A PUB damaged by flood water is set to reopen this week.

The Ribchester Arms in Blackburn Road, Ribchester, was under several feet of water at the start of February as Storm Ciara battered East Lancashire.

It's brewer, Robinsons, initially announced the pub would be closed until March 17 due to lots of repair work needed.

However the pub's staff posted on its Facebook page saying it would be open on Saturday at noon.

A pub spokesman said: "We are pleased to announce that we will be back open from this Saturday at 12pm.

"A big thanks to our amazing team and all the contractors from Robinsons who have helped us to get reopened so quickly.

"We look forward to seeing you all soon."

The pub had to close for several months after it was hit badly by the Boxing Day floods in 2015.

It took four months to get the pub back up and running and reopened in April 2016.