Praying it Doesn't Rain at the King's Arms in York, England
Building a pub next to a river is rarely a bad idea, and patrons of The King’s Arms usually get to sip their ale overlooking the placid River Ouse. This particular waterway, however, has a lively temper, and seemingly innocuous amounts of rain can turn it into a raging, frothing, bank-bursting torrent. The King’s Arms is famous for bearing the brunt of these meteorological tantrums, and regularly finds itself submerged. Hardy stone floors and a minimalist approach to furnishings bear witness to the pub’s stoical acceptance of its annual fate, and a wall-chart proudly illustrates the level of previous aquatic assaults.