Plymouth pub's Guinness truck is delivering free pints to key workers

A Plymouth pub is saying thank you to key workers by gifting them free pints of Guinness - and wants you to nominate your "superhero". Ultan Moran, the owner of Irish bar Kitty O'Hanlon's is travelling across the city every Thursday night to gift a well deserved pint to those carrying out important jobs across the city. Mr Moran has used his event catering truck and is serving Guinness from the tap to NHS staff, postmen, binmen, lorry drivers, pharmacists, shop workers and other key workers who are doing a fantastic job during the pandemic.

People are being urged to nominate key workers they think deserve a reward - and Mr Moran will aim to deliver a cold pint of the dark Irish dry stout. So far, Mr Moran has delivered ten pints every Thursday evening for the last two weeks and has pledged to continue doing so until the lockdown period is over.

Ultan Moran is delivering Guinness to key workers

He said: "Our business closed on March 20 and we were looking at finding a way to give back to key workers. "The NHS are doing a wonderful job, as well as all the other key workers.

"We have been asking people to nominate their superheroes. From nurses, posties, binmen, all key workers. "Originally I said it would just be three, but I couldn't just choose three.

"On the first night I delivered ten, and the second week, I did the same, we will do it for as long as lockdown continues." Mr Moran explained due to social distancing, he is delivering the pints on his own - which can take a long time as nominations are all across the city. "It's just our way of giving something back," Mr Moran said.

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A post on the Kitty's Facebook page on Thursday night, said: "It was lovely to deliver pints of Guinness to some really awesome Key workers this evening.

"From myself and all the Kitty's Team we thank you all for your hard work and commitment to battling this dreadful virus. "Not all Heroes wear capes. "KEY WORKERS WE SALUTE YOU."

THANKS A MILLION NHS HEROES

It is something that has, at some point, touched all our lives.

From cradle to grave, the National Health Service, and the incredible professionals who work in hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics, care homes and more, is a part of British life. Today, more than ever, we should cherish those who dedicate themselves to our care, heedless of own health as they work tirelessly to care for people in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. From surgeons to nurses, GPs to dentists, and cleaners to paramedics, we have never needed our NHS workers more.

So let's show them some love, and create a living map of gratitude from every corner of Britain. By dropping a heart on the map, you're saying you appreciate the efforts undertaken daily in the NHS.Thanks a million, NHS workers - we love you. #thanksamillionnhs

Click here to show your support. You can nominate a key worker on the venue's Facebook page, here. At the end of 2018, it was announced Kitty's was on the market, but at the time he revealed he would only sell it to the "right person".

Mr Moran is still at the helm and the pub remains on the market, read more here.

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