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

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Welcome to the dog house (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)

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

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.

Wow, check out those choppers! Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.

The Doghouse Deli & Bar
Up to 40 bottles of booze go each day (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)
The Doghouse Deli & Bar
A place to hang (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)
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!’

Use a carabiner to attach it to a belt loop for a long hike.

The Doghouse Deli & Bar
There are all kinds of toys for dogs (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)
The Doghouse Deli & Bar
Visit The Doghouse Deli & Bar (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)

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 leaderboard 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.

It pays to be a lap dog. Three dogs (from First Class cabins!) survived the sinking of the Titanic – two Pomeranians and one Pekingese.

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