The Bamford Close pub is now officially open after a grand opening on Friday 11th May.
The purpose-built summerhouse overlooked by the main lounge has been completely transformed to a lively pub, complete with bar tables and mats, toby jugs, replica beer taps and even a table football! This provides a friendly and light space for the residents of Bamford Close, looking for a change of scenery or some peace and quiet to complete a crossword or enjoy a quiet pint.
Vice Chair of the Borough Care Board, Jean Walker, came along to perform the role of official ribbon cutter and the sun certainly came out to greet everyone as Joanne Morris – Bamford Close’s ALF and chief orchestrator of the project – welcomed residents, guests and visitors alike with a glass of fizz or half a lager.
After the official photo call, there was singing and dancing as everyone was entertained by Terry Halliday before tucking into a buffet picnic.
Special thanks go to resident Ruth Marsland’s son-in-law Derrick Almy who sourced much of the replica fixtures and fittings and of course to all the wonderful staff who gave up their time to help bring the project to life, from painting the summerhouse to blowing balloons! Special thanks to Senior Carer, Shirley for helping with the garden and Care Assistant, Paul for all his hard work with the painting.
We know the new pub will be well loved and used by our residents and visitors and we anticipate plenty of fun over the summer months with our very own beer garden!