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SW Bruce has completed hundreds of projects since the company's inception in 1945. To give you an overview of our work across all services and sectors we have created a library of project profiles.

Jolly Postie
Pub Refurbishment
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McMullen & Sons Ltd
Royston, Hertfordshire
March 2015
Jolly Postie
Jolly Postie
Jolly Postie
Jolly Postie
Jolly Postie
Jolly Postie

Jolly Postie

Originally opened as a Post Office in 1935, The Jolly Postie pub has undergone a dramatic transformation from a rundown pub with little natural light, into a bright popular themed pub and restaurant.

Following a full strip out of internal walls, furniture and fittings, the brick-built corners of the previously uninviting building were knocked out and replaced with frameless glazed openings, giving a contemporary look and feel to the pub as well as letting in substantially more light.

Internally, the construction included the installation of a new professional Pizza Kitchen area, bringing the theatre of the kitchen and food preparation area into the heart of the pub. This was further complemented by the installation of a centrally placed bespoke open fireplace.

Based on a 1940ís austerity theme, the fittings included an old Post Office Van adapted to accommodate eight diners, a traditional red telephone box encased in the centre of a large dining table, Post Boy bikes acting as internal and external balustrading, and steel mesh post-sorting cages adapted to display wine cases and bottles.

The retro feel was further enhanced with the installation of reclaimed boarding and timber for flooring, cladding and partitioning, along with the refurbishment of the original Post Office mosaic flooring.

The external beer garden walling was refurbished and redecorated and new timber decking and paving were laid throughout. Redecorations and refurbishment were also carried out to the managerís and staff accommodations (including new kitchens and shower rooms), the kitchen and glass wash up areas, the pub toilets, and the cellar access route and pipework

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