A wood-fired community kitchen

Bringing back the romance of masonry, fire and food to this site, the existing grade 2 listed bottle kiln gave us the inspiration, shape and details for the façade with a double brick soldier arch around the door of the oven and for a wood store below. With a metal band around its chest, reusing the original bricks from the site meant it would look timeless and truly at home. This surrounding structure encloses the oven which sits at a comfortable working height on an inner structure of concrete blocks. We had chosen a manufactured oven core imported in kit form from French oven manufacturer, Four Grand Mere, as their 1500B short 33 brick oven fitted the oven’s corner position and gave us as a larger interior space.

“Amrit Row, of Wood Fired Ovens, who has done us proud with his interpretation of our dreams into reality and sound workmanship.”

Kay Richardson, Pugmill Bake House, Farnham Pottery

“ The wood fired oven that Amrit built for The Farnham Pottery is the focal point of a very successful cafe operation in the renovated victorian industrial buildings. Its shape and structure echoes the historic bottle kiln on the site and is very much admired.

It functions perfectly as a pizza oven and for bread making and represents the very heart of the building.”

Guy Hains

Founder & Managing Director

The Farnham Pottery

Website: www.pugmillbakehouse.co.uk

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