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Newcastle pub unveils menu for dogs

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 14.32.04AN AWARD winning Newcastle bar has created a special menu for its four legged clients – which even includes a doggy beer.

City Tavern on Northumberland Road is renowned for being dog friendly and has come up with a menu of dog treats to complement the food offering which is available to its human visitors.

Dogs can enjoy a range of biscuits flavoured with everything from Scottish salmon to country game, venison chews and fruit and vegetable flavoured snacks.

And there’s also the option to wash it down with a pint of Belgian Snuffles Dog Beer – which is non-alcoholic and made with beef and chicken along with malt barley extracts, minerals and vitamins.

Bar owner David King is a dog lover and his own pooches – three Irish terriers – also have pride of place at the bar.

“We have three ales which have been specially created for us and one of our dogs, Dillon, appears on one of the logos,” said David.

“We’ve also named our Hector’s Cloudy House cider after another one of our dogs.”

The rareness of Irish terriers means that other Irish Terrier owners have also travelled from far and wide to see David’s dogs.

“We’ve had people ring up to check if the dogs are in as they want to come especially to see them,” he said.

“But of course we welcome any breed and we find people really appreciate a city centre pub where dogs are also valuable customers.”

City Tavern, widely recognised for its Tudor style façade, was taken over by Mr King early in 2014 and then enjoyed a £450k refurbishment to create a state-of-the-art bar while still retaining the venue’s historic features.

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