This wonderful news comes to us from England.
Housed on Mendip Hills in Somerset, the Queen Victoria Inn literally got transformed into the Gingerbread Inn and people cannot take their eyes off this gorgeous beauty.
It involved the usage of 60000 fairy lights and the highlight of the place being the 22 feet tall snowman made with empty beer bottles. In a span of 4 days, a team of 4 people covered the entire exterior area of the inn with gingerbread men, candies, canes etc along with thousands of lights that required a total of 3 miles of wiring.
The wiring is attached to a different circuit board instead of the pub’s main supply. Mark Walton, the landlord has been doing this since 4 years in order to raise donations for Children’s Hospice South West charity. With the goal of raising £6000 this year, Mark was successful in raising £5000 last year itself. The 22 feet snowman is a new feature that he has added this year and it is definitely going to help him in raising more pounds this year.
Mark has placed 2 buckets for people to drop in their donations and there’s hardly anyone who is not awestruck by the beauty of the bar. Walton is a proud father to 3 children and also a caring grandfather to one. He is happy to see people visiting from all around the world and it not just helps him in doing good business during Christmas but he manages to raise decent money for charity.
Walton said that it was a wonderful sight when the lights were switched on for the first time. This year the pub got illuminated on the November 24th and it would remain so till the first week of January.
Being a country pub, people have to travel a lot in order to reach the place but Walton has seen visitors from far away and it makes him feel awesome. The pub definitely becomes the showstopper during the festive season. Walton also feels that it is not fair to judge the awesomeness of the bar from the photos on the web. It is only when you see it in person, you will be able to witness the beauty of the inn.
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