Published: Sunday 5th June 2016
Residents at Brinnington Hall in Stockport now have the opportunity to visit their very own pub after the home opened an authentic bar area. The idea came from residents living at Brinnington Hall who made the suggestion during a residents meeting.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport, Councillor Andrew Verdeille and Mrs Cleo Cundall, visited Brinnington Hall last week to officially open their brand new pub, aptly named The Residents' Bar. There was an official ribbon cutting with a whoop of applause from residents and guests as they raised a glass to the opening of the pub. The Mayor 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 of playing darts, pub quizzes and dancing in their youth. Home Manager Diane Cooper wants these activities to become an integral part of the Residents' Bar experience and residents will regularly be able to relive those fond memories of the past. Diane 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.
Brinnington Hall, which has 67 en-suite bedrooms, is currently undergoing various improvements after a series of ideas from residents and their families. As well as the new bar area, residents also have the option of utilising the brand new tea room or cinema room. For the summer months, Diane and her staff team are looking at a series of developments for the garden including a potting shed club for the gentlemen who live at the home. The home also boasts an authentic bus stop area complete with bench for residents to really get the feel of going out but in the safety of their own home.