An Open Door for Muddy Paws at the Queens Arms
Somerset-based destination dining pub, The Queens Arms, has reported a steady rise in pups as punters during owners, Gordon and Jeanette Reid's, seven years at the helm, as more and more dog owners discover their award-winning food, 5-star rooms and exceptional hospitality for man's best friend. With a welcome drink at the door, labelled 0% ABV, and doggy treats flying off the bar, demand has risen sharply for its dog friendly accommodation, complete with a wooden floor, wet room, dog bed, bowl and towel to make sure everyone feels right at home.
Following a lunch menu built around produce from the pub's own kitchen garden and smallholding, with gravy bones and doggy biscuits a popular side order, visitors to The Queens Arms can walk off their meals around the rolling country hills that surround the pub. Gordon and Jeanette have even mapped out four rural routes in a handy guide for their guests, ranging from 5.5 miles to 16 miles and offering a variety of terrains. Wellies are available to anyone wishing to go off the beaten track, sure of a warm welcome for muddy boots, and even muddier dogs, upon their return.
Jeanette explains: “Dog owners are such a friendly crowd and fit perfectly with the atmosphere that we strive to create at The Queens Arms. Our AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence and Taste of the West awards are testament to the fact that it's entirely possible to combine a high quality dining experience with a dog friendly culture and our front of house team are more than happy to keep the water bowls refilled around the pub as they serve. Like most people in the local area, we have dogs, and know the value of a bolthole that welcomes our four-legged friends, so we're delighted that people are seeking us out as a pub for pups.”