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 could potentially seat 45-50 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 acting as a sun deck during the warmer months.

The Broadview Solution

Frustrated with turning customers away due to lack of tables inside, investing in an outdoor structure was the perfect economic choice for our client.

Broadview took Mr. Cassidy through a consultation process to select the right style and model of outdoor structure for both his needs and the aesthetics of his pub. 

Following our recommendation, the client opted for the Sunrain lean-to system with a fully retractable roof, side screens, integrated gutters, LED lighting, outdoor heaters and separate entrance door, to create a flexible indoor/outdoor dining area.

This perfectly suited the client’s needs, as customers could now use the extra seating area under cover during cold and rainy days, whilst continuing to enjoy the sun deck in the open-air during summer.

The Sunrain outdoor structure is the perfect choice for businesses looking for a flexible yet attractice option for maximising their table usage all year round. Contact Broadview today to arrange a consultation on 01202 679 012.

The Result

The team at the Walnut Tree are delighted that they no longer need to turn customers away on colder winter evenings thanks to their new outdoor structure. At the touch of a button, the roof and side screens can be retracted out of sight, transforming the indoor dining space into a bright and airy sun deck for al fresco dining.

The pub is now also able to offer private parties with its own entrance, meaning privacy for the party and minimal disruption to casual diners; yet another way our Sunrain system has helped our client increase their income.

When it comes to making the most of your outdoor dining area, there's no better choice than an outdoor structure from Broadvew. We offer a broad range of options for customisation, including LED lighting, outdoor heaters and screens, so you're assured to find the perfect solution. Don't hesitate to contact Broadview today on 01202 679 012.


"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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