Built using 28 recycled shipping containers to reflect its stunning dockside location overlooking Portishead Quays Marina, the stunning new bar-restaurant Hall & Woodhouse will open its doors for the first time on 20th November 2012.
The contemporary two-storey building echoes many of the design themes of Hall & Woodhouse Bath, but with the unique twist of incorporating shipping containers to pay homage to the quays’ industrial marine heritage.
David Hoare, Retail Director at Hall & Woodhouse explains: “To see this project come to life will be a great day for all the team. Thanks to the use of the recycled containers, the building will look incredible but, as with all our bar-restaurants, Hall & Woodhouse Portishead will be about more than just style. The menu will be a British interpretation of the bistro and brasserie concept, with dishes ranging from our much loved and award-winning steak and Tanglefoot ale pie to our cheddar glazed smoked haddock. Also Hall & Woodhouse Portishead will be the only place in Portishead that guests can enjoy one of our award winning Badger cask ales.”
Continuing Hall & Woodhouse’s commitment to the communities in which it trades, part of the building will act as a marina club house, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week and providing services to boats and crews, including staff accommodation, lounge areas, toilets and showers.
David continues: “The different areas, arranged over two floors, reflect the hospitality of the Woodhouses and provide links back to the brewery in Blandford Forum; from the bar, pantry and common room on the ground floor to the dining room above. We are delighted with the look and feel of the restaurant and now we cannot wait to see what the people of Portishead and the surrounding area think!”