This style of Irish Pubs is one of my favourites, what fun you can have when designing this style particularly when it comes to styling it up with bric a brac.There are so many different possibilities with this style as different themes can be introduced, how about a Victorian Style Chemist, a drapery shop, a country hardware store or general Grocers?
Vintage tin signs & advertisements, hand painted shop signs both in timber & glass, all add to the nostalgic feel of the Shop Style Irish Pub. The Bric a Brac in this style of pub is really special, little pieces of history. Tins, packages, old timber boxes, shop bikes, shop weighing scales, cash registers colourful displays of days gone by. All displayed in glazed cabinets with signage over or on back bar shelves, complete with shop drawers which would have contained shop wares such as tea & flour. Back Bar shelves heaving with bottles, jars, boxes & tins, tongued & grooved walls filled with advertisements & colourful tin signs all adding to the shop ambience.
In an Irish Pub/ Shop traditionally furniture was usually simple, rustic & hard wearing able to accommodate the comings & goings of a busy shop.Lighting types again were simple traditional types, pendant lighting hanging over bar/ shop counter, illuminating the shop wares.Floors were usually hardwearing, tiles, slate & timber floor, scuffed by many boots walking through.Simple, colourful, full of character.