New traditional country pub installed at Eye care home

The Dog and Duck pub has opened at Hartismere Place Care Home in Eye. From left to right: Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn, regional support manager Elena Bratu, resident Alfie Elliott and Hartismere Place manager Cathryn Weed in the homes new pub.
The Dog and Duck pub has opened at Hartismere Place Care Home in Eye. From left to right: Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn, regional support manager Elena Bratu, resident Alfie Elliott and Hartismere Place manager Cathryn Weed in the homes new pub.

An Eye care home has raised a toast to its newest feature - a traditional country pub, installed at the request of its residents.

The Dog and Duck, fitted out with traditional décor, ale pumps and a bell to ‘call time’, is said to have already become a popular hotspot since opening at the Hartismere Place facility, which is run by Care UK.

Cathryn Weed, home manager, said: “We believe it’s really important for older people to keep active and involved in everyday activities and to continue enjoying the things they love, which is why the pub is an excellent addition to Hartismere Place.”