The Wickes Build Your Own Garden Bar Has Bank Holiday Weekend Written All Over It
Tired of spending your summer days stuck in a queue in crowded, sweaty pub, paying over the odds for a pint of crap beer?
Or fighting for space in that overcrowded beer garden full of sunburn warriors?
If you answered 'yes', then fear not - DIY store Wickes might have the solution for you.
Because Wickes is offering you the chance to build your own bespoke garden bar and be the landlord of your own private pub, just in time for a bank holiday garden party.
The bar is on sale all weekend for the price of £250, netting you savings of over fifty quid if you order before Monday. With a little elbow grease and a bit of creativity you could have the bar of your dreams in front of your eyes in no time.
Backyard bars have been growing in popularity in recent years, with many deciding to forego the tedium of slugging it to their depressing local in favour of bringing the party back home and adding a personal twist to the great British pastime of drinking responsibly.
Take for example Paul Nowak, a hobbyist and woodwork enthusiast who recently managed to build a fully-functioning bar in his back garden using nothing but a pallet crates, trays, and assorted items blagged from his mate's pub, all for a grand total of £90.
Speaking to LADBible, Paul said: "It took me a couple of days after I got all the stuff I needed to knock it together. I've always liked woodwork, I should have done it when I left school but I never did.
"I'd put down some decking in the garden and I've always wanted a bar in the garden so I got some pallets and knocked it together."
Behind the bar there's room for a full array of beers, spirits and wines. The world is his booze-flavoured oyster it seems. The pumps themselves aren't working just yet, but once they're properly wired in they'll be flowing freely.
Paul's bar went viral after it was shared in a Facebook group called Extreme Couponing and Bargains and has been shared thousands of times, and yours could be too.
Failing that, you'll have a pile of wood and a load of nuts and bolts all over your garden but no spanner that fits any of them, which means you should probably just give up and have a beer anyway.