What do you do when you want to make your pub more welcoming? As the landlord of the Somerset Arms was asking just that question, we came up with an answer.
In one corner of the bar there was a window that was neither use nor ornament. It was away from the seating areas and masked from the outside, so let in only a little light.
Our solution was to remove the window, build a back box onto the outside wall and install a warm welcome in the shape of a new wood burning stove, set back into the back box to preserve space in the bar.
The end result is a much warmer bar, with a cheerful glow in the corner to brighten up even the gloomiest winter day.