The Old Beams
The Old Beams is a grade II listed, timber framed, former farmhouse dating from the 17th century. The house was converted to a pub in the early 1990’s when a large single storey restaurant extension was added at the rear. A fire in 2005 badly damaged the modern extension and the rear wing of the former farmhouse but was brought under control before serious damage occurred to the front range. We were commissioned to repair the timber framed range and rebuild the restaurant. The primary principle underlying the design of the new extension was to create the visual impression of a group of farm buildings, built in the local vernacular tradition and arranged around a small farmyard. The construction had to be carried out with great care to minimise disturbance to a population of great crested newts on the site.
Client: McMullen and Sons