Design Brief

The design brief was to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the public house from the road and village centre. In addition, there were requirements to create an improved access to the main pub entrance and to enhance the existing beer garden across the pub frontage.

Design Solution

• Removal of the existing overgrown vegetation along the road frontage to open up views into the site from the road and village

• Creation of opening through existing wall and installation of paved path and steps to create a direct link to front entrance from the pavement

• Removal of existing concrete slab paving across beer garden area and replacement with loose gravel surface to create softer finish

• Creation of planting beds with low planting to soften edges and frontage

• Formal planting and topiary in planters to give vertical interest and to soften elevation

Pooley Bridge Case Study 2 | Westminster Stone

Why Westminster Stone?

Westminster Stone’s Old Yorkshire Street Flagstones reflected the traditional nature of the pub building providing a ‘worn’ appearance that looks like it was laid years ago whilst creating a hard wearing and slip resistant surface for pedestrians.

These were complimented by the Grosvenor Kerbstones and Flagstone Troughs to create a harmonious look across the building frontage.

Materials Used

• Paths & paved alcoves: Old Yorkshire Street Flag

• Front step: Bullnose Step in Old Yorkshire Street

• Kerbs to planting beds: Grosvenor Kerbstones

• Gravel Terrace: National Trust Snowshill Shingle

• Troughs: Flagstone Troughs in Old Yorkshire Street

Pooley Bridge Case Study 3 | Westminster Stone

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