The Gaddum

Set in the heart of the Lake District at the beautiful 19th century Brockhole House, The Gaddum Restaurant opened its doors in spring for delightful lunches, classic afternoon teas and seasonal sunset dining. Think attentively created locally inspired dishes, the finest teas and handmade pâtisserie, to be enjoyed throughout the Lounge, the Garden Room and the Orangery.

It is quite simply the perfect place for convivial gatherings, against a breathtaking lake view backdrop, where exceptional service and beautiful dishes meet to create an unforgettable dining experience.

The Brief

We were tasked with creating a website that is accessible to all audiences and encompasses the heritage of the Gaddum, whilst still having a modern twist. We wanted to create a site that was striking, impactful and visually effective enough to reflect their brand, quality and values.

Business Objectives

The Gaddum want to raise awareness of their new restaurant, the brand and the unique, picturesque dining experience available at Brockhole House. Such an unforgettable dining experience is sure to attract new and repeat customers easily.

The process and design insight

Our award-winning designs are driven by courage, passion and insightful thinking. Each project goes through an exciting process to ensure that the work is of the highest quality and will work towards meeting the goals of our clients. This process consists of generating an understanding of our client and their goals, developing and testing new ideas and then creating courageous designs.

Understanding, Development & Design

Using the brief, the beautiful setting and the brand guidelines for inspiration, we created a site that shows off the historic elements and heritage of the Gaddum in a modern setting.

We opted for a tiled layout on the site to enhance design flexibility and responsiveness, making the user experience second to none on all devices. The contrasting colours used throughout the design were chosen to create clear sectioning whilst still incorporating the brand.

The use of large full-width imagery was chosen to create impact and show off the quality of the food, the venue and the picturesque location.

Results and Successes

The restaurant opening was a huge success, and there continues to be a constant increase in the number of customers popping into to try out the experience. The website has proven to help increase brand awareness by delivering a strong message that reflects the quality of the brand and the venue – true luxury.

Take a look at the site here.

We approached Single Malt to develop a brand new website for The Gaddum Restaurant, an exciting new addition to Brockhole on Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Our timeline for project delivery was particularly challenging but despite this we worked together to achieve a stunning new fully optimised website with some impressive features, standing us apart in a crowded local food and drink market.

Understanding the UX of the new site was at the heart of the process and a clean navigation structure has helped to ensure that our key web stats post-launch remain positive – a site that looks great and delivers results!

Lydia Crossley, Marketing Manager, LDNP


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