And the Winner of Britain’s Best Home Bar is…
Over the past month, we have been on the hunt to find the best home bars in Britain. We asked the British public to send in photos of their home bar setup, to be in with the chance of being crowned ‘Britain’s Best Home Bar’, as well as winning a year’s supply of free beer.
We have been inundated with entries and would like to thank every single person that entered. In total we received a staggering 371 entries from across the UK which we then whittled down to just 15 finalists. – but now, Liberty Games can reveal Britain’s Best Home Bar and the winner of a year’s supply of free beer.
Lee Morris from Albrighton, Shropshire, has been crowned Britain’s Best Home Bar.
The pub is called the Albert Arms and is located in Albrighton on the border of the West Midlands and Shropshire.
Talking about when he built the bar, Lee said: “The pub is all handmade by myself using a lot of recycled materials. I’ve had the pub for about 7 years and we’ve had many good curry nights. It really does give you that ‘Friday night feeling’.”
Lockdown hasn’t been a problem for Lee, as he has been able to get a pint whenever he wanted. “I homebrew a lot of beers and use traditional hand pulls to give a real pint feel. Inside the pub, I have a fully stocked bar with spirits and optics.”
Equipt with a log burner, dartboard, cable TV, drums and leather sofas it’s no surprise that Lee is incredibly proud of his home bar. Lee said: “I still sit in the pub now and smile to myself about how great it looks, it really is the best space.”
But who was Lee up against in the running for the title of Britain’s best home bar?
In no particular order, here are the three runners up from this year’s home bar competition.
A Tiki-themed home bar from Greg Rhodes in Cheshire, sending you straight to tropical paradise. The owners of this bar simply said “If you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach home.” Complete with tropical cocktail ingredients and beachy decoration, you won’t need to travel far for some sunny relaxation.
A traditional pub-style bar from West Lothian gives the owners plenty of time to perfect their pool skills
“We started building ‘The Garage’ after I decided to buy a pool table to practice on as I was so bad at pool. I only wanted a bit of worktop to pour drinks on and a mini-fridge to keep them cool. Al ( my hubby) took it that bit further. I picked up furniture going free or cheap and we did all the work ourselves. We still keep an eye out for anything that we can add to The Garage but starting to struggle for room.”
‘The Stayin Inn’ pub in Durham was a more classic garden bar with glistening fairy lights and rustic bar stools. This bar was built during the Covid-19 lockdown and is a very impressive project. The owner said:
“As a family of 6 with 2 of the members of the family under the COVID19 shielding programme, going out was not an option so we created our very own “Staying Inn”. My husband, who was furloughed from work, decided to build the bar to enable us to all be together at least in the garden where we could have a socially distanced drink and a catch-up. The bar has been fundamental in keeping our family together and has kept us all going. It has now become a talking point in our family and our local area and we have already received requests from people who want their very own ‘Staying Inn’.
Winner, Lee Morris, will receive a year’s supply of beer as a prize as well as that all-important title of ‘Britain’s Best Home Bar 2020.’ Thank you to all those that entered, we hope you enjoy a drink or two in your home bars tonight.
Interested in creating your own home bar? Take a look at our bar range here.