One of the things I loved the most about visiting my grandmother in her Irish farmhouse was the joy of exploring her walk-in pantry and the smell of fresh churned butter, home-made soda bread and looking at her jars of home preserves lined up neatly on unreachable gingham cloth lined shelves. Ever since then I have longed for a pantry and have to admit to feeling a sense of envy when I recently interviewed one of Beau-Port’s clients who has one. But not everyone has the space for a walk-in pantry or larder but Mark at Beau-Port has been telling me about the company’s plans to create the ultimate free-standing pantries that can be tailored to fit any space in any kitchen or utility room – all handmade and installed for you into your kitchen. Plus these beautifully crafted pieces of fine English furniture can be taken with you when you move.
The new venture will be called The English Pantry.com and will offer three size options of pantry with three front style options, with up to 20 colours to choose from for those who want the painted look, or pantries can be left in their natural oak and or with character oak panels showing the knots and grain of the wood. There will be a large number of components available for inside each pantry, so it will be carefully and thoughtfully tailored to fit your needs.
Each pantry will be made to order to fit the size of space you have available and will be delivered, assembled and installed 6 weeks after ordered.
I am currently looking at possible spaces in my kitchen for my new pantry – my grandmother would be so pleased to know that at last I will have one of my own! Like the Beau-Port Kitchens it will be a joyful investment for something special that will last a lifetime and move with me wherever I go.
The new website will be coming soon so keep an eye on the main Beau-Port website for news or contact Mark at Beau-Port (or comment below) to register your interest.