Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
Got a Corgi? Well your pup is in for a right treat.
Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, a special pop-up cafe is opening up in London dedicated especially to the Queen’s favourite breed of pooch – and it looks like a barking good time.
The event, taking place at The Refinery in Bankside, London on Sunday 29th May, is going to be packed full of fun things to do, and encourages pups to be off-lead for the occasion.
There’s set to be a ‘chill-zone’ for older dogs, professional photographers to snap pooches and their owners/ admirers and fun dog accessories to play with, from The Crafty Dog Co.
Also expect dog-friendly refreshments from The Doggy Bakery, including ‘lollipups’ and ‘dognuts’, which can be found at the custom Pupuccino Bar.
There’s also brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and a cheeky cocktail bar on site, too. Although, tipples are not for your doggo, obvs.
The event is run by Pop + Park, who put on “breed-specific events” which are perfect way to socialise your dog, whether they’re an excitable puppy or older pet.
And if your dog is really loving it, you can stay for the After Pawty. Nope, we’re not making this up… your dog’s social life is officially more lit than yours.
The best thing is you don’t have to have a Corgi to attend… those who are seeking doggy cuddles are also encouraged to rock up. Result!
Announcing the event on Instagram, the Pop & Park crew said: “In celebration of @theroyalfamily HRH The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are hosting a pop up event @therefinerybankside in honour of Her Royal Highness’ favourite breed and furry consort – her beloved Corgi and Dorgis!
“If you have a Corgi (or just love them) then don’t miss the chance to treat your Corgi to a right royal day out, meet lots of fellow Corgis, Corgi owners and dog lovers and be part of an exciting, buzzing experience…”
Tickets start at £7.75 for kids under 16 and cost £13.75 for adults with a corgi, whilst those just turning up for the cute pooches will have to fork out a little more dough.
Corgis can leave their wallets at home, because their tickets will be free, and they’ll also be treated to a pupuccino on arrival. A fitting tribute to the Queen’s favourite dog, if you ask us.
Grab your spot here.