Corston publicans pay £20k to repair, floodproof and reopen
8:00am Friday 11th January 2013 in Latest News
Publicans have had to find £20,000 of their own money to reopen after being hit by two floods within week.
Now they hope their investment will help keep them safe from any future floods.
Paula and Andrew Webley were forced to close the Radnor Arms in Corston after flooding in November, just weeks after reopening after roof repairs. Then a second flood hit the popular village free house just weeks later, causing further damage.
Now the couple, who have been married for 20 years and have two teenage sons, decided they needed to floodproof the house as well as renovate it.
They have paid for the work, which is not covered by insurance. Mr Webley said: “The floor has been raised four inches, and everything has been tanked and waterproofed. “Before we reopen we still have to clean the whole kitchen now that it’s dusty from the builders’ work, put on the skirting boards, fit carpets and put radiators up.”
They hope to reopen the pub on January 18.