Our furry friend and freaky featurette star Anubis the Barkless Dog is guest posting for Barkarama (with the help of her dog-mum) to give her ‘Woof Guide’ to Pedigree Tea at The Princess Of Wales in North London’s fashionable Primrose Hill.
If you live in London and like to take your dog with you everywhere, chances are you have at some point or other been disappointed by the lack of genuinely dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in town. The Princess of Wales in Primrose Hill goes a long way to make up for it. If, like my Basenji Anubis, your dog likes the finer things in life, you are both in for a real treat – literally.
Simply put, the Princess’s ‘Pedigree Tea’ menu is high tea for dogs and humans. Anubis and I, along with Anubis’s BFF Dizzy (above) and her human, were shown to a quiet table a little bit to the side of the main room. The dogs sat on the chairs and benches with us (though we made sure to cover the seats with coats and blankets); I don’t know if this is common practice but the staff certainly didn’t flinch. While the humans were served the traditional assortment of scones, sandwiches and brownies, Dizzy and Anubis were each offered, and on the table too, - a ‘dog-a-ccino’ made from easy-to-digest, approved dog-friendly milk and a plate with a large bone-shaped cookie and a pretty pupcake.
Anubis wolfed it all down in what seemed to be the best 30 seconds of her life; next time I’ll know to feed her bit by bit rather than let her grab the food herself! Once done, she sat contented, eyes half-closed, ready for a digestive nap, while I finished my tea. The Princess of Wales is just a short stroll from the dog-friendly greens of Primrose Hill, and from the small but well-stocked Primrose Hill Pets store. The perfect area for a lovely and oh-so-civilised doggie afternoon – you might even spot a few local celebrities out with their pooches on your travels too.
Pedigree Tea at the Princess of Wales is served Monday to Saturday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm priced at £38 for two people including a dog. There’s a £5 supplement to upgrade to receive a glass of Champagne and strawberries. Pre-booking is essential on 020 7722 0354 and Pedigree Tea must be mentioned at the time of your reservation. The Princess of Wales is located at 22 Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8LL. To see more of Anubis the Basenji, visit her Facebook page at Facebook.com/AnubisTheBarklessDog