My Dog Friendly London By Herbie and Dave The Frenchies | Balham

Today, I’m so excited to introduce our NEW My Dog Friendly London mini-guides where London dogs share with you their favourite dog friendly London places! We’ll discover the local cafes, pubs and restaurants where London pups love to hang out and why these dog friendly London places deserve to be shared.

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We’ve even got not one but two brand new hashtags to celebrate…

  • #mydogfriendlylondon
  • #londonbylondondogs 

That’s what it’s all about after all, so look out for those or use them to be featured!

Together with the stars of the guides, each week we’ll take you on a tour of dog friendly London, get to know London’s loveable pups and make many new four-legged friends in the process I suspect!

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For our very first My Dog Friendly London feature we have none other than double trouble, Herbie and Dave the adorable Frenchies from Balham. You may already know this pair from their insta – Herbie and Dave and what a pair of characters these two are! So let’s meet Herbie and Dave properly and see where the My Dog Friendly London by Herbie & Dave mini-guide takes us…

Drumroll…please introduce yourselves:

We’re Herbie and Dave, Herbie is 2.5 years old and Dave is a year old today in fact…HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!! We live in Balham, South West London.

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Photo by Herbie and Dave  – Herbie (front) and Dave (back)

What’s your favourite London Park and why?

Battersea Park for its beauty and Tooting Common. On Tooting we often bump into friends who we can get to run around with.

Tell us a bit about yourselves?

Herbie: I am a ball and sock thief.  I also love it in the summer time when I see a picnic blanket, as there is always food lurking about to steal!

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Dave: I love to meet and play with other dogs and sometimes get a little over excited during playtime.  I also like to eat my own poop. Personally I can’t understand why everyone makes a big fuss about it and why they get so cross!

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Double trouble indeed!  Now let’s see what are Herbie and Dave’s top tips for dog friendly Balham and where they like to hang out….

My Dog Friendly London by Herbie and Dave | Dog Friendly Balham Tip #1

Name: Brother Marcus

Address: 9 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JA (also in Angel) | Website

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Why do you like Brother Marcus/ what makes it special as a dog friendly venue?

Not only are the staff very friendly and serve us with our very own Brother Barkus water bowl but there is also a little courtyard garden out the back. Our humans love their brunch style food which is rather unusual from the traditional breakfast style places. They also run supper clubs.

Any top tips for the venue?

Take your own doggie treats! On the weekends there is often a queue so get there early.

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My Dog Friendly London by Herbie and Dave | Dog Friendly Balham Tip #2

Name: The Grove Pub

Address: 39 Oldridge Road, Balham, London, SW12 8PN | Website

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Photo by Herbie and Dave of Herbie and (some of) Herbie’s Dad

Why do you like The Grove Pub / what makes it special as a dog friendly venue?

Not only do they have water bowls ready they also have an unlimited supply of doggie treats to hand. There is a lovely cosy fireplace for those cold winter months.

Any top tips for the venue?

Us dogs are allowed in the bar area but not in the Restaurant.

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Photo by Herbie and Dave

My Dog Friendly London by Herbie and Dave | Dog Friendly Balham Tip #3

Name: Brickwood Café 

Address: Hildreth Street, Balham, SW12 9RQ but also in Clapham, Tooting and Streatham | Website

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Why do you like Brickwood Café / what makes it special as a dog friendly venue?

The staff genuinely seem to like dogs and always come to say hi and offer us a bowl of water. Our humans love their brunch style food served daily. This is an antipodean run café so you can get Aussie treats too!

Any top tips for the venue?

Take your own doggie treats! On the weekends there is often a queue so get there early.

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Photo: Herbie and Dave

My Dog Friendly London by Herbie and Dave | Dog Friendly Balham Tip #4

Name: The Nightingale Pub

Address: 97 Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NX | Website

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Why do you like the The Nightingale Pub/ what makes it special as a dog friendly venue?

As well as providing water bowls they also have an unlimited supply of doggie treats.  There is also a lovely courtyard garden with heaters out the back. They have a lovely cosy fire in the winter months and a good pub quiz.  This is a very traditional locals pub.

Any top tips for the venue?

Drink up and enjoy!

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Thanks guys for your pawsome My Dog Friendly London by Herbie and Dave mini-guide and for these fab new places to try in dog friendly Balham! 
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Let us in…we know you’ve got treats in there!

Make sure to follow Herbie & Dave on instagram to keep up with this loveable pair and their antics.

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Where’s my Birthday cake then?!

Give us a bark (or get your human to send an email) if  you would like to feature in a future My Dog Friendly London mini-guide!
And don’t forget use the hashtags #mydogfriendlylondon and #londonbylondondogs to join in and share your dog friendly tips with us and other London pups.

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See you for next week’s episode!

 

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