AS National Pet Month draws to a close (April 1 until May 3), one Somerset hotel is still celebrating being named top dog.

The Old Vicarage Hotel in Bridgwater won the Gold Award for the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2020/21.

They won this category in this years Somerset Tourism Awards. The winners were announced on March 18.

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Candida Starling, owner of the Old Vicarage Hotel, said "dogs are family" when they visit.

"Just like family we want them to have the best and most fun holiday possible," she said.

"So, we have dog beds, towels, treats and pooh bags ready for them when they get here. We also have a hand drawn map of local doggies walk.

"We have tables in the restaurant and bar when you dog can join you for supper.

"They can also be with you whilst you relax in our cosy sitting room.

"Come and stay with us and let your dog live the ‘doggie dream holiday’."

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