Full scale of the damage revealed at 17th-century coaching inn devastated by blaze

The historic Sirloin pub in Hoghton, near Chorley, suffered a major fire last night.

By Emma Pearson
Sunday, 3rd February 2019, 7:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:13 pm
The Sirloin pub, Hoghton
The Sirloin pub, Hoghton

Fortunately, no-one was hurt but the historic structure, which is also home to owners Adam Chapman and Lucia Wilde, has been very badly damaged by the fire, which spread to the roof.

Large sections of the roof of the historic pub have been destroyed by the fire
The cause of the fire, which broke out at about 8pm on Saturday, is now under investigation

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Parts of the building date from the 17th Century, when it was used as a coaching inn
All diners and staff were safely evacuated from the building
The pub had been refurbished in summer 2016 with a new steak menu that pays homage to the pub's 'sirloin' history
Thermal images from Lancashire Fire and Rescue's drone showed how the flames spread to the roof
Fire crews battled overnight before the flames were eventually extinguished