The Dirty Onion, an authentic Irish pub and restaurant housed in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings and famed for its live music, launched Northern Ireland’s first-ever menu for dogs, and it’s already a roaring success.
Wagging tails one bite at a time, the speciality menu features an array of high-quality, healthy and nutritious treats and dishes, all of which are made in Northern Ireland by leading local pet food provider Naturo.
Dogs can choose from a handful of options that are conveniently categorised by animal age range. With each dish served with vegetables and a bed of rice, menu items span from salmon and potato to chicken and lamb and turkey. Once more, it’s wonderfully priced with dishes starting at just £1.25.
For dessert, pups can indulge in liver brownies bursting with yummy ingredients to promote optimal health and good teeth. Those with a soft spot for creamy concoctions will love Frozzys, a lactose-free frozen yoghurt specifically for dogs. Rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, flavours include blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and original.
Pooches with a penchant for partying can bond with their owners over a beer in The Dirty Onion beer garden, which happens to be one of the biggest in Belfast. And no, the chicken-flavoured Snuffle Dog beer does not contain actual alcohol or hops!
As well as being one of the city’s most beloved dog-friendly drinking dens, The Dirty Onion is the first stop of Belfast’s dog-friendly pub crawl.
If that doesn’t seal the deal, this trendy bar boasts a dedicated dog day three times a year called ‘Pooch Social’. As dreamy as it sounds, the bar puts on a BBQ, live music, drinks galore and, of course, a doggy fair brimming with locally produced dog food, treats and accessories.
These shindigs are in aid of dog charities such as Lucy’s Trust, a cause dedicated to re-homing and caring for unwanted dogs. It’s safe to say that The Dirty Onion is barking up the right tree!