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Wife Builds Pub In Back Garden To Stop Husband Sneaking Off For A Pint

by : Julia Banim on : 05 Dec 2019 17:37
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A woman who became sick to the back teeth of her husband nipping down the pub for a crafty pint has opted to take matters into her own hands, going as far as to build a pub in their back garden.

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Paul Tapper, of Newton Abbot in Devon, has long enjoyed a swift drink with his pals at his local, driving his wife Jayne to exasperation.

And so, in a bid to get her hubby to stay home more, Jayne, 48, built The Doghouse Inn, complete with a well-stocked bar, sign and even a small beer garden.

Find out more about this unique pub below:

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The mum-of-three intends to host parties at the pub, as well as using it for some well-deserved chill-out nights at home.

Jayne said:

My husband Paul 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 landlady and then I can really tell people – my husband’s in the doghouse!

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The finished result looks very authentic indeed, but hasn’t been cheap. The couple forked out £15,000 to have their garden levelled out, before splurging around £2,700 for the initial build of the cabin.

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They kept things as thrifty as possible when it came to the decorating process, making use of social media and resale sites.

However, Jayne found she couldn’t say no to a £100 church pew for the seating area. She also bought a £650 space invader game, bringing a sense of Friday night fun to the pub.

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The result is genuinely remarkable, with great attention to detail given to the interior, right down to the beer mats and dart board.

The Doghouse Inn has proven to be a new favourite hangout with the couple’s three grown-up children, Tom, 31, Lorren, 24 and Jack, 26, all of whom reckon it will save them a few pennies. Even Paul is enjoying himself at his new – very local – local.

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Jayne said:

Paul will even bring round his mates now and we always seem to be busy, 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.

It’s great to chill in and it really does feel like I’m in my local!

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Cheers to the Abbot family on their small but perfect back garden boozer, got a pub quiz on any time soon?

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: News, Devon, Drink, Garden, Husband, Pub, The Doghouse Inn, Wife