Bel and the Dragon, Cookham
This project saw the complete refurbishment of a 600-year-old coaching inn and restaurant in the centre of the picturesque village of Cookham, near the River Thames. The Bel & The Dragon is a Grade II listed building and is located within a conservation area.
The first phase was the comprehensive renovation of an existing bar and restaurant to create a modern, yet rustic, dining atmosphere. A key factor in the refurbishment design was to improve the visual connection through the restaurant to the picturesque gardens at the rear and improve the amount of natural light within the main dining spaces. The second phase was to refurbish the first-floor accommodation into country inn rooms and to transform the cottage at the rear of the site into split level hotel suites.