THE Castle Café in Cardigan is to host a social night every Thursday where it will be offering free food and drink.

Café owner Alison Greenhalgh will be offering soup and bread, along with tea and coffee to anyone who wants to pop along for a friendly chat and good company between 4pm and 7pm.

The first of the weekly events will be held this Thursday (July 18) and Steve Greenhalgh said: “We were talking to Gwen Evans and she told us she was looking to stage this sort of event and we thought it was a great idea.

“We have the ideal venue. We close the café at around 4pm but then open up the Cellar Bar at 7pm so it would be the ideal time to offer something back to the community for free.

“There are a few people who are prepared to help out and it is an open door to whoever wants to come down.

“Not matter what your circumstances are, there will the chance to come and enjoy some free soup and a drink in a social environment. It just seems a nice thing to do to get people mixing together and if you happen to be hungry, there will be something to eat as well.

“We hope it will take off and we can do it 52 weeks of the year. There are people out there who may feel lonely or isolated and hope this will give them the chance to make new friends.”

There will be disabled access and the evenings will also be open to children and be dog-friendly.