Over an 18-month period we transformed the pub, stripping it back to its bare bones, revealing all the old beams and pillars of the building. The beams have a natural aged appearance with characterful cracks and splits which helped create an inviting, country feel. The coach house’s original front door was meticulously renovated whilst preserving standout, original period features, it was reopened so customers can walk through the front of the pub into the internal courtyard.
We continued to indulge the nostalgic look and feel of The White Hart when we restored six original fireplaces. One of those is in the pub area and has a nook around it, others have large, comfortable sofas next to them for customers to warm themselves in the winter months. Outside in the courtyard is a gas-powered fire pit and an old storage room which we converted into a garden room, another fireplace is in a private room which the pub can close for functions.
We paid special attention to the bar area making it a key feature of the internal space by linking it to the dining room. We used high and low ceiling areas within the different rooms to create some division in space. The bar itself has been rebuilt and extended and behind it we installed a window so customers can look out into the courtyard and to flood the rooms with natural light.
There is a great mix of furniture throughout the pub which were created and installed by the furnishings team at Concorde. We mixed more traditional ‘pub style’ pieces, with some mid-century items and again mixed more traditional checks and herringbone patterned fabrics with bright leathers and wools which add to the overall country look.
The finished result is a warm and inviting pub brimming with charm and character. It features an extensive restaurant and impressive bar, as well as a central decked courtyard, a terrace and two private dining rooms.