Now care residents can pop to pub
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