A Downham Market business has opened its cafe doors to its customers’ canine companions.

Reeds Homestore has made its Bridge Street cafe dog-friendly.

A special seating area has been created adjacent to the home and furniture store’s 65-seater café so visitors don’t have to leave their furry-friends behind.

The dog-friendly café was announced on the store’s Facebook page earlier this month and has attracted a lot of positive comments from dog owners. 

Jim Carlile, managing director at Reeds Homestore, said: “We’ve been delighted with the reaction to making our café dog friendly. 

“We’ve owned Reeds for more than 14 years and the café has always been a very popular part of the store. 

“It’s a place we want all the local community to be able to enjoy and to feel at home, which is why we decided to create a space where people’s much-loved pets could join us too. If the dog-friendly area continues to prove popular with our guests we will look into extending it even further.”

The dog-friendly café idea was first suggested by home store supervisor Jess Jones, and was tested by Mr Carlile’s cocker spaniel Beau, before being officially declared open (pictured).