You can rent an entire pub with your friends for the night which includes a fully stocked ‘honesty bar’ and three bedrooms
YOU can now rent an entire pub for you and your friends which includes a fully stocked “honesty bar”.
There are also three bedrooms with a kitchen and a living room to crash into after the night is over.
Nigel Askew, 60, owner of the Queen Charlotte pub in Ramsgate, decided to convert it into a holiday home during the lockdown.
While the pub is currently closed, visitors have free rein to the space – with an honesty bar meaning the bar itself is unattended.
Guests are free to bring their friends, but a visiting bartender will join in the fun to keep an eye on things.
The unusual setup includes the fully stocked pub and an attached townhouse for guests to stay after a night of drinking.
Upstairs, the pad is equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom, three bedrooms, and a living room that was previously used for pop-up meals and art exhibitions.
Nigel, owner of the pub for over 12 years, told Jam Press: “It’s about survival – that way I can keep the pub for the community.
“I got the idea as I was trying to find ways to adapt to the Covid era, because just the pub money on a half-full pub wouldn’t save the little local.”
He said the holiday home has proven to be popular “especially with women”, adding: “It looks like the idea of having a drink in a pub with selected guests – or no men at all – be attractive.
“I’ve had a lot of groups of women delivering – they seem to like that they can let go and not be bothered by men.”
He said even celebrities stayed there because they can visit undisturbed, and said that while he wouldn’t say who they were, they were all about music.
He continued, “It was booked all summer and now most weekends. So far I haven’t tried the quiet times, but so far so good.
“The usual rules apply, of course, so no noisy lockdowns all night long and I only live a few doors down so I know what’s going on.”
Prices start at £ 300 for anyone interested in living out their pub owner or landlord fantasy.
Previous guests have gushed about their stays, recommending the unique abode.
One person said: “This is a wonderful place to stay – it is a real hidden gem. Having the original ad space to yourself is such a great rest. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique Airbnb. ”
Another added: “One of my favorite Airbnb experiences. A truly unique setup, perfect for friends planning a weekend getaway. We all loved it and are planning our next trip home. “
Someone else said, “We loved having the pub to ourselves and pouring our own drinks – we will be back.”
You can also hire your own pub in Somerset, which offers draft beer on tap so patrons can pull themselves off.
Here are some other ads that you can currently rent on Airbnb.