This Manchester pub is opening its doors to homeless people on Christmas day.

The Old Nags Head in Manchester is staying open on Christmas Day to offer free food and drink to the city’s homeless.

The ei publican partnerships pub will also hand out warm clothes to those who need it.

Licensee Sean Brett was inspired to host the event after witnessing lots of people sleeping rough in the area.

Sean said: “There is a lot of scaffolding around the pub and you see the same faces sleeping there time after time, especially over the past two or three months. It’s obviously a problem that’s not going away, but we’ve decided not to turn a blind eye.

“I don’t want a pat on the back for it, people do this kind of thing all year round, let alone just on Christmas.”

The pub has been helped by landlord ei publican partnerships, which has donated food and drink to the cause.

ei regional manager Paul Hirst said: “I think what Sean, his kids and staff are doing is absolutely fantastic. It’s admirable to give up your Christmas Day to look after those who don’t have a warm home to go to.”

“We are very happy to help Sean put on this event, he’s a true community hero. It’s great to know that the people who visit the pub, will have something to eat and drink whilst getting into the Christmas spirit in the warmth of a friendly pub.”