Fife couple's bid to win 'Best Home Bar' title

Is this the best home bar in the UK?

Thursday, 4th June 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 4:28 pm
The Glitterbox

Mike Braid and Laura Harmes have built their own bar in his Kirkcaldy garden – the Glitterbox, named after an Ibiza club night – proving you can still relax in style during the lockdown.

Now they’ve entered a competition to see if he can grab the title of UK’s Best Home Bar – with the hope of winning a year’s free supply of beer.

Games retailer Liberty Games have launched the competition to find how Brits who miss the pub are enjoying a pint at home.

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Mike said: “We have fridges in so there are beers, cocktails, loads of spirits, and I’ve got a draught machine for Stella.

“I’ve been building it during lockdown. We’ve called it the Glitterbox, that was Laura’s idea.

“She sent it onto their page and was shared all over the world. Loads of folk were telling us we should enter the competition, we thought ‘why not?’

“It’s a year’s free supply of beer if you win.

“I started just before Christmas but once the weather turned we kind of left it, and when lockdown came we battered on with it and finished it a few weeks ago.”

And Mike got the perfect opportunity to test it out when last week’s warm weather coincided with his 50th birthday.

But the celebration had to be carried out responsibly, even after the easing of lockdown rules.

“It went well,” he said, “we had to book people in slots – everyone was dying to see it. It was good to see some people again, even if it was socially distanced.

“Our phones have never stopped. Everybody’s asking where we got all the bits for it.”

The closing date is June 30, 2020.