Butler and Barry Gastrobar, Bray

Our latest creation opens next week. Butler and Barry Gastrobar in Bray(over Sealife) is opening its doors on Tuesday. Butler and Barry are 2 gentlemen, one travels the world collecting curious objects to bring back and show here, the other is the food lover who prepares exceedingly good recipies….. if you visit you will see […]

The Hudson Rooms, Liffey Valley

The Hudson Rooms is a large gastropub in Liffey Valley. The brief was to design a bar/restaurant incorporating a dedicated coffee area and cocktail bar with a warm, welcoming and fun environment. We went for an industrial New York Loft atmosphere with an underlying theme of the Garment District. Decor items were sourced from the […]

The Irish Whiskey Experience, Killarney

Our latest bar in collaboration with Box Architecture, The Irish Whiskey Experience along with The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder. Great food, thousands of whiskeys and of course a great ambience!  

The Chameleon Effect : Designing flexibility in

The Chameleon Effect : Designing flexibility into a Pub Often a publicans design brief is multi faceted and needs to be different things to a variety customers at different times. These needs can emerge over time but sometimes publicans are quite clear from the start as to who their potential customer is and what they […]

The Station: Classic cafe bar with industrial edge

Delighted to announce the opening of  The Station at Molloys in Tallaght. It was a pleasure to work with the Molloy team again to renovate their cafe bar/restaurant bringing the premises right up to date with an industrial and classic vintage design. We used black and white tiles in the floor in random patterns and […]

Our Top 20 Tips for a Successful Bar Design

1. The shopfront is the gateway to success – its how to sell the pub brand – if its attractive with a clear message of what the offer is – then people will come in the door. 2. After that the aim is to keep people from walking out. It only takes them 10 seconds […]

Durty Nellys transformed…

The Loft Bar and Restaurant at Durty Nellys, Bunratty This project was tricky to tie down a design direction because we had to respect the heritage of this 300 year old pub while bringing its 1st floor bar and restaurant back to life. We aimed to make it more female friendly and to bring more […]

The Lime Kiln up and running and enjoying their first packed weekend

Owners Tom and Paula Carson and John Macken had to turn away disappointed punters as the gastro pub was packed out. By all accounts there was a great reaction to the design…  an industrial edge, a touch of vintage and and a nice cosy bar with “cortina blue” counters! More photos to follow later…..

Got something good? Tell people about it

On a recent visit to London we passed this pub which told us how they had a “bloody lovely garden”. It’s so important to tell people about what you have thats good! We might never have visited this pub without seeing that message and you know what ……..they DID have a bloody lovely garden!! AND […]

Colour Psychology – What do our colour schemes say?

Marketing studies show us that all consumers are moved to act by the colours and shapes they find in the marketplace. Different consumer groups simply respond differently to specific colours and shapes and so can make or break your business. Louis Cheskin founder of the colour research institute wrote about the power of colours and […]

Oscars, Cooke Street hosts the John Murray Show

 We worked with Blathnaid Bergin, The Restaurant Advisor to makeover Oscars (formerly The Streat) for The John Murray Show. We had great support from local and national suppliers and fitters all of whom gave their services free of charge. The climax of the makeover took place this morning with John taking his seat at the […]

Changes in the Market : Have you allowed for them in your marketing plan??

INCREASE IN NEW PUB OWNERS “The amount of pubs changing hands last year was more than double that of the previous year as the sales market improves. Forty six premises changed hands in 2014, compared to just 20 in 2013. The 130 per cent increase was the busiest year for transactions in the sector since […]

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