The Hare & Hounds

Osterley

The Hare and Hounds is West London’s country pub - just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hammersmith and Ealing.

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Client
Fuller, Smith & Turner
Location
Osterley
Category
Pub
Completed
July 2016
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This traditional early 20th Century building now boasts an extraordinary outdoor space and a creative interior design scheme that celebrates the pub’s historic features whilst adding a few contemporary twists. 

The bar area has kept much of its historic charm by retaining the existing bar front and restoring the top section. The bar back has been restored to its former arts and crafts glory, with bare red brick and bright clean paint finishes.

 A new fitting with bold painted timber sections and antique mirror is complemented by bright modern upholstery and upcycled furniture.

Fabulous vintage artwork from the London Transport Museum includes posters from the birth of Osterley tube station at the turn of the century as well as picking up on the rich history of the pub a local watering hole. The room is framed by heritage in the form of a high shelf packed with pewter ale tankards.

The Orangery that once connected areas of the pub but now has an identity of its own, with herringbone floor tiles, bright furniture and charming cedar clad walls. The contemporary windows were replaced with double doors opening onto the garden and terrace.

The gardens and exterior areas have been completely transformed from originally a sprawling mass of concrete and municipal planting into a fabulous outdoor area that has captured the hearts of the local community. The existing oppressive steel pergola was re-clad with soft reclaimed timbers and a wood-burner stove was installed surrounded by bespoke planting and soft gravel paths. Finally, for younger customers the highpoint of the entire scheme is a large feature tepee near the children’s play area.

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