Jennings hit by floods
Water rose to between three and four feet deep in the brewery, which is just off Main Street in Cockermouth. The brewery stands at the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent and is always vulnerable to flooding. But important equipment and stores are on the first floor of the brewery and may have escaped serious damage.
The staff were evacuated last week as the waters rose. Stephen Oliver, managing director of Marston's Brewing Company, which owns Jennings, said brewing had ceased but there was sufficient beer in the system to supply pubs in the region. He hoped brewing could start again once the brewery had been cleared of water and debris and damage had been assessed.