The Lyttelton Arms
Situated on the edge of the Clent Hills, in the village of Hagley, The Lyttelton Arms brings together the comforting appeal of a traditional country pub, bar and restaurant building, with a stylish, contemporary interior. Earlier this summer, it underwent a remodel by JDMA to create the premium pub we see today.
The building spans across two floors, with the ground floor space home to the main bar, restaurant and kitchen area, whilst the lower ground floor is used for private functions.
The exterior finish of the building was preserved and decorated to suit the surroundings, and JMDA used striking green tones to compliment new satin brass signage and lighting elements. Planted archways create a threshold upon entering the garden, which have been sprinkled with twinkling lights to create a feature entrance for guests.
The external seating area offers an eclectic mix of styles, where lounge and drinking height furniture have been used to break up the vast patio space and add life through printed fabrics and brass planting features. Upon entrance, guests are greeted with bespoke brass hardware, over-sized metallic planters and striking artwork which originate from the concept of ‘bigger is better’.
JDMA spoke in more detail about design highlights at The Lyttelton Arms:
“The dining areas have been designed to create a range of intimate spaces within this vast footprint and feature an array of rich colours, plush fabrics and metallic finishes. Large brass light fittings sit proud within the open ceiling spaces, whilst table lamps create the intimate dining setting for the evening.
“Back to back dining sofas are used to create a relaxed restaurant lounge in the heart of the space and larger dining spaces house straight runs of fixed seating, offering flexibility for staff. Feature curved booths have been designed to create bookable spaces for special occasions and an additional private dining space for smaller groups was created for further parties. The high energy concept is carried into the washrooms where printed wallpapers, dry vanity stations and back lit illuminated mirrors have transformed the spaces showcasing premium finishes.
“Artwork is bold in colour and placed thoughtfully throughout the space, where each area offers of an array of prints, neon features and 3D elements. Light levels and atmosphere are transitional from day to night and allow the environment to operate from morning to late evening. Fabrics are clashed with opposing wallpapers, whilst curtains dress windows and openings create style, softness and sophistication throughout.”
When asked how important it was to be a part of this project, JDMA said:
“The Lyttelton Arms offers a unique dining and drinking experience to its guests and has pushed the boundaries for areas of the UK outside of London. Owners Mitchells & Butlers have taken a step forward with this project and have allowed this site to be transformed from a country pub to a high energy bar and restaurant.
“We believe this project is innovative and showcases a huge remodel transformation where no structural alterations have been made. The use of cleverly designed joinery features divide the spaces and create intimate areas without the use of heavy building materials. Finishes and fittings have been carefully selected and designed to complete this bespoke project in the heart of Birmingham.”
The Lyttelton Arms is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and socialise with friends. Their team of highly skilled chefs work hard to deliver a fresh, seasonal menu bursting with delicious dishes and tempting treats. So, whether you’re looking for a light working lunch, a romantic meal for two, or a traditional family roast, their range of menus offer something for everyone, whatever the occasion.
To find out more, visit: www.thelytteltonarms.co.uk.
Versital UK specialises in the manufacture of made-to-order surfaces for use within the hospitality and leisure industry. The company has been in operation for more than 30 years and within this time has gained a reputation for delivering true-to-life marble finishes, popular for bar tops, table tops and washroom vanities.
Over the years, Versital UK has built up an enviable portfolio completing projects for Mitchells & Butlers, The Andaz London, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Greenwich Peninsula, Yates, Heathrow Airport and even the Big Brother House. Most recently, Versital UK have been involved with a brand new concept with designers JMDA and Mitchells and Butlers.
Versital UK enjoy working with independent installers and designers who create beautiful and unique designs using their products in fantastic locations.
The most recent project The Lyttleton Arms has been shortlisted for the International Design Excellence awards in October at Grosvenor House, London. The Lyttleton Arms represents a collaboration between client, designer and supplier to create a modern and on trend venue. Featuring a fully bespoke marble designed specifically for this project.
Gemma Stockberger, Versital UK, said:
“At Versital UK, we offer a completely unique product – being the most true to life marble you will find on the market, whilst also being 100% waterproof and stain resistant. We take great pride in the manufacture of each item, paying attention to the smallest detail.
We have already have a huge range of colour options that suit most projects, but on request we can also offer bespoke finishes where clients need something more specific suitable for a particular client or brand.
Our customer service is second to none and our aim is to provide our clients with a stress free, simple buying process which ensures repeat business.”