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The Townhouse, Guildford

The Townhouse is located on a beau­ti­ful­ly cobbled bustling high street in the centre of Guildford, in the iconic and locally-loved Burton’s building. Set across three floors, the layout is designed so that guests can settle in for the day enjoying a members club-mentality with all-day dining, co-working, drinking and social­is­ing all under one roof.

The corner site of the Burton’s building offers welcomed views into the ground floor café and workspace lounge with expansive crittal style windows framed with a soft blue facade and hand painted gold signage. Entering Coppa Club, you are greeted by a patterned marble mosaic lobby with a dressed vintage side cabinet with colourful artwork and oversized the­atri­cal planting.

Photography by Toby Mitchell

Work & Play

The ground floor is a café, bar and workspace, with a ‘snug’ lounge area perfect for working from, catching up with friends, or simply relaxing. This space is designed to combine the best elements of both a workspace and a café, ensuring guests are com­fort­able whatever their needs. The ground floor rep­re­sents Coppa Club’s classic layout with a vintage inspired timber cafe-bar and a laid-back cosy work space, in a relaxed and stylish interior. Tonal textured walls layered with curated gallery art are illu­mi­nat­ed by bronze picture lights which set the scene on the ground floor for a fresh and inviting all day atmos­phere. Distinct areas are created through a carefully con­sid­ered selection of furniture and bespoke back-to-back banquette seating posi­tioned centrally in the space creating a natural flow between café-bar and workspace.

(Above) The new logo lockup for The Townhouse, designed by Run For The Hills, took inspi­ra­tion from the heritage of the building and its former life as a tailors. 

Dine All Day

The middle floor features a brasserie and private dining space, with the brasserie open for all-day dining options, serving every­thing from brunch and lunch through to late-night dining. Open based banquette seating with con­trast­ing rugs and a central antique brass chan­de­lier creates a homely and relaxed feeling to the brasserie floor. The central stone fireplace is framed by a warm timber-stained bookcase with subtle vintage detailing and a vibrant patterned inset wallpaper. Relaxed yet refined furniture is uphol­stered in a com­bi­na­tion of poppy and textural fabrics which is echoed in the bespoke artwork colour palette creating a friendly and informal expe­ri­ence.

The private dining room features a fresh quartz tabletop inset in a brass and timber edge band. This pops against a rich green palette with a bold retro inspired wallpaper, beau­ti­ful­ly reflected by large arched brass mirrors. A drawn curtain allows for guests to close away from the brasserie for a more intimate dining atmos­phere. 

Dance The Night Away

The Townhouse top floor boasts a des­ti­na­tion cocktail bar with its own curated cocktail list, created by Coppa Clubs expert mixol­o­gists. Signature blend cocktails and the in-house DJ can be enjoyed from the comfort of the club lounge sofas and cocktail chairs under a dark and moody blue ceiling. The statement copper bar and metal framed arched back bar sets a dramatic yet approach­able backdrop to the cool and con­trast­ing interior colour palette of vibrant pinks, icy blues and ochre yellows.

The club lounge walls are dressed with a feature stone fireplace encom­passed by arched timber mouldings, classic yet con­tem­po­rary bobbin detailing and a wow factor marble wallpaper. These char­ac­ter­ful elements are softened by rich velvet curtains and glows of moody low-level lighting from brass pendants and Murano glass wall lights.

Drawing inspi­ra­tion from the mural, Run for the Hills talented graphics team added a dramatic touch through hand-painted canvas art layered with a vibrant glow of amber neon.

Bespoke deep fluted sofas and cosy lounge booths are uphol­stered in sumptuous, bold velvets with exquisite two-toned fringe detailing paired with punchy patterned pouffe seating creates the perfect space to enjoy a cocktail amongst friends.

Mural Design

Guests can journey through the floors using the feature brass framed glass lift that gently ascends through the bespoke hand-painted mural designed and created by Run for the Hills. The flowing mural takes inspi­ra­tion from the interior colour palette, starting on the ground floor colour deepens, mixing in layers of lively rich blue accents before your arrival to the ambient cocktail bar.