Belfast pub delivering pints of freshly-poured Guinness door-to-door during lockdown

Belfast pub delivering pints of freshly-poured Guinness door-to-door during lockdown

A BELFAST pub is pulling out all the stops  - and the pints - to keep spirits up for those living in lockdown with a door-to-door Guinness delivery service. 

The Hatfield House on Ormeau Road in south Belfast has been delivering freshly-poured pints of Guinness to customers across the Northern Irish capital since the coronavirus pandemic prompted the temporary closure of all pubs.

Using a state-of-the-art van kitted out with a portable tap system, the service was created to help cater to those missing the distinctive taste of a perfectly poured pint of the black stuff.

Customers simply call up Hatfield House, place their orders the day before delivery and, before they know it, a fresh pint of Guinness is on its way. 

Mobile bar staff are also careful to ensure it’s a contact-free service too, with drinks poured on location into plastic glasses by bar staff wearing latex gloves which are then left on the doorstep. 

Writing on Facebook, The Hatfield House said: "We are delighted to be able to offer all our customers the goodness of a freshly poured pint delivered to their home in the safety of isolation. 

"The service areas in the mobile units are sanitised after every use for your safety. Looking forward to serving you all soon. 

"Stay safe, stay home and let us bring the pub to you."

The pub was keen to stress any prospective customers approaching them on the street will be turned away – as rules over social distancing dictate. 

They said: "Folks as with all our deliveries this is a contact free service please do not approach us on the street if you see us. 

"We cannot accept an order unless it has been called through to the number above. This is for the safety of both our customers and staff."

With the lockdown likely to continue for the next few weeks at least, The Hatfield House is likely to be very busy.