Sheffield couple create back garden bar in place of their stag and hen parties

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When couple Jade Tunstall and Sam Buckle realised they could not have their planned stag and hen parties due to lockdown they decided to create their own party atmosphere at home.

The pair were due to get married on July 19 with holidays beforehand planned to Benalmadena for the boys and Benidorm for the girls – all of which have had to be cancelled.

Jade, aged 31, of Mosborough said: “We were absolutely devastated, but we have moved the wedding to September 27 at Mosborough Hall, but whether it will go ahead...”

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And with time on their hands they decided to create their own party by building a back garden bar.

Sam, Rowan and Reggie behind the Buck-Tuni Arms barSam, Rowan and Reggie behind the Buck-Tuni Arms bar
Sam, Rowan and Reggie behind the Buck-Tuni Arms bar

She said: “We were just sat and I said I wanted a bar in jest.

“I looked online and saw we could make one out of pallets, and we could get them for £100, so Sam said let’s just do it.”

It only took two days to build the ‘Buck-Tuni Arms’, but it has its own draft lager pump, optics for spirits, glasses, snacks, bottles, fancy lights, bar stools, and even a fridge.

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And it turned into a family affair with Jade's two sons Reggie, aged seven, and nine-year-old Rowan getting stuck in with the painting.


The family have been making good use of the new venue during the recent sunny weather – and they are hoping the latest rainy spell does not last too long.

Jade and warehouse operative Sam, 29, are keeping their fingers crossed for their September wedding, and hope to be able to squeeze at least one hen and stag do in before then.

It was bad news about their honeymoon though.

They were booked to fly to Morocco on July 20 – the day after there original wedding date.

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However, they will lose out because tour operator TUI say the flights have not been cancelled, meaning they would either lose their cash or would have to pay more to move the holiday to another date.

Unfortunatelty, due to the current situation the latter is not possible, so for now it’s bottoms- up in the back garden bar.

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