The new-look Hawk Inn in Haslington has re-opened with a new licensee at the fort. Local lady Jennifer Swain has taken on the lease of the newly renovated Cheshire pub.

The pub’s natural low-level lighting has been brightened up with warm atmospheric lighting, creating relaxing spaces to enjoy a drink or bite to eat. The neutral colour palette now accentuates the pub’s natural character, complemented by the wooden surroundings. Most of the furniture is new to the Hawk, but 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 formed a lighter and cosier environment. Ceilings and structural wooden beams have gently been restored to their natural lighter wood 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.”

The Hawk has re-opened with a tasty new food menu featuring British pub classics such as Steak and Ale Pie and Sausage and Mash. Partnered with a great drinks range, the Hawk’s offering is new and improved for the community of Cheshire.

For more information on The Hawk Inn, visit their website here.