Residents at a Stockport care home now have their very own pub.
The idea came from people living at Brinnington Hall, who made the suggestion during a residents’ meeting.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport, Councillor Andrew Verdeille and Cleo Cundall, officially opened the bar, called The Residents’ Bar.
Councillor Verdeille said “What a really great idea to open a friendly residents’ bar – we all had a hugely enjoyable time.
“It brought back lots of lovely memories for me as well as the residents.”
Residents reminisced about playing darts, pub quizzes and dancing in their youth, and home manager Diane Cooper wants these activities to become an integral part of the Residents’ Bar experience.
She said: I am sure the bar will become the hub of the home and that residents will thoroughly enjoy spending time socialising with their friends and family in authentic pub surroundings.”
The bar area will be available, with soft drinks, for residents to use at any time and will be regularly staffed, with various events on the menu to enhance the active social life of residents. The bar will also be available for functions and for families to use when they visit.