The humble garden shed has offered British men a sanctuary from the stresses of family life for decades.
But now Shropshire man Jamie Pearce has taken the concept to new heights after spending £3,000 to convert his beloved shed into a pub complete with beer taps, optics, a TV showing live sport, a fruit machine and a dartboard. The 32-year-old spent a year transforming the 12ft by 8ft shed.
Now the highways supervisor has every man’s dream leisure pad at his home in Shawbury.
He has even named the shed-shaped pub The Three Lions after beginning work to transform it ahead of England’s disastrous World Cup campaign in South Africa last year.
Along with a well-stocked bar, the shed boasts authentic bar mirrors, decorative blue LED lights, bar stools
, a stereo system and a wireless internet connection.
Mr Pearce said the shed had become the envy of his friends. The married father-of-two said: “I was aiming for a sports bar look and now we use it for barbecues and for entertaining friends and family.
“It started when my wife Claire was always complaining about me having the football on the TV in the house. So I built the shed and then turned it into a pub for me and my mates to have our own place.
“My wife and two small daughters now get complete control of the remote control for the TV in the house, while I can watch the match in the comfort of my own back garden. It’s priceless.
He added: “There’s no beer on tap because I would need a licence for that. But when the lads come over they can bring their own beer and we keep it in the fridge.
“I started work on it before the World Cup, but ever since England crashed out I just carried on improving it so I could carry on watching sport in there.”
Now the shed is set to do battle with dozens of others from across the country after Mr Pearce entered it in the National Shed Week competition. He is calling on Shropshire Star readers to vote for it.
Author: ZheJiang QiangSheng Furniture Co., Ltd.
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