THE JOLLY FARMER
Built during the interwar years, The Jolly Farmer in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, is located to the south side of Gold Hill Common. The existing floor plan comprised a public bar and saloon bar with separate toilets provided for each. As a result, the entrance sequence required customers to walk past the toilets rather than see the welcoming smiles of the bar staff.
PNW Studios’ design centres around opening up and connecting the public bar and saloon bar. The latter has been converted into a bright and spacious dining room, while the former remains a ‘proper’ bar with comfortable seating and a cosy snug. The converted toilet in the saloon bar provides extra space for an enlarged kitchen, and access to the toilet in the public bar has been reconfigured so that it is not the first thing experienced upon entering the building. Outside, the garden has been re-landscaped with a new deck and painted timber balustrade. Elsewhere, the shiplap-boarded elevations have been refurbished and the ground floor casement windows replaced with leaded windows to match the original upper-storey lights.