The Plum Tree Arms was originally built as a summerhouse ( I had to cut down a plum tree to be able to erect the structure, hence the name Plum Tree Arms ) but my wife said we could utilise it for my grandaughters christening if I constructed a bar. As I normally don't do things by half, I set to and built a basic bar for the christening in August 2008 but continued to add to it for the next couple of years until I finally finished it as a traditional village pub based on a few hostelries around, and in the village in which I live. All the pumps work including the lager pumps with cooler and Co2 gas. We use it regularly for meals, domino and darts tournaments ( normally 4 or 5 work collegues and 4.5 gallons of Wold Top Bitter ) drinks with friends, New Years Eve, charity events and a a meeting venue for The Dick Turpin Scooter Club of which there are six members, all classic Lambretta owners. Have now fitted a wood burning stove to give the pub a bit more character and make it warmer during the winter months. We got a call from a Channel 4 production company in June 2011, wanting to film The Plum Tree Arms for Sarah Beeny's Restoration Nightmare to be aired in November 2011. Filming took place in July 2012 with both Sarah and her husband Graham coming to sample a few hand pulled pints and to get a few ideas for a pub that they were going to buid in Rise Hall. Just had visit by a reorter from the Yorkshire Post wnating to feature the Plum Tree Arms in Tuesday's edition 12th June. Click Exploits of This Sheddie Here link below to view article and pictures.
I had to demolish a greenhouse and cut down a plum tree to clear the area and build a retaining wall to contain 6.5 tons of hardcore on which was placed 70 2'x 2' concrete pavers. all of this had to be wheelbarrowed from the front of the house, through the garage, up onto the raised lawn and into the foundations. The 16'x 12' summerhouse was purchased and erected in a day by a local East Yorkshire company and I built the bar ( with help from my youngest son ). The majority of the pumps, optics and fittings were sourced off the internet, including the 1910 national cash register.
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