Earls Barton care home residents given their own 'pub'

'Pub' opened at Grangefield care home in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire The Residents Arms has been a hit with residents after opening at Christmas

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A "pub" providing free drinks has opened for people living at a Northamptonshire care home.

The Residents Arms, at the Grangefield home in Earls Barton, comes complete with an antique bar and a range of wines, beers and spirits.

The bar is open for residents from midday until bedtime, but their intake is monitored, staff said.

"They really love it and it makes them feel special," said proprietor Nikul Odedra.

The idea for a pub came up during a brainstorming session for themed nights at the home.

It opened in time for Christmas and hosted a party for New Year.

'Evening out'

The home said it has to provide drinks for free as it does not have an alcohol licence.

However, it said alcohol is provided "in moderation" and in-line with any medication the residents may be taking.

"We do like to take the residents out, but it can be an ordeal and really take it out of them," said Mr Odedra.

"This way they can get changed for an evening out and go to the pub, but no-one has to leave the comfort of their own home."

The name for the pub was chosen after a vote by the 20 tenants at the home.

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