David from Essex wanted to go to a bar, so he just decided to bring a bar to his own yard. He made a backyard bar in honor of the pub his wife’s parents used to run, 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.”
Between construction and the little details, the conversion cost around £2,000, or $2,467, all in.
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.” Ok, I’m going to have to deduct some points here. Get this lad a working tap!
“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.”