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We like making websites. We get excited about the big picture, and obsessive about the little details. The most interesting projects require a balance of both.

Sites We've Made

Queen's Head Inn

Branding, web design, CMS and social media

The Queen's Head Inn is a real ale pub and B&B in Rye, East Sussex, housed in a characterful Elizabethan building. The new owners aimed to restore the reputation of the business after it had gone into decline. We developed a strong central brand which would carry across multiple contexts and media, based on the pre-existing pub sign depicting a young Elizabeth I. 

We assisted with the design aspects of the brand re-launch, including a new colour pub sign and repainted interior, refurbished with a black and white theme focused around the original timber beams. The new logo included a hand-drawn ink illustration of the Queen to match the repainted pub sign, with typography evoking early print lettering. The black and white colour scheme recalls Tudor architecture and has immediate visual impact.

We designed the website to match their branding and decor, and put it onto ShinyCMS so that they could keep the specials on their menu up to date and add more pages for their expanding collection of newly-refurbished B&B rooms. We created a custom Twitter profile page and Wordpress blog to match the website, consulted with them to develop a social media strategy, and are closely involved with the ongoing management of their Twitter and Facebook presence.