A flooded pub in Leeds has decided to hold a Hawaiian themed New Year's party

Louis Dor
Thursday 31 December 2015 17:00

The damage caused by Storm Frank has dominated national news headlines over the holidays, as communities in flood hit areas around the UK take part in extensive clean-up operations.

At the Kirkstall Bridge Inn in Leeds, pub staff and around 100 volunteers have endeavoured to clear sewage and muck from the premises.

And what's more, they're showing true Yorkshire spirit by hosting a Hawaiian BBQ themed New Year's Eve party tonight:

The pub has reopened its doors in time for the planned party, after its second flood in as many months.

Pub owner Ian Forster, 33, told the Guardian that the event had sold out a 200-strong crowd:

We knew we would do something - rain or shine we’d make some effort.

It won’t be as good as it was but we’ve managed to get some fireworks at least. The Hawaiian BBQ was inspired by the floods - there’ll be flip-flops, it’s ideal weather for it.

The Kirkstall Bridge Inn isn't alone: the Lowther in York was under a metre of water two days ago, but is open for business tonight:


Once again a huge thank you to all of our loyal friends, family and customers for all the support during this hard time!

Lets see the new year in in style!!

OPEN TOMORROW AT 5pm!!Tomorrow we will be opening upstairs at 5pm all night! Many drinks offers as always, including £...

Posted by The Lowther on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

And the Fossgate in York has tweeted #ApocalypseNotNow as an invite to their newly cleaned premises for tonight's celebrations too: