Paul Rudd has had many ''wild nights'' in the pub in his house.

The 'This is 40' actor - who has children Jack, eight, and Darby, three, with wife Julie - has an Irish-themed bar in the basement of his New York home and admits it isn't unusual for his guests to stay until the next morning.

He said: ''It's not a little bar - it's a full-on Irish pub. And there's a lot of English in it too because my parents were British.

''But we've had several wild nights there. Because it's so authentic and because it's in a house that's out in the middle of the woods, people really cut loose.

''I've had a few nights that have extended into mornings and people have just been legless.''

While he enjoys having the home bar, Paul insists he isn't a ''heavy'' drinker.

He added in an interview with Shortlist magazine: ''I'm a happy and lively drunk. Or so I think.

''For someone who has a pub in their house, I'm not a very heavy drinker. I just like having it there.''