Cornish pet shop turned into bar selling dog-friendly beer and coffee

Dog bar
Maggie Davies

Dogs like to hang by the bar too, you know.

Metro reports that a pet shop in Cornwall is now a doggie social spot with its own bar for dogs – where they sell up to 40 bottles of ‘beer’ a day.

The Doghouse Deli & Bar in Polperro, Cornwall, has two bars stocked with the likes of Bottom Sniffer ‘beer’, a ball pool, McDoggo’s drive-thru, Starbarks coffee and an art gallery catering for doggievision. The fake booze on offer includes Bad Spaniels, Pawroni and Wagners.

Pups can now enjoy human vices, thanks to this dog destination. Pets also love the daily scent that’s fanned around the shop – it could be anything from bacon to a Cornish pasty.

The popular bar is the brainchild of Gareth Evans, who has enjoyed so much success he’s planning to open another shop in Devon.

Mr Evans said: ‘I started as a dog photographer, but realised I couldn’t just have a shop just doing that, so we decided to do other things in here and it’s grown from there.

‘We’ve been going for four years and word is really growing. We wanted it to be really different and interactive. ‘It’s essentially a bar for dogs – during the summer we sell around 40 bottles of ‘beer’ a day. Dogs love it in here and because it’s a pretty small shop it can get absolutely manic!’

Another key feature is a 6,000-strong ball pool which is the site of a competition to see how fast a dog can retrieve three tennis balls from the pit.

Top of the leader-board for the past two years has been an enthusiastic Border Collie called Pippin who does it in ten seconds. There’s also a drive-thru where pampered pooches can pose with their heads through a car window while a fan blows their fur, and a coffee bar area filled with coffee-orientated toys and treats.

(Story source: Metro)

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