Aftermath of fire which wrecked historic pub near Gatwick
This is the aftermath of a fire which wrecked an historic pub near Gatwick on Tuesday.
Customers and staff were evacuated after the blaze broke out at Ye Olde Six Bells in Horley - next to the town’s St Bartholomew’s Church - just after 7.30pm.
Around 20 firefighters battled for around three hours to extinguish the flames. The roof of the 700-year-old building - reputed to be the second oldest pub in the country - has been destroyed and the first floor has been left damaged.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is still being carried out.
Meanwhile a crowdfunding appeal launched to help the pub landlord’s family - said to have ‘lost everything’ - has so far raised more than £1,100.