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Seven Essentials to Make Your Small Garden Bar The Place to be

A small garden bar is a real bonus and can be used all year round. Setting up your garden outbuilding as a fully functional bar creates a fantastic place to entertain friends. If space is limited, concentrate on getting the essentials for an authentic bar experience. 

Whether you like to get experimental with cocktails, or beers of the world is more your scene, the devil is in the detail. You small garden bar needs more than just somewhere to sit and something to drink. It needs personality. This list of home pub essentials will take your small garden bar to the next level

7 Essentials for Your Small Garden Bar

Staying in is the new going out so make the most of your garden room by creating the coolest bar in your postcode. Below are 7 essentials to give your at-home bar the perfect finishing touches!

1. A Big Screen is Non-Negotiable

Whether you’re planning on showing a big sporting event or the must-watch finale of your favourite reality show, a bar isn’t complete without a TV. Mount the screen on the wall to save some space, or if you’ve got room, use a projector for a cinema-style experience.

2. Invest in Stylish Furniture

Just because there isn’t a lot of room, doesn’t mean you should skimp on the furniture. Splash out on something to sit on that’s a bit special. Comfort should be priority but it needs to look the part too, so shop around. Bar stools are a given but you might want to consider some folding furniture that can be used outside or in as well. That way, on warm nights you can open your doors and drink in the garden.

3. You Small Garden Bar Needs Fancy Glassware

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Only amateurs have a one-glass-fits-all policy. Wine shouldn’t be consumed from a pint glass (unless you’ve had a very bad day) and cocktails need to be served in something suitably flamboyant. Invest in a selection of glassware that has something to serve any drink you can dream of.

4. A Wide Selection of Drinks

Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also what differentiates a garden bar from a wine rack. Buy in some of the nation’s favourites (and perhaps a few wild cards) to ensure you’re always serving what your friends are drinking.

5. Bar Snacks Will Go Down a Treat

There’s something about drinking that makes you hungry, and your guests will be grateful there are snacks on the menu. Peanuts, pork scratchings and ready salted crisps are bar staples so try and keep a few packets of each in stock.

6. Show off With a Neon Sign

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Your bar needs a name, and that name needs to be immortalised as a sign. Bona fide bars proudly display neon signs to liven their walls and let the punters know they’re open. Dress up your bar and impress your guests with your bar’s name in neon for that touch of authenticity!

7. Custom Beer Mats are a Great Finishing Touch

Why stop at the sign? Get custom beer mats to proudly display on your bar and prevent those pesky moisture rings from forming. Beer mats make for a great finishing touch for that real bar feel.

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