The interior has an opulent yet bohemian feel with the décor, furniture and even the building structure all playing an important role in creating its blissful atmosphere.
The bar and restaurant span 4,101 square feet, accommodating 212 covers. The main dining area offers a luxurious yet fun experience. The complex, glass, floor-to-ceiling structure is a feature in itself. Timber beams frame tall glass windows allowing natural light to flood the room during the day. At night, the low hanging chandeliers create a warming ambiance for a more formal dinner setting.
Serving the restaurant is a state-of-the-art kitchen where a new josper and pizza oven were installed. The bar servery has been extended and a new back bar fitting has been tastefully populated with a vast selection of spirits.
Surrounding the bar, restaurant and snug areas are timber and tiled floors and walls. In areas with prominent features such as fireplaces, low hanging lights or metal screens, the walls have been tiled in a simple side-by-side straight line to not distract from other design features.
Timber flooring at a 45-degree angle and large ceramic tiles in a Versailles style pattern have been used in the main restaurant and around the bar seating areas where there’s more foot traffic and fewer prominent design features.
The colour palette is of muted pinks, greys and blues seen in everything from the wall paint to the furniture. New and reupholstered sections of fixed seating were installed throughout and existing furniture was re-painted, re-polished and reupholstered then supplemented with new feature pieces.
The style package is a mix of contemporary and traditional framed artworks and bespoke 3D items such as the “Pantry” sign.
The indoor space features an extravagant planting scheme which adds colour, style and an artistic flourish to different corners of site. Hanging plants have filled the large ceiling space in the bar and restaurant whereas wall plants and rustic plant holders create an indoor garden in the orangery.
The glass conservatory/orangery with openable sides and a retractable roof was newly built as part of this project. Much to the liking of the restaurant guests, this space perfectly links the indoors to the outdoors creating a much-loved space whatever the weather. The flexibility of this area lends itself to great design and installation.
During the design process 3D visuals of the garden area and orangery were created to help the client envisage the extension to the main building and the creation of an additional 136 covers.
Significant improvements have been made to the sites exterior, feature cladding was mounted to the front and rear of the building and the new entrance porch, terrace and signage has helped signify change to customers and passers-by. The new terrace is illuminated with festoon lighting and newly built firepits.
We removed an existing child play area and bark and replaced with a more mature setting. Now there’s an abundance of outdoor seating and the bark has been replaced with gravel which was purposely chosen to provide a durable surface and can also add colour, texture and visual appeal to the landscape.
Overall the site blends a botanically influenced design with countryside tranquillity. It has been perfectly transformed from a large dated pub to a premium drinking and dining experience. The experiences available are vast, customers can sit at the full-service bar, can enjoy a delicious meal in the welcoming restaurant, get cosy in the snug areas with a close group of friends or relax in the sunshine in the beautifully landscaped garden.