Comedian Jon Richardson helps launch flat-pack pub idea for drinkers who missed out on bar bookings

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Comedy TV channel Dave has announced the launch of the world’s very first flat-pack pub.

The 15-piece home assembly kit has been specially crafted to help thirsty Brits who have found themselves locked out of beer gardens due to mass block bookings and lack of outside spaces.

The new product was created following a study of 2,000 adults which found that the majority – 53% - of us are more excited about the long-awaited trip to the pub than we are about reuniting with extended family.

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The new ‘build your own’ boozer follows widespread reports of pubs up and down the country selling out of bookable tables for months.

Comedian Jon Richardson launches Dave's Flat Pack Pub, a bar in kit formComedian Jon Richardson launches Dave's Flat Pack Pub, a bar in kit form
Comedian Jon Richardson launches Dave's Flat Pack Pub, a bar in kit form

Dave’s findings revealed that three-quarters (75%) of thirsty Brits have been unable to secure an outside booking at their favourite local once the rules relax from April 12.

The company says that the flat-pack pub, affectionately nicknamed Dave’s Barrel of Laughs, can be assembled in minutes and features a solid stained wood bar, realistic backdrop and two bar stools. All the materials have been weather treated, making it suitable for interior and exterior use.

Comedian Jon Richardson, who famously has his own pub The Dog & B*stard in hit UKTV Original series Meet the Richardsons, stars in a demonstration video which showcases the versatility of the world’s first buildable boozer.

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Luke Hales, channel director for Dave said: “Everyone loves a local pub and it doesn’t get more local than this – in the garden, in the lounge, in the bath – we’ve designed a pub that fits in anywhere.

"We know many people feel locked out when it comes to pub bookings so this is the perfect excuse to have a lock-in at your very own local’.

"And just like Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont in Meet the Richardsons, we realised if you can’t get to the pub, build one at home!”

Four prototypes of the pub will be won by lucky Dave fans and a limited number were available to buy for £250 on quirky gifting retailer

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However, it’s already sold out. If that means you’ve been disappointed twice, maybe it’s time to crack open a beer to cheer yourself up.

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