Ilkley brew pub, the Flying Duck, evacuated

The pub sign for Ilkley pub The Flying Duck

The pub sign for Ilkley pub The Flying Duck

First published in News

Customers and staff were evacuated from a pub in Ilkley last Friday.

The blaze was confined to a chimney at the Flying Duck, Church Street, and no-one was injured.

Firefighters from Keighley and Leeds were called to the pub at 3pm. A spokesman said: “All the damage was isolated to the chimney.”

A spokesman for the pub said: “There was a small chimney fire – some bird’s nest or other debris must have got stuck.

“The fire brigade were called as a precaution and put some water down to be sure everything was okay.

“As a further precaution the pub was evacuated and shut for an hour. There were only a handful of people in at the time.”

The pub – Wharfedale’s first brew pub – opened its doors in November last year after more than 30 weeks of restoration work at a cost of more than £200,000.

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