Neighbours really do become good friends! Meet the two couples who’ve built their very own pub – wedged in-between their two houses
Here’s the local of all locals! These two neighbours have created their very own pub – in a shed built between their two houses.
Kelvin and Samantha Mayes, 46 and 45, live next-door to Robert and Helen Sheldon, 53 and 45, and could well be the ultimate drinking partners – spending night upon night in their custom-built pub and they’ve called it The Outback Inn.
For just £80, the neighbours, who live in Willenhall, Staffordshire, have kitted out their shed and made it their perfect pub – with home-brewed beers, lagers, wines and ciders.
Kelvin, a forklift instructor, said: “We started home-brewing at the start of the year and it’s all stemmed from there.
“We were quite pally with the neighbours and just wanted somewhere to drink other than our front room and this was the perfect solution.”
At first Kelvin and Samantha thought about setting up a modest bar in their garden but they soon decided on the shed.
One day Kelvin saw some old wooden boxes lying around in the garden and it gave him the perfect inspiration to build his perfect pub.
Kelvin said: “We wanted something a little more intimate and enclosed.
“We all like a drink and enjoy each other’s company but there aren’t many good old fashioned pubs around.
“The Outback Inn is far beyond anything we imagined it would be.”
The pub fits perfectly between the couples’ two houses and it’s fitted with hidden treasures from Ebay auctions and local car-boot sales.
The most expensive item was the pub’s £40 roof while the chairs have come from an old bus and the bar is from one of Kelvin’s old work surfaces.
The friends have tried to give it an Australian feel with beer mats, old drinking mugs, posters and even an old boomerang.