Kingfisher on the Quay, Mytchett, near Camberley

This was a huge pastiche period pub complete with tiny cottage windows and fake beams, positioned alongside an enormous lake but with no outside dining or windows to enjoy the view. Our role was execution of the architect brief which entailed a redesign of the whole building to appear as an old boathouse/boat-builders workshop, removing most of the  exterior walls facing the lake and installing glass screens with a large deck for exterior dining.

The walls were clad in reclaimed corrugated iron, interior dining tables were created to appear as old carpenters’ workbenches, complete with vices for menu holders. Period oil drums, driftwood and patinated zinc were used to create the bar. Two vast, free-standing open fireplaces were made to appear as if from old ships’ copper boilers. We sourced more than 20 period Seagull outboard motors, restored and converted them for use as beer engines, in order to complete the waterside theme.