This is the second design I’ve created for The Bakehouse in Castle Cary, Somerset – the first was good in its day, but was starting to look very outdated and was hard for the owners (Chris and Aunchna) to update it themselves. Being on WordPress, their latest website is extremely easy for them to upkeep and maintaining it will help their position on Google.
With this new design I wanted to show off their food and interior with the photos I had taken previously, which weren’t made enough of a feature on the old website. The slider on the new homepage, which fills half of the average screen, and the separate photo gallery make sure that the user sees good quality photos of both the dishes and inside the restaurant.
The home page gives lots of vital information; there is a sneak-peak of what the menu might offer under the title “Chef’s Recommendations”, location and contact details (including an embedded Google map) and a customer review to add validation.
My favourite page is the Menu page, which displays the menus in a novel way (take a look here). This beats putting a PDF of the menus up, as it’s more visually attractive, it stays part of the website design and will work in their favour in regards to SEO.