Storm Ciara

Storm Ciara wreaks havoc on pubs

By Alice Leader contact

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Violent storms: pubs suffer floods, roofs collapse, fallen trees and submerged beer gardens as Storm Ciara hits the UK
Violent storms: pubs suffer floods, roofs collapse, fallen trees and submerged beer gardens as Storm Ciara hits the UK

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Britain saw quite the blustery weekend as Storm Ciara ripped through the country with up to 80mph winds, inflicting havoc on some of the UK’s beloved pubs.

A shocking tweet showed the beer garden of Leeds-based pub, the Kirkstall Bridge Inn, submerged under water thanks to Storm Ciara.

The Yorkshire Evening Post​ reported tables and chairs to be found outside underwater, with residents across Leeds warned by police to stay inside.

Roof off

The Venue, in Perth, Scotland, had its roof hacked down. ITV reported three people were injured as a result and emergency services were called to the scene at around 7.30pm on Saturday.

The pub posted on its Facebook page:

Sweep it away

At the Shibden Mill in Halifax, West Yorkshire, video footage shows the team sweeping water away as Storm Ciara’s heavy rain flooded the site.

As the severe weather conditions blasted through the country, a fallen tree saw a pavement blocked outside a pub in Dudley, Birmingham.

Exterior damage

The gusts of winds also struck Plymouth and one of the city’s most popular pubs suffered exterior damage.

Plymouth Live​ reported the pub sign was brought down and damage was also caused to metal bars and wires that were hanging outside the Swallow in Bretonside.

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