Christmas Pug Cafe coming to London

Pug Cafe is coming back to London for a very merry Pugmas!

It’s our second visit to the city, and Pug Cafe are excited to invite pugs, pug crosses, and their humans to visit our cosey Christmas Pug Cafe at Central Street Cafe on Sunday 17th December 2017.

To make you booking, plase email:

Pug Owners -pugownerlondonxmas@gmail.com

Pug Lovers – pugloverlondonxmas@gmail.com

If you have a pug or pug cross make sure you treat them to a very special Christmas present and book them a visit to Pug Cafe!

You’ll be able to treat your pug to a super impressive range of delicious doggy treats. There will be a whole menu dedicated to our furry friends which will include lots of festive treats including Mince Pug Pies, Dognuts, Pupcakes, Christmas Pudding Cookies and more. Our menu for pugs is proudly brought to you by Rudi’s Doggy Bakery.

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Plus every pug will receive one of our FREE PUGUCCINOS!

Humans you can enjoy the brilliant menu at Central Street Cafe where there will be plenty of cakes, seasonal drinks and festive dishes for you to tuck into to. Central Street Cafe is a wonderfully cute and cosey venue with delicious range of teas and coffees too.

Booking opens on Saturday 18th November at 11am and full booking instructions can be found in our handy FAQ below:

When and where is Christmas Pug Cafe London?

Sunday 17th December 9am – 6.30pm
Christmas Pug Cafe London will be held at Central Street Cafe, 90 Central Street,
London, EC1V 8AJ

Please note this event will be hosted in a smaller venue than our last London event, and you can look forward to a cosey, Christmas atmosphere at Central Street Cafe.

Do I need a booking?

Yes! You need a confirmed booking to attend as these events are strictly booking only.

How do I book if I am a PUG OWNER?

Booking opens on Saturday 18th November at 11am and you will need to send your booking request to pugownerlondonxmas@gmail.com

Please note, our previous events have been extremely popular so we strongly advise you send your booking request as soon as the booking email is released if you hope to be successful. It is worth preparing the email in advance and keep it ready to send.

Please email the secret booking address with the following booking details:

1. Your Full Name
2. How many pugs you are bringing (max 3) + NAMES + attach photo
3. Contact Number
4. Human group size – please keep to an absolute minimum – ideally 2 but we may be able to cater for a few groups up to 4 if you are a family with children.
5. Your 1st and 2nd preferred time slots. If you are completely flexible please state so but only if you are 100% flexible. E.g. you would accept an early or late slot.

What are the time slots available at the Pug Cafe?

Each slot is 70 minutes long, and start at 9am, 10.10am, 11.20am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm, 4.10pm and 5.20pm.

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How do I book if I am a PUG LOVER?

Pug Lovers will also need to email a booking request to this booking email address – pugloverlondonxmas@gmail.com.

Please note, this event is primarily for pug owners but we do have limited spaces available for pug lovers in each slot.

Email us your following booking details:

1. Your Full Name
2. Contact Number
3. Human group size – please keep to an absolute minimum – ideally 2 but we may be able to cater for a few groups up to 4 if you are a family with children.
4. Your 1st and 2nd preferred time slots. If you are completely flexible please state so but only if you are 100% flexible. E.g. you would accept an early or late slot.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to every request due to the volume of expected requests, but if you message us via social media or through our website pugcafe.co.uk then we’ll always endeavour to help.

How do I pay if I have been successful with my request?

We will email you offering a day and time slot – you then must agree to our booking terms and conditions, before we send you a payment link to pay your booking fee. This will be a PayPal.Me link so please ensure you have signed up for an account.

You must pay your booking fee within 48 hours or we may offer your space to someone else. We will then send your confirmation once we have received payment.

How much is the booking fee?

£7.50 each for Pug Owners and £15 each for Pug Lovers.

Each pug owner booking with 1 pug allows for 2 people at £7.50 and any additional guests are charged £10. If you bring 2 pugs you are allowed 4 people at £7.50 each and so on.

The booking fee covers the administration of the event. A proportion of the booking fee is donated to St Luke’s Trust. Please note the booking fee is paid to Pug Cafe organisers, it is not taken by Central Street Cafe. However, all profits from Central Street Cafe go back to St Luke’s Trust.

