Wetherspoons to ban dogs in all pubs from next month 

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Portsmouth dog-lovers will no-longer be able to bring their four legged friends into Wetherspoons from next month. 

The pub chain will be enforcing a strict no dog policy across the country from Monday, September 10. 

Dogs are set to be banned from Wetherspoons pubs. Picture: Shutterstock

Dogs are set to be banned from Wetherspoons pubs. Picture: Shutterstock

While Wetherspoons has had a policy banning dogs from its pubs since 1979, it has not been fully enforced at all its sites. 

A spokesperson for the chain told the Liverpool Echo that it is set to enforce the dog ban because even well behaved dogs can be ‘unpredictable at times’. 

Wetherspoons is also family friendly and the spokesperson added that young children can be scared by dogs and that food is served in its pubs. 

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Wetherspoons has had a no dog policy from 1979 but is going to strictly enforce it from next month

Wetherspoons has had a no dog policy from 1979 but is going to strictly enforce it from next month

However guide dogs will still be allowed in the chain’s pubs although owners are advised to bring along ‘documentation’ to explain the dog’s ‘purpose’. 

Wetherspoons police on dogs says: ‘While we are fond of dogs, we permit only registered assistance dogs inside our pubs and hotels.

‘To avoid any confusion or unnecessary upset, please ensure that your dog is wearing the recognisable leash/collar or harness.

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‘It would also be helpful if you could bring along suitable documentation to explain the dog’s purpose.

‘A limited number of pubs do permit dogs on a lead into the garden and/or other external areas.

‘Please check directly with the pub which you are planning to visit.’