Dementia Friendly The King’s Arms Mortimer
Anyone wanting to explore the scenic charms of Worcestershire, Shropshire and the Welsh borders can find the perfect place to base themselves at The King’s Arms, a welcoming, dementia friendly pub in Cleobury Mortimer. It offers quality bed & breakfast accommodation, good food and excellent beverages in an attractive market town known as the Gateway to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Business owner Wendy Satterly is passionate about providing a place where everyone in the community can relax and unwind. When the Alzheimer’s Society started a campaign asking everyone start a conversation with someone living with dementia, she took action by making the pub dementia friendly. Steps included staff training, simplifying signage and avoiding patterned carpets, mirrors and other features which can prove challenging.
“Many people living with dementia find it difficult to have enjoyable social outings,” she says. “We wanted to somewhere they could spend time with friends and family in a relaxed, informal way.
“Our garden has a lovely covered terrace seating area. We have disabled access to both the pub and garden and we’re very child friendly and dog friendly too.”
The 15th century pub retains its ancient character even though it has been fully refurbished for the modern visitor. Holding centre spot on the high street, it has four double or twin en suite rooms which are stylishly kitted out with everything from wi-fi to a bottle of locally brewed beer as a welcome.
Overnight guests enjoy a varied, appetising Continental breakfast and they will find freshly home cooked lunches on sale from 12 to 3pm and dinners from 6 to 8.30pm, all made with the best local ingredients. Inbetween meals guests can enjoy a sociable atmosphere with the locals over hand-pulled Hobsons beers, locally distilled spirits and many other very palatable options.
The King’s Arms Mortimer is within easy reach of Ironbridge Gorge, ‘Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’, and West Midlands Safari Park.
Contact details: King’s Arms, 6 Church Street, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire DY14 8BS; tel 01299 271954, email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.kingsarmscleobury.co.uk