Simple, stark metal frames provide the framework for this hotel, featuring everywhere from the furniture on the floors to lighting rigging overhead. It's no trip down the mines, with rich-textured oranges and yellows providing warmth and energy in the absence of a gas lantern. Bold monochrome murals of the locals' toil line the walls, commemorating those who brought this industry to life. The guest rooms are a contemporary take on proceedings. Brilliant purples, oranges and reds set a backdrop where thoughtful features of glass jar lamps and arresting bottle silhouettes take centre stage.
Just north of Sheffield, Barnsley has every right to consider itself part of the grafting backbone of the UK. Surprisingly, coal wasn't the area's only export; you need not look further than Barnsley's flag to find its other gem, where a proud glassblower stands beside a miner. These days the industry may not be as large as it once was, but this important piece of heritage lives on in the walls and floors of this hotel. Not shying away from the dirty work, our designer employs the very tools used to shape the town. Coarse fabrics, entire glass jar walls and exposed piping strike a stunning balance between brute metalwork and ornate sculpting.
Surround yourself with the fruits of Barnsley's labour and enjoy the fact that you don't have to lift a finger. Let vintage filament bulbs illuminate your way through proud murals of local glassmaking, metallurgy and mining. Sink into one of our rugged, yet indulgent leather sofas, or venture to your room and let a tapestry of bottles be your nightcap. In honour of this great town's industrious spirit, there's fine reason to raise a glass or two yourself.