A PUB near Bala has been named as the most dog-friendly in Wales.

The Bryntirion Inn in Llandderfel is setting tails wagging after winning the Wales award in the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Awards.

The dog sitting website, DogBuddy.com, introduced the Dog-friendly Pub Awards to recognise deserving pubs across the UK that truly embrace ‘paw power’ and welcome four-legged customers.

The Dog-friendly Pub Awards promote dog-friendly values across pubs nationwide, inspiring UK dog owners to discover and visit their local.

Martin and Linda Wood, owners of The Bryntirion Inn, were thrilled with the news.

They said: “We are delighted and proud, we have been dog-friendly since we bought the ‘Bryn’ 15 years ago and it’s really touching to be recognised in this way.

"It’s not about allowing dogs in. It is about making them feel welcome as part of the family.”

Richard Setterwall, founder and CEO of DogBuddy, said: “For the third year running, DogBuddy – with the help of dog lovers up and down the country – has been searching for the best of the best when it comes to dog-friendly pubs, with the The Bryntirion Inn, we’ve found just that.

"The superb service demonstrated shows a real consideration for dog welfare and happiness, which we at DogBuddy value above all.

"The whole DogBuddy pack is proud to congratulate The Bryntirion Inn on winning the Dog-friendly Pub Award for Wales and hopes that the awards will inspire dog owners country-wide to discover and support their local pubs."

The Bryntirion Inn is one of 12 regional finalists in this year’s nation-wide Dog-friendly Pub Awards.