Stonhouse Brewery Website Design

As the brewing industry was coming to terms with the Covid 19 pandemic, Stonehouse Brewery realised that the way to continue moving forward was to sell their beers online, however setting this up on their old, outdated website proved to be somewhat of a challenge. Deciding it was time to revisit and update their online presence, they came to LemonTop with the brief of creating a new, modern and responsive e-commerce site.

The Solution

After being given a full list of requirments from Stonehouse regarding what they wanted to achieve, we realised this was a little more complicated than a straightforward e-commerce design. But that’s where LemonTop excell. We relish a challenge like this and are passionate about exceeding the client’s expectations, so we set about the design and creation with a clear focus and confident enthusiasm. We knew Stonehouse would need to update their online shop stock levels, create events and add images to the website, so a clear, quick and user-friendly Content Management System was first on our list of priorites. This included the ability to add new features and uploads whenever the need arises. Stock levels, seasonal opening times and menu adjustments were all catered for in the highly intuitive CMS system. Stonehouse aren’t just a brewery, they have a fantastic bar and kitchen too, with a mouthwatering menu and a full range of palate pleasing beers. Large, colourful images were the order of the day to promote this side of the business so we made sure they were front and centre of a beautifully designed homepage.

Considerations

Our prime consideration was the ease of use of the online shop for customers, when buying, and also for staff on the administration side of the business. Being such a fast moving and progressive business, Stonehouse wanted to be able to easily update and add new stock to the e-commerce shopping side of the website, but also wanted a quick way to add new content, update menus and advertise new events. With all of this in mind, we created a Content Management System that allowed them to access and change all of the information they needed to, as well as updating images and adding photos, including all new stock, whenever it was required. This meant the site would be constantly kept fresh and up to date.

The Results

Srtonehouse now have a fully functional, responsively designed e-commerce site that has completely transfromed the online side of their flourishing business. Its user-friendly CMS system, allows all members of staff to access what they need and It can be constantly refreshed with upcoming events, new stock, and updated images. The online shop and delivery service has proved invaluable during these times of uncertainty and has become a firm favourite with existing and new customers. It has fast become an essential tool to use throughout the Covid 19 lockdown. As we slowly and tentatively emerge from the pandemic, it has given Stonehouse the injection of confidence and assurance they need to be certain that they can work through any obstacles that come their way in the future.