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Shutters for the Briar Dene, Whitley Bay

Here at ShutterStyle, we’re rather keen on pubs. We like working in them and we like relaxing in them too! No surprise then, with a brand new shiny one on our doorstep, we were keen to help.  Now the Briar Dene can boast the most stunning range of meticulously installed plantation shutters to be seen anywhere (North of the A66 – we don’t go past there)! 

The latest addition to one of the best-known North East pub chains…

…the Briar Dene has undergone a dramatic six-month transformation. Now it’s one of the areas ‘must go to’ destinations.

At the north end of Whitley Bay, this landmark pub is across the road from an award-winning ‘Blue Flag’ beach, and the area’s most famous icon, St Mary’s Lighthouse. Inside customers will find a spacious, well-thought-out interior, with a bar area, plus dining areas inside and outside. There is also a ‘take home’ seafood counter for those preferring to dine on the beach or at home in front of the wood-burner.

Guests will appreciate the pub’s broad food menu. It offers the freshest local seafood, as well as traditional British classics. A wide selection of real ales is also sure to please, as is the comprehensive wine list. There is also a choice of trendy coffees. Having visited a few times already, we can vouch for the beers. We hope to get along to the wines and maybe even the coffee in the near future!

A great deal of consideration has been put into the selection of the fittings, colours and textures for the interior. They all come together to present a subtle nautical theme. The pub now reflects its geography and history (although, there are no pirates, treasure chests or a large fibreglass octopus to be seen). The interior has a mature feel with deep blues, off-whites and quality wall coverings throughout. All give a relaxed, welcoming feel that is enhanced in the evening with soft lighting.

Briar Dene latest installations
Briar Dene latest installations

For our part (drum roll)…

we added the finishing touch to the interior with a mix of both full height and cafè style plantation shutters. Fitted to the front of the pub on the east side, the finished result looks stunning both inside and out. Using the largest louvres available they give a contemporary look, whilst maximising the views across the sea to the famous lighthouse and beyond. The shutters are also very practical and we’re proud to say we’ve received countless compliments since ‘The Briar Dene’ opened.

A great job, a great pub and another ShutterStyle installation to be proud of.




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