About us

Hi ! We are Karl and Kat; partners in life and co-owners of The Dapper Spaniel.

We have over 25 years combined experience working within the field of hospitality; Karl is a highly recommended chef who has worked in rosette and Michelin rated establishments, and Kat is an experienced events and marketing professional.

We have been running our own successful catering and events company for the past 2 years, with an extensive client base and glowing reviews. We are very passionate about our business and have always dreamed of owning our own pub, so we were ecstatic when this amazing opportunity presented itself.

We are continuing to offer outside catering for weddings, corporate functions and private dinner parties while overseeing the pub, so please feel free to contact us for a bespoke menu quotation.




Within our catering company, we only use the freshest ingredients available to create outstanding dishes; we have ensured that those high standards and philosophy have carried over into our restaurant to create a premium but relaxing dining experience for our guests. 

As dog lovers and parents to two springer spaniels ourselves, we are familiar with the struggle to find dog friendly pubs that offer fantastic food as well; we have created a place where dogs are catered for without compromising the quality of food or  dining experience.

The Dapper Spaniel is a high end gastro pub that you can enjoy with your dog; we have dog beds, a designated area within the dining room where  your dog can join you for your meal, and even a dog food and drinks menu.


We chose to call the pub The Dapper Spaniel after our very dapper 9 year old springer spaniel, Archie. We have turned his photo into our logo and utilized it throughout various aspects of our business; he has become pretty famous already, but  thankfully the fame hasn't gone to his head yet


We look forward to meeting you and your dapper dogs, and hope to see you soon at The Dapper Spaniel


- Karl and Kat (& Archie )