Dramatic images in the seaside village of Mevagissey, Cornwall, show groups of unfazed punters continuing to eat and drink as if it were a normal night at the eatery
A group of die-hard pub-goers were pictured eating their dinner in knee-deep water after their venue was flooded following heavy rains.
The Ship Inn in the coastal village of Mevagissey, Cornwall has been dubbed ‘Britain’s most flooded pub’ due to its vulnerability to water damage caused by a combination of heavy rain and high tides.
In 2012, it was known to have been doused 12 times in 12 weeks, causing the former landlord to quit his job.
Ten years later, history repeated itself when water poured into the pub’s dining room, drenching the entire venue.
Despite the high tide, dramatic images of the scene showed groups of unfazed bettors continuing to eat and drink as if it were a normal night at the eatery.
The flash floods hit the seaside pub around 6pm on Sunday. Cornwall Live Reports.
A patron at the scene said the water level inside the building was the highest most people had ever seen, but “many people were still eating their meals.”
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In 2012, the pub’s former proprietor told the BBC the situation was becoming impossible.
“We were very unlucky. I can’t act like that,” he said at the time. “Financially, I don’t think I could survive the winter. The last thing I want to do is lose all my money.”
He continued: “It’s now flooded 12 times. We’ve had five or six really bad ones. I have enough. It’s hard to bargain often in Cornwall in the winter.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/unfazed-diners-ignore-flood-waters-27117525 Unfazed patrons ignore the flood water pouring into the pub while they continue to eat and drink