Pop-up Golden Retriever Café

Following the success of its Cockapoo Cafe™ in May, leading canine events company Pop + Bark is returning to dog friendly Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate on 10th September. This time, they’re inviting gorgeous Golden Retrievers to paw-ty with their pals, promising a barking good time all round!

Golden Retriever dog

Located in the stunning Essex countryside and set within 110-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, the Golden Retriever Café at Down Hall Hotel will be the largest outdoor event of its kind, with a whole host of activities to make sure all four-legged friends and humans are fully entertained, fed and watered.

Owners and their dogs can delight in a delicious human and pup-friendly BBQ menu curated by the hotel's Executive Chef Robert Pearce, including harissa glazed chicken kebab, Josper smoked sticky ribs, sausage bites and pup burgers. And if that's not enough, the goldies can feast on bespoke pup snacks from the Doggy Barkery including iced treats, the Pupcorn Bar and the world's only Pupuccino Bar, serving pumpkin spiced pupuccinos, plus there will be handpicked stalls from local brands to shop and browse. Dogs will be free to explore the picturesque grounds, as well as relax on the doggy-sized furniture with dog-friendly props - strike a pose for the puparazzi, who will capture all those golden moments. Owners will also be welcome to relax, socialise and mingle with fellow dog enthusiasts on the hotel's striking terrace, whilst sipping on bespoke cocktails from the horsebox bar.

The Golden Retriever Café welcomes only Golden Retrievers to the event, as well as dog lovers attending without their own furry friends. Tickets are priced at £16.25 for adults and £8.25 for children aged 16 or under – food and drink will be charged separately, with the BBQ menu priced at £15 per adult and £10 per child. Entry is 1.15pm – 3.15pm for two hours only, with more slots due to open.

Free parking is available to all guests and those wishing to make a woof-y weekend of it can stay overnight and book a dog-friendly room directly with the hotel, with discounted room rates starting from £180 Bed & Breakfast (based on two people sharing, dogs stay free).

Tails will certainly be wagging for this paw-tastic event. Tickets are available to purchase now: https://buytickets.at/popandbark/973841

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