DV8 Designs Transform The Jolly Sailor in Stockport

1 Jul 2019 04:40

The talented team at DV8 Designs have unveiled the stunning transformation of the 'Jolly Sailor' public house and restaurant in Davenport, Stockport.

Built in 1895, this popular landmark pub has undergone a full interior refurbishment and external improvements including an innovative Orangery extension with new feature roof lights and an improved external seating area.

This is the fourth major project that Almond Family Pubs have appointed DV8 Designs to complete and it is the biggest yet. The £650,000 build involved a full redesign and refurbishment of the existing site as a pub, with the addition of a large restaurant dining area & carvery. The aim has been to restore this much-loved public house to its former glory, to sympathetically restore this iconic building in a protected conservation area and to reignite its naval history and local narrative. Almond Family Pubs have also introduced delicious new additions to their trademark food menu & service, creating an inviting welcome for both new and existing customers.

James Almond, Almond Family Pubs, said:

"This has been a real passion project for us and we wanted to place this exciting redesign into the trusted hands of the DV8 Designs team. We are committed to giving local people their much-loved pub back, but better than ever. The Jolly Sailor is the heart of the community in this area and we wanted to restore it to former glory and then some. Lee and the team have worked incredibly to design a sympathetic renovation that has retained the historical and welcoming surroundings of this much-loved pub but now with eye-catching features and sumptuous seating. We can't wait to open the doors and let the people of Davenport and further afield, enjoy their lovingly restored local."

The new scheme focuses around the pub's nautical name and link to the supposed 'Jolly Sailor' - a well-respected admiral of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Sir Salusbury Pryce Humphreys. In 1838 the Admiral found himself in the midst of a family dispute after he married into the Estate and took on the Davenport name, challenging the succession and the rightful heir to the Davenport Estate at Bramall Hall.

The completed design reveals eclectic light fittings with a nautical twist, panelled walls and feature fireplaces in rich colours and an array of aged leathers on antique studded armchairs, suitable for any trusted Sea Captain. The walls are adorned with aged photographs, eclectic historical artefacts and the secret finds of ancient mariners.

The new Orangery extension adds a softer touch to the masculine scheme with roof lights that allow natural light to flood in over mustard and jade green velvet fabrics, intricate patterns and dark, floral wallpapers.

"We were incredibly excited to work with Almond Family Pubs once again. They have a reputation for taking neglected, run down venues and transforming them into award-winning community restaurants and pubs. Our vision was to restore the site's colourful naval history and to retain its grand, traditional feel and Victorian touches but also to innovate and step things up design-wise. This was a major project for us with internal & external alterations, planning considerations, external works and landscaping along with full interior decoration. We are so proud of the final result and we're as excited as the locals to see this popular local pub reopened and looking better than ever."

The Jolly Sailor is now officially open to the public.

For more information visit www.dv8-designs.co.uk

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