Flood-hit Mirfield pub announces date for its re-opening

A flood-hit Mirfield pub has confirmed the date it is set to re-open

By Ian Hirst
Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 4:36 pm

The Ship Inn has been closed for seven months due to flooding earlier in the year.

After months of refurbishment pub bosses have confirmed that they will be opening their doors again on Monday October 26

Bookings are available now on its website and the pub is advising all guests to book ahead of time to ensure everyone is safe and everything runs as smooth as possible.

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The Ship Inn at Mirfield

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The inn on Steanard Lane had to close when the nearby River Calder burst its banks during Storm Ciara in February.

The pub has been repeatedly hit by flooding in recent years and in 2016 it was shut for five months, resulting in a “near six figure sum” being spent on repairs and flood mitigation measures.

It was engulfed three times in the winter of 2015-16 and special, easy-to-replace fixtures and fittings were installed to keep closure time to a minimum in future floods.

Repair work to flood-damaged buildings cannot start for some time as walls and floors need to completely dry out.

Storm Ciara saw a powerful surge which demolished a large stone wall the length of the pub’s grounds and smashed equipment in the adventure playground.

Work has been underway inside for several months and the 31-metre long boundary wall is also being rebuilt.