A PUB has been named the most dog-friendly in the north west.

The Maltings, in Old Hall, beat nine other entrants to win the regional crown in the Dog-friendly Pub Awards, after receiving the most votes from the public.

Andrew Moriarty, from the The Maltings, said: “It means the world to us.

“As we pride ourselves on being dog-friendly, we can see how much it means to our customers, that they get made to feel at home away from home, and their dogs feel at ease in our surroundings.

“We find that being dog-friendly brings the community together, providing people with or without dogs a friendly place to meet and socialise.”

The Dog-friendly Pub Awards, run by Rover.com, celebrates pubs with dog-friendly initiatives and encourages pubs across the country to welcome four legs as well as two.

Simon Le Grice, from Rover, said, “The north west has a fantastic array of dog-friendly pubs for locals to choose from. It’s been wonderful to see so many of them represented in this year’s awards.

“The community has really got behind their favourite pubs and helped us, for the fourth year running, to find the best of the bunch - and with The Maltings in Warrington, we’ve found just that.

“The superb service they demonstrated shows a real consideration for dog welfare and happiness.”

The Maltings is one of 12 regional finalists in this year’s nationwide prize.

The national winner, The Fox & Hounds in Theale was selected by a panel of judges.