Fire tears through pub smokehouse

A SMOKEHOUSE belonging to a 15th Century Suffolk pub has been wrecked after fire tore through the building.

A SMOKEHOUSE belonging to a 15th Century Suffolk pub has been wrecked after fire tore through the building.

The blaze, which broke out just before 6.30pm today, completely destroyed the smokehouse at The Anchor Inn, in Nayland.

Around a dozen people were inside the pub at the time and were all evacuated from the building after head chef Carl Shillingford spotted the fire.

Firefighters were able to stop the flames spreading any further than the smokehouse, which stood around 15 metres from where staff were preparing for the evening's service.


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The cause of the fire is not yet known but arson has already been ruled out by fire investigators.

Mr Bunting hopes the pub kitchen will reopen today for normal service to resume but some of the produce lost in the fire cannot be recovered.

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