Now care res­i­dents can pop to pub

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Res­i­dents of a care home in Corn­wall have been rais­ing a glass af­ter their lounge was trans­formed into their very own pub.

Corn­wall Care’s Tre­varna care home in St Austell has opened The Sham­rock Inn with help from St Austell Brew­ery and Corn­wall Signs.

The pub, com­plete with a set of pumps from the brew­ery, is based in the cor­ner of the home’s lounge and has been re­cy­cled from an old kitchen. Although the pumps don’t con­tain al­co­hol, res­i­dents can en­joy a drink and stand be­hind the bar and have a go.

Natalie Boy­den, Tre­varna’s ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­iser, said: “We have re­cently added a gentle­man’s wing to Tre­varna and a lot of our chaps re­ally miss go­ing out to the pub for a pint in the evening. Most of the res­i­dents have de­men­tia, so they can’t re­ally go out into the com­mu­nity on their own.

“It’s been so well re­ceived. The pub helps with so­cial skills and brings back a lot of mem­o­ries for our res­i­dents as they share a drink in the com­fort of the home.”

Corn­wall Signs made the signs for the pub and St Austell Brew­ery sup­ported the project, sup­ply­ing ev­ery­thing to repli­cate a real pub in­clud­ing beer pumps, tow­els, ice buck­ets and trays.

Res­i­dents and staff of Corn­wall care’s Tre­varna care home in St Austell toast the open­ing of The Sham­rock Inn

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