Scene presents… The Rovers Return Re-imagined.
To launch our ‘Scene presents’ monthly edit we’re kicking off with one of the most famous locals in soap history – The Rovers Return.
Inspired by the easing of lockdown restrictions, pubs reopening and not to mention the Queen’s recent visit to the cobbles, we’ve taken the lovable shabby space and given it a 1960s art deco inspired revamp.
Combining our modern take on the classic deco design staples, such as elaborate materials and mesmerising patterns, with subtle nods to Coronation Street’s history.
The bar has been clad in a modest green and modernised with a thick marble effect top. The green undertones are continued across the chevron tiled wall which features an original jukebox, a prominent addition to the pub’s interior. Look closely and you’ll see framed pictures of pub landlords and ladies from yesteryear adorning the bar.
We’ve continued the glamorous vibe with a dark palette of deep greens, a bold burnt orange and decadent gold. Decorative trims and border details frame the windows of the painted walls, creating a powerful backdrop and a relaxing atmosphere.
The inky-grey crackled walls are lit by feature globe lighting and soft washes of light from low-level bespoke table lamps, which add to the gentle ambiance. For the floor, we designed a bold pattern which frames the bar and is showcased in the mirrored ceiling.
Beyond the bar, the room is filled with custom joinery and brass accents. The cosy, velvet clad booth seats offer a sleek and sophisticated seating area, with decorative block colour and pattern print cushions for extra comfort. The dark walls provide a backdrop for an art deco inspired sunburst dart board as well as a map of Greater Manchester which has been home to the soap since it first aired in 1960.
The famous pub has had its fair share of owners since opening in the 1960s and aside from one revamp after a fire in 2013, the interiors have remained the same. We thought we’d showcase what the Weatherfield local could look like with a Scene makeover.
See more in our Manchester Evening News feature here.