The Dartmoor Halfway Inn by Concorde

“From Derelict Pub to Vibrant Hub”


Set within the beautiful landscape of Devon sits this fabulously quaint pub, restaurant and hotel. Until a few months ago, the property was a shell, without life, energy, and customers. Along came Concorde Design and after a three-year project, the property had a new lease of life which was warmly welcomed by the locals.



The original architecture of the historic pub itself lent itself wonderfully to wooden panelling, avoiding the naked brickwork, except for a column which is only emphasised and act as an original focal point.

Concorde have decided to continue this de-cluttered aesthetic, opting for vibrant-coloured pop art artwork hanging from the occasional wall, and high-quality, warm spotlights above each of the tables, ensuring there are no struggling eyes which must read a menu in the gloom. Offset by “flashes of copper”, Concorde have opted for a natural colour palette, featuring “mustard yellows, cool turquoises, and lime greens”.


Outside, the dated and stale-feeling beer garden was completely renovated, completed with a children’s play park and the pièce de résistance – heated beach huts. For those evenings when the British air forces you ordinarily to put on a jacket, the baby-blue beach huts provide perfect shelter and a glowing warmth for you to enjoy drinks. Ordinarily, these beach huts which are a welcomed addition are a little uncomfortable, however Concorde have ensured maximum relaxation with their padded benches.


Heading back into the property itself once more the simple, effective use of wooden panelling creates a consistent, quality feel to the rooms, despite their slightly more boutique size. The colouring once again is neutral, fitting with the overall brand and the turquoise tiling in the bathroom is incredibly striking.


By creating an interior which is uncluttered, rough but clean, and a warm atmosphere through highquality lighting, Concorde has certainly transformed this quiet local pub into an incredibly welcoming venue for all.

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