The Rise of Garden Pubs in the UK
You have probably already seen something about the incredible rise of garden pubs in the UK in recent years.
The idea is that you build a small pub in your garden and use it for fun nights with your friends. This is a fantastic way to use up some empty space in your property and to give yourself an interesting feature that it also really useful.
People all over the country are building their own garden pubs, with the choice between buying a flat pack one or building it from scratch. If you want to add some fun to your outdoors space then this is something well worth considering.
How to Get Started
The first point you need to cover is whether or not you have enough room for this. The good news is that many of the models on sale are really tiny. You could get one that takes up just a few square metres or you could go for something bigger if you like. You could start by looking at models on eBay or Amazon. Some of the basic models are just simple structures while others are pretty complex. The smallest ones are pretty cheap to buy too. If you want to build your own then you will clearly have a lot more flexibility in terms of the model and the size you choose.
Adding Accessories and Fittings
Probably the most enjoyable part of building a garden pub is when you come to fitting it out. You can add a big screen TV, comfy chairs, a jukebox, photos, sports items and anything else that fits in. It can be the pub that you have always wanted to drink in. Some people go for a cluttered feel by cramming in as much as they can. Others choose to keep it clean and simple. It all comes down to your personal taste and what events you are likely to use it for. Check out a few photos of what other people have done, to see if that gives you any inspiration for your model.
Of course, just because you have a pub in your garden doesn’t mean that you need to drink a huge amount of alcohol in it. In fact, you might just like the idea of having a cosy place to drink some orange juice or tea in the garden. If you do plan to do some drinking in here then you may want it to look like a real pub, with beer pumps and such like. The truth is that you won’t want the complications of genuine beer kegs and tubes leading to a pump. However, it isn’t too difficult to get something that looks real without causing any of the hard work of a genuine pub.
After that, it is simply a question of giving your pub some good use an making sure that you enjoy the fact that making a trip to the pub is now just about the easiest thing you could possibly do in your spare time.
For photos – http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/garden-bar