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Where History Meets Hospitality

At hue, we relish the opportunity to blend history with modern creativity, and The Tobie Norris project allowed us to do just that. When KNEAD Pubs approached us to rebrand The Tobie Norris, we knew we had a chance to showcase its unique charm and offerings while celebrating its rich historical heritage.

A Glimpse into the Past

Dating back to 1280, the building was once owned by a bell-maker and made into a bell foundry. Tobie Norris Housed in a remarkable 13th-century building, The Tobie Norris holds a special place in Stamford’s history. Once a bell foundry dating back to 1280, the venue’s walls hold stories of craftsmanship and timeless traditions. Our challenge was to capture these historical elements and infuse them with a touch of contemporary hospitality.

Preserving the Legacy

The Tobie Norris would stamp bells with an ‘N,’ leaving a distinct backward marking. In our rebranding process, we knew this element had to be preserved, as it symbolised the venue’s unique history. Integrating this iconic symbol into the refresh allowed us to maintain a strong connection with the past.

A Journey Through Time

To embody the essence of The Tobie Norris, we drew inspiration from vintage newspapers. The menus became an exciting fusion of old-world illustrations and intriguing facts about the venue. With decorative typography reminiscent of the past, every menu became a journey through time for the patrons.

A Digital Showcase of Tradition and Culinary Delights

Translating The Tobie Norris experience onto the KNEAD website was a thrilling endeavour. We wanted to do justice to the venue’s inviting ambience and diverse offerings. Through captivating photography and videography, we showcased the artistry behind crafting the famous Tobie pizza. Additionally, we highlighted a delectable array of food options while spotlighting the distinct corners that make The Tobie Norris a truly one-of-a-kind destination.

The Tobie Norris rebranding was a delightful collaboration of history and modernity, allowing us to bring together the best of both worlds. By preserving its historical significance and infusing it with contemporary creativity, we have captured the spirit of this exceptional venue.

Are you looking to infuse your brand with a touch of history and creativity?

Let hue guide you on a fearless journey to redefine your identity and captivate your audience. Email hello@wearehue.co.uk


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