An old friend and me were sitting by the swimming pool last summer daydreaming about having cold beer and wine at hand, since it is a bit of a walk back to the house to refresh one’s glass. And so the idea of The Kon Tiki bar was born, something that you might be lucky enough to find on a desert island and where you could find pirates and landlubbers sharing a drink.
The Kon Tiki bar began life as an elegant summer house before having a corner cut off and metamorphosing into a pool bar. It was then built in a garden in Brighton, fitted out with the very best pirate paraphernalia, disassembled and flat packed for transport in the VW bus. Not much room in there for sleeping or eating!
Now ready for service on a bright and quite warm day in late March. We don’t allow glassware in the pool area and so all drinks are served in plastic drinkware.
The Kon Tiki bar was built for a bit of fun and to provide our friends and us with the luxury of a poolside bar. It can be open to guests staying on holiday in our gites and we keep it stocked through an honesty box – just come and ask for the key.
Special thanks go out to Terry Burke for his creative and artisan skills in the concept, design and build of The Kon Tiki bar. You can talk to Terry about your own bar project or any other building project on 07973 252813 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks also to Cliff, Marianne and Pete for photographs.