‘Interview’ with a pair of Windsor pub dogs

PUBLISHED: 12:34 10 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:34 10 December 2015

Lola and Millie pose with James in The Corner House, photo Maureen McLean

Lola and Millie pose with James in The Corner House, photo Maureen McLean

Maureen McLean

Every month we will be getting down to the bare bones with one or two celebrities – the dogs, cats, feathered and other friends who share our lives

None of the Queen corgis and dorgis was available for comment so we headed nearby to The Corner House pub in Windsor to meet two Miniature Schnauzers, Lola and Millie.

What’s the best thing about being a pub dog?

Food, glorious food, darling. We have lots of friends, especially the four-legged variety, and we go out on group walks with them. Perhaps we shouldn’t say this, but we like big dogs. Sadly, we haven’t met Queenie’s corgis yet, but hope to one day. We always bark at people who knock at the door before our opening time of 12 o’clock. After all, we are in charge of opening hours – it’s a dog thing.

So what about the humans in the pub?

Sometime we look at them with disdain, but do like a cuddle from our dad, James. But we get excited when we see people, especially when we hear the rumbling of the doggie treat jar.

Millie, tell us a secret about Lola.

Ooh, she loves rooting through handbags. Sometimes there are stray sweets in girlie handbags, but we’re not allowed chocolate as it poisonous to us dogs. Lola’s a bit like Peggy Mitchell of EastEnders, and likes to sort things out and put them straight.

If you ran the pub, what would you do differently?

Do away with plates and eat off the floor, and have a doggie treat vending machine. At the moment we get put upstairs when guests are having food served as we can be naughty and steal tasty morsels. We would change this rule!

What’s your favourite local place that’s not The Corner House?

The Long Walk in Windsor. We like the Changing of the Guard, but aren’t so keen on the horses that come past our pub.

How did you meet James?

James was visiting a friend in Manchester for the weekend, met some other Miniature Schnauzers and realised how wonderful we are. He came to the kennels and we all agreed it was a perfect match. So here we are! 

About The Corner House

The pub is owned by James Snelgrove. He used to work in telecoms and customer service, but decided it was time to escape the corporate world. His first pub was in Farnham, Surrey, but when the chance came up to own The Corner House in August 2012, James grabbed it.

They pub is popular with local residents and business people seeking lunch or dinner, and there is a large function room upstairs available for hire. They have quiz nights on Mondays, live music on Friday and Saturday evenings and on alternative Sundays there’s Bingo Bongo with outrageous pensioner ‘Elsie Crumpet’.

22 Sheet Street, Windsor, SL4 1BG; 01753 862031 thecornerhousewindsor.co.uk

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