Best garden bar ideas

Best garden bar ideas

Who doesn’t fantasise about having their very own pub in the garden? A log cabin makes an excellent venue for hosting parties, playing darts and enjoying a drink with friends and family. And a premium model, with thicker walls and double-glazed windows can be used all-year-round without disturbing the neighbours!

So if you’re looking for somewhere special to sip cocktails or the perfect place to pour your Pimm’s, take inspiration from these creative Waltons’ customers who have turned their back yards into brilliant beer gardens. Have a peek at what you can do with a log cabin and a little imagination…

Trendy bar

Interior of garden bar
This colourful bar is the perfect place to relax at the weekend
Image: Brad (Waltons customer)

What better way to celebrate on a Saturday evening than with a cold drink on your very own bar stool? Brad transformed his corner log cabin into a unique pub called ‘The Plough’ after rescuing the sign from his nearby local when it closed. Now beautifully decorated and well-stocked with his favourite drinks, it’s a fun venue to share with friends or a tranquil place to enjoy a quiet pint. What made him choose this particular log cabin? He opted for this corner model because he liked the spacious feel lent by the vaulted roof. Read Brad’s customer story for more details. 

Traditional pub

Interior of the Black Pug garden bar
Clare has created the perfect garden bar
Image: @theblackpug2021

The classic dream! Clare transformed her 4 x 3m Pent Log Cabin into a traditional British pub with a gorgeous custom-made bar and comfy seating. Her dark wood shelves beautifully house drinks, glasses and snacks, while vintage mirrors reflect the warm glow of this cosy space. Clare chose this log cabin as it’s the perfect size for her garden, but she says that the chalet corners give it a superior feel while throwing open the double doors makes it easier to welcome friends and family into their special space. To see more images of this gorgeous garden pub, also known as The Black Pug, visit Clare’s customer story

Beer garden

Exterior of garden bar at night
This 4x3m log cabin makes a welcoming all-year-round pub
Image: Craig (Waltons customer)

Craig didn’t just set up a bar in his 4x3m log cabin, he added a patio and wooden pergola to create a sensational beer garden! Gorgeous inside and out, the pale green exterior adds to the relaxed country pub feel. And inside he’s installed black out blinds, a projector and screen for cosy family film nights. The perfect all year round hideaway, Craig said he and his son would have been able to construct this log cabin in a single day had it not been for the weather. Take a look at Craig’s customer story for further details. 

Prosecco hut

White prosecco hut summerhouse
This corner summer house makes a stylish prosecco hut
Image: Grant (Waltons customer)

Perfectly nestled into a corner of Grant and his wife’s terraced garden, this 7 x 7ft corner summer house has been transformed into a fantastic place to enjoy a glass of prosecco while catching the last rays of afternoon sun. Painted in a light and sparkling colour reminiscent of their favourite tipple, the summer house has a pent roof that prevents it from overpowering a relatively small space. 

Indulging their love of a sundowner on balmy summer evenings, Grant says their ‘Prosecco Hut’ allows them to make the most of the sunset while sheltering from the cool Scottish wind. For this couple, it’s the clever positioning of their prosecco hut, as well as the building itself, that makes it such a success. Read Grant's customer story to learn more.

Tiki bar

Grey and green tiki bar summerhouse
Geoff's tiki bar is truly inspirational
Image: Geoff (Waltons customer)

If you want to recreate a holiday vibe at home this summer, Geoff’s exotic tiki bar is just the ticket. Transforming an 8 x 8ft Premier Corner Summer House into a Polynesian style beach bar, this colourful establishment is the perfect place to practise his mixology skills. The bright yellow doors and colourful string lights give it a fun party feel, beckoning guests to come and explore the cocktail list! Add some tiki torches or a firepit and it’s bound to be everyone’s favourite place to unwind!

Gin den

Interior of seaside-themed gin bar
Michelle's gin den is filled with comfy sofas
Image: Michelle (Waltons customer)

Michelle chose to transform her Waltons 10ft x 10ft Summer House into a nautical gin den fit for the rummest of sailors. Painted simply in white and styled with coastal memorabilia, she has displayed her gin collection on chunky wooden shelves to make more room for a luxury seating area. The ideal place to kick back and relax, this garden bar is equally at home in Cornwall or the Caribbean. 

Wine bar

Exterior of painted Waltons summerhouse wine bar
This contemporary summer house has a side shed to keep things tidy
Image: Leigh (Waltons customer)

Leigh turned this 12 x 8 contemporary summerhouse with side shed into a sophisticated wine bar from which to enjoy his beautiful garden. After getting engaged on a beach in Malibu several years ago, Leigh and his wife wanted to decorate their summer house in a style reminiscent of that special holiday. While it may look sleek and simple in design, Leigh incorporated plenty of technology so that the lighting and music system are all voice controlled! Just add a couple of glasses and a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc! Read Leigh’s customer story to learn more. 

Cocktail station

Decorated wooden garden bar
Waltons garden bar makes the perfect summer cocktail station
Image: 6 x 4 Wooden Garden Bar from Waltons

If you’re renting your home or simply don’t have room for another permanent garden building, celebrate summer in style with a new wooden garden bar. Serve your favourite cocktails all summer long as you host a season of barbecues and garden get-togethers. And it’s so easy to make it your own with a lick of paint, a tub of ice, a couple of stools and some string lights. Whether you want a tropical tiki bar, a cool cocktail zone, or a place to pull pints, a pressure-treated wooden garden bar can be decorated however you choose.

Have you transformed your summer house or shed into your very own garden bar? Let us know all about it over on Facebook or Instagram using #mywaltons.

Lead image: @theblackpug2021

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