IN PICTURES: How the Running Fox is transforming part of the Farriers Arms at Shilbottle

The Running Fox is due to complete the conversion of the lounge area of the Farriers Arms into one of their famous cafés early next month. The company's third site follows in the footsteps of the cafés at Felton and Longframlington. These pictures show how working is progressing and how owner Kris Blackburn and her business partner Becky Bagnall are aiming for a rustic look.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 4:20 pm
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 4:43 pm
Owner Kris Blackburn, left, and her business partner Becky Bagnall outside the new site at the Farriers Arms in Shilbottle.

Wooden pallets are being used for cladding on the walls for a real country feel, while some of the original features, such as the wagon wheels and a mural, are being retained. The café will also be dog-friendly. Related story: Running Fox set to open new café in Shilbottle

The original lounge area at the Farriers Arms before the conversion started.
Wagon wheels - an original feature of the Farriers Arms function room. They will be reinstated as part of the new-look design.

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Work gets under way in the Farriers Arms lounge, with the wagon wheels being removed.
Pallets arrive at the site to provide the rustic cladding inside.
The pallets are broken up.
More cladding ready to go up.
Work starts on the walls of the former lounge area.
Taking shape - and looking more rustic.
One of the walls is nearly complete.
The mural in the Farriers Arms lounge area, a feature which is being retained in the new design.
Part of a 'concept board' being used to create the desired look.