The Oxford Blue

Fettle were approached by Steven Ellis and the Andreva Gastronomy team in 2016 to transform an existing pub in Old Windsor into their first venture:  A fine dining country pub. Their aim was to create a space that enabled food and service of the highest standard to be served within the surroundings and comfort of a traditional country pub.

The original building consisted of two gamekeepers cottages that had been extended and adapted over the years.  Our brief was to remove the existing extensions and rebuild them to house the new kitchen and principle dining room space whilst maintaining the character and charm of the existing structure.

Our scheme included the installation of a large copper topped feature bar with a timber, glass and patinated brass overbar.  A traditional open fire clad in reclaimed brick was installed within the bar space alongside a quarry-tile floor sourced to match tiles that had been discovered during strip out.  Oak joinery and painted timber wall panelling were installed throughout the rest of the building to bring together the different spaces, whilst adding warmth and character to the restaurant.

We designed bespoke timber dining tables and upholstered dining chairs. These were paired with burnt orange buttoned back banquettes to inject fun and a splash of colour into the scheme.  Traditional brass and opal glass lighting was installed to help marry the fine dining environment with the character and aesthetic of a country pub.

Finally, we created a wine attic on the first floor that also acts as a private dining room. This space included a fluted timber table bar, bespoke wine storage and glass pendants hanging over the oak dining table and chairs.