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Fish and chip shop launches Scotland’s first ever dog-friendly menu

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A FISH and chip shop has launched a menu for dogs to become Scotland’s first canine-friendly chippy.

Award-winning Cromars in St Andrews, Fife, has created dedicated offerings for hungry pooches.

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Cromars Fish & Chip shop in St Andrews has launched a dog-friendly menuCredit: Sandy Young
Half of all takings from the new canine-friendly meals will be donated to the SSPCA

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Half of all takings from the new canine-friendly meals will be donated to the SSPCACredit: Cromars
Chris O'Donnell from East Kilbride visited the chippy with his pooch Oakley

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Chris O’Donnell from East Kilbride visited the chippy with his pooch OakleyCredit: Dave Johnston

The new menu includes £2 beef sausages and £1.50 ‘puppucinnos’ – whipped cream that is usually served in an espresso-sized cup or a small bowl.

The popular chippy is also offering free dog biscuits and 50 per cent of sales from the canine meals will be donated to the SSPCA.

Cromars’ owner, Wendy Napthine-Frame, said the menu was inspired by the amount of customers who visit the eatery with their four-legged friends.

The businesswoman, who also has three dogs of her own, also wanted to help owners enjoy their suppers in peace by offering pet meals.

It is estimated that around a third of UK households have a dog and 83 per cent of people say they feel guilty leaving their pooch at home when they go on holiday.

Ms Napthine-Frame said: “We are a nation of dog lovers. I have three dogs myself, so I know how much people love them and want them around as part of the family.

“We see so many people travelling with their dogs now, especially as we come into the summer season, when the city is teaming with tourists and visitors.

“We are blessed in St Andrews with wonderful beaches and countryside, offering perfect walks for dogs and their owners, and for years Cromars has welcomed them all afterwards for a fish supper.

“I’ve often thought we should create a special menu for dogs, not least so that owners can eat our award-winning fish and chips in peace, without the pleading eyes and the nose-nudges that as dog owners we all understand.

“So, we have done just that with the introduction of our new menu, which is catering for doggies and doing good by helping support the tremendous work that the SSPCA does in Scotland.”

Cromars won the ‘best fish supper on the east coast of Scotland’ gong at last year’s Scotland’s Fish and Chips Awards.

Cromars' owner Wendy Napthine-Frame is behind the new canine menu

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Cromars’ owner Wendy Napthine-Frame is behind the new canine menuCredit: Sandy Young
Cromars is a multi award-winning fish and chip shop

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Cromars is a multi award-winning fish and chip shopCredit: Dave Johnston
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