THE Grove Arms in Ludwell set tails wagging as it was given the prestigious accolade of the 'most dog-friendly pub' as the South West Tourism Awards this month.

The venue was praised by judges for its top-dog welcome and first-class facilities including a ‘mutts menu’ of delectable doggie treats and dedicated pet friendly bedrooms for overnight guests.

Its website also features a host of information for dog-owning visitors, including a helpful list of local dog walks for those keen to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Upon winning the coveted title, landlord Nina Bartlett – and owner of Buddy the Labrador – said: “It means so much to win the award in its first-ever year.

"Making dogs feel welcome is central to our ethos at The Grove and our resident dog Buddy is very excited about winning such a coveted award.”

Robin Barker, organiser of the South West Tourism Awards and owner of sprollies Jessie and Millie, said: “We’re so happy that we’ve been able to reward the team at The Grove Arms for all the wonderful work they have done to make the dogs of the South West feel at home.

"It’s been amazing to see the interest the award has generated.

"Residents and tourists to the region voted in their hundreds."