Beloved local drinking spot and pooch-loving pub the Hand in Hand in Wimbledon has won the dog-friendly Pub awards for London.

Leading online dog-sitting platform, announced the 12 regional winners of its nationwide Dog-friendly Pub awards as voted for by pub-going dog owners across England.

The Hand in Hand’s Assistant Manager, Christine Blackman said: “We are absolutely blown away!

“To win the London title last year was amazing and then to win the national title in 2016 just meant so much to us. We were determined to retain our London title, everyone, our team, customers and local community have been so supportive and involved in the voting for this year.”

Christine Blackman added: “Being dog-friendly to us means putting this at the core of our business, going out of our way to cater for both humans and their canine companions.”

Now in its second year, the awards recognises the pubs across the UK that embrace ‘paw power’ and those that welcome not just two, but four legged customers.

Richard Setterwall, founder and CEO of Dogbuddy said: “For the second year running, DogBuddy with the help of dog lovers up and down the country have been searching for the best of the best when it comes to dog-friendly pubs with the Hand in Hand, we’ve found just that.

“The superb service demonstrated shows a real consideration for dog welfare and happiness, which we at DogBuddy value above all. The whole DogBuddy pack is proud to congratulate the Hand in Hand on winning the Dog-friendly Pub Award for London.”

The full list of runners- up for London is as followed:

Hand in Hand (Wimbledon)

The Greyhound (Keston)

The Old Sergeant (Earlsfield)

The Woolpack (Southwark)

The Kings Arms (Ealing)

One Inn The Wood (Orpington)

Adam and Eve (Mill Hill)

Simon the Tanner (Southwark)

The Pink Tavern (Earlsfield)

Ye Olde Mitre Inne (Barnet)