A Rule of Tum, Hereford
The Bookshop opened its doors shortly after the success of the Burger Shop next door.
A more formal dining experience serving the finest offerings of locally bred meat and seasonal Hereford produce, which has gone on to win several awards, non-other than the Observer best Sunday Lunch in 2017, a rare accolade for a restaurant outside of London! Seeing its continual success and demand, both the Bookshop.
The site sits within the historic city walls of Hereford not far from Friars Gate, with Aubrey street forming part of the Medieval street pattern. Archaeology has shown the site was part of the original fortified city which has continuously inhabited since the 8th Century and is a good example of Early Anglo Saxon City Planning. Up until the 1850's, the site was dense working class housing, but was subsequently subject to slum clearance to remove the unhealthy conditions.
This area between Aubrey street and Berrington Street never fully recovered its city “grain” with much of the land remaining open since. The site became a tightly packed courtyard with ancillary use to the Green Dragon Hotel with the courtyard subsequently being covered
and converted into a garage.
We Worked with Ed and Dorian at the at the Burger/Bookshop in Hereford to achieve a solution to both expand and rationalise the restaurants. The site sat within the Historic City conservation area so required careful consideration in terms of historic and cultural impact. The result is a vibrant contemporary solution which meets the needs both of the company and the customers.
Photos Courtesy of Colin Nichols Photography