Anything for a pint! Fearless punters carry on eating and drinking with water up to their KNEES after pub flooded following heavy rainfall
- Carefree Brits seen enjoying meals at the Ship Inn, at Mevagissey in Cornwall
- Pictures taken Sunday show floodwater almost reaching seat of dining chairs
- Pub’s former landlord quit the job in 2012 after it flooded 12 times in 12 weeks
This is the remarkable moment fearless punters carry on eating and drinking with water up to their knees after a Cornwall pub flooded following heavy rainfall.
Carefree Brits could be seen enjoying their meals at the Ship Inn, at Mevagissey, near St Austell – dubbed ‘Britain’s most flooded pub’ – despite the leakage issue on Sunday.
The seaside village pub is no stranger to a bit of a soaking but has seen one of its worst cases of heavy rainfall in the last decade, which has brought on spring tide effects and flooding.
The pub’s former landlord quit the position in 2012 after the famous pub flooded 12 times in 12 weeks.
Pictures taken on the weekend showed the dramatic water levels reaching almost to the seat of dining chairs and the knees of the pub’s waitress.
Carefree Brits could be seen enjoying their meals at the Ship Inn, at Mevagissey, near St Austell – dubbed ‘Britain’s most flooded pub’ – despite the leakage issue on Sunday
But punters and staff inside the venue – located two streets back from the harbour – carry on as if nothing is wrong.
At least two tables can be seen continuing to enjoy their meals while flash floods hit around 6pm.
One local said the water level inside the building was the highest most people had ever seen it. He added that ‘many people were still eating their meals’, reports Cornwall Live.
The Ship has seen its most serious floods in October 2012, and September 2019 despite the best efforts of local people to protect it.
In 2012, the pub’s former landlord told the BBC: ‘We’ve been very unlucky. I can’t trade like this. Financially I don’t think I could last the winter. The last thing I want to do is lose all my money.
The seaside village pub is no stranger to a bit of a soaking but has seen one of its worst cases of heavy rainfall in the last decade, which has brought on spring tide effects and flooding
He continued: ‘It’s now flooded 12 times. We’ve had five or six really bad ones. I’ve had enough. It’s hard trading in the winter in Cornwall. It’s hard to build a reputation for a pub when this is happening so often.’
The flooding comes as Britons planning street parties for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in southern England this weekend have been warned to come up with contingency plans amid fears over a possible washout.
The Met Office said meteorologists are tracking a plume of warm air developing over the continent that could ‘glance the far South East on Saturday and Sunday, which would bring with it the risk of some showers’.
More 12 million people across Britain will be hoping for good weather as they celebrate Her Majesty’s seven-decade reign with some 200,000 street parties due to be held for the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday.
And conditions are likely to be fine for most of the UK with bright and sunny weather – but forecasters said those planning outdoor gatherings in the South should start ‘considering what your options might be’ if it does rain.