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Should every pub have a dog?

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:03 (eighteen years ago) link

you there being rude -stop it! Seriously, all the pubs I like best in Oxford have a dog. And it's always quite a big dog. An Alsatian or a golden retriever. Never a little yappy thing.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:04 (eighteen years ago) link

I was playing pool in a Cambridge Lesbian pub and they had a total of 4 dogs which made it in my opinion the best pub i have ever been in ever...plus they had rudey lady pictures behind the bar which just confirmed to me it was simply the best pub i have ever been in.

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:08 (eighteen years ago) link

the phrase "a dog's life" takes on a new meaning in the case of pub dogs. They all get spoilt rotten! How they don't all end up chronically obese is a mystery.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:10 (eighteen years ago) link

The landlord at my local used to own a grebt big bulldog called Winston - now sadly deceased. We were in the pub one evening after landlord and the owner of a female bulldog had spent all day trying to get the two mutts to breed by leaving them alone together - so far without success. It seemed that Winston preferred an audience when gettin' his freak on as, once both dogs were in the crowded pub, he finally embarked on several awkward attempts to mount his new ladyfriend.

robster (robster), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:16 (eighteen years ago) link

ahhh pub games are so much fun, bar billiards, crib, dog humping, pool and darts

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:21 (eighteen years ago) link

the library, on, er, avenue a i think has a tiny dog on the bar now

gareth (gareth), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:22 (eighteen years ago) link

dogs in libraries????

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:25 (eighteen years ago) link

the library is a bar

gareth (gareth), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:26 (eighteen years ago) link

all libraries should have a bar

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:29 (eighteen years ago) link

b-but beer spillage on books = DUD (i'm sure Archel would agree).

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:30 (eighteen years ago) link

they could have those frappachino type dome lidded pint glasses and a straw

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:41 (eighteen years ago) link

Ever tried to read a book when you're drunk? Not pleasant.

robster (robster), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:48 (eighteen years ago) link

Robster some of us know when to stop drinking - i am not one of these people mind and i would destroy the calm silence of the pubary (it could happen) with playful drunken shouts and dog chasing

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:50 (eighteen years ago) link

dogs should be eliminated from civilised society.

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 08:59 (eighteen years ago) link

j0e i'm sensing you are not a dog lover

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:07 (eighteen years ago) link

cats too

I like foxes and squirrels. and mice

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:09 (eighteen years ago) link

Every pub should have a fox.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:19 (eighteen years ago) link

ah j0e are you a child of the country or maybe the edgey urban inner city

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:20 (eighteen years ago) link

**ahem**

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:21 (eighteen years ago) link

james I am a child of everywhere.

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:26 (eighteen years ago) link

she's probably wearing a fox in that picture.

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:26 (eighteen years ago) link

james I am a child of everywhere.

just like the littlest hobo

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:39 (eighteen years ago) link

to be fair, I'm probably the biggest.

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 09:43 (eighteen years ago) link

My pub has a brindled dog the same colour as the carpet and I keep stepping on him while playing pool. So I am against dogs in pubs.

fougasse (Jake Proudlock), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:09 (eighteen years ago) link

http://imageexchange.com/shop/media/2768.jpg

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:11 (eighteen years ago) link

Three years ago when doing the Green Lanes Pub Crawl (a thoroughly nasty affair) we walked into the Finsbury to narrowly avoid a huge pile of Jack Russell Terrier vomit which was happily sitting on the other side of the door waiting for people to stand in for the amusement of the pub regulars. Later, whilst drinking, said dog tried to come up and get frisky - and we got told of for shooing the vomit timebomb away.

The dogs in the 'Quin are good.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:14 (eighteen years ago) link

that picture of the snooker playing dogs used to hang in my bedroom when i was a nipper

leigh (leigh), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:15 (eighteen years ago) link

There were no dogs in there on Saturday? Good boozer though, we were the only people in it for most of the time, and by the time my round came along the landlady knew it better than me, always a good sign I think.

chris (chris), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:16 (eighteen years ago) link

A very good sign, Chris, I'm always impressed by this.

My pub has a brindled dog the same colour as the carpet and I keep stepping on him while playing pool. So I am against dogs in pubs

Maybe Fougasse should start a campain against DOG-COLOURED CARPETS!

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:20 (eighteen years ago) link

I like the dog in the top right corner with the camp expression. and unlike the others he's got his shirt off

gay dog bar anyone?

j0e (j0e), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:20 (eighteen years ago) link

Dogs in pubs. Cats in shops.

I would welcome either in the library at the moment in fact Mark, because I am bored out of my wits.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:22 (eighteen years ago) link

In general, dogs in pubs should be discouraged if the pub sells food. Otherwise they are ace, unless there is leg-humping going on.

Cats in pubs are always cool though.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:23 (eighteen years ago) link

The same pub with the humping dogs also has a couple of cats running around. They're far more discreet about their sex lives though.

robster (robster), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:27 (eighteen years ago) link

Cats in pubs are always cool though

except i am allergic to them so that would never do

stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 July 2003 10:30 (eighteen years ago) link

Dogs or cats in pubs totally rule! Pub cats are usually huge though & actually bruise your leg when they rub up against it!! Pub dogs are only a pain if you are eating & they sit at your table begging. Of course the chips that you have just given it are not an encouragement!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:04 (eighteen years ago) link

cats and dogs should have their own pubs, with a sign on saying 'no humans'

stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:06 (eighteen years ago) link

"rint of reineken rease ruvnor!"

