Pub goers refuse to let flood ruin their fun

Patrons carried on eating and drinking as waters spilled over

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Pub goers refuse to let flood ruin their fun

Hilarious footage shows three defiant Brits refusing to leave a pub garden as gallons of water crept up past their tables.

The trio were filmed refusing to budge from outside the pub in Richmond, south west London as the river flooded the ground beneath them.

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The clip shows two women digging into their food at Slug and Lettuce, while a man behind them happily finishes his drink, while putting his feet up on the chair in front of him.

Customers revealed that it's not unusual for the River Thames to flood the area at high tide - but many said it rarely got that high.

Credits: Reddit

Three people refused to budge from outside Slug and Lettuce in Richmond, south west London as the river flooded the ground beneath them

After posting the clip on Reddit Jaunius Morkevicius, 27, told the Evening Standard: "I went to meet my girlfriend and we decided to go hang out by the river.

"Next thing we knew the whole area was covered in water.

"People were sitting there, enjoying their drinks.

"High tide only stays for a couple of minutes, so it didn't last long, but you could see everyone was really excited and surprised to see what was happening.

"There's high tides every day but never normally like that."

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Slug and Lettuce in Richmond, south west London

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Yorkshiremen John Kelly and Steve Holt

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A photo of two men refusing to leave a pub in Leeds went viral in 2015 after they were pictured sitting in waist-height floodwater.

Yorkshiremen John Kelly and Steve Holt were snapped in their local beer garden enjoying a drink in the murky waters at the Kirkstall Bridge pub in West Yorkshire.

They raised their pint glasses to the camera in the hilarious pictures which were taken by a bemused neighbour near the Leeds watering hole.

Devastating floods hit parts of northern England, Scotland and Wales that month, causing river levels to soar as Storm Barney hit the country.

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