The Gin Trap, Ringstead

The Gin Trap Inn is a Grade II listed building with a successful public house, restaurant, and guest house noted as c1700. The Gin Trap (main pub) has evidential, historical, architectural and communal values. The former stables northwest of the Gin Trap Inn and the cottage on the site’s eastern edge are both curtilage buildings which were ancillary to the public house. All three buildings have high significance and the whole group positively contributes to the conservation area’s character and appearance.

Over the years a lot of alterations, extensions and conversions took place and we have worked with different owners and have submitted more than twenty planning applications.

Our first involvement was a rear extension for toilet blocks & storage and a rear conservatory-style sitting area. In recent years, we were involved in the extensive redevelopment of The Gin Trap Public House, which consisted of a side extension to enlarge the cellar and provide reconfigured floor space to the pub, demolition and rebuilding of the kitchen to provide an enlarged modern kitchen facility suitable for the business, accommodation at the rear eastern edge of the premises to provide additional letting units including renovation of the existing Brew House, conversion of former stables to provide additional letting units and formation of the garden area including a children’s play area.