A Gastro Pub and Restaurant In The Middle Of Chester Races

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    The task of creating a gastro feel to what was a new glass built design was the challenge thrown out to Style contracts after successfully refurbishing both The Weighing Room restaurant and the Holiday Inn Express, all owned by the Racecourse. Style Contracts were called in to fulfil the criteria of a family friendly feel which could also cater for busy corporate race days.Our design team set to work on a rustic feel creating an oak beamed feel with a centralised feature bar, rustic oak tables and chairs, and real leather deep buttoned fixed seating – together with a mixture of gastro dining chairs, softened with tartan clad sofas and tubs from Stylematters’ new ‘Gastro’ range. The restaurant has two feature fireplaces which use kiln-dried logs and helps to create the cosy family-orientated atmosphere.

    Style Contracts also designed the huge outdoor areas with planters, water features, and a covered outdoor canopied dining area. This was vital to the success of the concept as the Racecourse have ‘sold out’ signs on every ‘race day’. The children’s play area with a replica galleon which is fully supervised completed the project.

    Lynsey Jones, project manager of Chester Race Company announced, “We were thrilled when we saw Stylematters’ ideas for The White Horse and had every confidence in the Stylematters’ team to deliver their expertise and achieve the high quality result we’re looking for.”

    This project was completed within 12 weeks, and the actual fit out within a 4 week window, ready for the opening of the Chester Food & Wine festival over the Bank Holiday where over 30,000 visitors will be sampling our latest achievements.

    Watch out for more news from the Style group of companies as they take on the challenge of a new 250 seat restaurant for a 2 star Michelin chef to start April – then onto a superb boutique hotel project in Birmingham. Keep watching!

    About Stylematters
    Stylematters are designers and manufacturers of high quality bespoke furniture for the hospitality and leisure sectors. From its new design showroom and manufacturing facility in Cheshire, Stylematters provides furniture solutions to many of the leading names in UK hotels, restaurants and bars from independent boutique premises to larger multi-site locations including; Independent Restaurant Company, Grosvenor Casino’s, Mecca Bingo and Chester Race Company. Our team of in-house designers and skilled craftsmen work closely with architects and interior designers to provide effective and innovative furniture solutions for our clients. Stylematters has established a reputation for excellence in design, quality and service over many years.

    Daniel Fountain / 04.04.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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