“The story of Old Mary is one of love, intrigue and tragedy, and now cocktails and craft beers too in what used to be the servant’s quarters of the original house
Mary came to London from the countryside in search of work, she was young, pretty and a little naïve. After a chance meeting with the young Lord Craven at Lancaster Gate, he took pity on the young girl and offered her work in his kitchens. The other servants very quickly took to Mary with her mild manner and sweet charm.
She was in awe of the handsome Lord Craven and he doted on her, they fell in love and planned to run away together, but Lord Craven’s wife had other plans………Mary was found in the Scullery with a knife through her heart. It’s been said that Mary can still be heard weeping in the kitchens of the Mitre, so if you feel a chill or hear a whisper, fear not, it’s just Old Mary searching for her love………”
Or so they say……..
Enjoy a Bloody Mary with Old Mary at Old Mary’s……..
For more info follow link to the Old Mary’s website shown on side bar
Here’s a sneaky preview at the look and feel of a brand spanking new, old cocktail & real ale bar in Central London which will be opening its doors in less than 3 weeks!
Think Dickensian, underground dram shop with undertones of decadence infused with psychoactive alkaloids derived from none other than The Devil’s Root itself………and you’ll be halfway there.
Watch this space………!
September saw the opening of The Grafton in Kentish Town and finally we have the photos! Our brief was to design an authentic, unpretentious old boozer and that is exactly what we did. It warms my cockles every time we walk through the doors, it really is everything we had hoped it would be and more. It was an Interior Design project that was a real pleasure from beginning to end owing largely to the fact that our clients Susie and Joel were so refreshingly full of enthusiasm, inspiration and ambition for their newly acquired pub.
“Its the perfect reinvention, we think, in that its Victorian elegance has been restored – or rather, reimagined – whilst allowing a sense of history to pervade in its candle-lit corners. And there’s not a pretension in sight.”The Kentish Towner
I couldn’t have put it better myself……..Here are the pics
Make your way down to Kentish Town for the Grand opening of the Grafton. We can barely contain our excitement!!!
See you there!
Its coming together really beautifully now, tiling almost complete, decorating finished, lighting installed!
Heres a sneaky preview of some of the ingredients that will without a doubt make this grand pub a winning recipe!
We are enjoying every minute of working on this pub refurbishment; The Grafton NW5 , Kentish Town which will be opening its doors late summer 2012 and we can’t wait!
Its a beautiful, proud corner building which over the years has been boxed in, painted over and mistreated. Our ambition is to uncover, reinstate and emphasize all its beautiful features of which there are many. We aim to bring this wonderful pub interior back to its former glory and in doing so we will be creating a beautiful, inviting space ready to be cherished and adored by all who walk through its doors.
We’ll keep you posted on its progress!
Another fabulous accomplishment from the Relic Interiors team.
Our brief – to transform a modest little takeaway into an inviting and beautiful restaurant. Mission accomplished!
A combination of intricate wall graphics, seductive lighting, decorative wall and floor tiling and beautiful reclaimed timber finishes gives the interior a rich and sensual feel. Itto has become a place people want to stay and enjoy their delicious oriental fusion food in a wonderfully warm, accommodating interior.