Northampton landlady to deliver pints of Guinness to regulars to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Teresa will have a surger in her car so she can deliver ‘proper pints’ to the doorsteps of her regulars

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:00 am

A Northampton landlady who has constantly helped the community during the pandemic is planning to deliver dozens of pints of Guinness to regulars today (March 17).

Teresa McCarthy-Dixon runs the Swan and Helmet pub in Abington and has done for the last 14-and-a-half years.

The landlady has delivered meals to vulnerable people during the pandemic, launched a weekly food larder and more to help her community.

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Teresa McCarthy-Dixon launched a weekly food larder to help those affected by the pandemic. Now she is going above and beyond to make sure her customers can still celebrate St Patrick's Day. Photo: Kirsty Edmonds.

Now she is helping her regular customers to celebrate St Patrick’s Day by delivering ‘proper pints of Guinness’ to their homes.

Teresa, who is originally from County Kerry, Republic of Ireland but moved to Northampton 19 years ago, said: “Die hard Irish people will want a proper pint of Guinness on St Patrick’s Day, so I will have surger in the car and take a pint round to my regulars.

“It has been OKed by the licenser so I will be delivering throughout the day to help the community celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

“It’s a celebration of who we are and what we stand for, which is that sense of community and working together.

“Irish people are proud of our roots and also proud to have settled in Northampton at the same time.

“And this is the day that Irish people all over the world come together to celebrate the special day and we just want to help people to celebrate during these times.”

The landlady has also created a virtual video talking to around ten elderly, Irish people in the community about their stories and their experiences of moving to Northampton.

These videos will be posted on social media at midday today (March 17).

Search ‘The Swan and Helmet & Northampton Caterers’ on Facebook to view the videos and to contact Teresa about her deliveries.

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