East Kilbride’s The Auldhouse Arms has been announced as a finalist for the DRAM Dog Friendly Pub of the Year at the 2014 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 Auldhouse Arms’ application, and when they visited the site there were many dogs in attendance. It was clear to the judges that owners William and Margaret Bunting give as much care and attention to their customer’s dogs as their own chihuahuas, who the couple describe as the real owners of the bar; dogs are allowed in the bar at all times, and dog baskets sit beside the fireplace for furry friends in need of a rest. Should you wish to have a meal in the restaurant, cages are provided to look after your pet while you dine.
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.