"fuck off Scooby, you're barred"

stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:07 (eighteen years ago) link

Ha ha classic idea Stevem! def! Would people dressed as cats & dogs be allowed in, or is that a different type of pub altogether?

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:10 (eighteen years ago) link

A furries pub

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:17 (eighteen years ago) link

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:I3BAt4YUnB0C:www.btinternet.com/~acbarrett/nbungle.jpg

OH YOUR'E BAAAAARED

james (james), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:19 (eighteen years ago) link

Would people dressed as cats & dogs be allowed in, or is that a different type of pub altogether?

that pub is called The Sick Mind and I'm not allowed in there

stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 July 2003 11:23 (eighteen years ago) link

My local in my youth had a resident dog. It was the biggest and darkest alsatian I've ever seen, and was called Satan. To get to the toilets in the pub you had to go out back, across a little courtyard. When someone new was heading that way, we'd pause to listen. Barking, then a panic-stricken person rushing back into the pub. It was great fun. Satan was actually a pretty good natured dog who was never known to try to attack anyone.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Monday, 14 July 2003 18:34 (eighteen years ago) link

this thread is hilarious, incidentally

stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 July 2003 19:31 (eighteen years ago) link

the pub my old lady used to work in had a resident dog - a dalmatian called Moog. i think it liked to hump the bar stools.

stevem (blueski), Monday, 14 July 2003 19:32 (eighteen years ago) link

I think Fougasse would be safe there - it's hard to imagine than any pub would ever have a Dalmatian coloured carpet!

MarkH (MarkH), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 06:52 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
re Robster's "dogs getting it on" (or not) story, the landlord of the Donnington Arms sidled up to our table at the quiz last night and whispered "C. at the Shelley Arms, do you know if his Alsatian has been 'done'? Only I've got an Alsatian bitch on heat here right now...."

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 22 August 2003 08:43 (eighteen years ago) link

I have to go to this pub! The landlord sounds..erm..savoury?

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Friday, 22 August 2003 08:52 (eighteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
There was a man who used to drink in a local pub in my home town who used to bring his Jack Russell into the pub. He used to smoke roll-ups, and when he'd finished them, he'd extinguish them with his fingers, then feed the remaining stub to the dog. I nearly chucked up. I remember thinking that it was a good thing he didn't use roaches, for some reason.

Dogs in pubs are generally OK with me as long as they are not massive beasties and they are soporific. A landlord with a big dog that prounces because it knows it is the king of the pub is not a good thing.

Dave B (daveb), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 11:20 (eighteen years ago) link

You mean like this:

http://www.leonbergerclub.co.uk/Gallery/Album2/page11.jpg

Ricardo (RickyT), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 11:27 (eighteen years ago) link

the forest gate used to have this massive labrador there on sundays and saturday, I guess one of the punters who liked to watch football owned him. he used to drool constantly, he'd wander around with his massive massive tongue out which was saturated with drool, I'm talking dripping like a tap here, and woe betide you if he licked your leg, as happened pretty much anyone I went there with at one time or another.

Ronan (Ronan), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 11:30 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.ananova.com/images/news/dartsdog140x100.jpg

gobemouche, Wednesday, 17 September 2003 11:42 (eighteen years ago) link

Dog pubs

Folkin' pub dogs

Dave B (daveb), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 11:46 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm more interested in pub parrots

chris (chris), Wednesday, 17 September 2003 12:01 (eighteen years ago) link

I used to work in a pub with a pub parrot. The landlord bought it as an Xmas present for his son and when it had reached a suitable age (god knows what constitutes a suitable age for a parrot to enter a bar) he would sometimes bring it down if it wasn't too busy (the pub, not the parrot) to sit behind the bar. The little fucker would peck at me every time I went out back to put glasses in the washer. And it never learnt to speak. useless.

Emma, Wednesday, 17 September 2003 12:10 (eighteen years ago) link

two months pass...
it'd be better if he'd actually brought the egg in and kept it in an incubator behind the bar so the punters could chart its progress from the outset.

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 4 December 2003 16:28 (seventeen years ago) link

nine months pass...
I have to go to this pub! The landlord sounds..erm..savoury?

That landlord's gone now. No-one is sorry. Except him, possibly.

The landlord of the pub in Garsington last night tells me that the previous tenants look after the pub when he's on holiday and they bring their dog (a black lab) with them. He then indicate the scratches on the bar from where the dog puts its feet on there when ppl feed it crisps.

A discussion followed on why you never see ginger labradors.

MarkH (MarkH), Sunday, 19 September 2004 13:35 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...
the Fir Tree in Oxford has the largest complement of dogs I have seen in a single pub. There is a Border collie that likes to put its head against my leg. There is also a labrador and two other dogs of indeterminate breed. The smaller of which, Mollie, is quite young and frisky. Somewhere I have some pics of Mollie from when she was a puppy, curled up on the bar and in the barmaid's arms.

MarkH (MarkH), Saturday, 23 September 2006 15:31 (fifteen years ago) link

I always enjoy seeing dogs in pubs, because they're obviously having a whale of a time. All those people to fuss over them!

chap who would dare to contain two ingredients. Tea and bags. (chap), Saturday, 23 September 2006 15:48 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

The owner of a dog in my building calls him (the dog) an “asshole” and exclaims “Jesus Christ” in the lobby on occasion of meeting other dogs

calstars, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 02:27 (one week ago) link


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