As Bournemouth records its hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures hitting 30.5°C, catering staff at the South Coast resort have been serving iced treats to a new breed of customer – the furry, four-legged kind!
Dog treat brand, Billy & Margot – as seen on Dragon’s Den and voted ‘Best Dog Product of the Year’ – has just gone on sale at Pier Approach in perfect time for the summer season. Available in three flavours: strawberry and apple; apple, banana and carrot; and honey and banana, the specially designed treats come in edible tubs and are dairy and grain free. They contain real fruit, aloe vera, flaxseed oil and coconut, making them nutritious as well as tasty.
Andrew Wood, Catering Manager at Bournemouth Seafront, said: “Dogs love the sunshine just as much as we do – possibly more! It’s great for them to be out and about enjoying the seaside but, in this warm weather, we all want to make sure they stay cool and hydrated. We want everyone to enjoy our award-winning seafront and, this summer, we’re happy to be able to cater for dogs too!”
Bournemouth and Poole enjoys a spacious coastline spanning 10 miles of sandy beaches which enabled the resort to welcome 80,000 visitors on Saturday with room to spare! Bournemouth’s seafront catering outlets also experienced their busiest day on record.
With the warm weather set to continue tomorrow, Bournemouth Tourism is encouraging people to discover the delights of the UK’s coastal resorts.
Mark Smith, Director of Tourism for Bournemouth, said: “Bournemouth’s popularity is the result of a combination of fantastic weather, the growing appeal of the staycation and continued investment in the resort. Thanks to constant innovation and development among our hoteliers, restaurateurs and entertainment providers, we are perfectly set up to create memorable experiences for all of our visitors.”