28th August 2020
The Boat Inn, Jackfield has undergone a complete refurbishment in order to ‘future proof’ the venue against the common danger of flooding in the area, which historically has had a huge impact on small businesses such as the Boat Inn. The new work will help the pub to prepare for floods, with all the important elements, such as the wood panelled bar and wooden doors being removable. In the event of the flood the licensees can remove all damageable items to a safer place, leaving only the much more resilient and faster drying concrete and brick open to the elements.
As well as being ‘future proofed’ against flooding, the pub has also had an internal and external transformation, now offering a contemporary welcoming feel. Licensees Jenny and Alan Cambridge have kept the local community updated with the refurbishment’s progress throughout the recent months through their social channels and many of the locals have been excitedly walking past the pub to check out the progress.
The entire pub has been adapted to follow the strict health and safety guidelines, including table service, social distancing, hand sanitiser and one-way systems.