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Restoring an 18th century pub to former glories.

Following a comprehensive refurbishment of Hurley House, a traditional English pub and restaurant in Berkshire, we worked closely with designers Spratley Studio Architects and Summer Williams Interiors to find a hard-wearing stone that would complement the traditional-style décor of wood panelling, exposed chimney breasts, luxurious leather and tweed upholstery.

“Our goal was to preserve as many features of England’s nostalgic pub heritage and complement that with some understated modern designer chic.”

David Holliday, Hurley House Hotel

Our Hardwicke limestone is an exceptionally hard flagstone with a dark grey tone that perfectly complemented the rich wood, and acts as a contrast to the white walls. We recommended a seasoned finish that mechanically rounds the edges of each slab and exposes the surface grain for an authentic time-worn look.