Set a stones throw from the beautiful, popular dog walking location of Wimbledon Common, the Hand in Hand is truly a traditional village pub set in London.  Being a traditional dog friendly pub with a wide range of real ales, cosy atmosphere and part of our local community are at the core of the business. Putting our four legged customers at the fore has grown over recent years and raised thousands of pounds for pet charities.

Dog treat bags, doggy dinners, dog beer, homemade dog liver brownies, our summer doggy paddling pool #lidofor fido, dog portrait artist exhibition, our annual dog walk – walking for paws, doggy wall of fame are all things our team and customers love being part of.  We even have our very own two legged marathon running dog – Daisy – as our assistant manager Christine decided to celebrate our dog friendliness by running the London marathon this year dressed as Daisy Dog.  We welcome our canine customers familiar fury faces and new – they are considered very much part of the pub.

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  • Sonja
    22 October 2018 at 12:02pm

    Great spot after a long walk on Wimbledon Common

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  • Heston the Pug, Aleksanrda and Kumaran
    21 October 2018 at 5:06pm

    By far the most welcoming dog friendly pub in the land !

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  • Heather
    16 October 2018 at 4:59am

    Best Doggie pub, with great friendly staff. Highly recommend

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  • Lynn Smith
    14 October 2018 at 3:42pm

    This pub is like coming home! The friendly staff, great varied ales, good food & …… ‘dog friendly’ doesn’t do justice to what the atmosphere here is. It is lovely to take my dog somewhere where she is welcomed & gets treats!!! I hope the planned refurbishment enhances what is already a fabulous pub.

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  • kerry Paschali
    13 October 2018 at 4:30pm

    Such a lovely family pub. They always make you feel welcome and they always make Hagler clam down after his walk.

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  • Elz
    29 September 2018 at 5:58am

    Still the best doggie pub around ! A total treat for humans and doggos…the perfect day is a walk on the Common and a pint in the Hand. Legend.

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  • Marion
    28 September 2018 at 5:08pm

    Still the best pub in Wimbledon – for both 2 legged and 4 legged visitors – and the occasional 3 legged one! Great for rugby too! Andrew and Christine are the masters in how to run the perfect local. I just hope the refurb doesn’t mess with their magic formula

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  • Heston
    8 September 2018 at 11:37am

    Amazing pub. Genuinely dog friendly.

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  • John Spain
    3 September 2018 at 8:58pm

    Truly wonderful!

    I love encountering the
    myriad of pooches at this fine establishment.

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  • Peter Spendlove
    12 November 2017 at 8:04am

    Hi Andrew, well done mate to you and Christine on the DOG pub of the year again.

    Back in Ozz now and it’s 34 Deg ( 94 ) nice COLD beer but I miss my real ale, Youngs Ord, news on tv, 36 deg tomorrow, Woff Woff .

    Dad ( 96 ) calls in for lunch with my mate Alun on Thursdays, see you again in a few months, well done, cheers Peter.

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  • Colin Cripps
    29 October 2017 at 4:01pm

    It’s great, all the pub staff love our dogs, feed them well with “goodies” from the kitchen and look after the owners almost as well as the dogs!!

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  • Caroline
    29 October 2017 at 4:00pm

    This pub entertains every ones dogs it’s a nice retreat after a walk on the common you and your dog is catered for x

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  • @hector_specter2017
    29 October 2017 at 10:32am

    My first trip to this pub.. made very welcome… can’t wait to bring my owners again

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  • Ellie
    28 October 2017 at 11:05am

    Still a total doggie legend. Love love love this pub on so many levesl. You are winner in my books.:-) the humans share happily with the doggies and everyone feels it’s a total treat.

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  • Angela Blake
    28 October 2017 at 10:14am

    Very welcoming staff, friendly towards humans and dogs alike, dog biscuits and water available.
    Food and drink excellent. Great outside space for eating and drinking with dogs, also dogs allowed inside.
    What more could one want?

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  • Colin Cripps
    27 October 2017 at 5:50pm

    The Hand in Hand is quite the best “doggy” pub that I have ever known. Apart from just being there and letting dogs in, they really do make dogs welcome.
    An amazing amount of liver seems to find its way from the kitchen to the dogs which, of course, the dogs love, in addition to all the ‘bikkies’ etc.
    They run at least one “doggy” day a year, with guided walks on the Common in various groups, a “beauty” competition and lovely prizes.
    Perhaps, most of all, the pub’s staff are just dog lovers and are not at all averse to getting down on their knees and playing with the dogs when circumstances allow

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  • Henry Dalton
    26 October 2017 at 12:43pm

    Best pub I’ve every been to, my dog is famous, enzo

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  • Heston, Alex and Kumaran
    25 October 2017 at 6:27pm

    Super cosy, dog friendly pub with the most amazing staff you can dream of.

