Pub benches swept away 50 miles away by flood found on Portishead beach

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 December 2019

Travelling bench from Herefordshire ends up on Portishead beach

Travelling bench from Herefordshire ends up on Portishead beach

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People in Portishead have been left stunned after pub benches swept up by floods in Herefordshire ended up on Sugar Loaf Beach.

One of the tables which were found on the beach was competely wreckedOne of the tables which were found on the beach was competely wrecked

Ness Churn, aged 53, found two pub benches whilst litter picking, with one of them perfectly intact and the other one damaged.

A member of Turn The Tide group on Facebook posted pictures of the benches asking whether someone knew where they were from and the owner of Ye Old Ferrie Inn at Symonds Yat, Jamie Hicks, found the post and commented underneath.

Ness said: "I'm not sure if someone put the table there deliberately or that's how it washed up on the shore.

"I went home got a coffee and got out and drank it on the beach at the pub table.

Pub benches from Herefordshire pop up at Portishead beachPub benches from Herefordshire pop up at Portishead beach

"Once the post had been posted on Facebook we saw a post from Jamie who also sent pictures of what the benches looked like outside the pub.

"They must have come down the River Wye into the Severn.

"I'm just wondering now whether we'll find more benches."

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