|Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2007 - 10:25 am: |
Was in there yesterday, noticed their sprucing up and was told the lovely old blackboard on the wall is being junked. I know it's their pub, their decision etc, but what a shame - it adds real character and history to the pub. Go in and tell them it's lovely and they shouldn't ditch it next time you pass!
|Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2007 - 03:43 pm: |
My thoughts exactly. I've already mentioned this to the staff there, it's unique and gives character to the place. A complete step backwards regarding design if they opt it out. Mr Jamon (proffesional designer)
|Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2007 - 05:43 pm: |
Let them know by email too :)
|Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2007 - 06:37 pm: |
Thought I'd post the quick and nice reply from the Dartmouth: still think it's a bad decision, but hey-ho :(
"I really love it too, but its time has passed and I have reluctantly agreed that it finally has to go. Here's why.
It originally formed the back of the old bar in the lounge (where the kitchen is now) and I just had to save it for the very reasons you give below. It was mirrored with glass shelves and we decided to put it in the only place it would fit i.e. the front bar. It looked terrible there until someone had the bright idea to change it into a blackboard. We then had to remove the shelves to make it readable.
The problem is that it doesn't really have a function and is very inefficient as a blackboard. Often it is left bank or items are left outdated or rubbed out. It has even hosted unnoticed graffitti and is prone to scratches, glass being difficult to paint.
The front room is a very difficult space to work and had an extremely ugly bar set into a boring flat wall. Elsewhere the numerous doors and windows hamper attempts to play with the layout. We have installed a new bar front and the room looks more balanced without the mirror/blackboard. It will all look very good when finished. I promise.
Meanwhile the mirror has gone into storage onsite where it will remain. You never know, we may find a use for it once again. I am not one for throwing things away, we still have the old dartboard hung upstairs in the office unusable and in perfect condition.
P.S. We are also replacing the old sofa which I also love. This magnificent old thing is beginning to suffer a little too much and will be disposed of, so if you know anyone who wants it let me know."
|Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2007 - 06:49 pm: |
Fair enough, they should at least have it in the restaurant to display the days menu.
|Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2007 - 06:56 pm: |
What about a bring out the bar billiards campaign. Surely they still have the old table and it would be a USP in the area