DOGS will be banned from all Wetherspoons pubs next month.

The decision has been reportedly been made for reasons including some children are 'scared' of dogs and because some owners haven't been cleaning up their dog's mess.

The move has upset some owners who took to Twitter to vent their fury.

The ban will come into force from September 10 with many regular punters reporting spotting signs warning of the change.

Registered assistance dogs will still be allowed in pubs and beer gardens but the company have asked for owners to ensure their dog is wearing a recognisable leash/collar or harness 'to avoid any confusion or unnecessary upset'.

A statement on the Wetherspoons website adds: "It would also be helpful if you could bring along suitable documentation to explain the dog’s purpose."

Eddie Gershon, Wetherspoon spokesman, said: "Even well-behaved dogs can be unpredictable (every dog owner thinks their dog is perfect).

"We welcome a lot of children and families (younger children in particular can be unpredictable around dogs and many are scared of dogs).

"And we serve a lot of food. Unfortunately not all owners are diligent over cleaning up dog mess."

The no dogs policy statement in full reads: "Please note that Wetherspoon has a policy of not allowing dogs in its pubs, including all outside areas. (Assistance Dogs excepted).

"This policy was introduced shortly after the company was founded in 1979, although in recent years we have allowed a few exceptions.

"After much consultation, we will now be strictly enforcing this policy everywhere.

"In order to give those affected time to adjust we have set a deadline of Monday, September 10th, 2018."