black lion pub fire welsh row, pic by Sharon Jones

Fire crews were called to a fire in an outbuilding of the Black Lion pub on Welsh Row in Nantwich today.

It broke out at around 9.45am and two fire engines from Crewe were deployed, and Welsh Row was cordoned off.

Firefighters attended the scene and found the fire was contained in an outbuilding at the back of the pub.

Cheshire Fire crews used two breathing and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, and a temporary road closure was also put in place.

Firefighters also used a large fan to clear the smoke from the premises.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

It’s not thought anyone was injured in the incident.

The pub is open as normal today (December 24)

The Black Lion dates back to 1664, built 20 years after the Great Battle of Nantwich 26th January 1644.

It’s one of the oldest in Nantwich, and the oldest one to have always been a pub.

It is a traditional timber framed building, which features low beams, open brickwork and Wattle and daub along with wooden and stone floors.

(pic by Sharon Jones)

One Comment

  1. L.E.M. Aitken says:

    Glad the fire services saved this historic Pub. Hope they all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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