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  • Martyn
    24 October 2017 at 7:55pm

    Great food, great beer and of course they welcome your dog.
    Love this place.

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  • Bill B
    24 October 2017 at 1:33pm

    Best pub for miles .great atmosphere very friendly and they love dods

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  • Ruth Pearson
    23 October 2017 at 10:37pm

    Great pub, Great landlord Amazing food ,atmosphere and the clientele are all dog lovers.After a walk on the Common nothing nicer than a g and t and a bowl of water at the H and H My dog Lillie has been dog of the day and that is great fun . They all love dogs and cater So well for all dogs and their parents

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  • Natasha Cheeseman
    22 October 2017 at 11:02am

    Brilliant pub, Christine loves all the dogs and prepares doggie treats for all dogs. Charity dog walks every year and blankets on hand for the dogs during the cooler months.

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  • Jo
    22 October 2017 at 9:09am

    Great pub. Very friendly staff and
    extremely dog friendly. My dogs drag me in as we’re getting close to it.

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  • david taylor
    21 October 2017 at 8:15pm

    Why does my dog know his own way to the H-in-Hand? He votes it the a dog heaven!

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  • Petra
    21 October 2017 at 7:30pm

    What a pub! Fantastic. Andrew and Christine are superb hosts. Not forgetting Elgi!

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  • Sandra Houston
    21 October 2017 at 4:18pm

    This is my favourite pub ever.

    It is also very very dog friendly. Christine and Andrew have been great at welcoming dogs and humans alike. It works really well.
    They so deserve this award.

    Christine leads fun fund raising events for dog rescue with great support from Andrew and ElJay.

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  • Lynn Smith
    21 October 2017 at 3:05pm

    I love this pub as my mom takes me after a walk & I get treats, beer & cuddles from the lovely staff. I can lie on doggie blankets, there especially for visiting dogs. Mom says the beers are very good too but that doesn’t interest me. She also buys lovely cakes that are sold for a rescue charity. That has to be good!!!

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  • Richard Kitson
    21 October 2017 at 8:34am

    Perfect pub for dogs. Everyone, staff and customers are so friendly.

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  • Jane Austin
    20 October 2017 at 8:08pm

    Christine and the Hand in a Hand are the most brilliant dog friendly pub I have ever come across. They are also wonderful supporters of the Blue Cross animal charity, raising thousands of pounds every year through their sponsored dog walk/dog treats. They go out of their way to welcome the dogs – whether with a goody bag, a certificate and a tumbler full of dog biscuits and tasty morsels! A total stalwart of our local community. Thank you! Jane

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    20 October 2017 at 7:44pm


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  • Lesley
    20 October 2017 at 5:30pm

    Bonnie and Poppy love the Hand in Hand
    Always a great greeting for them and friendly strokes as well as space to lie out and watch life in the pub whilst chomping on a delicious treat
    We humans love it too!

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  • Ivor
    20 October 2017 at 5:22pm

    Dogs always welcome whatever the weather and water bowls and doggie biscuits are on offer ..Free

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  • John tidy
    20 October 2017 at 8:28am

    Wonderful to see so many very attractive dogs in a local pub.

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  • Tyler
    20 October 2017 at 7:11am

    Brilliant place to take a dog!

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  • Con
    20 October 2017 at 7:08am

    Great food and beer also always looking after my dog

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  • Sue Maurice
    20 October 2017 at 6:13am

    Fabulous friendly pub that has welcomed dogs for years

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  • Peter
    19 October 2017 at 2:40pm

    Right on Wimbledon Common, Ronnie loves the treats and is always there befor me, some times he even gets served befor me.

    Andrew, you are a winner all the way.

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  • Roz Green
    18 October 2017 at 6:25pm

    A Great friendly pub. I love dogs, unfortunately I don’t have one. I often go there to get a dog fix.

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  • Rails
    17 October 2017 at 9:17pm

    Bella Frassoni ❤️ Beautiful service

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  • gillian hills
    16 October 2017 at 7:18pm

    Excellent food and an amazing welcome for the dog.

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  • Mike Bllouki
    16 October 2017 at 4:34am

    No hyperbole….easily the most dog friendly Public House I have frequented. Fantastic venue.

