The Railway Inn, Sandford, Somerset

Somerset cidermakers Thatchers Cider came to us with a brief of “something special” for their dining room extension to the Railway Inn in Sandford, Somerset, South-West UK. We hope we have delivered!

Oak-framed dining room at The Railway Inn, Somerset. Seen from the outside

After successfully completing an oak frame for nearby visitor centre, we were contracted to provide a full frame for the dining room extension, as well as a feature oak roof above the bar in the old pub, and an oak-framed porch. The level of craftmanship in the finishing of this project has been incredible, with some great attention to detail. The ornate carvings, the window joinery as well as a sense of history and timelesness that is hard to achieve in what is almost a new building. We’re proud that our oak frame forms an integral part and helps to give the pub a fantastic atmosphere. As a public bar and restaurant, it is well worth visiting to have a look at an example of our work. The fact that the cider and food is outstanding is a bonus! Tables can be booked via their website:

Somerset oak framed porch at the Railway InnSomerset cider and sumptious meals can be enjoyed in the majestic surroundings of this oak-framed dining hall at the Railway Inn, Sandford. The photo shows tables laid and ready to go

Journeyman carpenter George who was working with us at the time made this aptly cider-themed video of the project including timelapse footage of the raising.