The Ultimate Garden Bar Shed Guide

4th May 2023

Garden Bar Shed Guide

As spring pokes its bright blossoming head around the corner, we begin to venture outside once again. Lovingly basking in the sunlight, swapping our coats for sunglasses, enjoying the rays in our gardens. With this much-welcomed season change, why not make the most of it with a garden bar shed?

Imagine spending warm evenings sipping cocktails and enjoying a barbecue in your own private garden bar shed. Whether you’re a seasoned entertainer or just enjoy the occasional garden party, a garden room as a garden bar can take your outdoor gatherings to the next level.

Green Retreats garden bar with modern decoration & swimming area
Perfect For Any Season!

Garden bar sheds aren’t just for summer, they’re for every season! Our year-round garden buildings mean they are perfect no matter the weather. All our fully insulated garden bar sheds come with an wall-mounted radiator as standard, providing a comforting, toasty feeling in the cold winter months. Additionally, if you want an added sense of luxury, we have multiple heating upgrades available to get the perfect thermal comfort you desire. Read all about our amazing heating upgrades!

3 Reasons Why You NEED A Garden Bar Shed

1. Beat The Pub Rush

When the sun comes out, we race to pub gardens to compete for a table, but becoming bitterly disappointed when we’re beaten by reserved signs and waves of people cramming onto benches. With a luxury garden bar shed, however, you can take a leisurely stroll to the bottom of your garden and get the best seat in the house. Reserve your space at the best local in your home with a private garden bar shed.


2. Be Your Own Landlord

With a private garden bar, you’re the landlord of your very own garden pub. That means you get to decide what’s on tap, what music gets played and even when the last orders are! Be the envy of the neighbourhood with a garden bar shed.

Imagine having your own private oasis, complete with a fully stocked bar, comfortable seating, and beautiful decor. With a garden bar shed, you can create a space that is tailored to your unique style and tastes, and enjoy it all summer long without ever leaving home.


3. Create The Perfect Night Out While Staying At Home

Adding a garden bar shed to your home is a great way to create space for entertaining. When we welcome guests into our home, we don’t want water rings on our coffee tables and spilt wine on our living room carpets. That’s why separating your relaxing space from an entertainment space is the perfect solution to enhance quality time with family and friends for social events.

Create the bar you always wanted


Our versatile garden bar sheds allow you to freely customise your space however you want. For sports fans, you can create the perfect sports viewing experience with large screen tv and surround sound systems, all powered by our electrical-compliant garden shed rooms. Alternatively, if you’re a gin enthusiast, you can create a personalised bar area with a wide selection of gins, mixers, and glassware, allowing you to experiment with new recipes and create your own signature cocktails in our spacious garden buildings. Here’s how some of our Green Retreats customers have used their Garden Bar Sheds:

Gin Garden Bar Shed
Gin Garden Bar Shed Interior Design

This garden gin bar shed features the elegant G3 model. The 5m x 5m garden building is a luxury entertainment space, perfect for making memories over a delicious gin cocktail with friends.

Expression Garden Bar Shed
Garden Bar Shed with pool table

Our G1 garden building is perfectly put to use as a chill-out bar shed. This spacious 7m x 4m garden room features a pool table and stylish countertop bar combination, making it the place to be for a fun night in!

If that’s not enough to inspire you, why not check out our garden bar ideas to get your imagination running wild!

Explore Garden Bar Ideas

Frequently Asked Garden Bar Shed Questions

Well, there’s no one size fits all, but we’ve got all the sizes you could possibly need to fit into your home. Whether you want a traditional cosy pub aesthetic or a trendy contemporary bar, our garden rooms can accommodate your needs, ranging from 2.5m x 2.5m all the way up to a whopping 3m x 10m!

Unlike traditional garden sheds, our garden rooms are purpose-built. Converting a shed into a bar can be a difficult task as their structures lack features such as insulation, heating and other comfortable amenities. However, our garden buildings are specifically designed and constructed to serve as excellent garden bars.

They also have sufficient lighting and electrical supplies, which allow for the installation of appliances, meaning you can fully kit out your garden bar shed with fridges, taps and even sound systems for a night you’ll never forget.

If you’re considering a garden bar shed for your home, you may be wondering if you need planning permission. The good news is that in many cases, our garden buildings are exempt from needing planning permission, falling under your allowed development rights.

However, there are some circumstances where you may need planning permission for your garden building. At Green Retreats, we understand that navigating the planning permission process can be daunting, which is why we offer to handle the application process for you, handling all communications on your behalf, saving you time and effort.

What A Garden Shed Bar Will Do For Your Home


A garden bar shed can be a wonderful addition to any outdoor space you have. Our luxurious garden bar sheds’ convenience is unparalleled, making for the ultimate spot for entertaining, allowing homeowners to enjoy their outdoor space in a new and exciting way.

Whether you’re looking to build a small bar shed for intimate gatherings, or a larger one for bigger events, Green Retreats has many options to suit your needs and budget.

See our garden bar sheds for yourself! Our flagship showroom in Wescott, Buckinghamshire, has 19 garden buildings on display where you can browse our entire collection of garden rooms. Alternatively, we have our hub showroom with 3 of our most popular garden rooms on display in Twickenham for those based closer to the capital.


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