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Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 59

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open before Christmas 2017.

We’ve delayed re-opening owing to slower than anticipated progress with our refurbishment.

We’re now managing the remainder of our build (primarily decoration, second-fixes and snagging plus landscaping) ourselves along with a new site manager instead of through our original building contractors.

We would like to thank all of our guests for their patience – we will be open as soon as we can and we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait!

Ben has been surveying the view on top of our new wall out over Stone Bay! On the right is the infrastructure and wiring post for our new signage.

Looking to the north from our patio, the chalk cliffs on the edge of Stone Bay can be seen.

Our new sea-view patio has now been laid.

We are particularly pleased with our new sun-dial. The slabs against the wall are to complete the side path up from the Eastern Esplanade.

The bricks in front of the French windows to our sea-view restauarant are where we have been laying out the steps that will lead to the patio. As these doors open outwards we will place a small hand-rail in the centre of these steps.

Our porch is now almost complete.

This is one of the side units for the bar in our library (being constructed in a temporary workshop in our sea-view lounge).

On our top floor landing our stair furniture is almost complete.

This includes new oak floor and ceiling fixtures.

We also have new stair trims (these have not yet been varnished).



We have also been sourcing some more chandeliers for our bedrooms, such as this French Tole chandelier (the top of the three chandelier pictures above).


Roasted Parsnip Soup, spiced and served with a parsnip crisp – we’ve been busy perfecting our Christmas menu!

Cerviche St Jacques. marinated scallops with avocado and rocket – part of our Christmas menu.

Ben is still finding time to relax on nearby Botany Bay, Broadstairs!

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 58

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in December 2017.

We’ve delayed re-opening owing to slower than anticipated progress with our refurbishment.

We’re now managing the remainder of our build (primarily decoration, second-fixes and snagging plus landscaping) ourselves along with a new site manager instead of through our original building contractors.

We would like to thank all of our guests for their patience – we will be open as soon as we can and we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait!

We have been laying our new sea-view patio in front of The Bay Tree.

The french windows on the right lead into our sea-view restaurant. The windows where some of the slabs are stacked belong to our sea-view lounge. We have taken care to use new wood-framed windows throughout our refurbishment to respect The Bay Tree’s heritage.

We’ve just bought a sundial to be placed on the patio!

The front of The Bay Tree is looking pretty good.

Our bespoke library shelves have now been fitted.

Here the bar bridge has been positioned with a carefully measured floor support below. Above the fridge is the template for the actual bar, which will be made of a granite composite cut especially to fit.

In our hallway, leading into our sea-view restaurant we’ve been clearing out crevices ready for redecoration: we even found some old lead-wiring that had been hidden away.

We’re starting work on restoring the original wooden floors in our sea-view restaurant next week, before adding the antique pieces which will form the buffet area at the rear of the restaurant. Here we are carefully selecting specific pieces of timber which we will need to replace.

We are moving a lot of furniture back into The Bay Tree ready to be fitted.

In our basement, we have now been able to remove all the boxes of equipment our builders, plumbers and electricians needed and have been painting the walls with bitumen before they are dry-lined next week and we can start adding shelving and racking.

We hope it won’t be long now before we can cease using our sea-view lounge as a workshop and can start to add some finishing coats of paint and get the carpet fitted.
We think that our view over Stone Bay is amazing!

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 57

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in December 2017.

We’ve delayed re-opening owing to slower than anticipated progress with our refurbishment.

We’re now managing the remainder of our build (primarily decoration, second-fixes and snagging plus landscaping) ourselves along with a new site manager instead of through our original building contractors.

We would like to thank all of our guests for their patience – we will be open as soon as we can and we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait!

Ben has been enjoying the autumn sunshine on nearby Botany Bay Broadstairs

The Bay Tree itself is also looking good in the autumn sunshine!


We’ve been levelling our sea-view patio and are ready to start placing our new patio slabs down. The design we’ve chosen will have two circles of slabs. We will of course be adding a lot of pots of colour.

Some of the exterior wiring for illuminating the patio can be seen in the top left of this picture. We also have the wiring in place ready for our external signage at the end of our drive.

This is how our patio is shaping up. We can’t wait to be abler to serve prosecco and cream teas next year!

The signage above our main entrance has now been added. The glazing in our porch is also being fitted.

Our rear patio and car park has now been levelled. However we  will delay laying both a new patio and car park until we have had a chance to finish other parts of the refurbishment.

Going into The Bay Tree, on the left is our library and bar where our oak shelves are currently being fitted.



We have started to apply paint on our halls and landings.

Even through the paint pots our balcony sea-views are amazing!


Our butlers sink has been added to our utility room.

Stone Bay, directly opposite The Bay Tree, is looking great in the autumn sun!

Ben is enjoying the autumn sun on Botany Bay Broadstairs!