@bogeyes most bar patrons do the same thing
@bogeyes most bar patrons do the same thing corymhulsey

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