Our Good Friday included a visit to Filmore & Union in the sweet little market town of Wetherby. With branches throughout Yorkshire and beyond – Filmore & Union claim to be the home of the totally dog friendly restaurant. Clearly advertised on their website ‘as a family business we know how dogs are an addition member which is why we allow dogs in all of our stores; they can enjoy the Filmore experience too.’ I’m pleased to report that they don’t disappoint. We were greeted by the very hospitable and courteous Marcus who remembered us from our visit to the Harrogate branch last week, and we were shown to an area with a little extra room for me. Well, in terms of size, I’m no ‘shrinking violet’ at nearly 31kg!
Homegrown in Yorkshire and inspired by the San Francisco food scene; Filmore was established back in 2012 to provide an eatery specialising in healthy dishes made from fresh and wholesome produce; sourced from local suppliers, farmers and butchers. I overheard the humans saying; ‘with a reputation of serving food that is ‘nourishing and sumptuous’ benefiting ones’ wellbeing – it makes you wonder should healthy food really taste this good’?
Part of Filmores unique selling point is they’re committed to catering for different dietary intolerances including gluten, dairy, refined sugar and flour free options. Unfortunately for me this didn’t include a doggy diet – no cheeky treats available for me. Well, none that I managed to sniff out with my gun dog nose.
Flying the flag for the dog friendly restaurant they even feature ‘Top Dog’ of the week within their social campaigns and Filmore Friday emails, sharing stories of those lovely pooches that have visited with their Filmore friends.
Keep up the good work Filmore foodie chefs and your enthusiastically welcoming doggy friendly staff – we salute you!
‘Top Dog’ restaurant of the week goes to Filmore.
Perhaps we may visit some more branches on our travels, any recommendations?