Wetherspoons to ban dogs in all pubs from next month

Wakefield dog-lovers will no-longer be able to bring their four legged friends into Wetherspoons from next month.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 11:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 12:16 pm
Dogs are set to be banned from Wetherspoons pubs. Picture: Shutterstock.
Dogs are set to be banned from Wetherspoons pubs. Picture: Shutterstock.

The pub chain will be enforcing a strict no dog policy across the country from Monday, September 10.

This is how to get served quicker at the pubWetherspoons has had a policy banning dogs from its pubs since 1979, it has not been fully enforced at all its sites.

A spokesperson for the chain said that it is set to enforce the dog ban because even well behaved dogs can be ‘unpredictable at times’.

Wetherspoons is also family friendly and the spokesperson added that young children can be scared by dogs and that food is served in its pubs.

However guide dogs will still be allowed in the chain’s pubs although owners are advised to bring along ‘documentation’ to explain the dog’s ‘purpose’.

Wetherspoons police on dogs says: ‘While we are fond of dogs, we permit only registered assistance dogs inside our pubs and hotels.

‘To avoid any confusion or unnecessary upset, please ensure that your dog is wearing the recognisable leash/collar or harness.

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‘A limited number of pubs do permit dogs on a lead into the garden and/or other external areas.

‘Please check directly with the pub which you are planning to visit.’