Family Builds Custom Bar in Their Garden That Looks Just Like a Real Pub Inside

The Drunken Crab Garden Pub by Octavia Chic

Having a local pub is great, but imagine the convenience of having a bar in your own backyard. That’s exactly what the Crabtree family in Manchester, England treated themselves to. During lockdown, they commissioned local furniture business Octavia Chic to create a tiny garden pub, aptly called The Drunken Crab.

Taking three to four weeks to complete, the adorable DIY drinking den is built from wood and looks super stylish from the outside. However, the inside is where the party’s at. The Drunken Crab is not only stocked full of spirits and beer on tap, but the homey interior has been designed to look just like a traditional pub. There’s a corner bar, wooden stools, quirky vintage knick-knacks, and even a fire stove. The Crabtree family also has plenty of Scampi Fries on supply—a staple bar snack of any British pub.

“My husband and I have had a very busy few week's [sic] working on our favorite project to date,” says Octavia Chic. “The Drunken Crab [was] built, painted, and interior designed for the Crabtree family who are loving having their own pub in the Garden.” It’s no surprise that Octavia Chic’s Facebook post about the garden pub quickly went viral. Now with over 35,000 shares, it’s safe to say that this isn’t the last custom garden pub the family-run business will build.

If you’re in the North West area of England and want your own backyard bar, you can contact Octavia Chic on Facebook.

The Crabtree family in Manchester, England recently commissioned local furniture business Octavia Chic to create a tiny garden pub they now call The Drunken Crab.

The Drunken Crab Garden Pub by Octavia ChicThe Drunken Crab Garden Pub by Octavia Chic

From the outside it already looks inviting.

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But the inside is even more special.

The Drunken Crab Garden Pub by Octavia Chic

The interior has been designed to mimic a real, traditional British pub.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Octavia Chic.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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