THREE Bradford pubs have been named in a top ten list of the most dog-friendly taverns.

The Old Glen House in Shipley, The Ring O’Bells in Thornton and The New Inn in Wilsden have earnt their place in The Dog-friendly Pub Awards.

Hosted by, the judges looked for watering holes with dog-friendly initiatives in the hopes of encouraging more publicans to welcome four legs as well as two.

While The Calder Vale Hotel in Wakefield was declared the regional winner, The Old Glen House came in second.

Landlord Ed Harrison who has co-run the pub with partner, Louise Johnson, since February 2014, has two dogs himself, a black Labrador called Rayne, who is four, and a three-year-old German Shepherd named Ryder.

Ed believes dogs are just as important customers as humans with free dog treats, dog bowls filled with water and dog beds by the pub’s fire.

He said: "It's brilliant for us because it's a big part of our business, as dog owners ourselves. A lot of our customers come from walking their dogs.

"It's a massive dog walking area. We took over the pub six years ago, the dogs weren't allowed in. We looked at the area with the Moors and the Glen so it made sense.

"There's a lot of people with dogs and they shouldn't be left at home or in the back of cars. They're part of the family so it benefits the dogs and the humans."

"They're a part of the family and they can come out and enjoy. The dogs get to know the staff. The staff give them treats.

"It shows the support that we get from the customers and it's a bit of recognition for the effort that we put in."

This was a sentiment shared by the owner of The Ring O' Bells who feels all pubs should be dog-friendly as they're a member of the family.

The Ring O' Bells landed third place in the table while The New Inn stands strong in sixth place.

Miguel Schreck, who has owned The New Inn since 2011, has taken being a dog-friendly pub to new extremes: serving beer for the four-legged friends who potter through the door.

Miguel feels the win marks a double blessing in his life. His now-partner and pet - an 11-year-old English Springer Spaniel called Sam - wandered into the pub one day asking if the drinking establishment was dog-friendly.

He said: "It was a positive turn to being dog-friendly.

"This is our third year competing in the competition. Over the last couple of years we've had a push to increase our dog friendly offer.

"You can actually buy dog beer so it's not just the Dads and Mums that can have a pint.

"I think two years ago we didn't even get on the list and last year we were in the top 25.

"This year we were quite surprised to make the top 10. It's stiff competition."

The district's top taverns fought off competition from over 200 dog-friendly locals.

The shortlist was then passed over to the public who gave their seal of approval by voting for their favourites.

The full list of Yorkshire's most dog-friendly pubs...

1. The Calder Vale Hotel, Wakefield

2. The Old Glen House, Shipley

3. The Ring O’Bells, Thornton

4. The Wheatsheaf, Goole

5. The Wensleydale Heifer, Leyburn

6. The New Inn, Wilsden

7. Alma Inn, Sowerby Bridge

8. Brass Castle Brewery & Taphouse, Malton

9. The Crooked Tap, York

10. Dog & Partridge, Sheffield