Fuller Smith & Turner plc
Architect: Arc Design Associates
Main Contractor: Shone Building Ltd
FINE AL FRESCO DINING
The Duke of Kent is a popular family-friendly Fuller’s pub on Scotch Common in Ealing, London. With a fine reputation for offering great food and first-rate beer, this traditional pub, which dates back to Georgian times, now has an equally fine al fresco drinking and dining offer to shout about.
The pub has always had a huge beer garden and now that summer has finally arrived, it is benefitting from the recent major investment in terracing, furniture and most impressively, a decorative shelter supplied by Andy Thornton. This free-standing shelter is proving popular whatever the weather, providing shade from the heat of the midday sun as well as sheltering customers from inclement weather.
The structure, which has a seating capacity of 48 diners, is an impressive 12 metres long by 4 metres wide and 3.7 metres tall. The design was based around our popular Circle Colonnade system and features decorative columns in structural steel with cast aluminium corbels, brackets and frieze panels.