The Castle

A 'warts & all' account of the transformation of a run-down pub in Bradford-On-Avon into a 'proper' Inn (food pub with rooms). Written by Alex Reilley & Pierre Woodford

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Goldbrick House

After 2 very, very hard years Goldbrick House, which is a project that Loungers has invested heavily in & is the largest shareholder, finally opens. It's a warren of rooms set over 2 Georgian townhouse's & a Victorian factory that is now home to a café/bar, Champagne/cocktail bar, Restaurant with roof terrace, & private meeting/party rooms. A real monster of a project & a real monster of a spend! We're delighted with it & it hits the ground running, proving, as we hoped, to be the missing link in Bristol's restaurant/bar scene.

I made some good contacts on the build & see design elements that, watered down, could really suit The Castle. We also learnt some very valuable lessons about dealing with a listed Georgian building - did I mention that The Castle is Grade II listed? Well it is, & my vow never to do listed again didn't last long!

It's nearing the end of July & we realise the need to crack on.


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