The Ardlui Hotel at Loch Lomond has been announced as a finalist for the DRAM Dog Friendly Pub of the Year at the 2014 DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards, which take place at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Monday July 7th.
The DRAM Dog Friendly Award seeks to reward bar operators who go above and beyond when it comes to welcoming pet dogs, allowing them indoors and providing water bowls and treats.
The judges were impressed with the strength of The Ardlui Hotel’s application, and upon visiting the venue it was clear to the judges that a great deal of care and attention to is paid to their customer’s dogs. Dogs are welcome in the bar, restaurant and accommodation areas, and as well as water bowls and treats, doggie bags are also provided. The chefs are even happy to cook off some ham or sausages for visiting dogs with large appetites. The hotel is near several walking sites, and should they need to cool down then the furry friends can always have a quick swim in the loch.
The awards, dubbed the licensed trade ‘Oscars,’ are organised by licensed trade magazine, DRAM. Now in their 19th year, they are the longest-established awards of their kind in Scotland, recognising excellence in Scotland’s bar, restaurant and hospitality industries.