Plymouth family undertake pub crawl around their own home during lockdown

A family of four stuck in lockdown have held their own Plymouth pub crawl without leaving the house.

The Chapmans were determined not to let the circumstances spoil their fun, so they converted different rooms in their four-bedroom home into famous city venues and enjoyed a different drink in each.

They dressed up and even enjoyed live music and a game of pool as theytoured six different bars, each with its own sign.

The Chapman's homemade pub signs.

Antony and his wife Wendy came up with the idea to celebrate recent birthdays while sticking to the coronavirus lockdown guidelines.

They were joined on their night out by daughter Olivia, 21, and 18-year-old son Harry.

Antony, a yacht insurance claims handler, confessed they were all a“bit merry” by the time they finished at about 12.30am.

The Chapman's garden doubled as the Prince Maurice in Eggbuckland. Credit: What Pub

The family started in the “beer” garden of the Prince Maurice inEggbuckland with “nibbles and bubbles”.

They then moved into the conservatory which doubled as the Gog and Magog on the Barbican.

Anthony added: “We have a pool table there so we had a few games. We know the pub itself has not got a pool table but we thought we would improvise.”


The family's kitchen doubled as Kitty O'Hanlon's in the city centre. Credit: WhatPub

The lounge was transformed into the famous Dolphin Hotel for a fewpints of real ale and to play some darts, while Kitty O’Hanlons in the city centre was the Irish pub in the kitchen, complete with Guinness.

The Royal Oak at Meavy made the cut as the family's favourite nearby country pub. Credit: WhatPub


The family then moved upstairs, where Olivia’s bedroom had been transformed into the Slug and Lettuce for cocktails, and adjacent Harry’s room, The Royal Oak at Meavy near Tavistock. Harry played the guitar and they all had a sing song.

The family's lounge became Annabel's to round off the evening. Credit: Visit Plymouth

The evening's high jinks was rounded off with some shots back downstairs in the lounge, which had taken the guise of the Barbican cabaret disco clubAnnabel’s.