World's first cherry picker bar scoots around Edinburgh with Fringe comedian Eleanor Morton as bartender

Scottish comedian Eleanor Morton staffed the first ever bar on a cherry picker, delivering alcohol-free beer through home workers’ windows in and around Edinburgh

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 7:45 pm

The mechanical and mobile bar from Heineken 0.0 was stocked with pre-cooled kegs with Scottish comedian, actor and writer Eleanor Morton serving free alcohol-free pints following social distancing guidelines across Edinburgh

Morton and the novel beer bar contraption visited houses with driveways in Edinburgh, Livingston, Peebles and Bathgate to deliver the goods.

Homeowners in these eastern areas of Scotland were ‘cherry-picked’ to take part in the venture after applying online.

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Speaking about the experience, Eleanor Morton said: “It’s been really fun! And honestly this sounds tragic, but just getting out of the house has been good! I feel more confident about pouring pints now because before I wouldn’t have said that I am the kind of person that can do that, but now I know a lot more about the science of it that’s good.

“It’s just been nice to meet people and remember that the world is still out there."

Morton is the last famous face to pick up the cherry picker bartending baton.

Earlier this month, beer was delivered to people’s windows in London by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, in Birmingham by The Twang frontman Phil Etheridg and in Manchester by drag queen Divina de Campo.

Matt Saltzstein, Beer Unit Director at Heineken said: "We wanted to bring this message to home workers in a memorable way - and attaching a bar to the end of a cherry picker to create the first ever window service certainly fits the bill.”

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