Hucknall pub's free coffee mornings are helping bring the community together

A Hucknall pub is providing people with another place to meet and socialise each week by hosting free coffee mornings.

Monday, 4th July 2022, 1:48 pm
Updated Monday, 4th July 2022, 1:49 pm

The events have been running at the Byron’s Rest on Baker Street after being started up by landlord Richard Darrington and Jan Lees co-manager at the Hope Lee project.

The coffee mornings, which take place on the first Friday of each month at 9.30am, provide an opportunity to lonely people and residents who live on their own to come and have a cuppa and a chat.

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Pictured at the latest Byron's Rest coffee morning are Jan Lees from the Hope Lees project, Richard Darrington, owner of the Byron's Rest and Coun John Wilmott

Hucknall councillor John Wilmott (Ash Ind), attended the latest one and said: “This is a fine suggestion to bring the community together for tea and a chat as many elderly and single people do not get the opportunity for many outings."This is the sixth establishment – all in Hucknall – that now welcomes the community to this kind of event, following on from the West Of Hucknall Baptist Church, Watnall Road Baptist Church, the Methodist Church on Market Place, the Salvation Army on High Street, the Kings Family Church on Derbyshire Lane and the St Mary Magdalene Anglian Church on Market place.”