Norman-Prahm were approached to design the interior, and subtly re-model the original buildings of the Kinneuchar Inn, in the East Neuk, Fife. A new set of intimate rooms were created, each with their own character, that stitched together the different elements of the listed building, creating a relaxed and unified whole. New benches, upholstered with fabrics woven in Mull and Kirkcaldy and new tables, both designed especially for the inn, were introduced with traditional Scottish furniture to create both a sense of something new and familiar. Where there was no existing hearth, new stoves were proposed to provide additional warmth in the winter months and a natural focus to each space.
The Inn forms a key part of the Village of Kilconquhar, nestled at the centre with the church and loch. This context was carefully considered in relation to the Inn’s capacity to act as a place for gathering be it in the vaulted ‘hall like’ main space, or sheltered in the ingle nook of the high backed snug bench. Beyond the village, the Inn plays a role as a site to directly sample the local produce either grown on the Balcaskie Estate or brought in from one of fledgling producers operating out of the Bow House farmers market.
Inn and Restaurant, Fife