The Fleece – Seafood Pub Company

The Fleece Front

The Fleece, located in Ilkley West Yorkshire, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the Seafood Pub Company. In the quaint village of Addingham, it offers a perfect mix of indoor, al fresco and private dining. On the ground-floor lies a traditional Yorkshire bar, which is accompanied by a first-floor Gin and Champagne bar, as well as contemporary function and dining rooms. The array of character meant our contract team needed to provide both classic and contemporary pieces of furniture, with an old meets new theme.

Historically, the Seafood Pub Company have rejuvenated old and worn-out pubs throughout Lancashire, but thanks to continued growth and success within their business, they are expanding into Yorkshire. The Fleece is their second project as part of their continued expansion drive into Yorkshire. The Managing Director of the company Andrew McLean had the following to say about The Fleece:

“I am proud to say that The Fleece is our most successful launch to date, and we are really proud of the transformation we have made. But, more importantly, our customers love it and that’s what we aim for above all else.”

At Forest Contract we have a rich history with the Seafood Pub Company and have proudly manufactured and supplied furniture for all of their venues to date.  And we are equally as proud to have agreed to supply the furniture for their next project; The Red Lion pub in Harrogate. It is expected to launch in July 2017, another success story you’ll be sure to hear about!

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The Fleece

Addingham, Ilkley


The Fleece upstairs    The Fleece

For the contemporary function and dining room area of the venue, our Nevada dining chair with an exclusive quilting effect made up the bulk of the order. With solid oak table tops and Samson Poseur table bases to complete the look. The wooden pieces were finished in an array of dark brown wood stains. The Gin and Champagne bar featured our Manor bar stool. The ground-floor restaurant was fitted with more traditional pieces of furniture as well as some of our bespoke banquette seating. Be sure to check out our banquette seating page for more information.

We offer a fully bespoke service here at Forest Contract, so adding your own fabric or leather to our products can be a great way to add character and put your individual and unique stamp on your venue. In turn, helping it stand out from your competitors. Ultimately, this can increase ROI by giving your customers a bespoke experience. Creating a truly unique atmosphere and bolstering brand satisfaction and recognition.

The Fleece now showcases the old meets new theme. With breath-taking high beams, fabric and leather designs that run throughout the venue and some signature Seafood Pub Company and Forest Contract finishing touches.

When furnishing a pub it is important that the fabrics not only bolster the aesthetics of the venue, but they must also comply with the latest UK legislation, ensuring that the fabric is durable enough for commercial use and comply with fire safety standards. Forest Contract is one of the UK’s top commercial furniture contractors and so we ensure all of our products comply with the highest fire safety regulations.


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