BIG-hearted pub workers have been praised after feeding pensioners in Port Glasgow stuck indoors due to the coronavirus.

Donnachies Bar on Scarlow Street kept spirits high by using the kitchen to cook food which they then delivered to those who could not get out.

Despite the much-loved Port pub closing its doors to the public on Friday in line with government advice, kind manageress Karen Spark and her colleagues decided to put others first.

They only stopped delivering when Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered everyone to stay home in a televised address to the nation on Monday.

Karen said: "We thought it would be a good idea to help those in the community who maybe can't get out, are self-isolating or have no family in the area.

"We didn't just go to regulars in the pub, we delivered all round the place.

"It was just trying to keep a bit of normality and ensuring that these people get a hot meal."

Karen, from Port Glasgow, delivered the meals with her daughter and colleague Gemma, while other colleague Debbie cooked up a storm in the kitchen.

Karen added: "We didn't take any money for it, it's all coming out pub funds.

"The amount of people who tried to pay at the door is testament to the people of Port Glasgow.

"But we were not looking for any money or praise, we just want to help where we can."

The pub has thanked everyone who supported their efforts.

A spokesperson said: "We hope you all enjoyed your meals.

"We’re sorry we couldn’t do it for longer but we must adhere to government policy for the safety of everyone."

Customers hailed the pub on Facebook for its charity meals on wheels run.

One said: "Cracking effort up to this point, massive well done."

Another added: "Well done all the staff at Donnachies, you are amazing. God Bless."