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Dogs In The Workplace | 5 Dog-Friendly Places Across London For After Work Dinner

In the final instalment of our dog-friendly spots to wrap about your working day, we share five places across London for you and your dog to round off Bring Your Dog To Work Day with dinner and/or drinks. Cheers! 

North London
Morty & Bob's

Morty & Bobs serves brunch, lunch, dinner and bar snacks. Open until ‘candlelight’ or 11pm, it’s a top spot for after work enjoyment with your dog. We first had the pleasure of enjoying the famous Morty & Bobs grilled cheese sandwiches, which get gourmet’d up with ingredients such as truffles and nduja salami, while we had our stall at Netil Market and it’s great to see them expand to have new premises in this cool new area of London. In addition to their love of cheese (they have monthly wine and grilled cheese tasting events), they also service interesting wines, cocktails and London Beers to help you celebrate your dog’s office debut!

49 Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4DQ

East London
The Ace Hotel

Dare we say it but The Ace is pretty ace if you are a dog about town, as admiring eyes and cuddles await you as soon as your tails whisks through their doors. The Lobby, Café and restaurant are all dog-friendly and with casual seating, it's a relaxed place to enjoy after work cocktails and small plates with friends where your dog is welcome too. It does get busy and buzzy though, so be mindful if your dog gets a bit overwhelmed by fun-loving crowds.

100 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JQ

West London
The Hummingbird Bakery
The Hummingbird Bakery

If you prefer to end the working week on a sugar high, this the stop for you. Located almost opposite South Kensington Station, The Hummingbird Bakery offers a full range of American-style baked treats and desserts including cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies, pies, cheesecakes and more, with vegan and gluten-free options too. Dogs are welcome and they also have branches in Islington, Notting Hill, Soho and Spitalfields too.

47 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3JP

 

South London
Petitou 

Escape the post-work hustle and bustle of Clapham High Street at this light, airy and relaxed gastropub, serving a modern European brasserie menu, which prides itself on working with some of the best small producers the British Isles has to offer. Dogs are allowed to join you inside but there’s also a pretty walled garden that is a suntrap for the early evening glow and a heated and covered pergola to provide shelter should the weather turn.

63 Choumert Rd, Peckham, London SE15 4AR

Central London
La Goccia Covent Garden

La Goccia is an all-day dining restaurant, serving Italian inspired dishes, wood-fired pizzette and botanical cocktails. Part of the Petersham Nurseries group, La Goccia is the brand’s interpretation of the Italian aperitivo and small plates known as ‘cicchetti’. Incredibly dog-friendly, it’s a great place to welcome in the weekend with friends on two and four-legs before heading off home.

1 Floral Court, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9FB

 

Where are your after-work spots with your dog? Share or tag us @Fetchandfollow as we are always on the hunt for someone new to try with our pets and pals. 

#BringYourDogToWorkDay, as organised by HOWND, takes place this Friday 21 June. Dog owner or business, join the fun and make a difference to the welfare of dogs by donating at Bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk/join-the-fun

Fetch & Follow | An Interview with Matthew, Andrew & Mr Greenberg | Malin + Goetz

If you've had a chance to read our Fetch & Follow Story with Sara and Siena you will know that MALIN+GOETZ are great dog friendly company to work for. Not only do they allow dogs in their stores and host dog friendly events but they also have an amazing dog shampoo within their range inspired by founders Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz own dog Mr Greenberg. 

We spoke to them about Mr Greenberg and how their passion for dogs has been an integral part of the brand and lifestyle of MALIN+GOETZ since launching the business in 2004. 

Tell us about Mr Greenberg and how he came into your lives

We adopted Mr. Greenberg from the Green Mountain Pug Rescue in the State of Vermont.  Vermont gets it’s name from French, or the Anglo take on French – Ver (Green) Mont (Mountain).  Berg is the German word for Mountain – and now that he was becoming a New Yorker, what could be more appropriate than the name Mr. Greenberg.

He came in to our lives after our dogs Bob and Junior had passed away about 8 years ago.  I wasn’t ready to get a new dog for a while, so we took some time off.  Matthew started looking at all the dog porn sites and discovered the Green Mountain Pug Rescue.  We discovered Mr. Greenberg, nee Moose, and they brought him down from his foster family to meet us.  We looked into one another’s eyes, and the rest was history.

Could you tell us what a typical day in the life of Mr Greenburg is like?

Andrew: Not only does Mr. Greenberg come to the office with us every day, be he usually comes with us when we travel on business trips as well.  He’s an old hand at going to the West Coast – he’s officially a Emotional Support Dog, so he sits on my lap the entire way – we’d never put him in cargo.  He just made his first trip to London this Spring. 

We're big fans of your dog shampoo, what inspired you to add this to range and what makes it so different to other dog shampoos

Thanks!  Dogs have always been part of our family.  And when you are in the cleansing business, we couldn’t possibly exclude our four legged friends.  We actually use human grade ingredients in our dogs shampoo.  So it’s of exceptional quality.

 You can shop MALIN+GOETZ products online https://www.malinandgoetz.co.uk

 

Fetch & Follow Stories | Sara & Siena | MALIN + GOETZ

If you've ever visited the beautiful MALIN+GOETZ stores in Seven Dials and Islington there is every chance you would have been greeted by the wagging tail of Siena. We had the pleasure of first meeting Sara and her rescue dog Siena when we collaborated with MALIN+GOETZ on the launch of their fantastic dog shampoo a few years ago. Since then we have enjoyed working together on some fantastic dog inspired events. 

We spoke to Sara about how working for dog friendly company MALIN+GOETZ enabled her to finally get the rescue dog of her dreams and how Siena has settled into life as a shop dog. 

Tell us about Siena and how she came into your life

When I got the job at Malin+Goetz, it was finally our opportunity to rescue a dog! Our families are from Italy where there are still lots of dogs for adoption and that’s how we found Siena. At the time I hadn’t got our landlord’s approval, but after seeing her puppy photo, we relentlessly fought to have her!

How does your Siena fit into your general day working?

I love taking her on the tube and having our morning commute together. She’s been a shop-girl all her life, and with some disciplined training, is very chilled with our customers. All the store staff are her aunties and uncles and having a dog at work is so beneficial for the team too!

When you’re not working where do you and Siena like to hang out?

We really cherish Battersea Park. It’s got so much texture; lake, fields and woodland so there are plenty squirrels for her to chase!

What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk and what do you carry them in?

Our Fetch & Follow Collar and Leash is a must, alongside bio-degradable poop bags. 

What adventures do you and Siena have planned for the rest of the year?
We’re planning to go back Tuscany! Last year we drove down and took Siena to her birthplace where she saw her mum, sister, auntie and grandma! The beaches there are great for long walks, all the restaurants are dog friendly and it’s so fun to be on holiday as a complete ‘family’!