Stylish outdoor area for popular Wimborne pub

One of our most favourite past-times is undoubtedly sitting in a beer garden enjoying a cold one but when the great British weather intervenes that can soon become a soggy affair.  Not if you opt for The Old Inn near Wimborne as your public house of choice!

Thanks to locally based Broadview Shading Solutions, guests visiting the pub based in the pretty village of Holt can now enjoy their food and drink inside their new, all-weather enclosed terrace area.

Wanting to protect their customers from the rain, and provide a warm, cosy area where they could enjoy their visit in comfort, the owners of The Old Inn approached Broadview to come up with a solution. Being at the front of the property, the new outside space would also need that all-important kerb appeal.

Having provided outdoor cover solutions for the likes of Rick Stein Restaurants, The Sandbanks Hotel, and Dorset brewery pub chain Hall and Woodhouse, the team at Broadview drew upon all of their experience to propose an innovative, unique, fully weather-adaptable outside covered area.

Our new covered outdoor seating area has enabled us to increase our trade by 100% as we’ve created an extra 44 covers outside. The effort we’ve made has been appreciated by our clientele and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback. Our thanks go to Broadview for helping us to smarten up our outside area.


The team, led by Director Ian Pratt, proposed two large parasols that would provide enough outside space so the number of tables would be financially viable, yet maintain the social distancing measures required by current government Covid laws. The two parasols, in a vibrant turquoise, bring a splash of stylish colour to the front of the pub.

To accompany the parasols, Broadview installed vertical guillotine glass to serve as a wind and rain barrier. The staff at The Old Inn are able to lower or raise the glass in line with weather conditions, and heating and lighting have been built into the parasol structures – all to bring optimum comfort to their guests.

If you’d like to discuss the idea of transforming the outside space of your pub, restaurant, or hotel, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Broadview. Like we did for The Old Inn at Holt, we’ll be able to come up with a bespoke solution designed specifically for your needs. Please call us on 01202 67012 or visit our website

T. 01202 679012
A. 57 Hatchpond Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, BH17 0JZ

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