This week we’re swooning over the interior delights of laid-back gastro pub Beef & Pudding. Well established in the North West for a fleet of gastro style establishments situated mainly around leafy parts of Cheshire and the Wirral area. This is the first project for the New Moon duo to hit the centre of Manchester. Opening Spring 2014 to a great reception with the help of Twitter. The name derives not just from it’s menu choices, but an old saying taken from a cartoon of the Peterloo Massacre. Perched on the corner of Fountain street, if the sight of glowing neon red signage doesn’t temp you, then the smell of hearty gravy and suet making it’s way down booth street sure will. The exterior keeps the theme of the establishment a mystery with a generic office block façade, only the graffiti style sign hints at a possibility of some industrial flare.
Make your way through the double fronted doors and you’re immediately embraced with a soft, stripped back industrial interior. Tanned booths together with old school stools make up the casual bar seating area. Looking out against the large scale windows sits a line of stools and wooden shelf under exposed vintage bulbs hung from red braided cords. Opposite and central to the establishment is a long tanned leather seating booth propped up against a rustic caged unit. Old industrial weighing scales and quirky helmets make up the display unit. Central to the shelf sits a TV screen that filters the companies twitter feed and the news.
To the right of the establishment lies the bar area, this was relocated from the centre of the restaurant to the side allowing for more dining space. White metro tiles make up the back of the bar area as well as pillars situated a front. Quirky monochrome Chequered tile flooring adds an industrial kitchen feel, whilst the reclaimed wood slats reinforce the industrial edge. More industrial lighting illuminates this area with a choice of station inspired wall lights together with some chrome track lighting suspended from the ceiling.
Hidden behind the central cage unit is the dining area, this is made up of warm wood tables and chairs. Three super sized tanned booths line the back wall. The soft tan and wood combination makes for a warm and welcoming feel whilst more metro tiling and stripped back wood panels bring in the industrial edge. A fantastic bull drawing taking up much of the tiled area gives a rustic country vibe. Single spotlights mingle with more industrial pendants, this time caged designs and fisherman rope cables housing exposed filament bulbs add to the ambience.
An intimate dining area can be found to the right of the establishment. A single wooden dining table sits beneath a collection of exposed bulbs wrapped roughly around a steel pipe. This is a quirky addition and adds a great focal point.
It’s simple to create this look in your home. Pull together rustic wood furniture, strip back the wood to reveal a worn surface. Choose industrial metal pendants together with exposed bulb designs. For a warm addition add tan leather textures. Check out our look book below for interior inspiration.
Rustic Interiors Look Book
Have you visited Beef & Pudding? What do you think of the interior?
All images taken from the Beef & Pudding Website.