Category: | Pub/Entertainment
Our pub-shed is the best. It is located at the end of our garden within an area we established as a wild flower meadow. The meadow doubles as the pubs beer garden and has several mature trees including an elderflower, an acer, cherry and several apple trees. A large pond sits next to the pubs external seating area which is a very pleasant place to relax. In order to make the transformation from summer house to pub complete we repainted the space inside and out and added frosting to the glazing with stencilled letters spelling out beer, wine, spirits and larger. We built the bar and had a spur wired from the house. We then added the ugly carpet and curtains. Internally we built a full size bar, added draught lager and hand pulled beer pumps. A full complement of optics, a spirit shelf and under counter bar fridge provides plenty of storage for stock. For entertainment the pub incorporates a dartboard and ipod docking station. The pub also incorporates plenty of shelving for glasses, ice bucket, wall hung nuts cards and chain secured charity donations giant spirits bottle. The shed is approx 6ft by 10ft and is a secret world at the end of our garden signified only by the pub sign which marks it's existence.
We moved into the property 3 years ago and inherited the summer house as a ruin at the bottom of the garden. We had no need for this space and it was in danger of being filled with junk. Our house originally formed part of Huntingdon County Gaol. Built in 1826 the Gaol was converted into a house in 1866 by a local developer when prisons where nationalised. The house is of impressive architecture and has generous gardens. We decided to celebrate our 20 year anniversary at home in 2013 and converted the shed into a pub to create a focus from which to serve refreshments to our guests. It was perfect. Since then we have used it many times and often entertain down at our local. We brew our own beer for the pub from grain and we are in the process of establishing a microbrewery as a permanent working brewery in another existing shed. Maybe this will be next years entry.
Year first entered 2014
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