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Stockport based Robinsons family brewers are continuing to invest in their 225-strong pub estate, including at the 16th century the Hawk Inn in Cheshire.
The new-look Hawk Inn in Haslington has re-opened with a new licensee, local lady Jennifer Swain, who has taken on the lease of the newly renovated Cheshire pub.
While most of the furniture is new to the Hawk, much has been reclaimed from elsewhere and reupholstered, with a few statement pieces remaining after the makeover.
Maintaining all the existing charm and character of the pub, the refurbishment has sympathetically formed a lighter and cosier environment, restoring wood items to their natural lighter colour.
During the renovation, the team discovered the building’s original timber a-frame within a modern plastered wall. This is now on show, adding to the character of the pubs interior. As well as the exposed timber, you’ll also find a picture frame in the snug room which looks directly into the 16th-century building’s structure, behind the plaster.
The Robinsons in-house designer who led the Grade II listed building’s refurbishment said:
“There is so much history and charm at the Hawk Inn. During the renovation, we found some of this history buried in its walls. One of the most interesting things we found was a newspaper article dating back to 1888. It was in pieces, but I’m going to attempt to find a way to restore it. The main objective for the refurbishment was to form a warmer feel to the pub and to create an inviting and homely welcome. It has been a great pub to work on, where the makeover evolved as we uncovered history during our work.”