I've found a couple of Bar plans on the NYW site and seem a few
antiques online. Has anyone built or seen plans for an English Style
Pub Bar and accompaning furniture? Are there other plans or sites I
could look at to get ideas? I'm looking for simplicity in design and
thinking dark wood, maybe pine but not red oak.
Yes - the Wetherspoons catalogue. You can mail-order an entire pub
these days, just like the Victorians did corrugated iron chapels for
missionaries. Wetherspoons is a pub chain that buys up tired pubs and
refits them in an identical style with "traditional" MDF. They have an
in-house style guide on how to do it.
If you want a decent looking pub, then go into one you like and take a
picture of it. Many English architectural salvage yards will even
have some fittings for you, like a couple of beer engines.
Other specialist fittings are harder to find; the beer warmers, the
pork scratcher, the thing that adds the wallpaper paste to the
Don't expect any Englishman to like it though, unless it looks exactly
like a pub from within 50 miles of their home town. We'll know.
Inbreeding - nature's way of always giving you enough fingers to count your cousins
I wasn't really thinking along that line since I'm in Wash DC, but there
are some British and Irish pubs around with some very good woodwork so
I'm off on a trip downtown soon with my camera. Thanks also for the
Ahhhh, pub research in DC a capital (no pun intended) idea. Be sure to
call a cab! ;) Check out the four P's on Connecticut Ave by the zoo.
It's Irish obviously but they have some nice woodwork.
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