The Red Lion is a pub and fine restaurant situated near Falmouth in Cornwall.The ChallengeLisa and Eddy felt that the existing site had a dark heavy feel, not at all the image that they wanted to portray for a fine dining pub. The new website should be much more professional and contemporary, lighter in appearance with more current images. Equally, more needs to be made of the location, highlighting that the premises are in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the stunning coastline of southwest Cornwall. The colour theme should be more Mediterranean, light blues (the colour of the sea nearby) and pumpkin yellows. Content management is a must with the need to regularly update menus, an events calendar and other information.
Bright, sunny and all about Cornwall was the message I got from this. Lisa had already said that she liked blue and yellow – mediterranean, so those are the main theme colours. I used the featured image of the pub at the top with further images of the area below. The food is amazing and the food pic at the top left demonstrates that. Colour blocks bring the whole theme together.
The left sidebar highlights important items and events and allows visitors to download lunch and dinner menus. The site is built on WordPress, so Lisa and Eddy can edit and manage all of their content, add and manage events and update menus as they asked.
- WordPress content management system
- Colour blocks highlight important items
- Image gallery
- Events diary
- Downloadable PDF menu
- Accommodation listings
- Google page 1 listing