Star Pubs & Bars, Butchershop Bar & Grill, Glasgow

This is a fantastic Glaswegian bar with a New York Grill theme that boasts an amazing menu, superb cocktails and an inventive interior. It is owned by Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars and coincidentally it’s leased by an ex Newcastle College student who did a detour into the leisure industry after completing an art based course.

The brief was to capture illustrative photography for an article featuring this venue, it’s interior, staff, kitchen and a little food. Despite being a ‘butcher shop grill’ I photographed my dinner, a goats cheese soufflé (yup I am a veggie!) with rocket and hazelnuts… YUM YUM. But I am sure you will get the feel of the place without the rump steaks!

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Solutions Recruitment Meeting Rooms

Solutions Recruitment moved premises last autumn to The Yorkshire Chambers, a beautiful Victorian grade II listed building on Pilgrim Street in central Newcastle. As I regularly shoot portraits for the company’s ever growing team of 40+ staff they commissioned me for promotional imagery of the meeting rooms for general hire.

With a fresh new refurbishment retaining original features it was a spectacular piece of architecture to photograph. The images needed to illustrate the grandeur in a corporate context so I adjusted the camera to filter out the tungsten’s orange light giving the imagery a cool blue tone.

The company has also recently had a rebrand together with a website refresh so for anyone looking for impressive meeting spaces (or even considering a career move!) it might be worth looking at their website on this live link

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The King’s Wark, Edinburgh

My interior photography portfolio is ever-growing as I recently decided to specialise in pub and restaurant imagery.  So I was delighted to shoot a series of images for Heineken’s Star Pubs internal pub guide. The document was being created specially to feature Edinburgh and London’s best pubs under the Star Pubs & Bars company owned by Heineken.

Some of the work shot in both capitals, features on my interiors page on my website, however there are a few favourites I plan to blog over the next few months as the interior design was so diverse and interesting and therefore an absolute joy to photograph. The King’s Wark was one of my favourites as it had a friendly and warm atmosphere and has won high acclaim for it’s creative and high quality food offering. It’s well worth a stop by if you happen to be near, so here is the link on google maps;

The Kings Wark, Edinburgh, Heineken's Star Pubs

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The Northumberland Arms, Newcastle City

The Northumberland Arms recently asked me to capture imagery for a future advertising campaign. As Eldon Square is on the cusp of a refurbishment to help draw larger numbers of shoppers off Northumberland Street and into the shopping centre, it’s going to have a big effect on the local cosy pub thats situated underground. Whist the maintenance is underway my images will be used to inform shoppers the Northumberland Arms is still open for business.

Below I’ve selected a few photographs that I feel reflect the warm interior, friendly staff and their fantastic locally sourced & hearty food offering. Next time you’re in town get down there and treat yourself to a refreshing beverage and some home cooked treats!

Although The Northumberland Arms don’t as yet have a private website set up they are still featured on a few different online review sites, such as View Newcastle.

The Northumberland Arms, Newcastle

The Kenilworth Hotel & Ru Bar, Jesmond, Newcastle

The Keniworth Hotel and Ru Bar were hit by the dreadful  North East floods last year and so have recently had a refurbishment. New images of the interiors were required to drum up business through their internet promotion.

Its a quirky and interesting victorian building with super friendly staff and cosy feel. It was a joy to meet the family who run it and was a lovely relaxed job. There were bags of shots from the day I spent there but there are a few which I felt reflected it’s character best. For anyone wanting to find out more or book, go to the Late Rooms website on


The Kenilworth Hotel photography, Jesmond, Newcastle upon tyne

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