Our shed is our favourite pub

[gallery] The pub shed may fast becoming a trend for Shropshire gardens this summer after another county man turned his humble store into a shrine to the traditional British boozer. The pub shed may fast becoming a trend for Shropshire gardens this summer after another county man turned his humble store into a shrine to the traditional British boozer. Richard Wilson, of Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, has turfed out his garden forks and compost and in their place he has installed a comprehensive bar, optics, a digital mini jukebox and even a TV. And the grandfather-of-10 is now planning to go head-to-head with Shawbury man Jamie Pearce who spent £3,000 converting his beloved shed into a pub where he has even installed a fruit machine and a dartboard.

Our shed is our favourite pub

The pub shed may fast becoming a trend for Shropshire gardens this summer after another county man turned his humble store into a shrine to the traditional British boozer.

Richard Wilson, of Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, has turfed out his garden forks and compost and in their place he has installed a comprehensive bar, optics, a digital mini jukebox and even a TV.

And the grandfather-of-10 is now planning to go head-to-head with Shawbury man Jamie Pearce who spent £3,000 converting his beloved shed into a pub where he has even installed a fruit machine and a dartboard.

The pair have both entered the National Shed Week competition.

Mr Wilson, 64, said the shed had been named Richard and Diana's Private Pub as himself and his wife often popped in for a drink.

He said he decided to convert the 3m x 3m shed two years ago as he had been left with mobility problems which made it difficult for him to get to the local pub.

The retired logistics manager said: "I have got over 200 different drinks bottles including 50 whiskies and 10 different brandy creams and I've got three fridges in there as well, one for soft drinks, one for wine and another for beers.

"I've got a digital mini jukebox, a TV and radio, you name it I've got it in here."

Mr Wilson said he often entertained family and friends in the shed pub and said it could be used all year round as it also has a heater.

He also keeps his pride and glory safely secured and even has CCTV monitoring equipment to ensure it is not broken into.

Mr Wilson said his eldest grandson has just turned 18 but he is not planning to hand over the keys to the saloon just yet.

"If I let him in here he'd probably try and drink the lot," he joked.

"All my kids are in their 40s now and whenever they ask what I want for my birthday or for wedding anniversaries I just say get us a bottle to go in the pub."

Mr Wilson asked people to vote for his pub in the Cuprinol competition. Visit www.readersheds.co.uk/share.cfm?SHARESHED=3068

By Russell Roberts

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