Given the history of this beautiful Tudor building, it was important to expose and retain as many of the period features as possible. From the original timber flooring and the characterful low beams, to the timber-clad fireplace that had been hidden under layers of paint for years, the team at Concorde BGW worked carefully to restore these beautiful features and preserve the character of the venue.
The cosy downstairs dining area was designed to entice passers-by into the pub, with large arched windows framing the area inside. An eclectic mix of new and old furniture was used, with existing chairs being re-painted and injecting pops of colour into the dark decoration scheme. Behind the bar, glasses and bottles have been displayed in brass effect gantry units whilst two statement overhead glass racks also double up as lighting features over the bar.
As a well-loved place for race-goers to gather before the Cheltenham races, The Old Restoration gives a subtle nod to the racecourse throughout the interior from the hedge detailing that separates the booths in the dining area, to the colourful bar apron which is made up from rows of square matte finish tiles, representing the pattern of a jockey jersey. A games room was also created, full of vintage video games, a foosball table and sport-related 3D bric-a-brac, creating a sociable and relaxed atmosphere for punters to enjoy.