A Cheshire care home has teamed up with a local brewery to launch a competition for the general public to name its new in-house gastropub – with no suggestions barred!
Set to open its doors in early June, Priesty Fields, a 78-bed purpose-built nursing care home, in Congleton, has partnered with the town’s The Cheshire Brewhouse to launch the pub naming competition for its authentic gastropub.
The ten best suggestions will be put to a public vote with the overall winner set to have their chosen name adorning the new pub ahead of its June opening, with the winning entry also incorporated as part of a traditional pub sign. Furthermore, the winner will also receive a special gift box from The Cheshire Brewhouse’s microbrewery.
Rishi Sodha, Care Director at Handsale, said: “With Priesty Fields’ development reaching its final stages, we wanted to involve the public in naming what will be an authentic gastro pub in the care home’s ‘high street’. We’re hoping for a name that will really resonate with the residents, and we believe the community will be able to help us in providing one. While we’re open to all suggestions, we’re aware we could end up with another Boaty McBoatface scenario on our hands, so we do have to put a precautionary element in there, but we’re confident the public can pick the perfect name. Having said that, we are open to weird and wonderful suggestions – so feel free to let loose with your creativity!”
Nestled in a green residential area close to Congleton’s town centre, Priesty Fields will include 78 spacious en-suite bedrooms, along with a gastro pub, farmers market, cinema, spa, salon, gym, library, private dining room, garden lounge, and GP office.
The home will be operated by the Handsale care group, which runs eight residential and nursing care homes across England, Scotland and Wales. The group prides itself on empowering its staff to provide outstanding care by putting wellbeing and community at the centre of its operations.
Founded in 2012, The Cheshire Brewhouse is a multi-award-winning microbrewery in Congleton, best known for its bitter, pale ale, stout, IPA, and porter.
Rishi concluded: “We look forward to reviewing the suggestions and seeing how creative the public can get. Whether it’s tapping into Congleton’s rich heritage or playing on pun-laden themes, we’re excited to see what ideas emerge.”
To submit a pub name suggestion, visit https://bit.ly/3v0U79H. Deadline for entries is midnight on Wednesday, April 7th, with the top ten suggestions will be announced shortly after.