photos: Brent Knoll's Red Cow pub counts the cost of flooding
huge clean-up operation is underway at a pub near Burnham-On-Sea
this week after flood water gushed into the property.
Knoll's Red Cow Inn in Brent Street was inundated on Wednesday
when a rhyne outside the pub overflowed, sending water into its
bar, restaurant and kitchens, as pictured here.
Mike Ostler told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's the first time
in the 32 years we have been here that we have seen anything like
water slowly inundated the whole ground floor and was several
inches deep in parts."
managed to get the carpets up as quickly as possible to rescue
them and also stacked up the furniture to save it from damage."
big clean-up was launched with our staff's help to try and limit
the damage and get the pub back open as soon as possible."
pub re-opened for business again on Thursday evening and Mr Ostler
said it was unclear how much the damage will have cost the pub.
Street in Brent Knoll was particularly badly affected by this
week's floods, with rhynes unable to take away the large amount
of rain water.
fire brigade was called to the village on Wednesday to pump out
large amounts of water and on Thursday Wessex Water took over
the job of pumping water away from drains and rhynes into nearby
Met Office predicted that the heavy rain could result in further
flooding in low-lying parts of the Burnham area.
flood water slowly inundated the pub after the rhyne next to its
car park, pictured here, overflowed
Mike Ostler leading the clean-up operation on Thursday
The scenes inside and at the rear of the pub on Wednesday
carpets at the pub have been removed after this week's flooding
pub's furniture was hastily stacked in one dry corner of the building
to save it from being damaged
pub's carpets were being dried in the pub's garden on Thursday