A few years back (but I think the rules still apply) we were in George Fisher in Keswick. Very dog friendly shop, dog biscuits from the staff, so we decided to have a coffee in the cafe on the third floor of the shop. We were told that dogs were not allowed in but could be tied to the open stairs (no door or walls to the cafe so the dogs were sat on the stairs next to our table). Surly this is more of a hazard than having the dogs in the cafe? And in such a dog friendly shop in a very dog friendly town.
Another cafe that told us to leave, when I said that there was no sign on the door that stated dogs were to allowed I got told that health & safety laws don't allow them in. I told the girl that no such law exists but she was having none it so we left. I wouldn't have normally gone into a cafe without asking first but the cafe in question was in the middle of a forest at the Nevis Range Cable Car centre. As they were allowed in the cable cars I (wrongly) assumed that they would be welcome in the cafe too as no sign said otherwise.
Please name and shame.
Bob, with owners Steph and Greg
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