The Tankard, Kennington

We gave this tired old pub a great big kick up the back side with a vibrant and refreshing rethink both inside and out. The facade which had become a confused, incoherent mix of colours and signage has been brought together with a pillar box red, off white and charcoal colour scheme, picking out all its beautiful features.

The interior is fresh and inviting without deviating from the feel of an authentic old boozer. Upstairs there is a little hole-in-the-wall bar which takes its inspiration from working men’s clubs and theatre bar with globe lights, neons and glossy paint. From here you can access the huge roof terrace with pergolas which divide up the space forming cosy niches.

Would you now please raise your tankard to The Tankard, another splendid Draft House!



Draft House Milton Keynes

Yep Draft House has hit MK and seems to be going down a treat with the locals. The building was a challenge to say the least but there is beauty to be found in every beast and this one did not disappoint. Long may it live.

Draft House Chancery is open!

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For the tastiest pint of unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell you will ever lay your mitts on head down to Draft House, 1 Plough Place, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1DE

Photographs courtesy of and copyright to the amazing


The Gipsy Queen – Nearly there!

In just over 3 hours The Gipsy Queen will be opening its doors once again, brought to you by the ever amazing duo Susie and Joel of The Grafton.

Lots more info and photos of the refurb coming soon!

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Defectors Weld

We’ve given the infamous Defectors Weld a gentle sprucing up, hooray!5831_163171_large 5831_163163_large 5831_163170_large 5831_163169_largeXBAR 2 LOBBY BAR ART GRAFITI LIGHTBOXThe-small-disco

Upstairs at The Grafton

After a long wait and a whole load of appealing The Grafton were finally given permission to build their roof terrace, after an even longer wait we finally managed to get down and do a photoshoot! Oh yeah and then there’s the Board Room. Have a looky at what we did!

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St James of Bermondsey – OPEN!

Its been a Rollercoaster ride but we got there in the end and from all the positive feedback received so far it was worth every bit of elbow grease. St James of Bermondsey officially opened at 11am today, phew!

Photoshoot will be happening some time in the near future. Until then, here’s the pub’s website:

….and here are some spectacular illustrations of our last minute preparations sketched up by the brilliant (that’s Naomi in the stripey tights!)


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