Name: Peggy Bandey
Breed: Working Cocker Spaniel
Age: 14 years old and an Aries
Home: The Amberley Inn
About me: Hello my name is Peggy or Pegs to my friends. I am the proud owner of The Amberley Inn and welcome all my doggy friends as well as their two legged friends too. We have a really nice pub here, lots of local ales here from Stroud Brewery, lovely wines and a fantastic range of doggy treats to help yourself to. Water bowls are always available and I have a pretty pub garden for my summertime patrols.
Preferred treats: My most favourite treat is a bit of leftover spaghetti bolognaise that my mum cooks. When I was a puppy I was being a bit ‘fussy’ over my food so she popped some leftover Passata sauce on my foodies and it’s been my all-time favourite ever since – maybe I should be renamed Peggy the spannialio.
Special trick: I love balancing my bone on my nose whilst cycling on my tandem bike.
What I love the most: The Amberley is on the edge of National Trust owned Minchinhampton Common, and I love to go on long walks there as I especially love the views across the valley. Once a week I go and play golf with Trevor the boss bloke. We play 18 holes on Minchinhampton Old Course which is I am told is the oldest links course in England- great fun seeing him dodge the cows grazing in the summer months- he does try hard to play well but has me with him to track the lost balls! (of which there are many)
What I do all day: Mostly I try to take it easy. I am 14 years old after all now and whilst I am fit and very happy I don’t like to do too much to clutter my time spent in front of the open fires in the bars.
Why I love my home: We are very lucky to live in a really pretty village in the South Cotswolds, surrounded by large expanses of common land, trees and fantastic views and I am never short of long walks and friendly folk to meet on the way.
Why should humans come to visit: The Amberley Inn is a traditional eighteenth century coaching inn, where time has stood still. Lovely oak panelled bars serving local ales, ciders (sparkling and cloudy), and a fantastic range of wines (one of which from Woodchester Valley Wines is literally grown 200 yards down the hill) and there is also great food served with a large selection of gluten free options and vegetarian meals. All the ingredients are prepared here so we can guarantee quality, provenance and the special ingredient... love.
Why should doggies come to visit: Why should doggies come to visit: As well as the homemade pork scratching which are delicious (I don’t think much of the apple sauce served with them myself but the humans seem to enjoy it!), there are also endless doggy treats on the bar and there is always a fresh water bowl available in the bar and a pretty enclosed safe pub garden, so an ideal spot to stop for a rest mid walkies.