If you can’t go to the bar, then you gotta bring the bar to you. David from Essex decided to build his own pub in his backyard and it’s epic. The backyard bar is in honor of the pub his wife’s parents used to own, called The Mitre.
”Our garden pub is named The Mitre, with pictures of Amanda’s parents above the bar, in honour of them.”
”A few years before work started on the pub I bought Amanda the Mitre sign that we now have hanging outside, and I promised her then that I would build it. Amanda’s reaction when she first saw the sign that I had bought her was tears of joy, very emotional.”
The whole build cost David around $2,467. Which is pretty inexpensive considering the awesome outcome.
Included in the space is a full sound system with a projector streaming live sports and hooked up to a karaoke machine. The pub even features a real working bar hatch and door.
“Parts of the bar are made from Amanda’s old wooden sleigh bed, something we joke about all the time. We have always liked the idea of a penny wall, so the main wall is covered in over 22,000 individual pennies stuck by hand by the both of us. The ceiling is covered in over 200 old pub trays and brewery signage, plus beer mats and pub memorabilia.”
“The pub is fully stocked with wines, spirits and many beers, but unfortunately the pumps are only for show I’m afraid – although they do light up.”
“It has a real pub feeling in the evenings when we get the battery candles flicking, the fake flame fire burning and the music playing, all with a nice pint of Guinness. It was most certainly worth every penny and we can’t wait to hold a few parties once the threat of the virus has passed.”