A VILLAGE pub has been crowned the best dog-friendly pub in Yorkshire.

While pubs were shut during lockdown, Benchmark Kennels gathered votes in order to compile a top five dog friendly pubs in Yorkshire once pubs reopened.

And The Crown & Cushion in Welburn, which reopened to the public on Saturday, came out on top.

They received the majority of votes from dog owners and locals due to their “gorgeous setting and friendly approach to dogs” joining their families for food or drinks.

One customer posted her vote with: “Crown & Cushion are so welcoming with dog biscuits at the ready.”

“After a nice dog walk there’s nothing better than a lit fire for the dog to rest in front of, a nice glass of something & a bowl of chips.

“Muddy boots are also never an issue which can’t be helped in our lovely countryside full of wonderful walks to explore.”

The Oak Tree at Helperby came in at number four, of which the judges said: “You can book a room with your dog or simply visit for a few drinks after a nice stroll, with a huge array of local beers, hand-pulled ales and delicious wines to choose from.”

Last but by no means least on the list is the Rose & Crown in Sutton-on-the-Forest.

The judges said: “This pub is the heart of the village community, being the last standing pub in the village and offering a mean Sunday lunch.

“It’s ideal for those looking for an affordable place to stop off for a pint and a bite to eat after a long day out in York with it being just eight miles out of the city centre.”