The Draft House food and drinks menus were an important part of the overall gastropub design project as they provided the connection between the customer and the venue.
The idea came from a wedding invitation we found online and decided to develop further. There were two parts to the menu; the permanent and the changeable. The permanent part states important information about craft beer and whiskeys while the changeable, the menu itself, is made from paper and can be easily replaced and re-printed very cheaply.
The boards themselves were handmade by a wood craftsman, the design was laser etched onto the back of the board and they were polished (by us) with a mixture of beeswax and olive oil (natural products) before the final assembly with the printed recycled paper.
The whole process was a long term investment as the wooden part of the menus are durable and long-lasting which means that the food section can change all the time without need of constant re-design. The menus are now used by The Draft House as part of their social media campaigns promoting their food and craft beers.
The Draft House