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.
With the popularity of craft beers at the present time, what better way to style your Irish Pub than Brewery Style?
Taking it's inspiration from St. James Gate, the home of Guinness in Dublin, this style is industrial in nature thus blending in well with current interior trends.
Warm timbers, stone walls & floors, copper piping & barrel-like detailing all help create that brewery ambience, add in industrial style lighting & rustic furniture & you will create a venue befitting of any brewery.
What I love about this style of pub is the use of metalwork, metal bands to vertical timbers-barrel like, copper features & detailing reminiscent of copper brewing vats, such a beautiful warm metal in a pub setting.
Barrels can be used to great effect to create feature walls & drinkstands, along with other brewery memorabilia, copper jugs, stoneware flagons, Guinness tin signs & photos all telling the Guinness tale, from the heart of Guinness in Dublin.
Simple rustic, strong furniture, barrel drinkstands, plank tables, metal light fittings in copper, brass or wrought iron, stone & timber floors, strong elements all combining to create a warm inviting venue, the perfect place to enjoy the perfect pint!!
Guinness for Strength!!!
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