THIS is the incredible moment fearless Brits carried on eating and drinking as FLOODWATER engulfed their packed pub.
Diners at The Ship Inn didn’t let a foot of water dampen their fun – as they casually chowed down on their Sunday meals.
Floodwater engulfed their packed pub in Mevagissey, CornwallCredit: BPM
Diners at The Ship Inn didn’t let a foot of water dampen their funCredit: BPM
It is not the first time the eatery in Mevagissey, Cornwall, has been hit with leakage issues.
The pub was dubbed ‘Britain’s most flooded’ in year’s gone by – with one ex landlord quitting after it flooded 12 times in 12 weeks.
Mevagissey often suffers from spring tide effects and flooding after periods of heavy rain.
Pictures taken on Sunday show dramatic water levels reaching almost to the seat of dining chairs – and the knees of the pub’s waitress.
But punters and staff members alike carry on as if nothing was 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.
The Ship saw 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.
He continued: “It’s now flooded 12 times. We’ve had five or six really bad ones.
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“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 shock flooding comes ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday – with Brits crossing their fingers and hoping for sunny skies.
But in a spectacular change of fortune, fine and dry weather is now predicted – with highs of up to 22C in the south east.
“Good sunny spells” are in store, although those celebrating 70 years of the Queen’s reign shouldn’t expect a blistering heatwave.
The pub was dubbed ‘Britain’s most flooded’ in year’s gone byCredit: Google Street View
Brits across the country will be keeping their fingers crossed for gorgeous weather during the bank holiday weekend for the JubileeCredit: Getty
It’s been fairly bleak so far this week, with rain and chilly temperaturesCredit: ©Graham Hunt