The Britannia Inn Hotel
The Britannia Inn Hotel in Sherborne, Dorset is a busy pub and hotel that Grant Jones bought following the success of The Dining Room which adjoins it. He required a brochure website that looks modern and clean, yet still draws on the heritage of the historic buildings. I also created a whole gamut of marketing assets such as signage, flyers, business stationery, icons, posters, menus — the list is endless, and I love designing every one as Grant hosts new events and undertakes new ventures. Click the ‘See It Live‘ button to see the website and logo out in the wild…
I built the website using WordPress so it is super simple to update. However, Grant is a very busy man and doesn’t have time to update it himself, so as and when the menu changes, or the opening times, or new events are staged, he drops Digiwool a line and I update it for him. So if you’re looking for a website for your venture, there’s really no need to be a whizz with a computer, or if you’re just simply lacking in the time to update it, I can do it all for you.
The hotel and pub are busy places and Grant likes to keep the events and menus fresh so we are always working on something for him. I’ve designed sandwich board signage, BBQ and live music posters, charity fund raising event flyers, business cards, print adverts, online adverts, menus and of course the ever evolving website.
You’ll notice that the site has what we call ‘parallax’ backgrounds which means they move more slowly than the foreground. This creates a really nice modern feel and it was a lot of fun finding interesting images to set as the moving backgrounds.
The Britannia Inn Hotel had a logo but it needed refreshing and giving a modern edge. So I removed the original wordmark, designed a new one and redrew the Britannia figure to create a strong, bold and immediately recognisable brand identity.
Here’s what Grant said about my work:
“Matt designed us a brilliant logo on a really short deadline and we couldn’t be happier with it — lots of our customers comment on it and ask who designed it. Matt also built us two websites, designed our menus, our signage, adverts, invitations, posters and business cards and always to an exceptionally high standard. We’ve been working together now for four years — I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Matt, you won’t be disappointed.”
Grant Jones, The Britannia Inn Hotel