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Pub devastated in blaze set to reopen

By Daniel Woolfson , 03-Nov-2015
Last updated on 03-Nov-2015 at 17:08 GMT2015-11-03T17:08:01Z

Approximately 30% of the Suffolk pub was destroyed
Approximately 30% of the Suffolk pub was destroyed

A Suffolk pub that was severely damaged in a fire earlier this year is set to reopen in late November.

Roughly 30% of The Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell, was destroyed after it caught fire in June this year.

No one was hurt in the blaze despite it taking a team of about 50 firefighters to extinguish the flames, which spread to a number of outbuildings and a large external LPG tank.


A message on the pub’s website read: “We can’t wait to get back. Thank you to all our wonderful friends and customers for their continued support and encouragement which has made us so happy.”

The Unruly Pig, previously known as award-winning gastropub the British Larder, had only been trading for two months under owner Brendan Padfield when the disaster struck.

Despite the fire, the Unruly Pig secured a listing in the 2016 edition of the Good Food Guide.


As the British Larder, the pub won several awards including Best Food Pub in the Great British Pub Awards 2012 and featured in the Top 50 Gastropubs for three consecutive years under chef owners Ross Pike and Madelene Bonvini-Hamel.

The couple sold the pub in February to focus on expanding the British Larder brand into other areas such as retail, food and chef consultancy, publishing and food journalism.

In May, Pike was appointed as chef director for 13-site pub group Oakman Inns. 

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