North Yorkshire Fire investigating blaze at popular Coneythorpe village pub The Tiger Inn

An investigation has been launched after a fire broke out at a North Yorkshire village pub.

Saturday, 14th November 2020, 4:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th November 2020, 4:10 pm

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out to a commercial building in Coneythorpe, near Knaresborough, at 5pm on Friday.

Pictures circulating on social media show the village's Tiger Inn pub engulfed in flames.

Firefighters from Knaresborough, Harrogate and Acomb were called to the scene along with engines from Wetherby and Moortown.

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The Tiger Inn pub in Coneythorpe

Crews used an aerial ladder platform, main jets, breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish the fire.

Fire investigators were due to visit the building today to determine the cause of the fire.

The Tiger Inn is a popular village pub which has been run by the Gill family for over a decade.

The owners posted a message on Facebook earlier this month as they closed the pub for the national lockdown.

The statement read: "We close our doors once again for another lockdown. We hope, and pray, that all our wonderful customers, colleagues and friends stay safe during the next few weeks.

"Earlier this year we spoke to you all about how far we have come in the last decade and now we are all proud by how much we've bounced back in the past four months since re-opening.

"We've been filled with tears of joy reading comments and reviews stating how safe people feel and how much they love our wonderful country pub. The Tiger Inn will, most definitely, be back as soon as we are able.

"We looking forward to welcoming you once again with our customary smiles, warmth and joviality. So, with a heavy heart, we say "in a bit". Much love, Team Tiger."