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Christmas fire forces pub to shut
Published 06/01/14



A PUB in Caversham was forced to close after a fire on Christmas Eve which caused extensive smoke damage.

Three fire crews were called to the Griffin in Church Road at 5.30am.

The blaze destroyed most of the main bar, causing the ceiling to fall in.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

Landlady Anne Marie McCarthy wouldn’t comment.


But a message to customers posted on the door of the pub said: “Due to unfortunate circumstances, we will be closed until further notice. The fire has left us in a position where we are unable to trade. We hope to be open in time to see in the New Year. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.”

A statement from the pub’s owner, the Spirit Pub Company, said: “It is too early to determine the exact cause but initial investigations seem to indicate an electrical fault. No one was hurt and the fire was swiftly extinguished. While the damage was isolated to the main bar and ceiling, this did mean the pub was unfortunately unable to open on Christmas Day. We were deeply disappointed by this and sincerely apologise to any guests who were affected.”

Any customers who had made bookings for the Christmas and New Year period are asked to call the pub on 0118 947 5018.

Published 06/01/14

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