An Earley pub is offering the paw-fect treat for dog lovers by giving away free pints to owners who bring their four-legged friend into the pub with them on National Dog Day (Monday, August 26).

The George, on Loddon Bridge Road, which is part of the Chef & Brewer collection of modern British country pubs, has announced the giveaway after finding that more than 55 percent of dog owners would choose to take their canine companion to the pub with them over their partner, friend or family member.

The pub’s research also found that a staggering 77 percent of owners admitted that they would rather spend time with their dog than their spouse, and 85 percent went as far to say their pooch was their ‘best friend’.

In response to the findings, and to celebrate National Dog Day next Monday, the George is inviting pup-loving locals to enjoy a complimentary glass of their favourite tipple on the house – all they have to do is bring their dog to the bar with them when ordering.

As well as a free drink for owners, there will be treats for their dogs to enjoy too.

Michael O'mahony, general manager at the George Chef & Brewer pub, said: “We’re a nation of dog-lovers and our research just goes to show that our four-legged friends really do make the perfect pub companions, especially after a long walk in the countryside.

“That’s why, to celebrate National Dog Day, we’re offering a special treat for Earley dog owners who just love spending time with their furry friends, by offering them a complimentary refreshing drink to enjoy whilst winding down and relaxing in the paw-fect setting.

“We look forward to welcoming local dog owners next week!”

To redeem a free drink, locals simply need to visit the George Chef & Brewer pub on August 26, and show they have brought their dog with them to the pub when ordering their drink.