The Ship Inn
Public House Refurbishment
The Ship Inn is a landmark site in Handbridge, Chester, close to the River Dee and adjacent to Edgars Field which is a pleasantly open public park. The site is in within the Handbridge conservation area and is neighbouring the Old Dee Bridge, the oldest bridge in the city, Grade I listed and a scheduled monument. This project sits on one of the most important gateway approaches to Chester.
The purpose was to extend and refurbish the existing pub to create a high quality spacious gastro-pub restaurant. This is bringing new vitality to this neglected but important area of the village.
Throughout its history, The Ship Inn has played a pivotal role in the community, serving the shipping and milling activities on the River Dee.
This project was awarded a commendation for Building Renovation by The Chester Civic Trust in their New Year Honours list, 2010.