31 May 2017

Design & Contract Furniture has recently worked with The Griffin in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to provide stylish and bespoke designer furniture to their restaurant.

Located in the small village of Dale, near Haverfordwest, The Griffin is a family-friendly pub with a sea view and is known as being the best place to enjoy locally caught seafood. The ‘catch of the day’ comes in fresh from the pub’s own fishing boat, the Griffin Girl as well as many other day boats.

The Griffin is an award-winning and popular traditional pub that has gained nationwide recognition, winning ‘Best Seafood establishment in Wales in 2016’, as well as many other accolades; it also has a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

Simon Vickers and Sian Mathias, owners of The Griffin said: “After searching for a long time for the perfect furniture, Design & Contracts were able to supply us with the style of chair we had been looking for. We initially chose the company for their Billiani Hippy chairs, purchasing 34, but ended up buying tables and other seating as well! The furniture has completely changed the layout of our restaurant area, which has given us eight extra covers, but more importantly has made it feel more spacious.”

He continued: “The furniture is great; we have had some fantastic feedback about it. We even had a restaurant forager, who works for many top names including Marco Pierre White, pull us to one side to tell us how impressed he was with our style and furniture. We are really pleased with the result, and would definitely use Design & Contracts again in the future. In fact, we have already spoken to them about the furniture in the traditional pub.”

The contemporary refurbishment comprised high-end furniture being provided for the restaurant area of The Griffin, Dale, giving the pub a fresh new look with Design & Contracts’ cutting edge designs. This transformation has increased footfall and resulted in a significant increase in turnover.  The pieces chosen included Hippy chairs from Italian furniture designers Billiani, which included the new Aquaclean fabric in stylish purple and beige hues, Honeydew, Shiraz and Dorchester, which really opened up the eating area. The solid ash table tops with chamfered edges, cast iron table bases, freestanding banquette seating and the sleek walnut finish of the round chair legs has refreshed the restaurant ahead of its busy summer season.

The Hippy chairs, by Billiani, have a modern style and are finished with subtle stitch work for an elegant form. The chairs have cleverly concealed sprung and self-levelling footpads to prevent wobbling on hard floors. These are details that only experienced contract furnishers like Design & Contracts can ensure before an installation begins. This collection of quality seating is available as a dining chair, a bar stool and a lounge chair. With a wide range of fabrics available and a choice of either stained or lacquered solid beech frames or lacquered metal frames, there is a combination to suit any environment that requires an up-to-date, stylish and comfortable look.

Design & Contract Furniture, based in Berkshire, supply contract furniture for café, restaurants, pubs, private clubs, night clubs, bars, office break-out areas and similar leisure facilities. They provide bespoke solutions in all materials, can upholster with fabrics provided by the customer, incorporate logos and motifs into the products and create designs from individual components. Design & Contracts help customers achieve the perfect look and make the most of their business, fitting in with strict time frames and meeting budgets.

Further information on Design & Contract Furniture is available from the company on 01344 628 108, by emailing: or by visiting the company’s website at