Dog owners fed up of feeding their pets leftover chips and snacks in pubs can now offer tthem healthy pooch pub grub thanks to new brand, Bark Snacks.
The range of balanced and nutritional meal options for dogs has been specially formualted for pubs.
The dishes come in a recyclable and waterproof bowl and are suitable for pups from just 3 months old. It is formulated without wheat or wheat gluten, has Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
The firm decided to create the dish when their dog, Bella (left), wasn't able to eat anything healthy in pubs after taking her for country walks to their locals. Instead, she would end up munching on leftover chips and crisps.
So, deciding Bella deserved her own lunch, they came up with the concept, with her own bowl, which can even be resealed and saved for later.
"customers, who used to just stop for a drink now have a meal, while their dog has something healthy to eat."
Gavin, the manager at The Queens Head Public House, Maldon, which stocks the brand, said: "All dogs seem to love them and customers like that they are healthy and balanced. It's great that we can offer their dogs a nutritious meal, meaning they can relax and enjoy themselves."
Neil Cook, licensee of The Anchor in Danbury, said of the meal: "People love coming to our pub and they love their dogs. Bark Snacks means they can share their experience with their dog. It has a long shelf life and it comes in its own bowl, so it is clean and easy for us, with a decent margin."
Diane, licensee of The Old Ship Heybridge Basin, said: "The great benefit for us is that customers, who used to just stop in for a drink at the end of their walk, now have a couple of drinks or a meal, while their dog has something healthy to eat."
Other dog-friendly pubs have also taken up the offer, including The Wheatsheaf, Hatfield Peverel, The Generals Arms in Little Baddow, The Green Man at Bradwell-on-Sea, The Round Bush in Mundon, The Royal Oak in Hazeleight, and The Old Windmill located in South Hanningfield.