Set in the heart of the charming seaside town of Deal on the east Kent coast, The Rose is a pub with a spirited past. When the great-grandson of the brewery’s former owner bought the freehold with his wife, the couple brought us in to draw out the atmosphere and whimsical charm of the place in its heyday.
We re-examined limited space to fit a highly efficient kitchen that opens out on to the restaurant it serves. Both spaces cleverly contrast and connect to conjure an intimate, dynamic atmosphere. We created eight distinct, characterful guest bedrooms with plenty of playful touches, from record players with vinyl collections to vintage sanitaryware in sugared almond shades for the bathrooms. Wherever possible, original fixtures and fittings were repaired and given new life rather than replaced.