The Priory Hotel and Restaurant, Wareham

The Priory is a boutique luxury hotel and restaurant in the heart of Purbeck. They are a member of Pride of Britain hotels, a group of luxury hotels in the UK. The rooms are furnished with the owner, Jeremy Merchants, gentrified style. The gardens are immaculate and on the banks of the river Frome. Stephan Guinebault, the Executive Chef delivers his spectacular creations on a daily basis, which we had the good fortune to photograph (and eat!).

The Challenge

The Priory’s owner asked us to modernise their current online presence. The website, though adequate was text-heavy, static and unresponsive. It had only recently added online bookings and the imagery used was inconsistent in resolution and style and implemented as a small component of the websites design.

The Result

Firstly we extensively photographed the property. A fresh set of images was the key; we shot the rooms, the gardens and the food. With these images we created them a website that considered the dual aspect of the business – a hotel and a restaurant. Our design was fully responsive with unique experiences on smartphone, tablets and desktop screens. Table and room bookings were integrated and social media and blogging platform supplied. A simple Google Adwords campaign was enabled and SEO management was included. All was built using WordPress allowing in-house management of the site for special offers and blog posts.


  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Information Architecture
  • Image led UX design
  • Device responsiveness
  • Content Management
  • Booking engine


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