Barley & Salt

North Conway, NH

Client

OVP / Barsamian

Program

5,000 SF new restaurant linking existing Setter’s Green outlet shops with new Settler’s Streetside development, with 127-seat, 2,000 SF dining area and 1,500 SF kitchen and cooler for craft beer kegs.

Solution

Designed for well-known local restauranteur Ben Williams, Barley & Salt provides an upscale ambiance for his extensive draught beer list and “street food” menu. The new free-standing building is located midway between the established Settlers’ Green outlet retail development and its newest expansion, Settlers’ Streetside. Drawing its own patrons, the restaurant also offers a welcome spot to gather over food and drink for shoppers visiting both areas of the Settlers’ campus.

Inspired by a New England, mill building warehouse style and Brooklyn beer halls, the building features a rich brick façade, arched windows and a double height ceilings lit by large industrial-style chandeliers. A three-season outdoor deck offers views of the Green Hills of New Hampshire.

Lots of bar seating with tall stools are perfect for sampling smaller plates and the many brews on tap. Banquettes create a separate area for table seating. Colorful tile behind the bar, plaid fabric on the banquettes, industrial pipe trim and bold wood paneling on the walls create movement and interest in the space.