A splash of paint

The Three Elms Pub & Kitchen reopened on Saturday 23 March after a busy month of renovations.

Brendan’s plans were to bring the traditional building back to life with a lively interior with classic pub features that would ensure every would feel at home. It was easy to choose a sage green for the walls to compliment the carpet, and the dark wood furniture were chosen to compliment his traditional Irish roots and create a space where everyone felt welcome.

The renovations have been a labour of love and the results are really pleasing. Alan, a close friend of the boys has put in many hours of work to ensure the pub was open quickly, restoring existing furniture, varnishing the wooden floor and giving the whole place a splash of colour.

Although there were a few trips to Battlesbridge and Sawbridgeworth for traditional decoration, a lot of the items within the pub come straight from Justin’s family history. The tins along the top of the bar are from his great grandfathers wartime shop in Vange and the coal scuttle, old books and encyclopedia’s belonged to his grandparents, even the stools in the fire place were handmade by his dad when he was a youngster.