A Wimbledon pub is in poll position to be named the most dog-friendly pub in London.

Wimbledon Pub Hand in Hand is in poll position to win the Dog-friendly Pub Awards 2017, having also triumphed last year.

The vote is being run by dogbuddypubs.com and the current top 10 also includes The Old Sergeant in Wandsworth, The Park Tavern in Southfields and The Pig and Whistle in Southfields.

Petra Torrington, a customer at the Hand in Hand who visits a couple of times a month with her 13-year old Springer Spaniel rescue dog, stressed how it’s so hard to stay away from the pub.

She said: “The location is gorgeous, and it’s a nice pub to visit after a long walk. Andrew, the Landlord and Christine, the Assistant Manager are always welcoming to everyone, including everyone’s dogs.

“They’ve really built a sense of community with their walking events- it’s really powerful.”

Cast your vote at dogbuddypubs.com