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Flood-hit Yorkshire pubs reopen

26 July 2016 by

Two Yorkshire pubs hit by last year's Boxing Day floods have reopened after undergoing refurbishments each worth £100,000.

The Stubbing Wharf at Hebden Bridge and the Shoulder of Mutton at nearby Mytholmroyd (pictured), both owned by Enterprise Inns and run by tenant Matthew Browne, are now open after months of restoration work.

The Stubbing Wharf was overwhelmed when the river Calder and the Rochdale canal burst their banks. The Shoulder of Mutton lies near where the river Calder and the river Elphin meet, and both burst their banks.

Medlock FRB carried out interior refits at both pubs, installing new flooring, doors, bar and kitchen areas, seating, toilets and décor. Each contract took four weeks to complete.

Browne said: "The cellar at the Stubbing Wharf flooded first, then the pub itself. The water was 3ft deep in the pub and damaged floor joists, caused a wall to collapse and left a terrible mess. At the Shoulder of Mutton, the water came gushing through the pub like a river. It rose to be 5ft deep and devastated the pub.

"The work at both venues has been fantastic. They both look a lot better than before. We are relieved and delighted to back in business. Now we want to put this all behind us and look to the future."

Medlock finance director Colin Drury said: "We're delighted to have played our part in helping these popular pubs to reopen for business."

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