Central Street Café is a community-focused charity, St Luke’s Trust. St Luke’s Trust strives to improve the conditions of life for the people that live in and around the area by offering a safe and welcoming space in the community and Central Street Cafe is another facet to this. All profits from Central Street Café also go towards covering costs for over 11,500 delicious, healthy and high-quality meals that feed hundreds of elderly Islingtonians each year.

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How long will it take to hear from you?

Please note it may take up to 72 hours to hear from us if you’ve been successful. We expect this event to be very popular, but we cannot anticipate how many requests we will receive.

It may take up to 5 days to hear from us. Please be patient with us during this time, we’ll always endeavour to help but we’re a small team so may take us longer to respond to queries.

Do I need to print off my booking confirmation?

Yes please, print your booking confirmation email and bring it with you on the day.

Can I swap my slot with someone else?

Please do not swap your slot with another guest or give away your time slot whether that be personally, via online giveaway or competition. It is forbidden to sell your booking on.

All changes must be made through Pug Cafe via the booking email. We only accept transfer requests if you are ill, your pug is unwell or has come into season, or you have extenuating circumstances, and it will always be at the discretion of the Pug Cafe team.

You must let us Pug Cafe know at least 5 days before the event if you are unable to attend as after this time we cannot accept any changes.

Can I just turn up?

We are sorry but we ask you do not come to the Pug Cafe without a confirmed booking to avoid disappointment. You will not be able to come in without a booking.

Facebook says there are hundreds of people attending – is this accurate?
Those who RSVP to this event are showing their interest in attending. We cannot cater for all the people who have RSVP’d as attending as we have a strict capacity limit on the day to ensure it is a safe event.

Does my pug have to meet certain criteria to attend?

Yes! If you are bringing your pug they must be well socialised with other dogs, up to to date with their vaccinations, well behaved and unlikely to show aggression to other dogs around food. They must also be healthy and not showing any symptoms of contagious illness nor suffering (or recently suffered) from Kennel Cough.

By putting in your request you are confirming that you adhere to the above criteria. While we understand this is a new experience for your dog, we take it in good faith from you that they are well-behaved and well socialised with other dogs. Please do not make a booking if your dog has shown anti-social behaviour recently – if you are in any doubt contact Pug Cafe.

Will Central Street Cafe be open as normal that day?

Central Street Cafe will be closed to the public during the event.

Will it be safe?

Our main priority is to host a safe and fun event for all which is why we take bookings and adhere to a strict capacity limit. This is a risk-assessed event, and we will do everything possible to ensure it is safe for all those attending.

Pug Cafe does not use a third party ticketing site due to the unique nature of the event. We must take personal bookings to ensure it is as safe for both pugs as it is humans.

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How many pugs can I bring?

Maximum three, but if you want to bring more please put in a request in your booking request email. It may not be fulfilled, but we will try our best to accommodate your grumble.

Please do not make large group bookings, if you wish to be in the same slot as your friends then please let us know in your email and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Are pug crosses allowed?

Yes! We absolutely love pug mixes just as much as pugs. If your pug is a mix, please ensure you tell us what mix in your email.

Are other breeds allowed to attend?

We love all dogs, but as this event is Pug Cafe we can only accommodate pugs or pug crosses. We’re very sorry about that, but we hope to do events for other breeds soon.

My pug has never been to a coffee shop or cafe before, I’m not sure how they will react?

We recommend taking your pug to a dog-friendly coffee shop or café prior to the event to ensure they are OK in this environment. If your dog finds it stressful in any way, please do not bring them to the event and let us know as soon as possible.

Do I need a pug to attend?

Pug Cafe events are primarily for pug owners, but we have limited allocated spaces available for pug lovers too.

Please not for this event due to our strict capacity limit, we can only have a maximum of 6 pug lovers per slot.

What happens if I don’t get a slot?

You will be put on the official waiting list and contacted if a slot becomes available.

Where is the nearest train station?

Old Street station is a 10 minute walk away.

Is there car parking available?
There are several parking options available. You can search Parkopedia or Just Park for all your parking options.

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