The Dog & Bone alehouse measures – wait for it – three feet by three feet! On Opening Night, some 70 drinkers (telephone) queued up for a pint ‘outside the box’ while the barmaid stood behind a triangular barcounter (built by the carpenter, a local number) where she put through pints from a barrel under the bar.
It’s believed that The Dog & Bone may well be the smallest ‘pub’ in the world and was due to open for one night only as part of the Shepreth fete. The parish council bought the redundant phone box from BT for one pound.
As former proprietor of former pub The Plough’s Alister Janson pointed out, the Shepreth locals can have a good night out in a phone box, “…. imagine what we could do if we got our pub back”.
A story we’ll no doubt re-dial for an update…