Sunday, 17 October 2021

Pub couple staying put despite floods

IT takes more than water to dampen the spirits of Nick Willson and his wife Hazel Lucas.

They run the Flowing Spring pub in Playhatch, where the car park was recently flooded for weeks on end for the second year running.

The disruption cost them untold loss of trade but the couple are not only happy to stay at the pub but have signed a new tenancy agreement with Fuller’s until 2017.

Nick and Hazel, who took over the ailing pub in December 2010, celebrated with a party for more than 200 people featuring live folk music, a free hot and cold buffet and fireworks.

Nick says: “With so many pubs sadly struggling, we wanted to make a big thing of renewing our contract.

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