St David’s Day at Bridge Haven

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A Welsh celebration at Bridge Haven care home, Bridge, near Canterbury.

On Tuesday 17th February residents at Bridge Haven gathered with the Activity Coordinators, to plan how they would like to celebrate St David’s day on the 1st March. It was decided the celebrations were to be held in the residents very own ‘Snug’ pub which has become a popular hot spot for many of the residents to enjoy a swift half or a tasty tipple or two.

Leeks, daffodils and lamb were requests from residents Peggy and John which meant on the day the residents enjoyed a roast lamb dinner with new potatoes, leeks and garden peas, followed by apple pie with cream. Another request from resident Eddie was to the kitchen asking that the apple pie needed to be brushed with sugary water to make it brown and crispy on the day.

Nicola Linstead, Activities Coordinator said – ‘Our residents enjoyed preparing for the Welsh celebration quite a few weeks in advance, making Welsh placemats, flags and daffodil table decorations to use on the day. The Snug looked great when the decorations were complete. The kitchen staff cooked a fabulous Roast lamb meal and the whole day was enjoyed by everyone’.

To find out more about Bridge Haven Care Home please call us on 01227 831607  or email We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.