Broad Street Townhouse is a new boutique city-centre bolthole – offering eleven impeccably designed bedrooms, café by day and a speakeasy bar, The Blind Pig, by night. The grade two listed property, built from traditional Bath limestone, dates back to 1885. The site was formally a music shop to the ground floor and a derelict office space on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Butcombe Pub & Inns has led the extensive renovation to sympathetically restore the building back to its former 19th century glory – in partnership with Concorde BGW.
“Broad Street Townhouse is a passion project of ours and one we’ve long had in mind – since taking over the Pig & Fiddle pub next door back in 2015. It was a shame to see such a beautiful building, filled with original features, sat empty in disrepair – but so rewarding to get stuck into the renovation and bring it all back to life. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our first overnight guests and inviting in the local people of Bath to experience our new café and bar.” – Jayson Perfect, Managing Director of Pubs and Inns at Liberation Group.
Guests arrive via the original shopfront façade, greeted by monochrome Victorian inspired bordered tiling, high ceilings, sash windows and exposed timber staircases – leading to the eleven en-suite bedrooms set over three floors. The sash windows are an original part of the building which had to be maintained in accordance with listed building regulations. A full external branding package was supplied to Broad Street, the branding emphasises its unique personality and establishes a different look for the building to help attract the right customers.
The beautiful interiors offer a laid-back and luxurious home-from-home atmosphere. Statement pieces of furniture and individual artwork are found throughout the bedrooms,each with king-size beds, decorated with soft shades and leafy green plants. They have been furnished with every modern traveller’s needs – Wi-Fi, Roberts Radios, rain head showers, mini-fridges, and Smart TVs.
The building is grade II listed so all works had to be agreed ahead of site. The cornicing and skirting were retained where possible as well as the stunning original wooden staircase in the coffee shop. Concrete alcoves in the coffee shop were uncovered, they date back to when it was a tailor shop, so to create an authentic, historic aesthetic, the coves were put to use with upholstered benches and cushions to create seats.
The coffee shop on the ground floor welcomes both guests and non-residents for breakfast, lunch and coffees throughout the day. Furnishes with one-off pieces and elegant marble effect tables for a classy look which compliments the buildings heritage.
In the evening, the café will be transformed into The Blind Pig bar which is a new bar serving Butcombe beers, cocktails, local spirits, fine wines, charcuterie and cheeses. The food offering contrasts with the classic pub favourites served by The Pig and Fiddle next door, also owned by Butcombe and refurbished by Concorde BGW in 2017. 26 new covers were added to Broad Street’s garden using furniture and bespoke timber fixed seating benches. Planting and a new wall look pretty and make the garden more private.
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