Hatfield care home unveils pint-sized pub

PUBLISHED: 14:50 20 October 2016

(L-R): Home manager Mary Tolladay, Ben French, Don Stoddart and borough council mayor Pat Mabbott.

(L-R): Home manager Mary Tolladay, Ben French, Don Stoddart and borough council mayor Pat Mabbott.

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A traditional pint-sized pub has opened for care home residents in Hatfield.

Staff at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home, in Tamblin Way, welcomed borough council mayor Patricia Mabbott, who cut the ribbon when the first pint was poured on Tuesday.

Named The Comet in recognition of Hatfield’s aviation history, the watering hole also features traditional pictures of biplanes, as well as old-fashioned pumps and optics.

At the unveiling, care home resident Ben French, 97, also launched his own book – titled ‘Biplanes to Rockets: 48 years in aviation’ – encapsulating his account of 48 years in aviation.

Home manager Mary Tolladay said: “We are so pleased how The Comet looks and feels.

“It really takes residents on a nostalgic journey while also being a comfortable place for them to relax and enjoy a sociable pastime with one another, or with friends and family.”

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