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Crafty couple transform shack into hidden bar


A married couple have hand-built a secret speakeasy bar in their house – hidden behind a false wall – for just £500. When Suzi and Tom Strover first moved into their home in Southbourne, Dorset, around eight years ago, they knew they wanted to do something with the “run down” outhouse at the bottom of the garden. Then, in 2018, inspired by the Channel 4 show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, they had a brainwave - to create their very own hidden bar, building everything themselves, brick by brick. Keen crafters, Suzi, 43, and Tom, 42 - who own a homeware store, Nadder and Wylye - made everything themselves, transforming the shack into a bright and airy yoga studio, complete with a false wall at the back, opening to reveal a secret drinking den.

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