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  • Riki
    15 October 2017 at 9:34pm

    Coming back time and time again!
    Henry our spaniel loved sitting on his own chair, his own beer and we his mere owners had the most amazing food
    Voted for you as you so deserve to win.
    Riki x

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  • John Spain
    15 October 2017 at 6:29pm

    Fantastic location! Exceptionally dog friendly. Love this place immeasurably. As a dog lover, it’s wonderful!

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  • John Dalton
    15 October 2017 at 3:57pm

    Always very caring towards my Boston, Enzo. Fresh water always available and a few treats from the kitchen every now and then. Plus blankets supplied.

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  • Jo
    15 October 2017 at 2:15pm

    Fantastic location and very friendly doggie pub

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    14 October 2017 at 5:49pm

    Amazing staff caring and friendly!
    Even serve doggy larger!
    All the staff made Henry my cocker spaniel feel right at home, he can sit on a chair and have dinner with us, also the staff promoted doggy Christmas menu throughout December so Henry can have his own 2 course festive meal with all of us.
    Sorry guys, you have got it bang on! Amazing food, friendly staff, great location.
    Well done!

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  • Holly Casey
    14 October 2017 at 3:24pm

    Some of the best service I’ve ever received in any pub ever. The staff are incredible and so friendly, especially to any customers who have a four legged friend! Couldn’t ask for anything better. I was greeted by a waitress who provided a drink for my little dog and treats – without me even asking! These people know exactly how to act with dogs and provide an awesome experience. I will definitely be coming back again and highly recommend this place to anyone in the area. Fantastic job guys, thanks for an amazing experience.

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  • Peter Aird
    14 October 2017 at 1:10pm

    Great, traditional puffy, good beer excellent food and very welcoming to dogs

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  • Liz
    14 October 2017 at 1:00pm

    Always welcoming for the dog and human

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  • Annabel Birrell
    14 October 2017 at 10:44am

    The Hand in Hand has an excellent landlord in Andrew who has created a local pub for local community with a friendly atmosphere welcoming forvall and is the most pub friendly for dogs with dog snacks available and a community that welcomes them a… There is never a fight among the dogs who frequent the pub – all well behaved.

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  • Maggie
    13 October 2017 at 2:42pm

    The best dog wagging happy howling dog friendly venue ever!

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  • Peter Smith
    12 October 2017 at 10:41pm

    Friendly, welcoming, good food and drinks. Dogs love it!

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  • Jessica
    2 October 2017 at 7:38am

    This pub is doggy paradise!!! My lab Buddy loves the dog beer and is always being pampered by the lovely staff and spoiled with treats! Our fav pub in the U.K.!

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  • Graham Mason
    30 September 2017 at 2:39pm

    The most welcoming pub in the world , biscuits blankets and beer!

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  • Simon
    10 September 2017 at 7:54pm

    Where else would Guinness, our dog, be greeted with a plate of liver and dog biscuits every time he goes there, which is often. A birthday cake and special treats on Sundays. There is water galore, dog beer! rugs, and open fires. This surely is dog heaven.

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  • David Unsworth
    10 September 2017 at 5:30pm

    I just love this pub. Have been coming here for years and although a good 40mins walk, it’s out local. Always friendly, our Dog Barbara loves it and they even have treats for the pouches…. well worth a visit

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  • Stephen Bell
    10 September 2017 at 1:10pm

    The dogs want to stay longer than their owners!

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  • Gary Shelley
    10 September 2017 at 1:04pm

    My dog loves the blankets and bar snacks. He feels right at home here

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  • Lynne Peacock
    8 September 2017 at 7:14pm

    We’ve moved away but this is still a favourite pub.Even more so when we got our labs,Hector and Freddie.Always great to them,treats and fusses.Nowhere better after a walk on the common(otherwise known as ‘dog heaven’!).

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  • Danielle
    5 September 2017 at 2:17pm

    By far the dog friendliest pub i have been to, they offer treats, blankets, water, doggy beer and there is even a wall of fame with photos of all their little four legged regulars.
    Not only is this pub a favourite for the dogs but their owners seem pretty happy aswell.
    Amazing service, great food and the perfect atmosphere.
    Cant wait to get back there!!

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  • Ruth Pearson
    2 September 2017 at 9:53am

    This is the most friendly pub, and on a Sunday it is packed with dog owners. My dog Lillie was “Dog of the day” last Sunday and her picture is pride of place on the wall. The landlord caters for dogs, with lots of water in bowls, he sells doggie beer and there is always a treat, in the way of biscuits at the bar. Just the friendliest doggie pub in the Country.

