Dog Blog A Day for National Pet Month – The Lamb Inn, Sandford
Question of the day (QotD) – When planning a dog walk do you include a stop at a café or pub?
Now some might say I am being biased here with my next dog related business that I bring to you for my Dog Blog A Day series for National Pet Month. However, biased or not, Sandford (my village) has so many footpaths and circular walks, ranging in length from just one mile to as far as you like and in the centre of all this, (maybe your start or finish point) is The Lamb Inn, an award winning dog friendly, gastropubwith boutique accommodation, yes, your dog can stay too. When I say their award winning list is endless, it really is, but the one that might appeal to your four legged companion is being rated in the top 50 Prettiest UK Pub Garden in April 2021 by the Daily Telegraph. I can’t think of a better day then a country walk with my woofer followed by a cooling drink (that might just be alcoholic) or better still stay a little longer and enjoy a meal. There are so many walks in the local area, it would keep you and your woofer busy for days so why not stay over too?
Nick, Landlord of The Lamb Inn answered my questions below -
How does your business help dogs and their people?
We allow dogs into our bars, restaurants and gardens, as well as of our accommodation, it is all dog friendly. We even have 3 dog friendly weddings coming up.
What are your goals and ambitions for your business over the next year and how can we help?
To grow our customer base, by attracting new clientele.
What was your biggest triumph from the last year?
Surviving 3 enforced lockdowns.
What is your favourite part of your job?
What is the funniest thing that has happened in your job?
Working with the public everyday.
What are your favourite things about your community of clients, customers and supports?
Being a village pub you are very much part of the community, you get to see all aspects of village life.
If this wasn’t your job what would you do instead?
If you were to start a business again, what advise would you give yourself in general?
What every you think you are going to spend, double it!
What is the earliest dog related memory that you can recall?
My mother bred Standard Poodles and one of my first recollections is them being bigger than me.
Name three things you couldn’t live without?
Family, mobile phone, good beer
I will be writing a blog later this year of some of the amazing walking we have here locally to The Lamb Inn from 20 minutes to 2 hours but in the meantime please check out their links and like and share for us.
I am offering a new service this year that includes a lunch at The Lamb Inn. Have a morning photoshoot for your dog, enjoy a walk and a leisurely lunch at the Lamb Inn then view your photographs in the afternoon. A beautiful way to have your dog’s photoshoot whether you live near or far from Sandford. Contact me here for more details of this new and exciting offer.
Don’t forget I would love an answer to our Question of the day (QotD) – When planning a dog walk do you include a stop at a café or pub? Answer here.
Bye for now,