Drinkers evacuated following fire on New Year’s Day at Bilton pub

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A pub in Bilton had to be evacuated on New Year’s Day following a fire.

Firefighters were called to The George Inn, The Green, Bilton at 12.45am on Wednesday following several calls from customers following an electrical fire at the pub.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue said: “The pub had been evacuated and the fire extinguished upon arrival of the fire service. Fire crews are standing by awaiting the arrival of the electricity board to isolate the electrical supply.”