EXPECT the air to turn blue around the Conservative heartland of Maida Vale as Gordon Ramsay opens his latest London venture in the area in the new year.
The Warrington was built in 1859, originally as a hotel with guest rooms. It was completely refurbished around 1900 with lavish decorations, establishing a reputation as one of London`s most attractive pubs.
Gordon Ramsay Holdings will be re-opening the venue in 2008, with restoration works overseen by independent design company Blacksheep.
The company aims to use specialist artisan trades-people who are able to employ traditional methods as far as possible.
The designs will be sympathetic to the pub`s original features and characteristics.