The Red Lion, Welwyn
The Red Lion resides in a town awash with history. One story in particular is that of founder of Welwyn Garden City, Sir Ebeneezer Howard, reportedly planted an apple tree in every garden in the town. Our imaginations were propelled by this and inspired the ‘delicious’ reds, complimenting teals of the leaves and earthy browns from the roots for the colour scheme.
The kerb appeal is charming with warm cashew rendered walls contrasting against the original red brick. Spiral planters and the grand staircase entrance enhance the buildings charisma.
The design was arrived at with specific reference to the quirky, picturesque town ensuring the character of the site was preserved and nurtured. Upon entering, the rustic timber bar, sympathetic back fitting and quirky tiled floor apron contrive to create a subdued, immediately familiar mood of a beautifully detailed country pub.
Dark timber panelling, warm light fixtures and botanical wallpapers with velvet upholstery touches to the furniture all add to the earthy invocation.
Carefully positioned fixed seating provides the option of larger groups and parties, and individual cosy tables attract the couples and lone walkers.
Every detail is considered, right down to the bathrooms. Classic, ridged timber fronted vanity units detailed with brass strips and cool grey herringbone tiles compliment each other. Even small furry guests have been considered, with a designated doggy wash area outside and timber floors to the inner flex areas.