Care home residents toast new bar

PUBLISHED: 09:44 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 03 July 2013

Thornfield care home manager Rowena Moore-Jones with Richard Greenacre resident and ex pub landlord of the Hook And Parrot and The Bowd Inn at the opening of the new residents bar. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhs 2099-26-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Thornfield care home manager Rowena Moore-Jones with Richard Greenacre resident and ex pub landlord of the Hook And Parrot and The Bowd Inn at the opening of the new residents bar. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhs 2099-26-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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First pints pulled at the ‘Snug Inn’ at Thornfield Care Home in Seaton

Staff at a Seaton care home called ‘first orders please’ when they opened a new residents’ bar last week.

And amongst those showing them how to pull a pint was retired local publican Richard Greenacre.

The former landlord of the Hook and Parrot, on Seaton seafront, and the Bowd Inn, near Sidmouth, joined fellow residents at the specialist dementia care home to launch its new ‘Snug Inn’.

A spokeswoman at Thornfield, in Scawlell Lane – part of the Cannon Care Homes group – said it was the second in-home bar they had opened, following the successes of a similar initiative at Silverleigh, in Axminster.

She said: “Residents can now enjoy a pre-lunch drink and then stay on to eat bar food.

“It has lifted their spirits and makes them feel socially included and allows them to join in with everyday activities. “It is already very popular with the residents, and we have had many positive comments.”


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