Pubs and Bars

17th Century pub ‘devastated’ by fire

Historic pub, The Sirloin in Hoghton, Lancashire, has been “devastated” in a fire, which took six fire crews to extinguish.

The 17th Century pub caught fire at 19:45 on Saturday and it took fire crews two hours to extinguish. The pub is linked to an urban myth which claims that King James I knighted a loin of beef during a visit.

In a statement posted to Facebook, the pub’s owners, said: “We have had a very serious fire, which unfortunately has left the restaurant and pub devastated. The fire crews have worked tremendously hard and saved what they could. All guests and staff were safely evacuated and no-one was harmed.”

A fire crew remains at the scene monitoring the incident.

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