ELEVEN Pembrokeshire businesses have triumphed at the county 'Oscars' of the dog-friendly world.

The Dog Friendly Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards, now in their second year, and the only of their kind to be held in the UK, celebrate and recognise the Pembrokeshire businesses that go above and beyond to welcome dogs to the area.

At a special judging ceremony, hosted by Burns Pet Nutrition and Pembrokeshire Tourism, Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages took home the award for Best Self-Catering Accommodation Provider, thanks to its forward-thinking approach to dog guests.

For those looking for a bite to eat, Fuchsia Caffe in Tenby, winner of the Best Café category, offers a table service so that diners don’t have to worry about manoeuvring between tables and counters with a dog in tow.

Meanwhile, The Brewery Inn Cosheston took the prize for Best Pub.

Best Campsite category winner Coastal Meadows allows two dog guests to stay for no extra charge.

Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa was awarded the title of Best Hotel, boasting a resident dog hotelier named Freddy, as well as designated areas for guests to relax with their pooch.

Other winners from the awards include: Best Dog Friendly Beach – Freshwater East, Best Dog Friendly B&B – Moreton House, Best Caravan Park – Nash Mountain Farm, Best Dog Friendly Town – Saundersfoot and Best Dog Friendly Attraction – Carew Castle & Tidal Mill.

The awards were judged by Welsh pet food maker, Burns Pet Nutrition.

Burns Founder and Veterinary Surgeon, John Burns, said: “We are extremely passionate about developing the bond between humans and animals. These awards allow us to celebrate this and praise Pembrokeshire for its efforts in ensuring its facilities welcome holiday makers and their animal friends.

“Taking your dog with you on holiday eliminates the need to find care arrangements, which is often a major concern for pet owners when embarking on a holiday.”

Dennis O’Connor, tourism liaison officer at Pembrokeshire Tourism, said: “Pembrokeshire is a very special place for visitors and we are delighted to have been able to recognise the work of dog-friendly businesses throughout the county as well as our fantastic towns and beaches.

“Many people now take two or more holidays a year and tend to have a week abroad and a week exploring the UK. Increasingly, visitors are looking for dog friendly destinations to avoid the distress of leaving their pets in kennels.”

A Dog Friendly Pembrokeshire video may be viewed on YouTube at youtu.be/n9yDZq-FAcA