A dog-friendly cafe has opened its doors to pets and their owners in Brean this month.
Called COAST, the café has opened at Brean Leisure Park and offers dog blankets, dog towels, water, and a bespoke menu for dogs that features starters, mains, desserts and treats.
With an outdoor shaded seating area, and fully air-conditioned interior for the comfort of creatures great and small, there is free wifi and an extensive menu. The café is licensed and serves Costa Coffee.
Among the drinks for four-legged customers are the amusingly-named ‘Bottom Sniffer dog beer’ and ‘Pawsecco’!
Alan House, Director, said: “One of the reasons we opened the café is that we accept pets on site at Holiday Resort Unity, but until now they were not permitted in our food and drink venues, so we have listened to our customer feedback and provided them with a place where they can take their dog and get something to eat and drink.”
“We went one step further with the addition of the dog menu and selection of treats and drinks and although it’s early days feedback has been brilliant.”
“As well as the high numbers of people that already walk their dogs on the local beaches, with the new stretch of the England Coast Path right on our doorstep we are expecting to see an increase in dog walkers year on year.”
“At a recent workshop we hosted it was highlighted that these walkers would need facilities to stop off for refreshments and comfort breaks throughout the year, and with Brean being very seasonal this potentially created a problem.
We saw this as an opportunity to provide additional services for dogs as well as catering for their owners.”
The café is open to the general public as well as anyone visiting Brean Leisure Park or staying in Brean on holiday. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm.