Builders create craft pub from SAND on the Cornish coast

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Punters will be lining up this weekend to try out Britain’s newest pub – hand-carved on a Cornish beach.

Stunning photos show the 100% natural bar built on the pristine white beach of Porthminster in St Ives without using any man-made materials – just sand, clay, wood and bamboo.

Created by eco-construction expert Molly Windels-Lyte with beer brand Corona, the pub is designed to provide people with a haven to disconnect from the busy life and reconnect with friends in nature.

And when the last orders come in in just over a week, all the elements of the bar are taken away and either returned to nature, reused or recycled.

As a fully functioning bar, it has a ready supply of cold beer, remote seating and attentive staff, avoiding the risk, litter or disruption often associated with outdoor gatherings.

Speaking on behalf of Corona, eco-builder Molly Windels-Lyte said: “We know people are going to the beach this summer to reunite with friends over a beer.

“But beaches often lack the infrastructure for groups of people, illustrated by some of the scenes we’ve seen lately of trash taking over these places of natural beauty.

Stunning photos show the 100% natural bar built on the pristine white beach of Porthminster in St Ives without using any man-made materials - just sand, clay, wood and bamboo

Punters can try an all-new beach bar carved out of the sand this week for a week of seaside fun and pints

Stunning photos show the 100% natural bar built on the pristine white beach of Porthminster in St Ives without using any man-made materials - just sand, clay, wood and bamboo

Stunning photos show the 100% natural bar built on the pristine white beach of Porthminster in St Ives without using any man-made materials – just sand, clay, wood and bamboo

Created by eco-construction expert Molly Windels-Lyte (pictured) with beer brand Corona, the pub is designed to provide people with a retreat from busy life and reconnect with friends in nature

Created by eco-construction expert Molly Windels-Lyte (pictured) with beer brand Corona, the pub is designed to provide people with a retreat from busy life and reconnect with friends in nature

“So the challenge in building The 100% Natural Bar was to create a place that was better suited to socializing and maintaining closeness to nature.

“By limiting ourselves to natural materials, many of which have already been recycled or recovered, we hope to show that we can build by working with nature, not against it.

“And if we can make an entire bar that doesn’t leave any traces in nature, people can do that too when they meet up with their friends.”

Entirely handmade and filled with carefully crafted details, the bar contains no metal, plastic or concrete at all.

Instead, a durable layer frame, held together with wooden nails, supports walls made entirely of sand and clay.

Even the hand sanitiser is completely natural, coming from a sandstone pump.

Sunken seating pods, partially excavated from the beach itself, keep guests socially distancing – encouraging them to kick off their shoes and feel the sand between their toes.

As a fully functioning bar, it has a ready supply of cold beer, remote seating and attentive staff, avoiding the risk, litter or disruption often associated with outdoor gatherings

As a fully functioning bar, it has a ready supply of cold beer, remote seating and attentive staff, avoiding the risk, litter or disruption often associated with outdoor gatherings

Sunken seating pods, partially excavated from the beach itself, keep guests socially distancing – encouraging them to kick off their shoes and feel the sand between their toes

Sunken seating pods, partially excavated from the beach itself, keep guests socially distancing – encouraging them to kick off their shoes and feel the sand between their toes

The 100% Natural Bar is now open to visitors until 7 June, every day from 1pm to 9pm on the scenic Porthminster beach in St Ives, Cornwall

The 100% Natural Bar is now open to visitors until 7 June, every day from 1pm to 9pm on the scenic Porthminster beach in St Ives, Cornwall

When it’s removed, The 100% Natural Bar won’t leave a trace – and the creators Corona are urging people to do the same when they meet up with friends again this summer after research found the country’s passion for outdoor celebrations is being tempered by worrying about the toll these gatherings take over nature.

Two-thirds (63 percent) of under-35s are looking forward to more outdoor socializing this summer, with the beach being the most sought-after location (52 percent).

The biggest motivation for socializing outside is to get back into nature after so long indoors (61 percent).

But younger Brits are also aware of the impact this could have on wildlife, with 91 percent saying it’s important to protect the natural world from the impact of litter caused by people collecting there.

Eight in 10 (79 percent) have seen people leave trash in public spaces, and 50 percent admit they did it themselves.

It’s heartwarming that 78 percent of people say they would clean up after someone else, and 89 percent think it’s important not to leave a trace when they leave.

Jessica McGeorge, Corona Marketing Director, Europe Zone, said: ‘The best place to enjoy a beer made from 100 percent natural ingredients is outside, in nature, with friends.

“But we must be careful to protect what makes the natural world such a powerful place to disconnect – the sense of tranquility, space and beauty.

“We wanted to show that there is a way to reconnect with both friends and the outdoors that doesn’t compromise either – by working with our environment and not against them.

“The natural world is the source of everything related to Corona, so we want to make sure we can enjoy it without leaving a trace. ‘

The 100% Natural Bar is now open to visitors until 7 June, every day from 1pm to 9pm on the scenic Porthminster beach in St Ives, Cornwall.

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