There’s no doubt that the English pub has changed quite considerably in the last couple of decades. On the whole, these changes have been vast improvements, particularly in the food department.
But perhaps the most obvious recent change to our pubs is the decor. Gone are the heavily patterned carpets, the strip lighting and the vinyl covered chairs. But what have these been replaced with? There seem to be a plethora of pubs and bars now sporting what initially appears to be wonderfully individually and unique interiors – the mismatched chairs, the bright n’ bold wallpaper, the reclaimed industrial lighting, an array of mid-century furniture. It’s frightening how quickly this ‘bespoke’ look has become so generic. For me, the trouble with this is that I don’t want a visit to a pub to feel like going to someone’s trendy kitchen-diner – I’ve got one of those at home thanks!
So it was an absolute joy and a complete treat to be taking some interior shots for The Potting Shed in Crudwell, Wiltshire. A pub that still feels like a traditional country pub. Don’t get me wrong, its interiors are still beautifully designed but the design isn’t fighting its heritage. Its interior enhances and compliments its history. It’s a total gem of a pub. The sort that’s so good you feel obliged to tell all your friends but at the same time kind of want to keep it as your own little secret.
So if you’re in the Wilshire area, or even if you’re not, book a table, grab the newspapers, order some food and settle in for the day.
If you own or manage a pub, restaurant, bar or hotel and feel your current interiors pictures aren’t doing your business justice then I’d love to hear from you.
As we become increasingly time poor, the importance pictures play in the decision making process of where to eat, drink and sleep is enormous.
Contact me (o7760 130 044) to discuss how I can help give your business a visual voice.