Sunrise of Frognal House to Open a Pub on Historical Site

Sunrise  |  June 19, 2018

Sunrise of Frognal House, a care home in Sidcup, are planning to open their own pub with a beer garden. The pub will be officially opened on Wednesday 11 July between 3­-6pm, and all are invited to attend.

Frognal House has a long illustrious history in Sidcup and this pub aims to celebrate this by naming the establishment Gillies’ Inn - after Dr Harold Gillies, the father of modern day plastic surgery.

Gillies and his colleagues developed innovative techniques to restore the faces of wounded soldiers during World War One. During this period Gillies performed 11,000 operations on over 5,000 men and the hospital later became known as the Queen Mary’s Hospital. Frognal House was also the birthplace and property of Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney after whom Sydney, Australia was named.

The opening of Gillies’ Inn at Sunrise of Frognal offers a wonderful opportunity for families, residents and everyone from the local area to come together and celebrate this wonderful history of Frognal House and the high quality care being provided on site now, over a drink and a hog roast barbecue.

Harry Garston, Director of Communications Relations at Sunrise of Frognal House, said:

“This opening of Gillies’ Inn is a fantastic occasion for members of Sidcup to learn about and celebrate Dr Harold Gillies as a hero for his service to his country and science, whilst enjoying a frosty cold pint of beer. It will also give guests the chance to find out more about Sunrise of Frognal House care home and meet all the wonderful residents who have made it their home.”

To RSVP or find out more, please call Sunrise of Frognal House on 020 8302 6200.