A classic Yorkshire pub famous for its family-friendly welcome has gone one better after receiving the award Best for Walkies by a pet-friendly travel company.
The King’s Head Inn in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, which was previously a finalist in The Great British Pub Awards’ Best Family Pub, was given the accolade by pet travel agents PetsPyjamas.
The pub which sits in the picture-postcard Newton under Roseberry is the perfect place for dogs and owners alike to relax after a long walk, reports our sister website, TeessideLive.
The pub was chosen out of thousands of entries including hotels, B&Bs and country houses both home and abroad with one thing in common – they are all dog-friendly locations.
The pub was one of 12 winners in the Dog Friendly Travel Awards, they were judged based on their accessibility for four legged customers as well as their owners, and dog-friendly facilities within their pub.
Described as a “quintessential country pub” The King’s Head impressed the PetsPyjamas judges and received their Best for Walkies award due to their appeal of being a perfect base for an active dog walking holiday.
Sitting at the foot of Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire ‘s best-known hill and a stone’s throw from the North Yorkshire Coast, The King’s Head was acknowledged by the awards for serving up hearty meals for both humans and hounds.
Nicky Austin, general manager at The King’s Head said: “We have always welcomed dogs at the inn and have pet-friendly bedrooms, bar and garden where dogs can always get a drink, complimentary treat or two and even a meal.
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“We are absolutely delighted with this award – if we had tails we would be wagging them!”
PetsPyjamas managing director James Williams added: “The canine population has grown massively since the first lockdown, so the hospitality industry has really stepped up their game when it comes to welcoming four-legged friends.
“We congratulate The King’s Head Inn for their place in the awards.”
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