Update: Pub re-opens after fire

Joseph Bulmer

AN Instow pub damaged by fire on Monday morning has re-opened today (Wednesday).

The Instow Arms on Marine Parade is now open for drinks only following the early morning blaze, thought to have been caused by a tumble drier.

The pub will still host its charity Big Breakfast in aid of North Devon Hospice tomorrow and normal food service is expected to resume on Friday.

Owners thanked staff, family and friends for all the help and support they had received on the pub’s Facebook page.

“After a terrible call on Monday morning to say there was smoke coming from the pub we dreaded turning up to see the damage.

“Luckily it was contained and just the back areas of the pub were badly affected.

“We’ve been working late nights and all day since and we are finally open for drinks again until normal service resumes on Friday.”