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Man Transforms Garden Shed Into Pub


We love seeing the creative ways that people use their garden log cabins, whether it’s just a quiet retreat at the end of the garden, or have converted it into a home office to continue working while in self-isolation.

However, a caravan salesman has converted his shed into his very own pub, reports the Metro, creating the perfect escape from the house while still maintaining lockdown.

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Jim Sangwell, 34, opened his establishment, Fred's Bar, four years ago, and has been paying regular visits to the bottom of his garden, where he has been live-streaming pub quizzes and DJ sets for his friends during isolation.

And Jim, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, has also helped himself to a couple of cheeky pints behind the bar at Fred's Bar - which he says he is treating as "just an extra room" for him to isolate in.

Jim said: "Everyone seems to think I've just built it as a way to still go to the pub during the coronavirus lockdown, but that's not the point at all. It's actually a lot more lonely down there now. It's just nice to have a little extra room for me to come down to and chat with the boys.

"We've been having quiz nights among ourselves, and I'll come down here and do a bit of music which I'll live-stream to them.”

Fred’s Bar was gifted to him by his friend Matt, whose grandad, Fred, originally used it as a potting shed, and it was moved to Jim’s garden four years ago. Jim scoured eBay for bar accessories and spruced up the interior with a lick of paint.

Fred’s Bar now has four seats at the bar, and Jim took great pleasure in hosting small groups of his friends and family.

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Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 15 Apr 2020

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