A POPULAR city pub is making sure emergency service workers will not be missing out on festivities during their busy Christmas Day shifts.

Police, ambulance staff and firefighters will be given a free festive bap from The Alma Tavern on Droitwich Road.

Emergency service staff will be able to pick up a free bap crammed with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce as a thank you for their hard work.

Jon Dean, the Alma Tavern's CEO, is a former police officer and said it was the pub's way of saying thank you.

He said: "We have done it each year since we have been open.

"This is our third Christmas we have served emergency service complimentary baps.

"I was a police officer for a number of years and obviously emergency service work is a 365 days a week and 24 hours a week job.

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"We thought it will be a little something for them to say thank you.

"They are working to keep us safe on Christmas Day and it was the least we could do to make the day a bit more festive for them."

Staff who are not on duty can bring a form of identification to receive a bap.

He said in previous years they had been visited by between 10 and 15 emergency service workers.

"Sometimes they send one person over to get a number of baps.

"It has been a particularly difficult 18 months and the lengths the emergency services have gone to keep everyone safe during very uncertain and troubling times we thought it was the least we could do."

The Alma is open on Christmas Day from 11.30am but are already fully booked for meals though people can still enjoy drinks.