Woman Builds Pop-Up Pub In Garden So Dad Can Celebrate His Birthday During Lockdown
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A woman has built a pub in her back garden so her dad could still celebrate his birthday while on lockdown.
Lottie Hiscox, 29, and her brother Jamie made their dad his very own pop-up pub - The Lord Ravensbourne - in his shed by getting creative with some old boxes and paint.
Speaking to LADbible, Lottie, from London, said: "Listening to the very sound advice of the Government to stay home, we were a little sad we couldn't celebrate my Dad's birthday at our local pub.
"So, I decided to take some IKEA [boxes] and wine boxes out of the recycling and set to work the night before, making a pop-up pub in his much-loved garden shed."
Lottie raided her childhood bedroom to dig out some paints and crayons to add a bit of a colour.
She then cut up on an old carrier bag to make bunting and used old beer bottle stickers to place on the pub's 'taps' - which move like real beer pumps, by the way. Surely Lottie has earned herself a Blue Peter badge here?
She added: "The traditional pub sign is inspired by my brother's face and we named it The Lord Ravensbourne as the river Ravensbourne runs through our garden.
"I've hung up a dart board which was gathering dust in the shed, because every pub needs a dart board, and the paintings were actually painted by myself whilst in isolation too." Fair play.
It will come as no surprise that Lottie's dad 'bloody loved it'.
"He was genuinely chuffed, and we had a fabulous day in the pub for him," Lottie said. He's even considering live-streaming a karaoke night and a pub quiz from his new brand-new watering hole.
Her crafty pub has since inspired a couple of her mates, who are also currently building their own garden pubs and say they can't wait to visit The Lord Ravensbourne once the lockdown is over.
Offering advice for anyone else thinking about getting creative during isolation, Lottie added: "Use your imagination, however silly; raid your childhood art supplies, but most importantly stay at home!"
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