Historic pub on Suffolk seafront open for business after chimney fire

PUBLISHED: 12:50 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:02 08 February 2018

Ye Olde Cross Keys Inn, Aldeburgh. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Ye Olde Cross Keys Inn, Aldeburgh. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


A fire broke out at a historic pub in the heart of one of Suffolk's most iconic seaside towns.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to a blaze at Ye Olde Cross Keys Inn in Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, this morning.

A fire service spokesman said the fire had started at in the pub’s wood burner and was “well alight”.

One crew from the town was called to tackle the blaze at just before 11.45am and had it dealt with by 12.40pm.

A member of staff at the pub said it remained open for business and no serious damage had been done.

“It was just a small chimney fire,” he added.

The pub is said to date back 1540 and boasts a rich history. Visit Aldeburgh describes it as “perfect for summer evenings and the annual Aldeburgh Carnival”.

No one is reported to have been hurt in the fire, which was out by 12.40pm.

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