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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Pub back on tap after flood

A village pub near Maryport has been officially reopened by its brewery’s boss.

The Masons Arms, Gilcrux, suffered £15,000 damage after a freak heavy downpour in December.

Landlord Howard Boys, 55, said that he and his wife Lynda, 54, went into the pub from their upstairs home to find about 18 inches of water at the patio door.

After a complete overhaul of the pub, it has reopened and now sells Theakston’s ales.

Simon Theakston, executive director and chairman of the Masham, Yorkshire, brewery, said: “Howard and Lynda have focused their extraordinary energy on a total refurbishment and have demonstrated enormous strength of character and commitment.

“They deserve the success due to them and the appreciation of all their regulars.

“We are very proud indeed to have our cask beers on the bar at the Mason’s and we give them our very best wishes indeed.”

Mr Boys said: “It was heartbreaking that all our hard work before Christmas was wiped out by the flood but that is all behind us now.”

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