Jayne Tapper is a nurse that hails from Newton Abbot, Devon England. She is also a 48-year-old hero to her husband and all other men who have ever dreamed about enjoying a pint in their garden. It seems as if she was tired of her husband sneaking off to the pub so she decided to bring the pub to him. Her husband is 53-year-old Paul Tapper and he benefits from her determination.
As a determined wife, she desired to bring her plan to fruition:
“My husband Paul, an engineer, had always loved popping down to our local, and I could never seem to keep him at home,” she said to Mail Online. “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!”
Jayne was the mastermind behind building the pub. Many of the projects that were part of the construction were things she was interested in doing. The garden was leveled for around $19,500. The cabin cost $3500. A church pew came at a price of $129 and they bought the space invaders game for $844.
“We’d had to get the garden leveled out anyway, which had been expensive, over £15,000, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to play out what I’d always wanted,” she explained. “He won’t want to go to the local anymore – we have three basset hounds and a mate was able to create us a sign for the front of the pub, with one of our dogs, Rufus on. Then I worked on making it like a proper pub – because to start with, it was just like a log house.”
It would have been a lot easier to simply throw up a shed and serve some brew but she wanted everything to be top-of-the-line. The walls were insulated to keep it warm in the winter and it was given to her as a gift from a friend. She enjoyed decorating and furnishing the inside of the pub.
It took some searching on web stores and social media to find everything to stock the bar. She was able to do it for $520. The TV and sofa were donated by family and friends.
“We had fridges donated and then a double one costing £100,” Jayne said. “A fire heater became one of the pub’s center points costing about £70, and then all the little knickknacks, like signs, pictures, and tankards I went and collected from car boots and eBay.”
Jayne has really enjoyed getting the pub ready and discovered that there was something else that would make it look perfect.
Paul has the benefit of staying home at night and enjoying the pub with his friends. They often host friends for parties. There is no cost for his friends to drink and their children, Tom, 31, Lorren, 24 and Jack, 26 also enjoy coming over with friends.
They feel that the pub has brought the family closer together.
Jayne enjoys spending time with her husband and says it has saved the family a lot of money by cutting drink prices and Uber fees.
“It’s great to chill in and it really does feel like I’m in my local!”