Forecourt Facelift – Wednesday 26th September 2018

On Wednesday 26th September we are having our forecourt resurfaced and therefore there will be no parking on the front that day. We have arranged parking in the Toby Carvery just down the road for that day. You do not need to register your registration with the pub, we have arranged it so you can park freely for the 26th September.

If you would like more information give us a call on 02085047925



The return of retro…

As we start to think about decorating our homes for Autumn, why not consider some of these trendy colours.


As Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra-violet is beginning to come into its own. A good option for this blue-based purple is Little Greene’s Thai Sapphire (116). Don’t worry if you are not feeling brave enough for this bold hue, you can use softer purples and lilacs to trickle the trend into your home. Try Farrow & Ball’s Brassica (271) or Calluna (270).


Blush is the colour that doesn’t quit. This pink is a trend that has stuck, but pairing this hue with new accessories and accents can give the space a whole new look! Blush can take many forms, from deep blush to nude tones to sugary pink, so experiment with some sample pots and see which you prefer. Here are some examples: Farrow & Ball Setting Plaster (231), Dead Salmon (28), Pink Ground (202), Mylands Threadneedle (262), Palmerston Pink (243), Bloomsbury (267).


This chic colour teams with blush and ultra-violet beautifully but works equally well alone as an accent colour to neutral interiors . The warm tones of terracotta balance the blue undertones of ultra violet. Farrow & Ball’s Red Earth is great for a light, welcoming terracotta red.


These retro colours are making their comeback and just in time to add some colour and warmth to cool, airy spaces.

Don’t worry if you can’t find a colour you love because Farrow & Ball are launching new colours this September! Join us for our first look event, where you’ll get to see the new colours with Farrow & Ball representative Lindsey Crowley, and have our interior designer team on hand to help pair these with wallpaper and fabric. The event is first come first serve with limited spaces available, so email us at now to avoid disappointment! The event will take place Thursday 20th September 6pm-7pm.


How to use the pink interior trend…

Cole and son flamingo scheme

One shade that is proving popular this season is pale pink. From nude to blush to a splash of raspberry, this colour can be used everywhere. Here is our how to guide to using the on-trend shade in your home.

  1. Painting with pale pink

    Paint all walls your favourite soft shade of pink for a scheme that has an effortlessly soothing effect. Painting with a soft, light hue as the dominant colour in a room will allow for a restful space that can easily be transformed to a whole new look, simply by adding strong colours through curtaining, upholstery and accessories. With that in mind, try Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground to achieve the perfect backdrop for bolder hues – why not team this paint with burgundy tones for a look that is timelessly chic. Farrow and Ball pink ground roomset When using Pink Ground or alike as the dominant colour, look at a darker accent colour for the skirting boards, window surrounds and other woodwork, darker hues such as Charleston Gray or Dove’s Tale will create a warm, inviting space. F&B pink ground

    Looking for a more mellow space? Consider painting a subtle nude shade as the neutral hue within the interior. From here you can create a scheme that oozes sophistication, either through furniture, accessories or surrounding wood work, just pair your paint with soft greys and off-whites. A great way to produce this look within your own space is with Farrow & Ball’s Dead Salmon. FARROW AND BALL DEAD SALMONDon’t forget that whether it be a stylish sofa or accent accessories, an injection of powder pink will animate this type of interior. Another way to use this trendy paint colour is to create a feature with a range of pink shades, transforming a space from dull to dreamy. If you really want to have some fun experiment with a linear paint treatment, or even a geometric feature. Little Greene’s Dorchester Pink range, available in four shades, is perfect for this look. LG DORCHESTER PINKPink geometric paint

  2. Go from girly to grown up

    Although it is known that pink often creates an idyllic young girls room, pink can also create a mature space. In order to create a grown up aesthetic, try using blush as an accent colour, this can work with either a neutral such as grey or if you are feeling brave try incorporating another trend – emerald green! Palm design with pink accentFor a bit of fun experiment with palm prints, another current interior trend. Palm print with pink accentAlso, why not have two accent colours? Go for a neutral interior but bring in tones of blush and emerald for a sophisticated look you will love! This will create a smart space with a splash of colour.Neutral with blush and emerald You could be really adventurous and go for a black and white interior – accents of blush and emerald will soften what could otherwise be a harsh look.  Black and white with emerald and pink To accentuate this type of look perfectly, look for brass and gold tones within other elements of the space.

    Another great way to prevent pink from looking too girly and young is to combine layers of various hues. A modern-meets-vintage look can be easily created by simply teaming this interior with mirror-like metallics. Think of raspberry, rose and seashell pink textiles for a grown-up scheme.

  3. Accessorise with pink printsCoach house rose dome

    Kirkby cushion pinkNervous about introducing colour in your home? Sometimes by using a print you can bring in a variety of colours without the overall look being too bold, so go ahead and add a few accessories in pink tones. Kirkby cushion pinkKirkby cushion pinkStart simple with just a few pieces, this technique is ideal if you often like to reinvent your interiors as you can swap them for new pieces as the seasons and trends change.   Kirkby cushion pink Coach house flamingo print Coach house orchidCoach house pink votive

  4. No need to ditch grey

    Work pink tones in with your existing grey interior effortlessly!Grey interior with pink ceiling A look currently taking the industry by storm is painted ceilings, so why not give it a go with using a soft pink with grey undertones.Interior with pink ceiling This will couple with grey walls and provide a welcome change from ordinary white. If you are feeling daring, go for a bright. bold pink to wow guests.

    Also consider your fabric choices, instead of various shades of grey, try a subtle pink shade, this a great alternative to redecorating the entire room.

Grey interior pink fabricGrey interior pink accessories

It goes without saying that blush will blend beautifully with grey, it’s delicate and pretty yet still smart and sophisticated.

All sourced images are hyperlinked. Cushion images sourced from Romo, available to buy in store.