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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Bob sets the bar high

THE results are in and Scotland’s best at-home bar is officially in Dumfries.

Bob Carter has been awarded the title for his superb garden shed conversion, The Garage Bar, which he built a decade ago.

The-shed-turned-pub is full of character, boasting its own horse saddle bar stools, and it makes for the perfect spot for Bob and his friends to socialise in.

Aside from being the proud owner of his very own mini pub, Bob has now won a year’s supply of craft beer from competition organisers Aldi to keep his shelves fully stocked.

Bob, who works as an Emmett therapist in a Dumfries pilates studio, said: “I can’t believe my little pub has been crowned Scotland’s best at-home bar.

“I first built the pub around ten years ago, so it’s safe to say it’s seen a lot of fun over that time.

“I’ve always been a fan of craft beer – I actually home brew a lot of beers and use traditional hand pulls to give a real pint feel, which is great to experience in the comfort of your own home.”

Bob behind his bar

Explaining the reasons behind Garage Bar, Bob continued: “I worked abroad for many years, and always built my own bar in each property I lived in, so it was only right to build Garage Bar when I relocated back to Scotland.”

Following a month-long hunt by Aldi for Scotland’s best at-home bar, Garage Bar in Dumfries took the top spot.


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