Dales businesses back open despite flooding

The Bridge Inn at Grinton is back open as usual.

Dales businesses are back open despite suffering flooding for the the second time in seven months.

The Bridge Inn at Grinton suffered flooding again on Sunday, after being washed out during the flash floods in July last year.

But landlord Andrew Atkin says they are now back open and serving food.

He said: “Unfortunately we were hit by more flooding but we will be back as normal on Tuesday.

“A big thank you to the Reeth Fire Brigade for helping us out — there is a pint in for you.”

Flooding at the Bridge Inn. on Sunday.

Just up the road the Dales Bike Centre is also open for business.

The business was also flooded out last July, but this year staff were ready for the water.

Flood defences were put up and pumps were used to get rid of the water that did get in.

In Wensleydale, Yorebridge House Hotel, in Bainbridge, also suffered flooded from the nearby River Ure.

The business remains closed today but the owners say they will be back open as soon as possible.