Our ties to the hospitality industry have been around since we transformed a farm building into our small-batch tannery. We recognised how many goatskins were being disposed of within the food industry each year and wanted to change it.
Coming full circle, our handmade leather products, including branded coasters and restaurant placemats, are now used in top restaurants and boutique hotels across the country. And our bespoke service ensures that every handmade item meets the style and demands of our clients’ hospitality environments.
We have previously collaborated with Akoko to create bespoke menu covers, bill presenters and coasters, with Silo on leather aprons for their staff and with Kol for some innovative leather tortilla holders.
Branded leather coasters
Branded coasters may seem like a small thing when compared to other features of a restaurant but every single aspect that a customer interacts with impacts their experience. That’s why leather coasters are a great option. They are durable, stylish and won’t become soggy like their cardboard counterparts. Plus, they can be customised to suit your branding and décor.
Customised with your branding
There are lots of choices for how to customise our branded leather coasters. We can emboss them with your logo, for example, or add a unique design. You can also opt for a particular word or phrase.
As standard, our grain deer leather coasters are circular and 10.5mm in diameter. But if you want bigger coasters or a different shape, we’ll happily explore feasible options with you.
We work with our goat and deer leather but can also source high-quality cattle leathers from the UK and Italy. When it comes to colour options our goat leather core range includes Chestnut Brown, Black, Forest Green and Navy Blue, while our deer leather is Bark Brown and Black. However, bespoke colours can be created for large orders.
The minimum order quantity for branded leather coasters is 25, and prices start from £10 per coaster. Please note that our minimal total order value is £1,000 ex VAT, so smaller quantities of coasters need to be part of a larger order.
Branded Leather Placemats
There’s no question that placemats serve a functional purpose in a restaurant. They protect the table and are the central component of a place setting. And that’s why their design should be well-considered. Every diner will notice them before their food comes to the table. Embossed leather placemats give you the chance to combine practicality with style and clever branding that will leave a lasting impression.
Customised with your branding
Just like with our branded leather coasters, there are plenty of ways to customise your leather table placemats to suit your branding. You can choose your logo, custom wording, or another design to be embossed, and there’s even flexibility when it comes to placement.
We primarily work with goat leather and deer leather but can also source exceptional cattle leather from within the UK and from Italy.
Our core range of colours for our goat leather comprises Chestnut Brown, Black, Forest Green and Navy Blue but we can tan leather in other colours too. Our standard placemat size is 255 x 300mm, with a minimum order quantity of 15, and prices start from £50.
We understand that you want your branded placements to suit your establishment’s vibe so we can discuss other dimensions, shapes and any other bespoke design features that will make your leather table mats perfect.
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Since we first transformed a farm building in the Midlands into our small-batch tannery in 2016, we We have had so many exciting collaborations with individuals and businesses within the food and hospitality sector.
Recently we worked with The Ledbury in London on a collection of fallow deer aprons. And we also collaborated with Savernake Knives and Sorn Dining to create an oyster shucker with a handle made from leather offcuts.
Our Billy x Alex Pole project saw us craft leather rolls for their BBQ skewers. This particular project is a prominent example of our ethos of sustainability and conscious design. The goats were reared, the steel for the skewers was forged, and the leather rolls were made all within a 30-mile radius.have worked with a wonderful range of clients, helping each to add additional luxury touches to their eatery while still aligning with their branding and ethos.
Recently we worked closely with Aji Akokomi, the founder of the West African fine dining restaurant, Akoko. We created a full range of bespoke leather goods including leather menu covers, branded bill presenters and coasters. All were crafted from Chestnut Brown goat leather and featured an embossed logo. The custom leather menu holders had screw spines, with Aji opting for brass hardware to complement the warm hues of the leather. Since our first collaboration, we’ve even revisited the project to create presentation holders for the restaurant’s tasting menu.
We’ve also worked with plenty of other establishments across the hospitality industry including Pensons, a Michelin-star restaurant located in Tenbury Wells, The Mulwray, a wine and cocktail bar in the heart of Soho, and the private members club, 67 Pall Mall.
Here at Billy Tannery, we believe that a sustainable future lies in adopting a regenerative approach where businesses work together to minimise waste, reduce our environmental impact and share ideas. That’s why we are so passionate about working with forward-thinking companies.
Through our partnership with Cabrito Goat Meat, we ensure the hides of goats reared for meat don't go to waste, turning them into high-quality goods such as leather placemats for restaurants and custom-branded coasters. We also work with game dealers to procure deer hides that are left over from venison production.
Our close relationship with a local family-run leather finishing company, Blenkinsop Leathers, allows us to give even items the perfect finishing touch while being mindful of the miles involved in transporting goods and our overall chain.
Then there's all the farm-to-fork eateries that we are proud to have worked with, who are leading the way in making the most of the resources we have right here in the UK.