Client: The Talbot at Knightwick
Description: An extension to the Talbot a 15th century traditional coaching inn that is nationally renowned for local cuisine, beer and hospitality. As such it is a significant tourist attraction and local employer in the area.
Over recent years the Talbot has been developing its connection with the locality – not only sourcing local ingredients, but brewing and baking on the site. It also hosts local farmers and produce markets and events.
As a result of its success, the Talbot needed additional year-round dining space, and the garden room extension provides this, also giving greater flexibility in how the hotel can accommodate conferences, functions and local markets. It also provides an outlet for the bakery and other local produce .
The extension features large areas of glazing, sliding glazed doors doors, natural oiled timbers and a polished concrete floor. The design had to be capable of withstanding flooding from the adjacent river Teme.