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Couple Builds A Tiny Irish Pub In Their Backyard During Lockdown

Rather than spending their time at home just sitting around doing nothing, they created a miniature bar in an empty corner of their backyard.

The coronavirus pandemic has many people staying at home. It has been weeks since we were excited about watching Netflix and most of us are just looking for something to do. That is why many people are turning to DIY projects, including one family in Northwest England that took things to the next level.

The husband and wife team who own a furniture refurbishing business in Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK, Octavia Chic, are behind the creation. They’ve built a traditional English Pub that they have named “The Drunken Crab.” Rather than spending their time at home just sitting around doing nothing, they created a miniature bar in an empty corner of their backyard.

“My husband and I have had a very busy few weeks working on our favourite project to date,” Amy Octavia Casey wrote in a Facebook post. “‘The Drunken Crab’ built, painted and interior designed for the Crabtree family who are loving having their own pub in the Garden.”

This picture shows the foundation being laid:

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A log cabin shed kit was used, after which they painted, added shingles, and used some stain.

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They made it look authentic with a lantern, hanging sign, and some flowers.

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The outside is nice but inside is absolutely incredible. It may be a tiny building but there is a lot on the interior:

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It has all the details you would expect in a traditional British pub, only in miniature size. Wall art, coasters, a dartboard, and even a fire extinguisher.

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Both beer and liquor are on tap and there is plenty of room for some wine bottles.

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Beer mugs hang from the ceiling above the bar area

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You can also sit at a corner bench table or at a chair by the tabletop.

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A faux fireplace is there to keep you warm while you are eating crisps.

Posted by Octavia Chic, Wigan on Thursday, June 11, 2020

People are absolutely enamored with The Drunken Crab and are sharing pictures of the little shed.

“This is brilliant, the new normal ur [sic] own pub in the back garden,” wrote Facebook user Carol Jones.

Some commenters are looking for them to build one of these miniature pubs in their backyard. The owner of Octavia Chic, Amy Casey, responded that they have a limited customer base.

“We are based in Wigan and as this took 3-4 weeks to complete we can only consider doing garden pubs in the Northwest,” wrote Casey.

There were also some suggestions for a chalkboard menu outside and umbrella-covered tables. It may seem like a nice place to visit, but I have a feeling that it is open to a limited crowd.