The premises formally know as Squires previously had a middle of the road lounge bar feel to both rooms. However it had lain dormant for over two years and was to re-open as The Taphouse Gastro Pub following a major renovation. The brief for the two rooms was ‘to provide a lively family orientated Gastro Pub serving damm good food and craft beers in a contemporary interior’.
A contemporary take on a traditional bar design was created in the right hand side room where customers could enjoy a range of craft beers and ales, good food and live sport of screens that would be family friendly. A palatte of brown wallcovering and timber paneling to the walls, industrial style copper tables and light fittings, aged timber effect parquet flooring along with aged tan leather fixed seating were added to complement the retained existing stone walls. Whilst a feature was made of the retained bar front and back bar counters. The bar front was enhanced with parquet timber and copper kicker rail. A very dark blue/black colour was applied to the back bar with craft beer, spirit and wine bottle displays and suspended wine glass racks.
While in the left hand side room a subtle colour scheme of distressed off white and blue T&G sheeting to the walls coupled with distressed off white dining furniture with pale blue and tan leather upholstered fixed seating gives a cool lakeside boathouse interior feel. This is enhanced with a distressed panelled ceiling, distressed industrial and nautical lighting, timber floors and a distressed industrial feel to the front and back bar retained counters. The resulting dining room has a warm ambience which can cater for small and large parties who can enjoy the best a Gastro pub can offer with the added benefit of access to an outdoor enclosed terrace which is a natural suntrap, ideal for that lazy weekend lunch.
The Taphouse has shot up the rankings to number 4 in the dining on Tripadvisor, in Co. Fermanagh !