Doghouse is a printed love-letter; celebrating the time-honoured story-telling from the bar, the mystery of the cellar below, and the ghosts that sometimes rattle around upstairs
– reviews of Doghouse magazine –
Doghouse is an ode to the icon of the British landscape: the pub. Whether it be an ivy-covered relic on a village green, a rum-timbered shack on the coast or an inner city backstreet boozer – Doghouse gets to the heart of it, and makes the reader want to go there, pull up a stool and order a pint of Best.
Abigail Whyte, Ernest Journal
If you like pubs and good writing, as much as I do, then you'll probably like Doghouse magazine as much as I do.
It's totally old school, settled in with a Double Diamond, a Woodbine, a pickled egg and a Babycham for the lady. There's lavish, often full-page photography of curling linoleum, patterned red carpets, pewter tankards and rosettes. The editor and photographer share a vision of pubdom so specific it's almost a fetish. Move over The Chap, you've got competition.
Andrew Humphreys, Made With Ink
Doghouse manages to capture the warmth and spirit of the pub itself. ...with insightful and entertaining writing, accompanied by friendly nostalgia and great photography. Like the pubs featured, Doghouse is an honest, straightforward and convivial magazine, that is a pleasure to spend an hour or two in the company of, preferably down the local.
Nick Bentley, Newsstand
Where the magazine shines... is in the totality of its message.... Its outlook is essentially romantic: pubs of all shapes and sizes are wonderful, beguiling and fascinating. This has the potential to do more to 'save' pubs than any amount of woe-is-me whinging. The photos are often immersive, highly evocative full-page portraits of real rooms, in real pubs, with all their faults and flaws (dodgy gas heaters, scruffy carpets, fly-blown windows), and many might have been taken any time in the last forty years. Consider this an endorsement.
Boak and Baily's Beer Blog
A fascinating glimpse into the social pillar of British society. Doghouse celebrates the timeless traditions and rustic aesthetic of true British pub culture; from the ubiquitous empty crisp packet wedged between a well-worn crack in a table, to the myriad of fascinating characters that can be found propping up the bar down any local. Topics range from ghosts, famous battles, random facts, to football and fishing. And of course the promotion of real ale. Great photography makes this quite literally a pub crawl for your eyes.
Morgan Cummins, Houndworthy
It has lovely production values, a pleasing aroma of paper, is thick and just right to read in the pub, has an avalanche of words tumbling over the edge of the precipice, photos of pubs that you might want to enter and others you might want to give a miss, has the size and feel of Wallpaper, and swells with an infectious liveliness. It’s a valuable record of pub life, whimsical and occasionally rambling, but well worth looking out for.
Adrian Tierney-Jones, Called to the Bar
I recently spent an afternoon in the Cock Tavern consuming Doghouse – ‘The British Pub Magazine’. Doghouse is wonderful – a loveletter to all aspects of British pub culture put together in a glorious colour magazine. The first issue features stories on pub crawls, Japanese beer machines, back room rap battles and dogs that have been barred for pissing in the public bar. It magics up a world of pints of mild and Fosters fonts in smoky snugs, and of Tavern Snacks…
Robin Turner, Caught by the River
Just bought my first copy of Doghouse. Great looking contemporary magazine on pubs: check it out.
Bill Bradshaw, I Am Cider
I have a new favourite magazine: Doghouse; it's beautiful and odd all at the same time. Now begins my search for the perfect pub.
Today was a no drink night but edition two arriving from Doghouse: Makes me want a beer.
Philip Diprose, The Ride Journal