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

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Offer accepted

We're at the top of the hill, which could be a problem, apparently!

Our offer is accepted & with Pierre due down at the weekend we start to canvas anyone & everyone who knows Bradford for their opinion. I speak with Chris, who until recently lived in BOA. Chris has his own design firm, Blu Inc, who we have worked with for years. He moved to BOA from Bristol & I was very interested in his thoughts as he's a thirty-something who likes to go out. "Bradford's not got a lot", he states, "And boys it needs something". "You'd do well there, the pubs are all doing the same sort of thing & there's no where that decent to eat". It all sounds pretty promising. Chris goes on to tell me that BOA is popular with young families who relocate from Bristol & Bath to "Get a slice of country life with the cow shit", I get the drift. Evidently BOA is popular with commuters who work in Bristol & Bath.

As for the pub we get a mixed bag. There are concerns about the lack of parking (although what pub in BOA has parking), & there are also concerns about it being "At the top of the hill". However this concern is tempered by the fact that a lion share of BOA's residents live at the top of the hill so we're not that concerned.


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