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Woman Builds Husband A Pub In Their Back Garden To Stop Him Going To His Local

Woman Builds Husband A Pub In Their Back Garden To Stop Him Going To His Local

A British woman has brought a whole new meaning to her husband 'being in the doghouse' after she built him a pub in their garden named the Doghouse Inn to keep him from visiting their local boozer every night.

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Jayne Tapper created the ultimate solution to keeping her husband at home by building the back garden boozer over a span of five months for a cost of £4,070.

Now hosting parties for Paul and his pals, the nurse, 48, said: "My husband Paul, 53, an engineer had always loved popping down to our local, and I could never seem to keep him at home.

"And so I got thinking - why not create my own pub, become my own lady and then I can really tell people - my husband's in the doghouse!

Jayne Tapper built her husband a pub in their garden named the Doghouse Inn (Credit: Caters)
Jayne Tapper built her husband a pub in their garden named the Doghouse Inn (Credit: Caters)

"We'd had to get the garden levelled out anyway, which had been expensive, over £15,000, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to play out what I'd always wanted, " she added.

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"He won't want to go to the local anymore - we have three basset hounds and a mate was able to create us a sign for the front of the pub, with one of our dogs, Rufus on."

Jayne's three children, Tom, 31, Lorren, 24 and Jack, 26, all love the pub in the garden too as they're able to have friends round and get in the drinks, without spending all their cash.

The back garden boozer took five months to build and cost just over £4,000 (Credit: Caters)
The back garden boozer took five months to build and cost just over £4,000 (Credit: Caters)

Although the cabin-style pub cost £4,070, the family reckon they've saved hundreds in the long run.

Breaking down the figures of the build, the Devon native explained that the log cabin was £2,700 before it was insulated with materials donated by a friend.

Jayne added that is only costs £400 to build and stock the actual bar while they only had to purchase one double fridge for £100 as the others were again donated by friends.

Although the cabin-style pub cost £4,070, the family reckon they've saved hundreds in the long run (Credit: Caters)
Although the cabin-style pub cost £4,070, the family reckon they've saved hundreds in the long run (Credit: Caters)

When it came to decorating the cosy boozer, they spent £100 on a church pew as well as £650 on a Space Invaders game but they were lucky to save on the pub's sofa and TV, which were free from family.

She added: "A fire heater became one of the pub's centre points costing about £70, and then all the little knickknacks, like signs, pictures and tankards I went and collected from car boots and eBay for around £50."

Delighted with their back garden pub, Jayne said: "I'm always finding things for the little pub, and it's not just become a man cave as such for Paul - I love using it too and I'd quite happily spend most nights in there.

Jayne says she uses the pub just as much as her husband (Credit: Caters)
Jayne says she uses the pub just as much as her husband (Credit: Caters)

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Topics: Life News, Home, Real, Food And Drink, Interiors

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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