No matter where you are in the world you can rest easy there is an Irish pub somewhere nearby. Every city and town from the UK and the US to China and the Philippines has at least one tavern where patrons can enjoy some Irish hospitality and a pint of the black stuff.

However, a Boston-based firm is offering to go one step further by providing an Irish pub in the comfort of your own back garden.

Paddywagon is selling inflatable pubs which recreate the ambience of an Irish country bar - without the considerable inconvenience of actually having to build one.

If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a pub-lover then look no further. The manufacturer will ship it to locations around the world for a very reasonable £1,700, including postage.

At 30 x 30ft and with room for 50 people the pub is the perfect thing for a gathering in your own back yard.

Those looking for something a bit cheaper can rent the blowup hostelry for £300. Paddywagon.com provides Irish dancing, DJs and wolfhounds for those who think the pub needs a bit more "céad míle fáilte" (welcome).

The company, based in Boston, says its pub will provide the "Irish experience of home".

Irish pubs can be found in unusual places around the globe. The highest-altitude Irish pub in the world is in the Nepalese town of Namche Bazaar. The pub's supplies are brought up on the backs of Sherpa porters. Patrons can expect yak on the menu alongside the slightly more traditional Irish staple of Guinness.

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The Irish Pub in the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar in Nepal Flickr