The Farmer’s Arms, Woolsery

Since reopening, The Farmer’s Arms, Woolsery has received much attention for its innovative mix of architecture, interior design and gastronomy. Its use of UK Hardwood’s real wood flooring has been mentioned in interior magazines and hospitality design brochures. Following a six year closure, the transformation of The Farmer’s Arms is part of a new project by Michael and Xochi Birch, founders of Bebo in 2005.

With strong family links to the quaint Devon village that they have passionately restored, every attention to detail has been included in their designs. Requesting real wood flooring throughout their project was one of the most important design briefs given to Hannah Lohan, interior designer, and one which UK Hardwoods was able to meet.

View more images of the Farmer’s Arms interior on Hannah Lohan’s website.

External oak joinery
Character oak flooring range

The manor farm will be the source of food for the restaurant, and the restored hotel is only a short stroll away from the shop and pub. Keeping local values and workmanship thriving remains an inherent value throughout the project and into the village’s new life.

The importance of locality is demonstrated through the Estate Oak Range which was laid throughout. The carpenters requested tongue and groove flooring for the project, which UK Hardwoods happily provided.

Farmers-Arms Wood Cladding
External oak joinery

All of the Estate Oak Range for this project was from the nearby Escot Estate, using local timber to create unique real wood flooring for the project.

Besides the tongue and grove flooring, The Farmer’s Arms also used large green oak beams, oak posts and joists supplied by UK Hardwoods. This project was entered for The Structural Timber Awards 2019 for its use of real wood flooring.

Oak beams