Dog-lovers in Lancashire and across the country will no-longer be able to bring their canine friends into Wetherspoons from today.
The pub chain will be enforcing a strict no dog policy across the country from Monday, September 10.
A spokesperson for the chain said 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.
Wetherspoons policy 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.
"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.