Date: 2008 / 2010 / 2012
Location: ISLINGTON, LONDON
Photography: RUDA CECH
Service: FULL DESIGN SERVICE
“You’re a couple of minutes walk from Angel tube stop with all its borderline shoreditchness, The exterior clearly tells you what The Winchester once was: a pub. And it’s kept the pub vibe going throughout which means no filament lights or slate. Concrete has been banished to the quarry.
What you’ll get instead is quintessential Victoriana – wallpaper that would fit into The Jungle Book’s background art, globe drinks cabinets and a grand-looking gramophone – arranged in the room’s L-shape design. There’s also a second downstairs bar with additional seating which opens up on the busier nights. With subtly themed rooms like ‘The Copper Beech Cabin’ and the ‘Enchanted Forest’,
The Winchester laughs at the confines of your ‘traditional’ pub. Not like, in a mean way or anything. More in a ‘let me show you how to do it better’ kind of way. And haven’t they just.”
Review By: clubboid.com