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

Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Few Of Nifty Purchases

We have been really lucky with some of the purchases we have made for the Castle, although they sometimes haven't gone down too well with the guys doing the job. One example is the Victorian urinals (first picture) that we got for the gents, they set us back a bit but then they look fab. The only problem was that they didn't have drainage so we would have to come up with a means of directing the flow as no matter how hard we tried we could not find any original glazed half pipe to go at the bottom of them. We managed to overcome this obstacle along with a means of having them separated enough to allow comfort whilst standing at them. Another good purchase was the front door, which featured earlier in the blog came with its original furnishings one item in particular was the original door lock mechanism which has been restored (second picture) and will set the door off magnificently. We have also got a couple of green marble lamp stands for the bar, which when adorned with our old western whore house esque lampshades will be really cool. These are just a small handful of buys, we have managed to get hold of some great portraits, chairs, tables and some gazelle heads.


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