Historic pub reopens on Lancaster quay after flooding chaos

Wagon and Horses licensees Paul Tarry and Carole Crossley.
Wagon and Horses licensees Paul Tarry and Carole Crossley.

Following the devastation caused by the Storm Desmond floods in December, quayside pub the Wagon and Horses is now open for business again.

Licensees Paul Tarry and Carole Crossley found their cellar and pub taking in water, leading to £8,500 worth of their beer and spirits stock being damaged.

The licensees and staff could only stand back and watch helplessly as the pub was filled with water from the riverbank, resulting in the cancellations of up to 800 bookings from customers wishing to visit over the Christmas and New Year period.

Now the Wagon and Horses have finally reopened the doors to the public, Paul and Carole are eager to move on from the past three months, by welcoming customers back to the pub with the launch of their brand new menu which focuses on delicious dishes produced with locally sourced ingredients.

Carole said: “The Wagon and Horses is our pride and joy and although the last few months have been extremely emotional, as a team, as well as a community, we have pulled together and brought this historic pub back to life.”

Steve Robinson, business development manager for Robinson’s brewery, said: “Robinson’s are proud to have these tenants as part of the family brewery.

“They are a prime example of what ‘above and beyond’ means when it comes to maintaining the happiness of your customers.”