EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND — Heavy snowfall in East Sussex, England, left around 40 people stranded on Sunday night, but they found refuge at a local pub, The Bear Inn.
The pub’s landlady opened the doors and provided log fires, free food and drink, and even mattresses for those who couldn’t make it home.
One customer described the evening as “biblical,” saying that although it was a long and scary night, they made many good friends and met kind people.
The pub’s generosity and hospitality were praised by those who were stranded, and the incident serves as a reminder of the important role that local businesses can play in providing support and assistance during difficult situations.
It is unclear at this time how long the snowfall lasted or what the extent of the disruption was, but authorities are urging residents to take precautions and stay safe during inclement weather.
Here is how social media reacted to this:
Let us never underestimate the importance of a Pub in this World.
All night it the Pub and not get in trouble with the wife? They got to live the dream!
So basically they went to the Winchester and waited for it all to blow over
Extraordinary kindness from Pauline and her team at The Bear Inn. I am finally safely home in Lewes and hope everyone else is OK. Will obviously never forget this.
This is quite possibly the most British thing I’ve ever heard of…
Our society needs more of this goodwill during difficult times. Well done The Bear Inn!
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