Garden Room extension at The Talbot Inn

Lett + Sweetland Architects, Knightwick, 2011


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Extension to listed inn to create space for dining, markets, events and terrace to relate to riverside setting.

The Talbot is a listed 15th century inn situated between Worcester and Bromyard, set in stunning countryside next to the river Teme. It is renowned for its local cuisine, beer and hospitality.

The Talbot needed additional year-round space for dining, markets etc. The extension provides this in an economic multi purpose room.

The scheme extends the existing dining area by enclosing the former terrace.

The southern elevation is fully glazed with large sliding doors extending the space out to the terrace and riverside area. Externally there is a hop pole and cable pergola which will be completed and heavily planted in spring for solar shading.

The room is a column free area, with a heated polished concrete floor, a roof of laminated beams, exposed regularised joists and birch ply structure all finished in a white oil stain.

The existing porch was dismantled and relocated at the front to create a lobby signalling the entrance to the hotel.


  • Begun: Aug 2011
  • Completed: Oct 2011
  • Floor area: 85m2
  • Sector: Hotel
  • Total cost: £107,000
  • Tender date: Jun 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: The Talbot at Knightwick, Bromyard Road, Knightwick, WR6 5PH, United Kingdom

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