A RAILWAY station pub is pulling in the punters thanks to an Elland firm.
Interior fit-out specialist Andy Thornton has carried out a major refurbishment and restoration programme at York Tap.
The “craft beer house” – which boasts an impressive selection of 32 draft beers and 20 cask ales – is now breathing life into what had become a dilapidated Grade II listed building by the entrance to York railway station.
Andy Thornton’s team fitted an antique revolving door, new bar fixtures and fittings to complement the building’s original architectural features.
The pub occupies the site of a former Edwardian tearoom – and now features old photographs showing how the tearoom originally looked.
Andy Thornton was commissioned by York Tap owner Pivovar Ltd to bring the building back to life.
It follows successful interior refurbishments the company has undertaken for the client at its Sheffield Tap and Euston Tap venues, also alongside railway stations.
At York, the building’s key internal features – including cast iron columns, iron fretwork, fireplace surrounds, a stained glass dome and windows – were all sympathetically restored. A superb original terrazzo floor, which had been hidden for years under a later floor covering, was unearthed and restored to its former glory.
Andy Thornton manufactured a new stained-glass ceiling dome and windows to match the existing ones and added Šdoors with arched pediments to compliment the building’s architectural features.
A spokesman said: “We alsoŠdesigned, manufactured and installed a period-style island bar counter and back-fitting after the client specified the position to create two separate but connected areas.
“This posed a challenge as the building has four existing structural columns that we had to install the counter around. The counter comprises of a panelled front withŠfluted columns, a solid bar top, brass foot rail and customised post lights. The back fitting includes an arched pediment with two clocks, turned columns with glass shelving and a partition wall clad in panelling to house the beer pythons.”