Pub Shed of The Year 2022: Thousands of people built their own back garden pubs following the Pandemic
During the pandemic the popularity of having your own pub in your garden exploded, We estimate in excess of 2 million back garden pubs and bars are now in operation. Many of these bars are DIY built featuring fully functioning bars with sound systems, pool tables, darts boards, real fires and a huge variety of drinks for friends and family.
To recognise the best of the best Pub Shed Radio & Two Fat Blokes run a competition for back garden publicans to enter their bar for the converted title Pub Shed of The Year 2022 plus various other prizes for first, second and third places. With hundreds of entries last year the judges selected their top three which then went to public voting via our voting platform. Each bar will be shown on the site for visitors from across the UK to vote for their favourite.
The PSOTY2022 awards will be broadcast live on Pub shed radio the partner of two fat blokes bar signs
None of the three finalist will know if they are the winners until live on air, Ashley Turner the owner of Two Fat Blokes and DJ Tommy Funka the owner of Pub Shed Radio will knock on the door of the winners Pub Shed Of The Year on the night of 19th November complete with a DJ rig to broadcast live to the nation from the winning pub shed.
Garden bar owners can enter their pub sheds & bars into the 2022 competition by visiting pubshedoftheyear.co.uk between 1st September and 30th September.
Last year – DJ MRJ the co owner of Pub Shed radio said ” It was our biggest audience since we started the station 3 years ago with 35% more listeners on our not for profit free radio station”
Iain Weetman the winner from 2021 Said, “He could not believe he had won, I’m so happy to have won with my small bar” “I’ve never won anything before, this is amazing”
Ashley Said “ Two Fat Blokes bar signs ran the competition for some fun with our partners Pub Shed Radio, we had 482 entrants, the quality and diversity of entrants was truly amazing and we had over 1500 votes for the finalist in the public vote.
Iain self-built and fitted out his bar which has the Bar Taps from HMS Ark Royal that served in the Gulf war proudly installed on his bar.
Iain won the converted PSOTY2021, a sign package worth over £200 and a bottle of 7 year old Rum.
The other two finalist The Garden Inn Rowley Regis & O’Sulivans Bishops Auckland also won a sign package and High Commended awards.