Mill House pub bosses pledge to get back in business after 'extremely difficult' time

The bosses of the Mill House pub have said they will do all they can to reopen following a "devastating fire."

Monday, 24th September 2018, 13:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 01:52 am
Firefighters at the scene of the fire.

A total of 26 firefighters were called in from stations in Washington, Farringdon, Birtley, Byker and Gosforth, while five pumping appliances and an aerial ladder platform were part of the response.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire.

An investigation into the cause was launched as the emergency services piece together the cause of the fire.

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Today, the bar's bosses have posted an update on its Facebook page.

They said: "Most people are aware of the tragic situation, The Mill House recently suffered a devastating fire.

The road outside was closed off as the fire was brought under control.

"The past week has been extremely difficult for everyone involved, including staff, customers, management and owners.

"Whilst we will endeavour to honour any future events booked in the main building or the tipis, at this present time, it is unfortunately beyond our ability.

"As you can imagine, there is so much happening behind the scenes.

"We will keep everyone updated once we know more from our insurers.

The blaze tore through the roof of the building.

"Please be patient."

The Echo has previously contacted the business for comment without response.