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  • Ellie
    31 October 2016 at 10:06pm

    Gorgeous pub with great locals and the humans are not bad either. 🙂 A veritable doggie heaven where our canine friends go to socialise and catch up with each other ! A definite worthy winner.

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  • Chris MacNeil
    31 October 2016 at 7:26pm

    Amazing service. Extremely well kept beer and ales.

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  • steve shaw
    31 October 2016 at 12:38pm

    I think it’s because of those eyes.. but sometimes he scrounges so many doggy biscuits he’s from the friendly staff that he struggles to eat his dinner

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  • Coco
    30 October 2016 at 12:08pm

    I wuf going to the pub with my humans. I get treats & strokes all the time! My Mum says she likes the ales at The Hand in Hand so another good reason to go. A very friendly doggy pub ….. will always get my vote!

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  • Alexa Bradbury
    29 October 2016 at 6:52pm

    Our dog Mack is welcomed by name and loves, loves, loves his weekends at the hand in hand. Mack votes hands down for the hand in hand!!!

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  • David Arnold
    29 October 2016 at 5:34pm

    A great place for a warm welcome, great food, great drinks and dog treats! The charity dog walk across the common in the summer is just something else!

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  • Tor
    29 October 2016 at 12:58pm

    The dogs love going here as much as the humans 🙂

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  • Kay Evans
    25 October 2016 at 12:41pm

    Best pub!!!! Love dogs

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  • Alan Padwick
    25 October 2016 at 6:22am

    We lunched here when visiting my daughter, with my two Golden Retrievers, on a Friday. Nearly every customer had happy dogs with them. All the staff seemed to be dog lovers, making a fuss of the animals with dog biscuits and water. The human food was very well cooked and presented. Being right by Wimbledon Common, this pub is ideally positioned for a good walk with the dogs to work up an appetite.

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  • Mark Harris
    23 October 2016 at 1:21pm

    Billy my terrier loves this pub. We go there to meet both our friends. Great pub for an after common walk.

    The staff must have all been trained in dog, as they spend a lot of time speaking with the regular dogs in there.

    This pub gets ***** from me and Billy

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  • Ruth Pearson
    19 October 2016 at 4:16pm

    Lillie (my border terrier ) is always so welcome ,Great pub ,great atmosphere ,great choice of wine.I love this pub > The landlords not bad either !!!

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  • Yvonne
    19 October 2016 at 3:24pm

    Tails are wagging at this pub! What a PAWfect place to bring your beloved doggies.

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  • Gary West
    18 October 2016 at 9:56pm

    Superb dog friendly pub, recommend it for dog lovers and good beer lovers alike

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  • Hawk
    18 October 2016 at 12:38pm

    Woody loves the Hand and Hand he especially loves the fuss he gets from Nat, Christine and Danielle. For some reason Woody always gets served his treats before i can get an order in. But that’s OK. Great pub for dogs and humans.

    If you have a dog and live locally or you have to travel mile this pub is a must.

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  • Maggie
    18 October 2016 at 12:33pm

    A true dog friendly pub enjoyed by all four legged guests. The truly make your dog feel special too!

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  • Paul
    17 October 2016 at 9:03pm

    Superb pub where dogs are genuinely welcomed. Great venue after walk on Wimbledon Common.

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  • Ed Burke
    16 October 2016 at 12:05pm

    Very friendly pub, always made so welcome with Boz

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  • Caroline
    14 October 2016 at 3:29pm

    Take my dog for walks on the common back the hand for refreshments and a spot of lunch and Christine always their treating the dogs everyone’s happy

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  • Charlotte Maxted
    30 September 2016 at 9:20pm

    This is the most dog friendly pub I have ever been to! Dogs are welcomed like people and given free treats! Water is always available and they even sell home made dog treats where proceeds go to the blue cross! My dog loves this pub as do I !

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  • Emma Roberts
    30 September 2016 at 4:33pm

    Best pub ever!! Such a dog friendly pub and all the staff are friendly and welcoming and it’s a lovely atmosphere, not to mention the roast dinner is fantastic too!

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  • Anna Chapman
    19 September 2016 at 6:54pm

    Excellent friendly pub. They welcome dogs and humans alike.

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  • Carolyn Morris
    18 September 2016 at 11:31pm

    I think it is wonderful. All the way from Australia ?

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  • Rachel
    8 September 2016 at 6:51am

    Always welcoming with great beer, food and events. Also do good work for animal charities.

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