Landlord Transforms Vintage Routemaster Double-Decker Bus into Mobile Pub

Pub landlord Colin Flitter is turning heads with his double-decker bus – which he’s transformed into a mobile English inn.
The 41-year-old bought the classic 1966 red Routemaster from eBay for 18,500 and spent 14,000 pounds turning it into the aptly named Hop On Inn.
The lower deck has been converted into a fully functional bar – complete with beer pumps.

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Collin Flitter bought the classic 1966 red Routemaster from eBay for 18,500 and spent 14,000 pounds turning it into a mobile pub in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire
And the standard bus seats have been removed from the upper deck and replaced with more comfortable chairs.
The roof has also been replaced with a detachable cover to allow bands to perform.
And two of the windows on the bottom deck can be taken out in order to serve customers standing outside.

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Collin Flitter outside his new Routemaster pub bus. Despite the huge makeover, many of the original features still remain – including the London Transport sign and hop-off, hop-on rear platform

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Mr Flitter said he had the idea after visiting America and seeing a classic London bus outside and English-themed pub in Orlando, Florida
But despite the huge makeover, many of the original features still remain – including the London Transport sign and hop-off, hop-on rear platform.
Mr Flitter said he had the idea after visiting America and seeing a classic London bus outside and English-themed pub in Orlando, Florida.
He said: “We’ve retained most of the original features and the engine was only six years old.
‘The bus has made quite a big impact and has brought back a lot of memories.’

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Colin Flitter had two of the windows on the bottom deck can be taken out in order to serve customers standing outside
Built in 1966, the vehicle operated on the No. 38 route, which included Piccadilly Circus.
It was one of the last buses to return to the garage on the day the original Routemasters were withdrawn from service in 2005.
Mr Flitter, who owns the Crown Stirrup pub in Lyndhurst, Hants, is planning to take it to shows, festivals and private functions.
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