79-year-old former pub landlady, Christina Hagan from Newfield Lodge care home, pulled a pint for the first time in over forty years at a local Castleford pub.
Christina became a pub landlady in her early 20s at the George and Dragon in Huddersfield before it was demolished to build a bus station, then moving on to the Bull and Mouth in Keighley.
Christina continued to serve behind a bar until her late-30s, later making the decision to set up her own cleaning business until her retirement.
When Christina told her staff at Newfield Lodge about her career working behind a bar and how she missed the pub atmosphere, the staff set up a special surprise.
Christina was whisked away to The Magnet pub in Castleford, where she was invited to pull her first pint in over forty years behind the bar.
After serving the pub’s patrons and having a chat to the bar staff, Christina put her feet up with her drink of choice – half a pint of Guinness. She said, ‘I’ve missed being back behind the bar.
‘I’ve really enjoyed being back in the pub environment, and they even gave me a slice of cake which was great!’
Lynn Robinson, the General Manager at Newfield Lodge, said, ‘Christina looked right at home behind the bar! Watching her pull pints with a huge smile on her face was wonderful.
‘At Newfield Lodge, we do everything we can to make our residents’ dreams come true, whether that be recreating a happy memory or experiencing something completely new. We can’t wait to see whose dream we can make come true next.’
To find out more about living at Newfield Lodge, please call 01977 524 267, email email@example.com or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.
Newfield Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 64 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Newfield Lodge is proud to be rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).