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Lockdown Couple Sadie Jones and Nick Threadgold Turn Garden Shed into Swanky Pub for just £500 

A couple who were missing their beer during lockdown have built their very own pub in their garden for just £500.

Sadie Jones, an estate agent, and Nick Threadgold, an interior designer, both 45, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, transformed their old shed into a stunning pub they could enjoy safely at home.

The couple, who have three children, worked tirelessly for three days, spending just £500 and keeping costs down by sourcing materials from Facebook Marketplace and friends.

A Cheshire couple who were missing their beer during lockdown have built their very own pub in their garden for just £50 – seen before its conversion

The couple, who have three children, worked tirelessly for three days, spending £500 and keeping costs down by sourcing materials from Facebook Marketplace and friends (after)

The couple, who have three children, worked tirelessly for three days, spending £500 and keeping costs down by sourcing materials from Facebook Marketplace and friends (after)

Sadie Jones, an estate agent, and Nick Threadgold, an interior designer, both 45, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, transformed their old shed into a stunning pub they could enjoy safely at home

Sadie Jones, an estate agent, and Nick Threadgold, an interior designer, both 45, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, transformed their old shed into a stunning pub they could enjoy safely at home

Sadie told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: ‘I came up with the idea of converting the shed to a pub as a way of getting to go somewhere with all this lockdown.

‘But when we thought about it more it just made sense to have somewhere with an inside as well as outside with the glorious British weather.

‘My partner Nick is an interior designer for Maranatha Kitchen & Bathrooms Ltd so he set to drawing up an initial plan to give us the layout and we set to work from there.

Nick is an interior designer for Maranatha Kitchen & Bathrooms Ltd so he set to drawing up an initial plan to give the layout and we set to work from there

Nick is an interior designer for Maranatha Kitchen & Bathrooms Ltd so he set to drawing up an initial plan to give the layout and we set to work from there

The couple, who have three children, worked tirelessly for three days before completing the shed

The couple, who have three children, worked tirelessly for three days before completing the shed

The couple said the idea of being somewhere for a few hours away from the house for the last 12 weeks has 'a calming effect'

The couple said the idea of being somewhere for a few hours away from the house for the last 12 weeks has ‘a calming effect’

‘Virtually everything was delivered: the scaffold boards for the bar, 3’x2’ timber for the frame and OSB board for the hatch.

‘We had some carpet from a bedroom, and Nick got some mirror board from his work.

‘The brick wallpaper and the tongue and groove was from B&Q.

‘We had a Beerhawk Keg dispenser which we moved into it. I picked up some old pumps and beer mats off a friend for display only.

‘A lot of the interior décor was from Amazon, like the pictures and LED lights.

Virtually everything was delivered: the scaffold boards for the bar, 3'x2' timber for the frame and OSB board for the hatch

Virtually everything was delivered: the scaffold boards for the bar, 3’x2′ timber for the frame and OSB board for the hatch

Sadie and Nick feel that their lockdown project has been a huge success, and that the activity of building it and relaxing in their new pub has been a great distraction during a stressful time

Sadie and Nick feel that their lockdown project has been a huge success, and that the activity of building it and relaxing in their new pub has been a great distraction during a stressful time

The couple said the hardest part was finding a name and eventually decided on the Stagger Inn

The couple said the hardest part was finding a name and eventually decided on the Stagger Inn

‘We have some friends who own The Edge Gin so they gave us some bottles to start off the bar, along with Brisa Marina for some coloured and flavoured vodkas.

‘In all, it cost around £500 including the £80 fridge and £50 freezer we picked up on Facebook Marketplace.

‘It took around three days to complete but like all good projects, it’s still being added to!’

Materials used for the garden shed

  • Carpet from a bedroom
  • Mirror board from Nick’s work
  • Brick wallpaper, tongue, groove – B&Q
  • Beerhawk Keg dispenser, old pumps and beer mats – friends
  • Pictures and LED lights – Amazon
  • Fridge, £80, and freezer, £50, FB Marketplace

Sadie and Nick feel that their lockdown project has been a huge success, and that the activity of building it and relaxing in their new pub has been a great distraction during a stressful time.

‘It’s been great to get stimulated again during the lockdown with something to focus on,’ Sadie added.

‘It took some planning with ordering things for delivery but once we had it all, we started the work.

‘The only thing we really needed to sort was another shed for the garden stuff, and that’s taken about four weeks to come, but that’s the least of the problems.

‘Since we built it, it’s had quite an effect on us. The feeling of leaving your house if only to go to the bottom of the garden is quite a relaxing feeling.

‘It sounds daft but the idea of being somewhere just for a few hours away from the house, which we have been in for the last 12 weeks, has a calming effect.

‘It’s definitely been helpful mentally and physically to do something over these last 12 weeks and we would recommend it to anyone to give it a go.

‘The hardest part was finding a name! We eventually decided on the Stagger Inn.

‘We can’t wait to get some friends round to enjoy it now.’ 

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