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

Monday, March 12, 2007


Take it from me, lighting is the most important feature of any design. The amount of places that are filled with lovely, expensive fixtures & fittings that are then 'ruined' by someone's inability to operate a dimmer switch will never cease to amaze me.

With the pub we really wanted something a bit salubrious - a sort of wild west whorehouse feel to the lighting (not to the pub obviously!). Amazingly, & after an exhaustive google search I found exactly what I had in mind (see top 2 photo's). We're going to get 5 shades for standard lamps & a couple for table lamps to dot around the pub. The only snag is that the shades, which are custom made by a couple of sisters, are from America so it's going to be a bit of a leap of faith. Should look fab though. The standard lamps will be complemented by some OTT wall lights (see photo) that we are busy purchasing off Ebay.

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