The Polecat, Prestwood - Gollifer Langston Architects
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The Polecat, Prestwood

 The Polecat Inn is a Grade 2 Listed public house in Prestwood, near Great Missenden. The new restaurant pavilion sits at the rear of the Inn and overlooks the rolling Chilterns landscape to the rear, while the Inn has been restored and relieved of an untidy group of recent extensions.

This is an exercise in bringing together old and new in a clear a distinct relationship.

The design uses an over-sailing roof, minimal steel structure, and sliding glass doors to open up the restaurant interior and its kitchen to the surrounding exterior terrace. A glass link brings the two buildings together with least impact on the older fabric.

GLA worked with Basil Smith Architects who had developed the concept design and Parkbench Interiors.

Exterior photography by Tim Soar, interior photography by Phillip Vile for Oakman Inns.


Oakman Inns & Restaurants




Commercial, Public