Floods devastate UK pubs

The Publican reports that pubs and breweries in the UK are in a fight to save their businesses as floods devastate areas of England.

In the wettest summer weather since records began, 500 pubs were under water with thousands suffering the knock-on effects leaving them with no water or electricity. Pubs in Gloucester were being urged to close amid health and safety fears.

Flood waters, which have caused destruction in parts of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, are heading east with pubs in Oxford, Reading and Abingdon still on flood alert.