Part of the McManus Pub Company, The Fox and Hounds is an established suburban pub on a busy main route to Northampton, with an internal area of 180 sqm, and a further 78 sqm outside.
As ever, we focused on delivering a project that looks great, but also makes sense commercially and operationally. We’re delighted to say that refreshing and improving the kerb appeal of the exterior has brought a dramatic increase in new customers – however, it was vital that our design was sympathetic to the pub’s history and that it retained the loyalty of existing customers.
The new interior design has updated and brightened the traditional look of the pub while keeping a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. Where appropriate, we upcycled many existing elements to deliver a real change while making the project budget go further.
Alterations to the back bar and an illuminated bottle store give a real ‘wow factor’, as do changes to the exterior space. An illuminated and heated pergola area with fixed booths has proved hugely popular.
We delivered a dramatic transformation after just two weeks on-site and are delighted to learn that sales have since increased above expectations.