The Phelips Arms is a traditional country pub in the Elizabethan village of Montacute in Devon. Ecomaster were tasked with designing and delivering a complete refurbishment that fully revitalises the pub whilst being firmly in keeping with the traditional aesthetic of the village.
To deliver this renovation within just 10 days Ecomaster called upon a wide range our of specialist skills from design to joinery.
What went into the work:
- Conceptualisation & CAD design
- Project planning and preparation
- Deconstruction of existing pub interior
- Flooring installation
- Furniture reupholstery
- French polishing
- Electrical work
- Furniture building
- Painting & decorating
A complete renovation is a large and detailed piece of work. We were given a tight window of time to deliver the refurbishment and a fixed budget to operate within.
We started with a detailed design process from which we our practical plan and list of required materials and equipment. Our office project management team coordinated with the site team to ensure all the right materials and staff were in place to deliver the project within the agreed timescale.
No project is without surprises and challenges, a planned removal of asbestos revealed an unplanned for stone wall. Rather than allow this to throw the project off track, Ecomaster consulted with the designer then treated the stone wall, decorated it tastefully and so made it an asset to the rustic qualities of the room.
We were pleased with the results and our clients at the pub were delighted.
The design process
The process of designing the new Phelips Arms balanced practicals requirements with style considerations. The new atmosphere of the pub would be shaped by the choices of colours, materials and fittings that would make up the final job. A healthy design board was developed to characterise the elements that the pub would centre on.
The Phelips had become a little dated and worn over the years.
Tables, woodwork and general decor were in need of updating. Notice how the reupholstered and restored chairs, the new hardwood floor add to the new fresher atmosphere.
The fireplace has always been the centre point of the pub. Before our renovation it was hard to find a good seat. The area was transformed with new booth seating, reupholstered sofas and a fireplace restoration.
Naturally our renovation work included the bar itself. In addition to creating a more attractive space, the design and layout created a safer and more efficient bar area for staff.
The Elizabethan pub at the centre of Montacute, The Phelips Arms
The modern but rustic style is felt in every fitting and feature
Booth seating and re-framed articles of local interest add comfort and character.
The design subtly creates space and yet increased the number of convenient spaces to settle with a pint.
Fully renovated sofas and easy chairs and the new 'coffee station' are features the customers have loved.
The details make the difference in an Ecomaster renovation. The only way to see them all is to pop in to The Phelips for a lunch and a few drinks.