Starting on 21st June 2016, Thai Lanna Stone will undergo a complete external renovation. The work will require extensive scaffolding for about a month. The restaurant will be unaffected and business will be open as usual.
The building, formerly the Falcon Inn was built (as near as we can determine) in the 1860/70s, i.e. mid Victorian. Time has taken its toll on the building and about 50 disintegrating bricks will need to be replaced with reclaimed Victorian bricks.
The renovation aims to reflect the historical importance of the building by highlighting it's architectural features using colours predominant in that period.
We are trying to document the history of the building, so if anyone has any information, especially before 1900, please let us know. Call Kevin on 01543 371193, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The work will be undertaken by local people who have a particular affinity to historical buildings. These include:
Stone Services (Mike Lees)
Stone Scaffolding (Nick Pye) www.stonescaffolding.co.uk/
Mick Swindall (roofing specialist)
I must say that working with these professionals has been excellent.
We have now completed installation of new curtains in both the main restaurant and the function room.
These have transformed the feel and apprearence of the restaurants providing a warmer, cosier feel.
At the end of 2013 we completed the addition of a front entrance porch. For those of you that have arrived at a busy restuarant in winter to be sat close to the front door this is great news! The door now opens in the direction of the Bar - away from the tables.
The porch will make those tables close to the door much more comfortable.
We still encourage you to book well in advance, especially at weekends, as we always allocate the best table on a first booked basis. But now we can offer more comfortable tables to those that book late or arrive without a booking.
During 2016 there are plans to:
Redecorate the restaurant using warmer colours and textures.
Redecorate the exterior.
Improve CCTV and communcation facilities.
All of this work will be planned to minimise dissruption to customers and we do not intend to deviate from normal opening hours to achieve this.
Note: CCTV is there to protect our customers and the business and strictest confidentiality and compliance to the Data Protection Act will always be maintained.