Darwin and Wallace

In a city celebrated for its design, it’s odd how many pubs feel formulaic. Frustrated with the abundance of mediocre, identikit “Gastropubs”, Darwin & Wallace founder Mel Marriott wanted to turn unloved and under-performing sites into brilliant local bars: unique spaces which felt like private addresses; hand-picked (sometimes hand-made) style; inspiring all-day food and drink.

Without® began with a naming convention that replaced traditional pub connotations with the feel of private addresses. Identities for each space are built around common typographic principles but each is unique.

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The brand in numbers

  • 18 F&B competitors beaten by Darwin & Wallace to the Battersea site.
  • 5 sites in 4 years
  • 2 major interior design awards