In the bars and restaurants of the Haute Somme, dogs can also sit at the table


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With summer on its way, the terraces have been taken by storm. For dog owners, the problem is that some companies refuse dogs. But not in Albert, Roye or Péronne, where almost all cafes and restaurants accept them indoors and outdoors.

At Bistrot, in Albert, Batman, a one-year-old chocolate labrador, lies inside and takes a siesta on the chaise longue near his master, a regular at the place. Employees often welcome people with their four-legged friends. As long as they remain calm and do not disturb other customers or staff. ”
Personally, I have never had problems, not even elsewhere, with my dog.indicates Batman’s master. It is also a matter of education.

In Péronne, on the terrace, Ilou is comfortably installed in the arms of his master when he is not posing on his designated chair. ”
We come from the coast and even there we never have a problem getting it with us, especially on the terraces
Assures his masters.

“We respect the basic hygiene rules”

If the law is clear for food businesses – outright bans on dogs, except for guide dogs and guide dogs for the blind – it’s more unclear for restaurants and cafes. It does not formally ban them, but professionals must still respect the rules of hygiene. At Albert’s Corners Pub, the boss, Yannick Gillon, has therefore made a choice: only small dogs indoors. ”
I once had a customer who found a hair from the big dog next to her on her plate … And then the other customers will not necessarily eat next to an animal. »

When we lend a bowl to the dogs, we do not serve a customer right after, we do not play or caress the dog during the service … We respect the basic hygiene rules!
“, Abounds the owner of Louis XI, in Péronne, place André-Audinot. The same old story at the brasserie Le Central, where the masters’ good sense is also emphasized. ”
The French clientele often comes with small dogs. But the foreign clientele, especially the Dutch, come on holiday with big dogs – malinois, German Shepherds … – They have everything they need and they are very calm. The only thing is, when it rains, it can be complicated because there is less room for them inside. »

“As long as he is smart and does not pose a problem”

In Roye, three cafes agree: ”
We accept dogs
“. A four-legged welcome possible at the anniversary in the town hall square and at the headquarters, rue Duquesnel. But in fact, only Frapamasy La cloche d’or seems to have recurring visits of animals. To Gilles Caron, the owner:”
Every afternoon, customers come with their labrador. As long as he is smart and does not pose a problem, he is welcome. A dog is a reflection of its master. If we have one, it should not be a burden when we take a drink.
To Gigliola Spigolon, Head of Roye Headquarters: ”
People need to have common sense. If they know their dog is not respectful, they will not take it with them. For a cup of coffee or a drink on the terrace, of course, the doggies can come, it’s not a problem.
‘If necessary and at the request of the clientele, bowls will be provided to make the waiting time more comfortable for the dogs.

In the bar Les 3 Pigeons d’Albert, doggies are also accepted. ”
They just do not have the right to get on the seats!
the boss smiled. The owners dog of 12 is even behind the counter with its masters. ”
Before, she gave change, but with Covid we do not do it anymoreexplains the owner. We’ve never had a problem with her in Albert. The only times were when we went on holiday: some restaurants refused it. In that case, we were on our way.

Sometimes troublesome customers

If restaurateurs accept our four-legged friends, they sometimes fall on sacred bones. ”
Once I remember it was a May 1st, they were 4 people with two large dobermans and wanted to eat indoors, but the room was full. I denied them
“, Remembers the head of Corner’s Pub of Albert.

At Louis XI in Péronne, the owners already remember taking in a Pyrenean mountain dog: ”
It took up all the space along two tables!
And the plate is at the Bistrot d’Antoine, right next to:
Two show dogs that should be my size. They were beautiful, but how great they were!

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