A PUB says it is speeding towards ruin because Britain's wonkiest road is stopping punters from reaching it.
The B4069 at Lyneham, near Chippenham, looks as if it's had one too many after the tarmac was crazily lifted up by Storm Eunice in February.
Wiltshire Council say the pie-eyed road will not re-open until late next year, with work to cost millions of pounds.
Brendan Watkins, landlord of the Peterborough Arms, which relies on the road for passing trade, said the prolonged closure is drying up his business.
He said: "It looks like something from a disaster movie.
"Before the landslip, the pub was generally a lot busier, with locals and passing trade.
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"I feel absolutely helpless. You can't plan for the future.
"You don't want to spend any extra money, you can't invest in the pub because you don't know what the future holds. It makes for a very uncertain future unfortunately."
The B4069 has been dubbed the UK's wonkiest road after the landslip on February 17 caused it to split, with the damage getting worse and worse as the days went by.
The council initially installed traffic lights to allow one lane of traffic to pass, but the road became un-drivable so it was shut entirely.
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It now means patrons can only get to the pub from one direction, meaning business is drying up quickly.
Brendan explained: "People from Lyneham and Wootton Bassett and people from Chippenham area, they would come and meet here because it's a nice halfway point.
"But of course they can't do that any more cause they can only get here one way."
It is now used by BMX riders and skaters taking advantage of the huge slabs of dislodged road which are a whopping 6 metres high in places.
But Brendan says "things will only get worse" as the winter sees business naturally slow down and more patrons stay home.
He is now demanding a timeline of exactly when the road will be re-opened again or at least a rough estimate to give him some idea of how to plan ahead.
Until then he admits he is incredibly concerned whether he will make it through the next few months.
Councillor Dr Mark McClelland, the council's cabinet member for transport, said: "We are still working to repair and reinstate the B4069 at Lyneham Banks, but this is a major engineering project that will take many months to complete.
"We do not expect major construction work to begin on the road until 2023, with it reopening at some point later that year.
"We have installed monitoring equipment on the road and surrounding area, and while the landslip is not moving as much as it was, it is still moving and there is a significant amount of ground investigation work to do to inform any future designs for the road.
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"As there is currently no preferred design, we cannot confirm what the cost of reinstating the road will be, but we anticipate that it will run into millions of pounds.
"We are sorry to hear about any fall in trade for local businesses, and have installed signage to let people know that businesses are open as usual. In some cases, affected businesses may be eligible to apply for business rate relief."
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