This was a very interesting shoot for us. Whilst staying for a short break at Walcot Hall in Shropshire, we were asked by the owners to undertake a shoot of the The Powis Arms public house. The pub has recently been taken back into the direct control of the Walcot Estate and is going through a very nice revamp. So one week later we returned to the estate for the actual shoot.
Our brief was to take images of selected plated dishes that have been developed by the chef and shots of the newly refurbished bedrooms (they also provide B&B) and the bar areas.
It was a great team effort by all the staff and owners of the pub including Amanda, the new manager.
We started in the bar area before the lunch time customers started arriving and even managed some shots of the owners’ dogs as they laid by the open fire.
We then moved on to taking the food shots – here we were very fortunate as the chef and staff produced some magnificent dishes all presented very professionally.
Finally, we moved on to one of the bedrooms. This had been tastefully styled by Amanda and the team to show the cosy, warm atmosphere that they have now created.