Walnut Tree


The Brief

Like many forward thinking business owners in the hospitality industry, Mark Cassidy, owner of The Walnut Tree in Mere, Wiltshire enlisted the help of Broadview to maximise profits in his outdoor terrace area.  Being a busy spot close to the A303, the outdoor space that could potentially seat 45-50 covers but was only being utilised during the summer months on dry days. Broadview were to design and install a room that could be used every day of the year whilst still offering a sun deck through the warmer months.

The Broadview Solution

Broadview took Mr. Cassidy through a consultation process to select the right style and model for both his needs and the aesthetics of the building. Opting for the Sunrain lean-to system with a fully retracting roof and side screens, integrated gutters and separate entrance door a new al fresco room was created. Integrated roof LED spot lights and patio heaters all controlled by wireless Somfy remotes have helped create a warm and cosy ambience for winter usage, encouraging the area to be booked as extra cover or a separate function room for private parties. On sunny days of course the area opens up fully allowing customers to still bask in the summer sun. Frustrated with turning customers away due to lack of tables, investing in a retracting outdoor structure system became the obvious choice.

The Result

The team at the Walnut tree are delighted to be able to accommodate more customers from both passing trade and loyal regulars even on busier days. The retractable screens ensure wind protection on bright days where the roof can be open, screens down. The pub is now able to offer private parties with its own entrance meaning privacy for the party and minimal disruption to casual diners.

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"The Sunrain system has been fantastic for us. On peak sessions we are now able to serve guests rather than turn them away and on Sundays alone it has added at least £1000 to our trade as we now have a comfortable alternative to our inside areas. From start to finish the guys from Broadview were knowledgeable and professional and the work was completed on time as promised. I'd highly recommend them and the Sunrain System. One of our best decisions by a long way.” 


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