Cellar floods at fire-hit pub

The scene after the fire on Friday at the Coach and Horses pub in Kibworth. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)
The scene after the fire on Friday at the Coach and Horses pub in Kibworth. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

A pub hit by a kitchen fire on Friday afternoon then suffered a flood in its cellar after a water pipe burst just over 48 hours’ later.

A chip pan fire was the cause of Friday afternoon’s blaze at The Coach and Horses, on the A6 Leicester Road in Kibworth, which was contained in the kitchen area due to the quick actions of firefighters.

But just over 53 hours’ later, the 18th century former coaching inn befell another unfortunate incident.

A burst pipe in the cellar at about 6.20pm yesterday (Sunday), left it flooded and the fire service were once again called out.

Two fire crews from Kibworth fire station attended at 6.26pm and helped out by pumping water out of the cellar.

The pub is part of the Punch Taverns stable and only re-opened the week before after many months of being closed.

For a full report about Friday’s fire, read the Mail full report here.

Twitter user Alan Lathwell said on Friday: “Is the Coach and Horses cursed of late?” before adding this morning (Monday): “As I said, the place is cursed. Flooded yesterday!”

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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