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Wife Builds Husband A Pub To Keep Him From Sneaking Off For A Drink

Jayne and Paul Tapper

Jayne and Paul Tapper in the hub | Carter News

There is that special feeling that comes with being able to kick back and relax after a long day with a cold beer in hand and the company of your friends.

As relaxing and fun as this sounds, there are definitely a few of us who are guilty of staying a little too long and drinking a little too much.


The building of the pub | Carter News

Jayne Tapper, the wife of an engineer from Newton Abbot in Devon, Paul Tapper decided enough was enough by building her own pub in the middle of their back garden as a way of keeping him from sneaking off for a drink.

The 48-year-old mother of three who is a nurse named the pub The Doghouse Inn and according to her, it gives a whole new meaning to being “in the doghouse”.

What started as a way of keeping her husband home more is quickly growing bigger than that as she also says she plans to use the pub to host parties as well as for spending chilled nights at home.

She said:

“My husband Paul had always loved popping down to our local, and I could never seem to keep him at home,” she explained.

“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!”

The couple at their hub | Carter News

She further adds that Paul is enjoying the pub. She said:

“Paul will even bring round his mates now and we always seem to be busy

“I’m always finding things for the little pub, and it’s not just become a man cave as such for Paul – I love using it too and I’d quite happily spend most nights in there.

“It’s great to chill in and it really does feel like I’m in my local!”

Building the pub didn’t come cheap as it is gathered that they first spent £15,000 having the garden levelled out, before forking out around £2,700 for the initial build of the cabin.

When it came to decorating, they tried to do things as cheaply as possible using social media and resale sites, but Jayne couldn’t resist spending £100 on a church pew for seating.

She also splurged £650 on a space invader game to give the place an authentic pub feel.

Her children have also bought into the idea of the hub as Tom, 31, Lorren, 24 and Jack, 26, think it will save them money on alcohol in the long run.


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