Diners flock as popular pub reopens with new deals after massive flood

The Royal Oak pub in Brandon is now back open
The Royal Oak pub in Brandon is now back open -Credit:The Royal Oak/Facebook

A popular pub near Coventry has been inundated with support from customers since reopening. The Royal Oak in Brandon was closed in late 2023 after Storm Henk flooded the pub from top to bottom, from the restaurant to the cellars.

Now diners are 'buzzing' after it reopened. Owner Khara Schrijvers spent £180,000 on works to repair the pub from cracked floors to burst water pipes, damaged roofs and more. She said they were 'extremely happy' to reopen on April 20 and were 'appreciative of the local community' and 'customer base', she told the BBC.

To make up for the profits lost, the pub has increased its opening hours and started weekly deals in the hope of attracting more business. The establishment has also installed custom-made floodgates to prevent water from coming into the building.

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The current deals at Royal Oak:

  • Monday Curry Club - curry and a drink for £14.95. Options include chicken, prawn or vegetable madras, with drink options of Carling, 0% Heineken, 175ml House White, Red or Rose Wine, Budweiser or Regular draught soft drinks.

  • Burger and Pint Tuesdays - choose from classic, cheddar, buttermilk chicken and Mexican bean and smashed avocado burger

  • Thursday Pie Night - pie and a drink for £14.95

  • Fish and Chip Fryday - 2 Fish & Chips and a bottle of house wine for £30

  • A sharing roast platter with a bottle of house wine every Sunday for £40

  • 2-4-1 cocktails every Saturday

A two-for-one food offer is also available from 12pm to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 12pm to 4.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The opening times are 12pm to 10:30pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 10pm on Sunday.

Many customers have enjoyed their experience at The Royal Oak since its reopening. Tina Williams said: "Came in Friday and the food was yummy as always! Buzzing you’re back open! See you again very soon."

Dawn Payne said: "Lovely meal on Saturday, great to see the place looking nice and busy." Rachel Adams added: "We popped in for food with my family, two adults, 4 children and you accommodated us brilliant beings as we hadn't booked on a Sunday. Very glad you are back open."

For more information visit the website www.theroyaloakbrandon.co.uk.

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