The UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of Pub & Bar Awnings
Handcrafted bespoke Pub & Bar Awnings in all styles
Deans are the leading name for pub and bar awnings. In the 1890’s, Deans began manufacture of the original Deans Awning, this was soon to become the classic Victorian-style pub awning. Over the course of time, the design has remained true to the original (it is a classic for a reason), but some things have changed. We now use far more resilient materials and are also totally focused on ensuring our materials come from sustainable sources.
Since those early days, Deans has gone on to become the largest manufacturer and supplier of pub and bar awnings in the UK. We offer a wide range of products that are suitable for both traditional or contemporary styling. Our most popular traditional pub and bar awnings include the Deans Awning, The Greenwich® Awning and the Marlesbury Awning, while for contemporary solutions, The Kenley, The Deans Classic Retractable and the RIB® Bespoke canopy.
Projects always involve collaboration and we can work with specialist pub and bar design companies or directly with breweries or owners. We have a talented team of designers who understand all the key considerations to ensure your chic bar or traditional pub awning is perfect. From detailed specifications, your awning is hand-crafted by our workshop. Each member of our team is a highly skilled craftsman, they are hugely experienced in the bespoke manufacture of high-quality awnings.
Custom-built commercial awnings from design to manufacture to installation
At Deans, we have all the necessary expertise to produce a quality commercial awning. Every commercial awning project is different and present a new set of parameters that need to be taken into consideration.
The initial stage of the process begins with a full site survey, where we take detailed measurements and take into account any structural or architectural considerations. From this, we will produce detailed technical drawings. In terms of design, we have a dedicated and talented team who can collaborate with architects, design studios and business owners or work independently to produce your design.
We then manufacture your awning in our London Workshop. Each commercial awning is hand-crafted to your bespoke measurements. The materials we use are sustainably sourced and the fabric and timber are treated with weather-resistant finishes to deliver an exceptionally durable and reliable end product. Your commercial awning will then be installed by our expert installation team, who will ensure your commercial canopy is fitted to the correct specifications.
6 key considerations when choosing Pub & Bar Awnings
1. Design & Styling
The design and styling of a pub or bar exterior is important. The choice is central to creating a pub or bars look, feel and identity. Our talented and experienced design team are skilled at working with or collaborating with specialist design agencies or we can work independently to produce your pub and bar awning solution. On request, we can also provide detailed 3D-modelling, as well as supplying fabric samples. For projects that involve grade-listed buildings, we can provide detailed drawings for gaining planning permission.
2. Maximising Outdoor Spaces
Maximising outside space is a key consideration for any pub, especially in the summer months. We have a number of stylish pub awning solutions for large or smaller spaces, from pavements to pub gardens and terraces. Our extensive awning range includes fixed and retractable awnings, free-standing modular systems, plus accessories like jumbrellas, cafe barriers and directional infra-red heaters, which use 30% less energy than gas or quartz radiating heaters. All our pub awning solutions are robust and can withstand up to Beaufort Scale 8 winds. We also provide customers with email alerts for ‘Amber & Red Weather Warnings’.
Branding is hugely important. It is a bar or pub’s visual DNA. Our design team have worked directly or collaborated with pub design agencies on many bar & pub awning projects. They have great flair and understanding about what can work best for your bar or pub. As part of our total design solution, we have our RAGS® pattern printing. This cutting‑edge system takes design to a new level and can totally transform your approach to awning design.
4. Precision, Expertise & Craftsmanship
Each bar and pub awning project has its own unique parameters. From the area of coverage to matching the profile of the building. Sometimes innovation is needed in terms of modifying the awning. For any project, the first stage is to carry out an extensive survey. We then produce detailed drawings and specifications. The awning is the manufactured with a level of precision that comes from years of experience. The finished bar and pub awning is then ready for installation by our expert team of fitters.
5. Quality Materials, Resilience & Sustainability
The finest quality bar and pub awning requires using the finest materials. Deans use high-grade hardwood timber to manufacture our housings. The arms and brackets are steel-forged to exact specifications including any curvature. Finishes provide an additional level of resilience. All our metalwork is powder-coated and timberwork is hand-treated. Fabrics are solution-dyed to improve resistance to weather and extend the life span. Sustainability is important to us and we try to ensure materials come from a sustainable source. We have a dedicated Environmental Manager. Their role is to ensure all staff adhere to our environmental policy, both at work and on site.
6. Choice & Customisation
Deans extensive product range allows for a variety of awning solutions for your bar or pub. Traditional or contemporary styling, our range covers all requirements from impressive frontages and entrances to pub gardens and terraces. Retractable or fixed awnings, free-standing or fixed modular systems – the choice is wide. There is also the additional factor that all our awnings our hugely customisable. We offer a variety of wood stain colours and finishes, material and metalwork can be matched to any RAL colour, our pattern printing allows total design freedom, not to mention valances and finial options or remote-control or soft-gear manual operation.
Pub & Bar Awnings – Featured Project
Location: The Feathers Public House on the Broadway, Victoria, London
Awning: Dean Awning
The Feathers Public House on the Broadway, Victoria uses our RAGS® branding printing process to create the complex Nicholsons graphic that adorn two classic Deans pub awnings, expertly installed within the complex moulded pillars and decorative lintel of this listed building.
Did you know Deans manufactured the first ever commercial awning in 1894
John Dean founded Deans Awnings in the 1890s. He pioneered the original commercial awning design, the Deans Awning, which has continued to maintain its popularity for 130 years. The Deans Awning was an instant success with traders and retailers and the design has remained with only changes to materials and finishes.