Re-launch of award-winning gastro pub / by AMRIT NARU

An award-winning County Durham gastro pub has been re-launched, following a major transformation.

Working within the constraints of a Grade II listed building, owners of The Bay Horse, Hurworth enlisted the help of Naru and Ross  to reconfigure the layout and secure the necessary planning approval for the changes. The brief included increasing the seating capacity and developing an interior finish more in keeping with sister restaurants: Muse Continental Cafe and Cena Trattoria in Yarm.

   Finishing touches, including soft lighting, old English style     panelling     in muted     colours,     handcrafted tables and upholstered seating in velvets and plaids, help to create a more ambient atmosphere throughout.    As a result of the refurbishment, the new design features a light-filled conservatory style extension in the heart of the eating area, creating a brighter feel, with views of the walled garden.  In addition, a larger separate bar area has been created for restaurant guests, or to be used as a venue in its own right.   

Finishing touches, including soft lighting, old English style panelling in muted colours, handcrafted tables and upholstered seating in velvets and plaids, help to create a more ambient atmosphere throughout.

As a result of the refurbishment, the new design features a light-filled conservatory style extension in the heart of the eating area, creating a brighter feel, with views of the walled garden.  In addition, a larger separate bar area has been created for restaurant guests, or to be used as a venue in its own right.

 

As well as understanding time restraints and providing sharp costing, we understood the issues of working within a listed building in a conservation area. In particular, we had to ensure all the interior work was completed within a one week timeframe to minimise restaurant downtime. Despite these challenges, we are really thrilled to have worked on another exciting restaurant venture with this particular client.
— Carl Ross, Director, Naru and Ross