A Worcestershire hotel has been labelled the ‘Ritz for Rovers’ because of the five-star treatment it gives to its four-legged guests.
The Riverside Hotel in Evesham aims to provide luxury accommodation for two-legged guests and their four legged friends.
Alongside its normal rooms, it boasts three special dog suites – with ensuite gardens – where even the most pampered of pooches will be happy.
Head chef Rico Pecho has devised a special menu for canine customers which can be enjoyed in the dining room or ordered through room service.
Dogs can enjoy starters including soup, chicken-liver parfait, crepes or home-made fishcakes, main meals such as rib-eye steak, salmon wellington or chicken supreme, all rounded off with carrot cake, rice pudding or chocolate biscuits.
Aside from the fine dining for pooches, other activities on offer include pet portrait sessions and swims in a local spa pool.
The hotel has some famous customers including Britain’s Got Talent star Pippa Langhorne and her lhasa apso puppy, Buddy.
Hotel owner Debbie Sinclair, who herself has Jack Russell Pepe and six puppies, said catering for canines had really caught on.
“We’ve been inundated with inquiries from all over the world,” she said. “We had Pippa and Buddy staying here. He had a little dinner jacket on so we created him a special menu.
“In France, all the restaurants allow dogs so why do we have such an issue with it here? The owners like to treat and pamper their dogs.”
by Arf the Dog