Popular pub in Bourne End re-opens after flood damage

Bucks Free Press: Spade Oak pub surrounded by water. Picture by Richard Bailey, two weeks ago Spade Oak pub surrounded by water. Picture by Richard Bailey, two weeks ago

A PUB in Bourne End which was closed for two weeks after the flooding, has today been re-opened.

The Spade Oak on Coldmoorholme Lane in Bourne End closed on Sunday, February 9, after flooding damaged the drains leaving the establishment with no working toilet facilities.

At the time of the closure, landlady Zoe Skinns, said: “Our car park is completely gone and the water has affected the drains so we are closed until they get fixed.”

She added: “Although there is no damage to the pub we don’t have any working toilets so we can’t open.”

“We hadn’t realised it was going to be quite this bad, we have been isolated”, she said.

Miss Skinns has only recently taken on the role of landlady and now the pub has been re-opened, they can hopefully pick up where it left off.

The pub was forced to close after the drain system was flooded and every time a toilet was flushed the water would rise to the top, this could have lead to water overflowing, if flushed numerous times.

Despite being closed for 15 days the pubs interior did not suffer any damage but because the car park remained flooded engineers were not able to fix the drainage problem.

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