A PUB is making a swift recovery following flooding. 

The Red Lion in Winsford has been forced to shut after its cellar was flooded due to the heavy rains brought about by Storm Babet.

However, thanks to the support of the local community it may not be long before they are back open.

Landlady Angie Uren said: “As you can imagine, we are devastated but we will do our best to get things sorted so we can open up as soon as possible!”

Northwich Guardian: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service crews at the pubCheshire Fire and Rescue Service crews at the pub (Image: Red Lion)

After sharing news of the closure on the pub’s Facebook on Saturday (October 21), Angie and husband Robin were flooded with offers of support.

She added: “We are just overwhelmed with the support from Winsford, so many offering pumps to use and even one lady this morning who is off work this week and has offered to come and help with painting, cleaning, anything at all!

“It just seems not matter what happens the Red comes back stronger.

“I would like to thank the fire service for their help Saturday and Sunday.”

Angie continued: “The big clean up starts today (October 23).

“Punch (Pubs, the operator who owns the Red Lion) again are getting all contractors here as soon as possible.

“We hope to be open by the weekend but that depends on getting the sanitation done, then tech services to get all the equipment running, but we are doing everything possible to ensure we open back up quickly.”

Northwich Guardian: Flooding at the Red Lion on Saturday (Oct 21) compared to Monday morning (Oct 23)Flooding at the Red Lion on Saturday (Oct 21) compared to Monday morning (Oct 23) (Image: Red Lion)

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Angie and Robin took over management of the Red Lion just over a year ago, in August 2022.

Unfortunately, it is not the first time they have had to deal with the effects of a flood.

A week before Christmas 2022, 22 water pipes burst in the unused guest rooms on the third floor of the pub on Wharton Road.

Yet again the community stepped up and they were able to reopen just in time for Christmas Day.