A DUNNING tavern has been named as a runner-up in a natiowide campaign to find the most dog-friendly pubs in the country.

The Kirkstyle Inn was included in the list compiled by the online dog-sitting platform DogBuddy.com

The awards were introduced to recognise deserving pubs across the UK that truly embrace ‘paw power’ and welcome not just two, but four legged customers as well.

Encouraging hound-lovers and pup parents up and down the UK to show some well-deserved appreciation of existing dog-friendly establishments, the Dog-friendly Pub Awards also promote dog-friendly values across pubs nationwide, inspiring UK dog owners to discover and visit their local.

Judges awarded the title of regional winner to The Weston Tavern, in Kilmarnock, but noted the Kirkstyle for its efforts as a runner-up.