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Snape: Pub preparing to welcome back customers after flood closure

07:25 18 February 2014

The Crown Inn at Snape  after the flood water entered the building from a tidal surge.

The Crown Inn at Snape after the flood water entered the building from a tidal surge.

A Suffolk pub is set to reopen its doors later this week after being forced to close following December’s tidal surge.

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The Crown Inn at Snape faced a massive clean-up when flood water swamped the pub, destroying stock and wrecking kitchen equipment.

Dozens of turkeys were also drowned in the flood, although landlords Garry and Teresa Cook were able to save their goats, sheep, lambs, turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens and prize-winning Gloucester Old Spot pigs.

Mrs Cook said: “It has been a struggle but we’re getting there.

“We had to wait two weeks for the water to drain from the field. There were then issues with returning the pigs to where saltwater had been, but the soil has been tested and it’s alright for them to go back.

“We’ve had lots of offers from people to help replace the birds. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has been helping us source rare breeds.

“Everyone has been very supportive and lots of local tradesmen have helped out where they can.”

Mr and Mrs Cook have changed the position of the bar to allow more space and make room for an extra seating area. Mrs Cook thanked Suffolk Coastal District Council for assisting in the planning process required for the work to be carried out.

The Crown is now looking into the possibility of setting up its own flood defences to protect it in the future.

The pub will be open and serving food from 11.30am on Thursday.

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  • Good news. Yes, I think DIY is the way forward.

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